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Low FPS regardless of resolution. FPS is exactly the same regardless.

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April 3, 2012 3:56:50 AM

I posted a while ago but it was misunderstood what I was saying. I have a very high end pc. Geforce 680, Amd X6 processor, 8gb 1600 ram, 80gb ssd drive. That said I will have extremely low fps in many games like high 30's low 40s. I will have low cpu usage, and low gpu usage. I can find a spot in game and have it sit at like 35 as long as I dont move camera. It doesnt spike. I can change my resolution from 800x600 to 1920x1080p and I will have the EXACT same fps. :o 
I just reformatted my OS.... same problem. I used to have a geforce 580 and I had exact same issue even after upgrading to 680. Its like this in ALL high end games.


Here is a picture of it in action. https://s3.amazonaws.com/HelixMods/badfps.bmp

Please help.

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a b U Graphics card
April 3, 2012 4:06:28 AM

what are your other system specs?

i'd say either some sort of hardware bottleneck (maybe the motherboard)

or the power supply is not adequately running the gpu.

could also be throttling due to heat, so check that too.
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a b U Graphics card
April 3, 2012 4:12:27 AM

Thats because the processor is heavily bottlenecking the computer in every way. To achieve better FPS you need at least an I5-2500k or better in games such as Battlefield 3, Metro 2033, Crysis 2, WOW. That x6 is about as powerful as an overclocked q6600.
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a c 105 U Graphics card
April 3, 2012 4:13:18 AM

try running 2 sticks of ram in the right slots so they run in ganged mode and at the right speed. check BIOS
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April 3, 2012 4:28:54 AM

@welsh
My cpu is running very hot but FPS is steady low not spikes. Could this be responsible?

Not sure what maxio is talking about comparing a 20 dollar 2 core process or a 150 6 core though.
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a b U Graphics card
April 3, 2012 4:39:07 AM

While its hard to see this CPU bottleneck that much, this does sound like a CPU issue. And AMD CPU's are notorious for it.
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a b U Graphics card
April 3, 2012 4:40:45 AM

Q6600 is a quadcore not a dual core lol that is notoriously one of the best processors Intel ever released since most people can hit 3.6-4.0ghz easily on air cooling from 2.4ghz. It is still comparable to a amd X6 according to the CPU hierarchy chart.

Q6600 non overclocked at stock 2.4ghz which is a 2007 era CPU socket 775 is equivalent to a Phenom II x6 1055T, and 1045T. Overclocked its more than likely equivalent to a 1075T.

So yeah AMD chips for a long time have been a huge bottleneck in almost all new games out including WOW and Battlefield 3.
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April 3, 2012 4:43:03 AM

Thanx I think its cpu as well. Its reporting crazy high temps. Thought they were off. I will try reapplying paste and better fan. It claims 150+F!
I think the cpu is fine itself though its not reporting high usage. No core goes above 50% and had 30 usage. I think its temperatures.
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a b U Graphics card
April 3, 2012 4:52:13 AM

eqzitara said:
Thanx I think its cpu as well. Its reporting crazy high temps. Thought they were off. I will try reapplying paste and better fan. It claims 150+F!
I think the cpu is fine itself though its not reporting high usage. No core goes above 50% and had 30 usage. I think its temperatures.


ok lets put it this way. a lot of games use 2 cores some use 3 and some use 4. most use 2 though.

if 1 core is maxed your cpu usage would be 100/6 = 16.6%
2 core = 33%
3 cores = 50%

i guarantee that if you overclocked your fps go up.

when you lower resolution you put more stress on the cpu and when you raise the resolution you put more on the gpu. that is why when you lower the resolution you see no difference. now the gpu can put out more fps because the scene is less detailed but the cpu can not keep up.
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April 3, 2012 4:57:05 AM

I really think its heat though but I will explore all options. I started the game and at the low FPS I looked at temp. it said 180F. I exit game and it drops to 100F.
I will try to overclock if when new fan/paste come in it doesnt get better.
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April 3, 2012 5:03:31 AM

Is there a software that I can use to confirm if its throttleing though with temperature?
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a b U Graphics card
April 3, 2012 5:14:13 AM

Yes, CPU-Z lets you monitor Temps and Speeds.
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April 3, 2012 5:15:22 AM

Wow just tried cpu-z. This is cpu throttleing due to heat right? My core speed will go to 3200mhz x 16 multiplier but when I hit a scene that cause fps to drop. It drops to my "idle" core speed 800mhz
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a b U Graphics card
April 3, 2012 5:19:55 AM

Yep that sure sounds like CPU heat Throttleing
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April 3, 2012 5:25:09 AM

TY. If it doesnt fix it I will look into above suggestions. Bookmarking.
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