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Posted · Original PosterOP

As the title states, I’m having an issue with my gpu where in a few games, the gpu load changes very frequently if I use any of the in game controls and I’ve been able to link this rapid changing to the lag spikes I keep experiencing. I can’t provide screenshots right now since I’m on mobile. I’ve been having internet troubles for the past few days on my PC. In Fallout NV, Terraria, Clone Hero, Minecraft and Garry’s Mod, I have this issue and i’ve had it for the past half year. I have some not-so-good hardware anyway, but these are all games I shouldn’t have any trouble with. 

 

CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 220 2.8 GHz

GPU: MSI GeForce GT 610

RAM: 6GB DDR3

OS: Windows 7 (x64) SP1

 

I know I have bad hardware but these are all games I didn’t have issues with until a few months after getting the GT 610. Before that, I had no fps issues at all. In NV my framerate drops way more than it should. I’ll be getting a new GPU soon but I want to know why this even happened.

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TBH, the issues you have are most probably caused by your obsolete hardware. :( 


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9 minutes ago, Konrad_K said:

TBH, the issues you have are most probably caused by your obsolete hardware. :( 

Yeah but he shouldn't being having issues in Fallout NV, Terraria, Clone Hero, Minecraft and Garry’s Mod. As those games require nothing hardware wise


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What was your previous GPU? Maybe there's bottleneck? idk. Your athlon II is probably old. Bottleneck? i am not sure if that's the problem. DON'T GET A NEW GPU! Firstly spend for new MOBO GPU and CPU. Cuz it will bottleneck much more if you get better card. If that's the problem. there's not much that you can do with AM3 socket MOBO so. but i don't know why on really old games the fps is low?!

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46 minutes ago, Br3tt96 said:

Yeah but he shouldn't being having issues in Fallout NV, Terraria, Clone Hero, Minecraft and Garry’s Mod. As those games require nothing hardware wise

Minecraft- maybe no, G-mod- yeah a little bit NV- yeah, definitely 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, DOGEY said:

What was your previous GPU? Maybe there's bottleneck? idk. Your athlon II is probably old. Bottleneck? i am not sure if that's the problem. DON'T GET A NEW GPU! Firstly spend for new MOBO GPU and CPU. Cuz it will bottleneck much more if you get better card. If that's the problem. there's not much that you can do with AM3 socket MOBO so. but i don't know why on really old games the fps is low?!

My previous GPU was an integrated GPU that came with the board. A game like Minecraft on the old GPU, I’d only get about 20fps with Optifine. With the one I have now it used to get 100+ fps on max settings but now struggles to get 45 on the lowest settings even with Optifine. And if there’s a solution in the BIOS somehow, I can’t do it.

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Maybe you have bad GPU or bad CPU need to replaced it or the GPU to be replaced i don't really know if that's gonna solve the problem try researching trough the internet for solution

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Posted · Original PosterOP
11 minutes ago, DOGEY said:

Maybe you have bad GPU or bad CPU need to replaced it or the GPU to be replaced i don't really know if that's gonna solve the problem try researching trough the internet for solution

I checked the usages using Task manager and GPU-Z and I noticed that cpu usage in NV was around 50% - 70% while GPU load was all over the place but usually higher than CPU except for some spikes where it would dip to 30, 50 or 60. I think if the GPU load was consistently lower than CPU usage that would mean my cpu was bottlenecking it. My MSI GeForce GT 610 was pretty cheap when I bought it from Amazon last year so it’s likely bad. I mean so cheap it’s borderline shady.

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