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after cpu upgrade games started stuttering

Last week i upgraded my CPU from g3220 to i5 4460
and after that all of my games started to stutter and freeze but framerate seems to be normal.
i have tried like every fix on you tube but nothing works and temperatures are below 55 Celsius all the time and i have clean installed windows.
Everything outside games works perfectly fine.

My specs:
mobo msi h81m p33
psu xfx 550 core edition 80+ bronze
ram 8gb hyperx ram 1600 mhz
gpu asus strix 960 2gb
storage 120gb kingston sdd and seagate barracuda 1gb
cpu i5 4460
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  1. Best answer
    I'm not sure what fixes you have tried, but have you reinstalled the OS?
    A change of hardware as major as the CPU can require the OS be reinstalled...
    If you have reinstalled the OS, it might be worth installing the software on the motherboard so that the OS can communicate to the onboard hardware more effectively.
    Potentially, resetting the UEFI is also a good idea after changing the CPU. This is usually done by disconnecting the PC from power, then taking out the silver button battery on the motherboard for 30 seconds. Then put the battery back in and boot up normally (assuming you don't require any changes to get it to boot - such as changing boot priorities).
  2. i have reinstalled OS
    i have all the motherboard drivers
    i have reseted my bios by pressing restore defaults in bios but i haven't taken the battery off
  3. What bios version is your motherboard on?
  4. SgtScream said:
    What bios version is your motherboard on?


    1.9 its the lastest
  5. Ok, that's good. Open device manager. Do you see any yellow exclamation points or question marks?
  6. SgtScream said:
    Ok, that's good. Open device manager. Do you see any yellow exclamation points or question marks?


    i have one called unknown device and its under other devices but i cant up date it
  7. Right click on the device > select properties > details tab > select "hardware ids" under the Property drop down
    See the values inside the value box? Google those, as they will tell you what driver to install.
    I'm willing to bet once that's installed, your freezing/stuttering will stop.
  8. SgtScream said:
    Right click on the device > select properties > details tab > select "hardware ids" under the Property drop down
    See the values inside the value box? Google those, as they will tell you what driver to install.
    I'm willing to bet once that's installed, your freezing/stuttering will stop.


    i installed the driver i will test if the stutter is gone tomorrow after i come from work i will reply if it works or not
  9. juuh elikkas said:
    SgtScream said:
    Right click on the device > select properties > details tab > select "hardware ids" under the Property drop down
    See the values inside the value box? Google those, as they will tell you what driver to install.
    I'm willing to bet once that's installed, your freezing/stuttering will stop.


    i installed the driver i will test if the stutter is gone tomorrow after i come from work i will reply if it works or not


    Do you still see an unknown device in device manager?
  10. SgtScream said:
    juuh elikkas said:
    SgtScream said:
    Right click on the device > select properties > details tab > select "hardware ids" under the Property drop down
    See the values inside the value box? Google those, as they will tell you what driver to install.
    I'm willing to bet once that's installed, your freezing/stuttering will stop.


    i installed the driver i will test if the stutter is gone tomorrow after i come from work i will reply if it works or not


    Do you still see an unknown device in device manager?

    no but it didn't fix the stuttering the unknown device was Intel smart connect technology
  11. Are you using msi afterburner while you game?
  12. SgtScream said:
    Are you using msi afterburner while you game?


    nope
  13. You stated you did a clean install of windows after upgrading your cpu. Is that correct?
  14. SgtScream said:
    You stated you did a clean install of windows after upgrading your cpu. Is that correct?


    yes
  15. What graphics driver do you have installed for your gtx 960.
  16. SgtScream said:
    What graphics driver do you have installed for your gtx 960.


