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Really bad fps in almost all games on semi- decent computer (higher than most recommended setting)

Hi i've been having a issue for a while where i have been getting crazy fps drops in games that i should not be having issues with(or at least according to their recommended setting)

I have used the caniruit website and all the games i currently play, League of Legends and World of Warcraft Legion i have at-or above the recommended setting for the games. I can sit idle in the game sitting at around 160 fps+ in low-to medium populated areas but as soon as i move my fps drops down to like 11 or even worse my screen freezes for a few seconds.

I am using a GTX 970 GPU and an amd fx-8300 CPU and have a 700 wat power supply with 8 gb of ram. As far as i know i should be able to run these games atleast at a stable 40+ fps with no freezing or studdering but maybe i'm wrong, could someone try to help me out? Thanks in advance!

Btw my temps according to HWMonitor don't get to excessive levels or anything my gpu nomrally doesnt to to over 100-110 degrees under load has i have my fan constantly running on low to keep it cool.
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  1. Your CPU will seriously bottleneck a gtx 970 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14LcYGkqVqaHUK_qwS_6N9s1vp-TH7AyHzn7OrNittag/edit#gid=0

    Have you checked your CPU usage at the time of fps drops?
  2. Multipack said:
    Your CPU will seriously bottleneck a gtx 970 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14LcYGkqVqaHUK_qwS_6N9s1vp-TH7AyHzn7OrNittag/edit#gid=0

    Have you checked your CPU usage at the time of fps drops?


    i don't really ever see it going past 40% but i did notice my disk% and memory shooting up to almost 100%
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    Monitor it with Afterburner or HWInfo. If you look, then it means the game is paused or not utilising the CPU at that very moment.I would be stunned if you only got 40% CPU usage with that card, unless your GPU usage was very low, at say 20%. 8gb of RAM would only be used if the card is pushed relatively hard, but yes that could cause bottleneck too.

    I realise nobody likes hearing this about their system.
  4. Multipack said:
    Monitor it with Afterburner or HWInfo. If you look, then it means the game is paused or not utilising the CPU at that very moment.I would be stunned if you only got 40% CPU usage with that card, unless your GPU usage was very low, at say 20%. 8gb of RAM would only be used if the card is pushed relatively hard, but yes that could cause bottleneck too.

    I realise nobody likes hearing this about their system.



    no, it's alright you are probably right, im not very up there with computer knowledge and i did not take into consideration stuff like bottlenecking when i was purchasing my set-up, i will run after burner and see what it says, thanks
  5. You do have an overclockable chip so maybe you should look into that to squeeze a bit extra out of your FX 8300, which will help a little. Take a look at this http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/phenom-overclock-athlon,2161.html?_ga=1.152996857.1186846705.1482678097

    Dont jump into it, and be cautious, always keeping an eye on temps, but it's not that complicated and will help a little. Good luck!
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