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FPS troubles, computer specs?

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December 25, 2012 3:02:42 AM

Hey guys, really not sure which part of the forums to post this, but I've been having a lot of low fps problems. Either that, or just having some stutters or freezes. Lowering the resolution does not change the fps, and lowering graphic settings do not really make any difference in fps.

I'm worried that my new graphics card is faulty. Or perhaps my CPU is bottlenecking it a lot, or... even something even more horrible!

Here are my specs anyways... I hope maybe someone could point something out that's wrong with it, or maybe it's not the specs at all.

AMD Phenom II X6 1035T Clocked to 3.5ghz~
ASUS M5A97
MSI 7870 (recently upgraded from GTX 550 TI)
Ultra LSP 750W

Not sure if anything else is relevant.

Also, the game I've been testing it out on are Farcry 3, Battlefield 3, Guild wars 2, Planetside 2, League of Legends, and Skyrim.

Mostly tried running 1080, and lowering settings/resolutions do not really improve fps at all.

Thanks guys~

I hope I can get some answers :) !


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December 25, 2012 4:47:08 AM

ChordMelody said:
Lowering the resolution does not change the fps, and lowering graphic settings do not really make any difference in fps.
Mostly tried running 1080, and lowering settings/resolutions do not really improve fps at all.



Thats a CPU Bottleneck. Easy to Identify :lol: 
Upgrade your CPU to a i5.

And as suggested above. Change your PSU too. ;) 

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December 25, 2012 4:51:15 AM

care to to tell your FPS and how you measured? What's low for one person is perfectly acceptable to someone else. But generally your specs should run those games pretty well.
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December 25, 2012 1:06:49 PM

Thanks Guys!

Yeah, back then when I first built this system, I had no knowledge of computer parts, and thought it was a "budget" build.

I was thinking of upgrading to an i5 considering the holidays came!

I measured FPS through... MSI Afterburner (not sure how accurate it is)

I have GPU-Z installed but have not used it for that purpose, and in GW2 I went into options and there it displays fps, and in BF3 I used render.drawfps true command in console or something like that.

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December 25, 2012 1:09:20 PM

MSI Afterburner is very good Software. I use it myself.
So you are Upgrading to i5? Good idea.
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December 25, 2012 1:13:45 PM

I doubt it's CPU bottleneck. I'd look into it more before rushing to buy another one. After all, it's a Phenom II @ 3.5 GHz.
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December 25, 2012 5:49:01 PM

True :) ! been looking into getting a faster processor for CPU intensive games though :s.
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