    378.49
  17. Uninstall your existing drivers, and try this one:
    https://www.asus.com/us/Graphics-Cards/STRIXGTX960DC2OC2GD5/HelpDesk_Download/
    Let me know if you continue to experience freezing/stuttering.
  18. SgtScream said:
    Uninstall your existing drivers, and try this one:
    https://www.asus.com/us/Graphics-Cards/STRIXGTX960DC2OC2GD5/HelpDesk_Download/
    Let me know if you continue to experience freezing/stuttering.


    still stuttering/freezing
  19. Try to set windows power plan to high performance.
  20. st3v30 said:
    Try to set windows power plan to high performance.


    i have it on high performance
  21. Does it stutter only on one game or on every you try to run??
    Download MSI live update 6 to see what will it find to update.
  22. st3v30 said:
    Does it stutter only on one game or on every you try to run??


    it stutters in all of them i play csgo ,league of legends ,bf 1 and gtav
    and there is nothing to update on liveupdate
  23. Are you using intel stock cooler or some aftermarket one?
  24. If a bios update doesn't fix your issue, I would reinstall your old cpu to see if the stuttering stops. If it does RMA the new cpu.
  25. st3v30 said:
    Are you using intel stock cooler or some aftermarket one?


    stock and the temps never go over 55 Celsius even if i stress test
  26. I think that motherboard is the issue here.
    Probably this i5 is to much for it to handle and VRM's get too hot and it throttles all the time what cause those stutters.
  27. st3v30 said:
    I think that motherboard is the issue here.
    Probably this i5 is to much for it to handle and VRM's get too hot and it throttles all the time what cause those stutters.


    ok i will ask my friend if i can borrow hes mobo he has higher class haswell mobo AsRock H97M Anniversary
  28. To test it download CPUID HWMonitor and keep it open when you stress test.If your CPU speeds drops form 3200 Mhz to lower one then you have problems with mobo overheating.
  29. st3v30 said:
    I think that motherboard is the issue here.
    Probably this i5 is to much for it to handle and VRM's get too hot and it throttles all the time what cause those stutters.

    I really find this hard to believe. His existing motherboard supports 4th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1150 socket and his temps appear to be fine.
  30. SgtScream said:
    st3v30 said:
    I think that motherboard is the issue here.
    Probably this i5 is to much for it to handle and VRM's get too hot and it throttles all the time what cause those stutters.

    I really find this hard to believe. His existing motherboard supports 4th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1150 socket and his temps appear to be fine.

    i tested my cpu with aida 64 for like 5 hours and it didn't throttle at all but i didn't check if the MHz dropped
  31. i tested stability test like 5 mins and it didn't drop below 3200 mhz
  32. juuh elikkas said:
    SgtScream said:
    st3v30 said:
    I think that motherboard is the issue here.
    Probably this i5 is to much for it to handle and VRM's get too hot and it throttles all the time what cause those stutters.

    I really find this hard to believe. His existing motherboard supports 4th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1150 socket and his temps appear to be fine.

    i tested my cpu with aida 64 for like 5 hours and it didn't throttle at all but i didn't check if the MHz dropped

    Though it is possible, I highly doubt your motherboard is at fault, unless you damaged it during cpu installation.
    If I were you, here's what would do before swapping out your motherboard:
    1. Reseat/Reinstall your new cpu. Take it out and put it back in, applying a fresh coating of thermal paste. Hopefully in reseating the cpu, it might seat better so the processor comes in contact with the pins properly.
    2. If the stuttering continues after step one, uninstall the new processor and put the old processor back in and test for stuttering. We need to find out if the stuttering continues when the old cpu is installed. If you put the old processor back into the motherboard and the stuttering continues, then you know the issue is not related to the new cpu. THEN, if you feel you must, you can proceed in swapping out the motherboard.
  33. SgtScream said:
    juuh elikkas said:
    SgtScream said:
    st3v30 said:
    I think that motherboard is the issue here.
    Probably this i5 is to much for it to handle and VRM's get too hot and it throttles all the time what cause those stutters.

    I really find this hard to believe. His existing motherboard supports 4th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1150 socket and his temps appear to be fine.

    i tested my cpu with aida 64 for like 5 hours and it didn't throttle at all but i didn't check if the MHz dropped

    Though it is possible, I highly doubt your motherboard is at fault, unless you damaged it during cpu installation.
    If I were you, here's what would do before swapping out your motherboard:
    1. Reseat/Reinstall your new cpu. Take it out and put it back in, applying a fresh coating of thermal paste. Hopefully in reseating the cpu, it might seat better so the processor comes in contact with the pins properly.
    2. If the stuttering continues after step one, uninstall the new processor and put the old processor back in and test for stuttering. We need to find out if the new processor is causing the stuttering. If you put the old processor back into the motherboard and the stuttering continues, then you know the issue is not related to the new cpu. THEN, if you feel you must, you can proceed in swapping out the motherboard.



    alright going to buy some thermal paste tomorrow so i can swap the cpu
  34. juuh elikkas said:
    SgtScream said:
    juuh elikkas said:
    SgtScream said:
    st3v30 said:
    I think that motherboard is the issue here.
    Probably this i5 is to much for it to handle and VRM's get too hot and it throttles all the time what cause those stutters.

