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FX-6100 Acting up(or maybe something else)

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October 31, 2012 7:22:44 PM

Alright so here's my specs

MOBO > Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 (Bios Version F9)
CPU & Cooler > AMD FX 6100 3.3ghz (Stock Cooler)
RAM > 8gb 1600mhz G.Skill Sniper Series (Timings 9-9-9-24)
PSU > Corsair GS600w
GPU > EVGA GTX 550 Ti (Factory OC)
HDD > WD Blue 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
Sound Card > Onboard audio
OS > Windows 7 x64
Case > HAF 912 with 2x120mm fans

I'm currently using a very old monitor (1024x768 I'm buying a new hd one soon) and I get about 70-150 fps in bf3 but I get stuttering and short freezes sometimes. I've done quite a bit of troubleshooting already and replaced my mobo to see if that would fix it but it didnt so now im here. I'm also only getting like 25-30 fps and lagging in dayz which is a more cpu intensive game which is starting to make me believe that the problem is cpu related but ive had people tell me it could be my Monitor, ram, hdd, cpu, mobo(Already ruled out since ive bought a new one and the problem still persist) and other stuff. Now im here asking for your help so i can figure out what part is causing the problem so i can return it to newegg before my 30 days expires (Nov. 8th).

If you would like to see some screenshots of cpu-z, gpu-z, hwmonitor etc. just let me know and i will reply with it asap.


Thanks in advance

I think i know whats wrong but I'm reposting this because the other one got closed.

DJDeCiBeL you said that the load gets taken off the gpu when running at such a low res but my gpu usage is at 95% the entire time when im in bf3.

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a c 78 à CPUs
November 1, 2012 1:03:30 AM

Has your system ever performed better?

I ask because a 550 ti is not exactly a beast of a card and BF3 is very demanding.
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November 1, 2012 1:18:50 AM

Z1NONLY said:
Has your system ever performed better?

I ask because a 550 ti is not exactly a beast of a card and BF3 is very demanding.

True, however, keep in mind the resolution OP is playing at. At 1024x768, almost any decent 'gaming' card will be able to play BF3 on VERY high settings without much lag.

@ OP

What DJDecibel said is true, when you're playing at lower resolutions, most of the load gets put onto the CPU. However, this does not mean that your GPU usage will go down (in most cases).

Can you monitor your GPU/CPU temperatures? Furthermore, a CPU-Z screenshot while you're in game/running Prime95 along with a screenshot of HWMonitor. You may be experiencing throttling. If this is not the issue, it may be related to drivers.
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November 1, 2012 1:21:45 AM

mocchan said:
However, this does not mean that your GPU usage will go down (in most cases).


Yep. The GPU usage may stay unaffected, but the CPU will have a harder time keeping up with the frames its being sent at the lower resolutions, regardless.
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November 1, 2012 1:31:31 AM

coolguy1212 said:
Alright so here's my specs

MOBO > Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 (Bios Version F9)
CPU & Cooler > AMD FX 6100 3.3ghz (Stock Cooler)
RAM > 8gb 1600mhz G.Skill Sniper Series (Timings 9-9-9-24)
PSU > Corsair GS600w
GPU > EVGA GTX 550 Ti (Factory OC)
HDD > WD Blue 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
Sound Card > Onboard audio
OS > Windows 7 x64
Case > HAF 912 with 2x120mm fans

I'm currently using a very old monitor (1024x768 I'm buying a new hd one soon) and I get about 70-150 fps in bf3 but I get stuttering and short freezes sometimes. I've done quite a bit of troubleshooting already and replaced my mobo to see if that would fix it but it didnt so now im here. I'm also only getting like 25-30 fps and lagging in dayz which is a more cpu intensive game which is starting to make me believe that the problem is cpu related but ive had people tell me it could be my Monitor, ram, hdd, cpu, mobo(Already ruled out since ive bought a new one and the problem still persist) and other stuff. Now im here asking for your help so i can figure out what part is causing the problem so i can return it to newegg before my 30 days expires (Nov. 8th).

If you would like to see some screenshots of cpu-z, gpu-z, hwmonitor etc. just let me know and i will reply with it asap.


Thanks in advance

I think i know whats wrong but I'm reposting this because the other one got closed.

DJDeCiBeL you said that the load gets taken off the gpu when running at such a low res but my gpu usage is at 95% the entire time when im in bf3.

What settings are you running BF3 on? What is the Vram on your 550ti? Can you overclock your 6100? I found the 6100 to be successful in BF3 with an overclock on it. When I had the 6100(Oc to 4.3) with a EVGA 560 oc with 2g of vram I still had to run it at just high settings with the AA at x2 not to get stutter or freezes.
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November 1, 2012 1:33:59 AM

chase3567 said:
What settings are you running BF3 on? What is the Vram on your 550ti? Can you overclock your 6100? I found the 6100 to be successful in BF3 with an overclock on it. When I had the 6100(Oc to 4.3) with a EVGA 560 oc with 2g of vram I still had to run it at just high settings with the AA at x2 not to get stutter or freezes.

Irrelevant IMO due to the resolution OP is running at. His CPU/GPU usage shouldn't be too high and there's no reason he CAN'T run Ultra settings at 60+ FPS.
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November 1, 2012 1:42:34 AM

mocchan said:
True, however, keep in mind the resolution OP is playing at. At 1024x768, almost any decent 'gaming' card will be able to play BF3 on VERY high settings without much lag.



I only asked because a "yes" answer would verify the equipment isn't performing up to its full potential.

My SLI 560's can't run BF3 maxed out on a meager 1680X1050 resolution. (It chews up Crysis 2 like it's nothing though)

Seeing how BF3 humbles my SLI setup at 1680X1050, I wouldn't expect 1024x768 to save a single 550ti from a similar or worse fate.
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November 1, 2012 2:17:07 AM

Z1NONLY said:
I only asked because a "yes" answer would verify the equipment isn't performing up to its full potential.

My SLI 560's can't run BF3 maxed out on a meager 1680X1050 resolution. (It chews up Crysis 2 like it's nothing though)

Seeing how BF3 humbles my SLI setup at 1680X1050, I wouldn't expect 1024x768 to save a single 550ti from a similar or worse fate.

Just to add some input, my brother could max out BF3 @ 1600x900 when he used the current HD6870 I'm using. I don't see why a 560 SLI wouldn't be able to, which is very odd.
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November 1, 2012 7:12:28 AM

Thank you. Your GPU temperatures seem fine, could you take a screenshot of your CPU temperatures while you're running Prime95?
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November 1, 2012 3:46:42 PM

mocchan said:
Thank you. Your GPU temperatures seem fine, could you take a screenshot of your CPU temperatures while you're running Prime95?



with prime running the temp tops off at 51 degrees.
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November 1, 2012 3:57:50 PM

what the temperature on your North Bridge/South Bridge?
Check with -- CPUID HWMonitor

My last mobo was Gigabyte and games would freeze up due to Northbridge running 90C ++
and i have seen quiet a few complaints about gigabytes NB/SB overheating...
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November 1, 2012 6:20:41 PM

witcherx said:
what the temperature on your North Bridge/South Bridge?
Check with -- CPUID HWMonitor

My last mobo was Gigabyte and games would freeze up due to Northbridge running 90C ++
and i have seen quiet a few complaints about gigabytes NB/SB overheating...

+1 This was going to be my next recommendation for OP.
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