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I build a new computer yesterday with a ryzen 3 1200 cpu, a msi b350 tomahawk mobo, gtx 1060 3gb, 8 gb ddr4 ram, and a 450 watt bronze certified power supply. I installed everything properly and I updated the bios so far. I ran driver booster and updated all the recommended updates. However, I ran league of legends at ultra settings on 1080p and had major fps drops that made it noticeable (went from 144 fps to 20fps). I tried overclocking my chip to 3400 with a 1.2v but the computer would not boot up, so i reset the cmos and put it back on default settings. Am I missing some drivers or something that will increase my performance?
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  1. Just use stock setting for now. Can you check CPU/GPU usage and temp using HWinfo when 20FPS happens? Normally, stock Ryzen should not reach that low FPS.
    Reply to vapour
  2. Could you try to download HWmonitor and tell us the CPU and GPU usage when these FPS drops happens.
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    You need at least 2666MHz DDR4 setup in Dual Channel, preferably closer to 3200MHz to avoid big CPU bottlenecks at times.

    i.e. 2x4GB 3200MHz

    Going down from 3200MHz to 2666MHz might only matter 10 to 15% depending on the game, but having a SINGLE STICK of memory will cause a bit bottleneck at times.

    Not saying that's your exact problem though.

    I don't recommend Driver Booster either. Just get the drivers from NVidia (graphics card) and the MOTHERBOARD site.

    Things to check:
    1) Memory is two sticks, setup in Dual Channel
    2) Memory is running at rated speed (possibly overclocked)
    3) BIOS is up to date
    4) run MEMTEST86 for a full pass www.memtest86.com

    5) NVidia GPU drivers installed
    6) AMD chipset driver from motherboard support site installed (I assume there is one)
    7) Keep CPU default for now (massive drops are not fixed by a small update)

    8) test other games and benchmarks, especially OFFLINE ones to see if they can maintain a solid frame rate
    Reply to photonboy
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PixgPqUKbc

    He gets about 80FPS or so average, on MEDIUM. His specs are:

    R3-1300X (slightly faster than yours)
    GTX1050Ti (maybe 60% as fast as yours if CPU was not a bottleneck)
    2x4GB 2400MHz DDR4 (??)

    Now WHEN are you dropping to 20FPS or so? If it's during battles with a lot of characters fighting your problem is your CPU (which may be bottlenecked by insufficient DDR4 memory bandwidth).

    You should drop the graphics settings down to test if this helps, but if not then again it's probably the CPU. I don't personally own the game to test things.

    OTHER:
    If you have a 144Hz monitor, I suggest forcing the game to use Half Adaptive Refresh. If there's no option in the game (probably not) then do it THIS way:

    NCP-> manage 3d settings-> program settings-> add game-> (LOL)-> Vertical Sync-> Adaptive (Half Refresh Rate)-> SAVE

    It should synch to 72FPS (VSYNC ON to avoid screen tears) but if you drop below 72FPS it will disable VSYNC (to avoid added stutter) but you will get screen tearing.
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  5. photonboy said:
    You need at least 2666MHz DDR4 setup in Dual Channel, preferably closer to 3200MHz to avoid big CPU bottlenecks at times.

    i.e. 2x4GB 3200MHz

    Going down from 3200MHz to 2666MHz might only matter 10 to 15% depending on the game, but having a SINGLE STICK of memory will cause a bit bottleneck at times.

    Not saying that's your exact problem though.

    I don't recommend Driver Booster either. Just get the drivers from NVidia (graphics card) and the MOTHERBOARD site.

    Things to check:
    1) Memory is two sticks, setup in Dual Channel
    2) Memory is running at rated speed (possibly overclocked)
    3) BIOS is up to date
    4) run MEMTEST86 for a full pass www.memtest86.com

    5) NVidia GPU drivers installed
    6) AMD chipset driver from motherboard support site installed (I assume there is one)
    7) Keep CPU default for now (massive drops are not fixed by a small update)

    8) test other games and benchmarks, especially OFFLINE ones to see if they can maintain a solid frame rate


    Ok, so I fixed my CPU in the game and I'm getting steady frames from 100 to 144fps on ultra settings. However, I can't overclock my CPU or put my ram to default speeds. My ram is the 2x4 ddr4 vengeance 3000mhz but its set to 2133. Every time I set it any higher on either the ram or the CPU speed the computer will not boot and I'm forced to reset the CMOS. Any reasons to why I can't do this? Any bios settings?
    Reply to mrcheeseboy12
  6. your ram default is actually 2133, 3000 is capable. You can set DOCP timing written on the ram in BIOS.
    Reply to vapour
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