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Posted · Original PosterOP

Ok so I have had this rig for a while, and yesterday reinstalled Windows 10 on a different hard drive because the one that was in my rig was super old. But after a day of getting Battlefront 2 downloaded, I have to be at Low settings and 25% resolution scale to achieve 60 or so FPS. I don't know what the issue is, because I was able to play the game at Ultra settings and still get 75+ FPS with hardly any dips. I tried using MSI Afterburner to overclock my GPU, but it still isn't doing anything. I used MSI Kombustor to check and see how many FPS I was getting in the stress test and was only getting on average 16 FPS and on occasion getting 18 FPS. It also said that only 300MB of VRam was being used out of 3GB, and before I did the HDD switch, I normally got 110+ FPS and it was using about 2.5GB of the VRam. Is there any way I could fix this? I'm just so confused.

 

Also here are my specs:

 

FX-6300 ~ 3.5GHz

GA-880GM-USB3 Gigabyte Motherboard

8GB Corsair XMS3 1600MHz DDR3 RAM

600W OCZ PSU

Gigabyte GTX 1060 OC 3GB

120GB HDD (For OS)

500GB HDD (For games)


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It's possibly could be your CPU, it's 6 slow cores may just not be capable of keeping up with that 1060.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Wh0_Am_1 said:

It's possibly could be your CPU, it's 6 slow cores may just capable of keeping up.

No I don't think so. I've never had this issue before UNTIL today. I'm completely lost as of now.


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3 minutes ago, Ukiryah said:

No I don't think so. I've never had this issue before UNTIL today. I'm completely lost as of now.

... have you re-enabled windows game mode, or software optimization(s)? What is the speed of your HDD versus your old one?


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Just now, Wh0_Am_1 said:

... have you re-enabled windows game mode, or software optimization? What is the speed of your HDD versus your old one?

Windows Game Mode is enabled, I have pretty much every software optimization programs I can think of, and I'm almost positive it's 7200RPMs.


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3 minutes ago, Ukiryah said:

Windows Game Mode is enabled, I have pretty much every software optimization programs I can think of, and I'm almost positive it's 7200RPMs.

Wrong it's 5400RPMs

 


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2 minutes ago, Ukiryah said:

Wrong it's 5400RPMs

 

That could be it, but it is hard to tell for sure... I simply don't have the expertise beyond this point.


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Did you let Windows go through its update process?

Latest version is 1709, Build 10.0.15254.313 (?).

 

Also, are all your motherboard, and chipset drivers downloaded and installed?

Gigabyte doesn't have official drivers for Windows 10, but Windows 8.1 (and *some* Windows 7) drivers are usually compatible with Windows 10 as well.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, -rascal- said:

@Ukiryah

 

Did you let Windows go through its update process?

Latest version is 1709, Build 10.0.15254.313 (?).

 

Also, are all your CPU, motherboard, and chipset drivers downloaded and installed?

I'll have to check on windows update. I turned it off because I hate windows but if that's the issue then I'll fix it. And I checked and it seems all the drivers are installed

 


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28 minutes ago, Ukiryah said:

I'll have to check on windows update. I turned it off because I hate windows but if that's the issue then I'll fix it. And I checked and it seems all the drivers are installed

 

It's still doing the same thing even after updating. I'll figure it out later.

 


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53 minutes ago, Dah budget gamer666 said:

have you installed the latest Nvidia GPU drivers?

Yes I have.

 


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3 minutes ago, Ukiryah said:

Boi NVIDIA has much better performance and a cheaper price than AMD (Yes AMD is good but I prefer NVIDIA GPUs over AMD) The 6GB GTX 1060 has a 6% performance increase over the RX 580 8GB. It's all peripherals.

But the one you have is 3GB version, am I right? :v 
 

Just in case, try to wipe your video drivers with DDU.
Also, did you select for the application to use dedicated graphics card in NVIDIA Control Panel?


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On 4/16/2018 at 10:05 AM, Quadriplegic said:

But the one you have is 3GB version, am I right? :v 
 

Just in case, try to wipe your video drivers with DDU.
Also, did you select for the application to use dedicated graphics card in NVIDIA Control Panel?

I might have I need to check.

 


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So I got the computer working again. It was the hard drive.


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5 minutes ago, Ukiryah said:

So I got the computer working again. It was the hard drive.

Your CPU will still bottleneck your 1060 3GB in some situations.


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19 minutes ago, AluminiumTech said:

Your CPU will still bottleneck your 1060 3GB in some situations.

Yes I know this. I am currently looking for a job to upgrade my PC. You gotta also take note that I got the computer basically for free (The only bought items were the FX-6300 and the 1060, but I got the 1060 for Christmas. Luckily it was $190 at that time.)


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On 5/7/2018 at 1:11 PM, remo said:

buy a threadripper and youll be fine

I'm actually getting an i7-6700k from my brother since he's upgrading to an 8700k.


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On 5/7/2018 at 10:17 AM, AluminiumTech said:

Your CPU will still bottleneck your 1060 3GB in some situations.

Yes I know. Battlefront 2 stutters a lot on any preset setting unless I turn 3 pre rendered frames on in the NVIDIA control panel, but it's consistent at 70+fps 1080p Ultra. But I'm upgrading to an i7-6700k so I won't have those issues.


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1 hour ago, Ukiryah said:

Yes I know. Battlefront 2 stutters a lot on any preset setting unless I turn 3 pre rendered frames on in the NVIDIA control panel, but it's consistent at 70+fps 1080p Ultra. But I'm upgrading to an i7-6700k so I won't have those issues.

If the 6700K is a similar price to the 8700K then I'd recommend that over the 6700K.


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On 5/31/2018 at 9:59 AM, AluminiumTech said:

If the 6700K is a similar price to the 8700K then I'd recommend that over the 6700K.

Well I have already acquired a 6700k from a relative for free with a mobo and 16GB of DDR4 2800MHz RAM. I wont need to purchase new parts because I can just use these, although slightly older, better parts than I had before.


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On 7/5/2018 at 5:38 PM, Ukiryah said:

The only bought items were the FX-6300 and the 1060, but I got the 1060 for Christmas. Luckily it was $190 at that time.

 

To be honest, if it fitted your budget, I would have gone for the 1060 6 GB instead. This card can be seen as kind of a “1060 Ti” having not only more VRAM but also more power (CUDA cores 1280 vs. 1152) compared to the 3 GB version. The performance boost is often worth the small price difference.

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