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Games lag despite having a good PC!

Hello! I built a gaming PC about 4 months ago. It has really good components on it but I can't figure out why I get 10-20 FPS on every game.

Graphics card: ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 6GB DUAL OC

Motherboard: Gigabyte 970-gaming G1

Processor: AMD FX-8350 (black edition)

Processor cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX s40

Power supply: Fractal Design Integra M 550W

RAM: Kingston (2x4GB) HyperX fury DDR3 and (1x8GB) HyperX fury DDR3

Computer case: Corsair Crystal series 460x RGB tempered glass compact-ATX MID-TOWER

CASE with 3x120mm fans.

Windows 7 home premium (I'm at the moment downloading windows 10)

So what could possibly be the problem? I have updated all the graphics card drivers from GeForce Experience and all my motherboard drivers from the manufacturers page.

All of my temperatures are okay and all of the components are detected.
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  1. Which games in particular are you having these problems with? Some AAA games (GTA V, Witcher 3, etc.) will lag when you are trying to play at full settings. Try lowering your graphics settings in the games and see if that helps with your FPS.
  2. Hi,
    If you are playing modern games, most likely your cpu is holding you down.
  3. I hate to break it to you, but that's far from a high end PC. Your graphics card is a solid performer but only mid-tier, and your CPU is old, has poor single threaded performance, and is only equivalent to a modern entry level CPU.
  4. TJ Hooker said:
    I hate to break it to you, but that's far from a high end PC. Your graphics card is a solid performer but only mid-tier, and your CPU is old, has poor single threaded performance, and is only equivalent to a modern entry level CPU.


    He doesn't have a high end machine but 10 - 20 fps? Not possible unless he's running 4K at high/ultra settings.
  5. Yeah, fair enough. I'd think an FX 8350 should be able to manage at least 30 fps in most games.

    @kallomaister1 what games are you playing? What settings and what resolution? What are you CPU/GPU temperatures while gaming?
  6. MERGED QUESTION
    Question from kallomaister1 : "All of my games lag!"

    kallomaister1 said:
    Hello I have a very good gaming PC buy I still get around 20-30 fps on every game!
    Here are my computer specs: Asus geforce gtx 1060 6gb, Gigabyte 970-gaming motherboard, fractal design Integra M 550w power supply, AMD fx.8350 black edition, Deep Cool Gammaxx s40 Processor cooler, Corsair Crystal series 460x RGB tempered glass compact-ATX MID-TOWER case with three 120-mm fans and two 4gb hyperX rams and one 8gb ram.

    And despite all this my games still lag. So I'm asking you guys what could be the problem?


    Anonymous said:
    Drivers ? Power saving settings ?
    For more data, monitor CPU, RAM and GPU usage while running games and also use some benchmark programs.
  7. so it was 20-30fps 2 days ago and now is 10-20fps?
  8. No I got 80 fps on GTA V with all on ultra and 40-60 fps on PUBG when everything was on ultra and all this was when I bought my parts but now nothing is running smoothly my computer is even struggling on some old games like csgo
  9. kallomaister1 said:
    No I got 80 fps on GTA V with all on ultra and 40-60 fps on PUBG when everything was on ultra and all this was when I bought my parts but now nothing is running smoothly my computer is even struggling on some old games like csgo


    Ok. answer the question from TJ Hooker and CountMike are asking
  10. TJ Hooker said:
    I hate to break it to you, but that's far from a high end PC. Your graphics card is a solid performer but only mid-tier, and your CPU is old, has poor single threaded performance, and is only equivalent to a modern entry level CPU.


    It can't be. I know my CPU is pretty bad but it was doing just fine when I got the parts. I have replaced the thermal paste a day ago. I used Artic silver 5
  11. austintx1985 said:
    Which games in particular are you having these problems with? Some AAA games (GTA V, Witcher 3, etc.) will lag when you are trying to play at full settings. Try lowering your graphics settings in the games and see if that helps with your FPS.


    Well pretty much on any game. The lightest title I had struggle was csgo and I got 40 fps.
  12. TJ Hooker said:
    Yeah, fair enough. I'd think an FX 8350 should be able to manage at least 30 fps in most games.

    @kallomaister1 what games are you playing? What settings and what resolution? What are you CPU/GPU temperatures while gaming?


    I'm playing rust on the lowest settings and pubg on ultra but all of the games ran just fine when i got the parts and my CPU temperature is 70-80 and my GPU is about 40-50
  13. What are you using to monitor CPU temp? I believe AMD overdrive is supposed to be the most reliable.

    If those temps are accurate, I'm pretty sure that's too hot. IIRC, you don't want higher than in the 60s for FX CPUs. You should try monitoring your CPU frequency as well, it may be throttling.
    You may have mounted your cooler incorrectly or something, causing your CPU to start getting to hot now.
  14. TJ Hooker said:
    What are you using to monitor CPU temp? Hi believe AMD overdrive is supposed to be the most reliable.

    If those temps are accurate, I'm pretty sure that's too hot. IIRC, you don't want higher than in the 60s for FX CPUs. You should try monitoring your CPU frequency as well, it may be throttling.
    You may have mounted your cooler incorrectly or something, causing your CPU to start getting to hot now.


    My cooler is pretty bad and old. Does it matter which way the cooler should be? And I'm monitoring my temps with Open Hardware Monitor.
  15. Best answer
    Try using AMD Overdrive. It has a reading called Thermal Margin, which is a measure of how far you are from the max temp your CPU should be at. If that number gets to 0, the CPU will begin to throttle, and you should see the CPU frequency decrease.

    If that's the case, you can try repasting/reseating your cooler, and/or cleaning it. If that doesn't solve it, you need a new cooler.
  16. TJ Hooker said:
    Try using AMD Overdrive. It has a reading called Thermal Margin, which is a measure of how far you are from the max temp your CPU should be at. If that number gets to 0, the CPU will begin to throttle, and you should see the CPU frequency decrease.

    If that's the case, you can try repasting/reseating your cooler, and/or cleaning it. If that doesn't solve it, you need a new cooler.


    Okay I used AMD overdrive and it shows that my CPU temp is 50-60 degrees while in game
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