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My PC is underperforming in almost all games

Sydnel
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Hello everyone! 

 

Here is my PC specs: 

 

CPU: i7 3770k

MOBO: ASROCK Z77 Pro4-m

RAM: EVGA Superclocked 2x8GB 

Cooler: Deepcool Gammax 400 

PSU: Seasonic Focus 750 Watt Gold plus

SSD 1: Sandisk 240 GB 

SSD 2: Samsung 860 evo 500 GB 

HDD: Samsung 320 GB 

GPU: EVGA GTX 970 

Cooler: deepcool matrexx 55 mesh

Monitor: HP Zendesk 27 resolution 1920x1200 

 

Let me start with my problem.  I am receiving lower than expected FPS in almost all games. For example my friend almost exact PC build. Difference is that he has non K version CPU and Monitor is 1920x1080 for resolution. Graphics card on both monitors I mean my friends and mines are connected using the HDMI cable. He is receiving 60 FPS in Forza 4 on High, I get about 40 on Medium settings, He is receiving 50 FPS in Marvels Spider Man on medium settings I am getting under 30 on very low, Dying light 2 he gets about 60 on medium I get 30 on low.  I am really confused. I did clean Windows 10 install, updated all graphics drivers but problem is same. Only thing that I noticed is that when I checked my hard drives using crystaldisk, my HDD has Caution state.

 

I tried to run PC without HDD connected but problem stayed.  Bios is up to date, I have just changed thermal paste for both CPU and GPU, it is not overheating, I have installed riviastastictuner and as I can see temperatures are not going high in games. Also GPU usage is about 98% in all games and CPU usage is about 60 %. I also checked RAMS and they are in dual channel, XMP is enabled and they are set to 1600 Mhz profile. 

 

I know it is old generation but I just don't understand why my friend is able to get that good performance on the same PC. I also checked performance of this build on Youtube and everyone seems to be getting better experience than me.  

 

 

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13 minutes ago, Sydnel said:

Difference is that he has non K version CPU and Monitor is 1920x1080 for resolution.

Are you running a higher resolution than him? If you are, it's expected to get lower performance because the GPU has to render more.

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Ram Spec in detail?

CPU limited nature of the lowend processor could be relying heavily on RAM bandwidth/timings...
If he is on say 2133-2400Mhz CL10 DDR3 with a Z series board/Locked processor and you are at DDR3 1333-1600Mhz CL15 (as an example) there will be quite the difference when you are in a CPU bound scenario.

3 minutes ago, Pixelfie said:

Are you running a higher resolution than him? If you are, it's expected to get lower performance because the GPU has to render more.

Plus this too.

Maximums - Asus Z97-K /w i5 4690 Bclk @106.9Mhz * x39 = 4.17Ghz, 8GB of 2600Mhz DDR3,.. Gigabyte GTX970 G1-Gaming @ 1550Mhz

 

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3 minutes ago, Pixelfie said:

Are you running a higher resolution than him? If you are, it's expected to get lower performance because the GPU has to render more.

As mentioned in my post I am running at 1920x1200 and He is running at 1920x1080, I borrowed his monitor to check but FPS stayed same low. 

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10 minutes ago, SkilledRebuilds said:

Ram Spec in detail?

 

10 minutes ago, SkilledRebuilds said:

Ram Spec in detail?

Ram is EVGA Superclocked DDR3 series, 2x8 GB kits, CPUID shows that they are in dual channel and also I have enabled XMP profile in BIOS, mhz is also displaying as 1600. Also he has i7 3770 non k version when I have i7 3770k so i don't think CPU is the problem here, also he has some generic 1kit 16 GB ram. 

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If you have riva tuner installed, then can you check what your clock speeds are for both your CPU and GPU ? Maybe theres a power limit enabled somewhere and its clocking down

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Thread can be closed, it was the PCIE slot issue, I changed it and everything is working better now. 

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