    I really find this hard to believe. His existing motherboard supports 4th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1150 socket and his temps appear to be fine.

    i tested my cpu with aida 64 for like 5 hours and it didn't throttle at all but i didn't check if the MHz dropped

    Though it is possible, I highly doubt your motherboard is at fault, unless you damaged it during cpu installation.
    If I were you, here's what would do before swapping out your motherboard:
    1. Reseat/Reinstall your new cpu. Take it out and put it back in, applying a fresh coating of thermal paste. Hopefully in reseating the cpu, it might seat better so the processor comes in contact with the pins properly.
    2. If the stuttering continues after step one, uninstall the new processor and put the old processor back in and test for stuttering. We need to find out if the new processor is causing the stuttering. If you put the old processor back into the motherboard and the stuttering continues, then you know the issue is not related to the new cpu. THEN, if you feel you must, you can proceed in swapping out the motherboard.



    alright going to buy some thermal paste tomorrow so i can swap the cpu

    Remember to try and reinstall the new one first, before reinstalling the old cpu.
  35. SgtScream said:
    juuh elikkas said:
    SgtScream said:
    juuh elikkas said:
    SgtScream said:
    st3v30 said:
    I think that motherboard is the issue here.
    Probably this i5 is to much for it to handle and VRM's get too hot and it throttles all the time what cause those stutters.

    I really find this hard to believe. His existing motherboard supports 4th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1150 socket and his temps appear to be fine.

    i tested my cpu with aida 64 for like 5 hours and it didn't throttle at all but i didn't check if the MHz dropped

    Though it is possible, I highly doubt your motherboard is at fault, unless you damaged it during cpu installation.
    If I were you, here's what would do before swapping out your motherboard:
    1. Reseat/Reinstall your new cpu. Take it out and put it back in, applying a fresh coating of thermal paste. Hopefully in reseating the cpu, it might seat better so the processor comes in contact with the pins properly.
    2. If the stuttering continues after step one, uninstall the new processor and put the old processor back in and test for stuttering. We need to find out if the new processor is causing the stuttering. If you put the old processor back into the motherboard and the stuttering continues, then you know the issue is not related to the new cpu. THEN, if you feel you must, you can proceed in swapping out the motherboard.



    alright going to buy some thermal paste tomorrow so i can swap the cpu

    Remember to try and reinstall the new one first, before swapping out the cpu.



    i will
  36. You dont need to use new past for small swaps and runs, just reuse old one for short test you will do. Even without paste you wont do any harm to the CPU.
  37. st3v30 said:
    You dont need to use new past for small swaps and runs, just reuse old one for short test you will do. Even without paste you wont do any harm to the CPU.


    ok but is this mhz enought to cause stutter i played csgo and noticed this https://gyazo.com/8ebaf33f7a8d011b78be4c17d5c629bc
    middle one is min left is current and right is max
  38. Those are just little mhz fluctuations, it happens with every CPU and sometimes it is just software not reading stats right.Nothing to worry about.
    If you had throttle issue it would drop way below 3.2 Ghz.
    Try to disable Intel Turbo Boost in BIOS and EIST if mobo have one and see how it goes then.
  39. st3v30 said:
    Those are just little mhz fluctuations, it happens with every CPU and sometimes it is just software not reading stats right.Nothing to worry about.
    If you had throttle issue it would drop way below 3.2 Ghz.
    Try to disable Intel Turbo Boost in BIOS and EIST if mobo have one and see how it goes then.

    i have them disabled
  40. sry guys have been busy but i finally fixed it i took the battery out for 30 secs and put it back and it fixed it seems like it not the same as reset defaults in bios
  41. Nice to know.
    Well happy gaming now with new CPU i hope you are getting better performance now.
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