Hey guys, i'm quite new to this forum but have been a visitor for years which has helped me with problems.
I spent alot of money last year upgrading my PC.
Upgraded my CPU from an AM2 - AMD phenom II 2.6ghz 840 to Am3 965 BE 3.4ghz (OC 4.19Ghz)
Zotac GTX 570 SLI
ASRock Fatality 990FX Mobo
2 sticks of G.Skill ripjaws 8GB RAM @ 1600
HAF 922 Tower Case
Zalmon 9900 CPU cooler
However, I still feel the CPU is lacking. Most games are smooth. Others (with physx, dx11 etc) more demanding seem to skip and drop frames all over the place. SO thats why i got a second gtx. Although it has improved most games.... to about 10fps more, it didnt impress me.
So i've been hearing for a long time these i5-2500 are the main bitches for gaming.
If so could some of you guys give me some feedback whether or not to rip out my motherboard for an intel socket instead I would appreciate it.
Also i really like the fatality mobo, so i'm thinking of just getting the intel version instead.
And yes gaming is my main priority
If you didn't already know, some games only use two cores. Skyim, for example, has awful audio lag, script glitchiness and other sorts of guff, unless you set it to use two cores. Then it's as smooth as butter.
Try lowering the number of cores your game is using. See if the problems go away.