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October 12, 2012 9:14:30 PM

Hello people! i was wondering if my computer should be a good enough to stream games while playing?

I've got a i5 2500k OC to 4.3 No problems with cooling etc
And SLI GTX560Ti

Just plain and simple, is my computer good enough to stream with? i've tried and i got bad fps in games when i stream
And i wonder if my cpu is to weak to stream.

Currently on 100MB/S Down and 10MB/S up internet.

Thankful for answers. Cheers

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October 12, 2012 11:27:24 PM

You should be able to stream perfectly fine with your rig AND internet. While streaming movies/games, I don't use more than 4GB of RAM. As long as OP has AT LEAST 4GB, he should be fine.
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October 13, 2012 5:15:58 PM

Sorry that i forgot the RAM, ill post it now. Right now it's just 8GB RAM, not sure what type or MHZ sorry.

Im using windows 7 Ultimate 64x

Im getting this RAM next week tho

Corsair 16GB (4x4096MB) CL9 1866Mhz DOMINATOR

October 13, 2012 5:23:54 PM

my specs better explained if it helps

Motherboard : ASUS P8Z77 V-PRO
CPU : INTEL Core i5 2500k OC to 4.3 GHZ ordinary 3.3GHZ
Graphicscard : SLI GeForce 560Ti
RAM : Corsair 16GB CL9 1866Mhz DOMINATOR
HDD: Agility SSD 120 Gig


I've been trying to stream Heroes of newerth at 30 FPS in 720p but i get huge fps drops, but this is with my OLD RAM, Ill post a reply after i've installed the new RAMS to see if it's a big difference.

Anyway thanks for answers and future answers. Im not sure wether it's my settings in Xsplit that's bad or if its my computer.
October 13, 2012 5:29:57 PM

that should be fine, overkill lol
October 13, 2012 5:34:47 PM

I still cant seem to get a decent FPS in games while streaming, i dont get why though.. my stream seems to lag and i get FPS Drops ingame, HoN isent a demanding game otherwise, especially with my computer i have 125 FPS constantly, but with Xsplit on it goes all from 50-100 back and forth, but then i suppose it's not my computer thats the problem, odd..
October 13, 2012 5:38:50 PM

any programs hogging your network?
October 13, 2012 5:40:00 PM

close or stp anything that requires your network even background programs
October 13, 2012 5:42:07 PM

have you run a network test? download speed, upload etc?
October 13, 2012 6:35:28 PM

I ran a test on the nearest server, it was 87 MB/S down and 9.5MB/S up, so it should be more then enough i suppose. Checked network usage with my motherboards integrated network usage program, nothing special. Using "Spotify" for music thats about it.

I also checked the CPU usage when streaming, and it's high as hell, its all from 65% to 90% which i suppose is really high.. thats why i wonderd if my cpu can handle it,
October 13, 2012 6:40:57 PM

close spotify, and do u have windows media player, windows media player hogs all you cpu, also close spotify and check your task manager
October 13, 2012 6:43:48 PM

network sharing service, disable it if its on
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