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Problem with certain game Fortnite.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello, i have a little question about gaming. I am playing many different games, and noticed that Fortnite is the only game thats not running smooth for me. I recently updated my GPU aswell, but the problem is still here. For some reason when playing Fortnite, and in a discord or messenger call, then my game runs really bad. Sound keeps like cutting out and constant lag spikes when playing/textures not loading, sometimes takes few minutes before the textures are fully loaded. I noticed that it only happens with Fortnite. Playing call of duty warzone/deathmatch, GTA V, Rainbow six siege OR anything else with no problems at all. So im here asking what could be the problem. I have already tried reinstalling, but it didn't help. I started thinking that it might be lack of ram? Im planning to upgrade to 16gb ram, but im not sure if thats the issue.

Thanks in advance!
Specs: i3 8350K @ 4ghz, gtx 1660 super, 8gb ram.

(also just to mention that i did not remove gpu drivers before upgrading gpu since many people say that if you switch from nvidia to nvidia, then removing drivers is not required. However, this should not cause the issue as Fortnite is more CPU based game.)

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What was your old GPU?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, glenalz81 said:

Best practice to use DDU when swapping out a card regardless of brand.

 

What was your old GPU?

GTX 1050 TI

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What is your CPU usage while in-game and you notice your sound cutting out and/or lag spikes?


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2 minutes ago, Mateyyy said:

What is your CPU usage while in-game and you notice your sound cutting out and/or lag spikes?

Yes, i mentioned that my sound keeps cutting out constantly. Sound cutting out starts happening after i have alt-tabbed. CPU usage when playing Fortnite is pretty much 100%. If i just play the game and never alt-tab, then the sound cutting out is not a thing, but still the game is not running that smoothly.

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1 minute ago, AlexUP said:

Yes, i mentioned that my sound keeps cutting out constantly. Sound cutting out starts happening after i have alt-tabbed. CPU usage when playing Fortnite is pretty much 100%. If i just play the game and never alt-tab, then the sound cutting out is not a thing, but still the game is not running that smoothly.

Yeah I was expecting that. Try limiting your framerate in-game and slightly overclocking the CPU, if your cooling allows it. Also close other CPU intensive apps in the background that you might not need.


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And if i play alone, solos for example and close everything possible (chrome, discord) and never alt-tab, then theres no problem with anything. BUT as soon as playing with friends and in a discord call, then i can feel that the game is not running that smooth.

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2 minutes ago, Mateyyy said:

Yeah I was expecting that. Try limiting your framerate in-game and slightly overclocking the CPU, if your cooling allows it. Also close other CPU intensive apps in the background that you might not need.

I sadly cant overclock my CPU.

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CPU is lacking and you'll be pretty close to your RAM limit also.

2 minutes ago, Mateyyy said:

Try limiting your framerate

This is a good option to help but cpu and ram upgrade will be the best solution.

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Just now, AlexUP said:

And if i play alone, solos for example and close everything possible (chrome, discord) and never alt-tab, then theres no problem with anything. BUT as soon as playing with friends and in a discord call, then i can feel that the game is not running that smooth.

I sadly cant overclock my CPU.

Right, well still, unless you're playing at 144Hz, I would try limiting the max FPS in-game to prevent the CPU from trying to output unnecessary frames. You can also try to increase graphics intensive settings in-game, which should also sort of balance out the CPU/GPU loads.

Either way, as @glenalz81 mentioned above, a CPU and RAM upgrade would still obviously be the best solution.


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you can oc your cpu if your motherboard allows it.

8gb more ram helps a lot.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Mateyyy said:

Right, well still, unless you're playing at 144Hz, I would try limiting the max FPS in-game to prevent the CPU from trying to output unnecessary frames. You can also try to increase graphics intensive settings in-game, which should also sort of balance out the CPU/GPU loads.

Either way, as @glenalz81 mentioned above, a CPU and RAM upgrade would still obviously be the best solution.

Im playing on 144hz, so ill just limit my fps to 144. Gonna try to mess with graphics settings aswell later. Will RAM upgrade possibly fix the issue? Im currently not planning to upgrade CPU since this problem is ONLY with Fortnite.

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4 minutes ago, SavageNeo said:

you can oc your cpu if your motherboard allows it.

8gb more ram helps a lot.

My motherboard does not support overclocking sadly.

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1 minute ago, AlexUP said:

Im playing on 144hz, so ill just limit my fps to 144. Gonna try to mess with graphics settings aswell later. Will RAM upgrade possibly fix the issue? Im currently not planning to upgrade CPU since this problem is ONLY with Fortnite.

I don't know if strictly the RAM upgrade will fix this issue, but it certainly won't make it worse. I was actually quite surprised that you mentioned that Modern Warfare was working fine, as I've heard several people saying that it runs very poorly with just 8GB of RAM. Either way, 16GB has kind of become the standard nowadays, and it will greatly improve multi-tasking and some games will definitely benefit from having the additional memory.


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1 minute ago, Mateyyy said:

I don't know if strictly the RAM upgrade will fix this issue, but it certainly won't make it worse. I was actually quite surprised that you mentioned that Modern Warfare was working fine, as I've heard several people saying that it runs very poorly with just 8GB of RAM. Either way, 16GB has kind of become the standard nowadays, and it will greatly improve multi-tasking and some games will definitely benefit from having the additional memory.

Yeah, i get around 100-110 FPS on MW without ANY problems at all, and the game runs super smooth, no stutters/lag spikes etc.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
12 hours ago, Mateyyy said:

Right, well still, unless you're playing at 144Hz, I would try limiting the max FPS in-game to prevent the CPU from trying to output unnecessary frames. You can also try to increase graphics intensive settings in-game, which should also sort of balance out the CPU/GPU loads.

Either way, as @glenalz81 mentioned above, a CPU and RAM upgrade would still obviously be the best solution.

Messed around with settings but it didn't seem to help that much. Gained GPU usage, but CPU usage didn't really go down, it was around 90-100% most of the time. Its weird that its happening to me, because i never had issues with Fortnite before, however i've been using my setup for quite a while now. It started happening recently.

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