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Decent PC, but getting really bad fps

I dont know a lot about pc specs so i bought a prebuilt one: https://www.amazon.com/CYBERPOWERPC-GXIVR8020A4-Desktop-i5-7400-7200RPM/dp/B0747W15QL/ref=lp_8588811011_1_5?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1516438027&sr=1-5 but i feel im not getting the fps i should be, im averaging 40 fps in gta 5 on the lowest settings(until i start driving; i get unplayable lag and stuttering) , while in fallout 4 getting unplayable 10 fps on medium. On the customer Q&A on the link provided, others who have this same computer talk about easily running gta 5, overwatch etc on high, whilst i struggle to play these games on low. Am i doing something wrong or what? I know little about pc specs and parts, I only know how to install steam and play games/youtube.
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  1. check if all the drivers are up to date
    Try reinstall OS.
  2. Is the monitor connected to the GPU or the mobo output?
    What cpu/gpu temp and usage during the game?
  3. Make you connect the monitor is connect to the graphic card...not to the motherboard.
  4. rgd1101 said:
    Is the monitor connected to the GPU or the mobo output?
    What cpu/gpu temp and usage during the game?


    no clue, all i can tell you is that my monitor has VGA cable and its plugged into that
  5. Sounds like the monitor is plugged into the motherboard so the games are using the Igpu and not the RX580. Make sure the monitor is connected to the rx580.
  6. vapour said:
    check if all the drivers are up to date
    Try reinstall OS.


    i appreciate the quick response but im gonna try, if i can, to save that as a last resort because ive already spent hours installing games just to have them not preform to my standards
  7. Best answer
    NippleCollector said:
    rgd1101 said:
    Is the monitor connected to the GPU or the mobo output?
    What cpu/gpu temp and usage during the game?


    no clue, all i can tell you is that my monitor has VGA cable and its plugged into that


    The RX 580 does not support Analog(VGA is analog) so inorder to plug it into the 580 you'll need an active Displayport, HDMI or DVI-D to VGA adapter to convert the digital signal into an analog one.

    What's the make and model of the adapter? If your monitor has an HDMI, Displayport or DVI connector get one of those cables instead of an adapter.
  8. Bob125484 said:
    Make you connect the monitor is connect to the graphic card...not to the motherboard.


    There's only 1 place for my monitor to plug into
  9. NippleCollector said:
    Bob125484 said:
    Make you connect the monitor is connect to the graphic card...not to the motherboard.


    There's only 1 place for my monitor to plug into


    You are plugging it into the motherboard which is why your FPS sucks. The game is using the Intel igpu and not the RX580. To utilize the RX 580 the monitor needs to be plugged into it.
  10. bignastyid said:
    NippleCollector said:
    rgd1101 said:
    Is the monitor connected to the GPU or the mobo output?
    What cpu/gpu temp and usage during the game?


    no clue, all i can tell you is that my monitor has VGA cable and its plugged into that


    The RX 580 does not support Analog(VGA is analog) so inorder to plug it into the 580 you'll need an active Displayport, HDMI or DVI-D to VGA adapter to convert the digital signal into an analog one.


    What's the make and model of the adapter? If your monitor has an HDMI, Displayport or DVI connector get one of those cables instead of an adapter.


    the monitor i have is this one https://www.walmart.com/ip/Acer-K202HQL-ABD-19-5-1366-x-768-60Hz-LCD-Monitor/49688385 i dont see anywhere for an hdmi cable, the only other thing is a "DVI-D IN" on the back

    so just to clear things up, i need a vga to hdmi adapter?
  11. bignastyid said:


    thank you, i appreciate everyones quick reply's and ill try and get one in the next few days and see how it goes
  12. Just to verify look at the back of the system and make sure you see a dvi-d port. More than likely you do but there are a few cards that only have HDMI and Displayport.
  13. bignastyid said:
    Just to verify look at the back of the system and make sure you see a dvi-d port. More than likely you do but there are a few cards that only have HDMI and Displayport.



    Thank you, and i do have a DVI port but i was looking online and apparently theres male and female ones? so im not sure which of the male or females i would get
  14. You need male to male(like the one in my link) as the ports on the gpu and the monitor are both female.
  15. Are you sure there's a DVI port on the back of the PC's video card? If it's that exact same model you linked to, then according to the specs (and a review) the graphics card on that system might only offer DisplayPort and HDMI connections. Both the DVI-D and VGA port are apparently for the integrated graphics, not the video card. So, a regular DVI to DVI cable might not be what you want.

    Also, is that the exact same monitor as the one you have? I don't see support for DVI listed on the page you linked to. It might be useful if you snapped a photo of both the ports on the back of your computer and on the back of your monitor, and posted that here so we know exactly what they both have.
  16. cryoburner said:
    Are you sure there's a DVI port on the back of the PC's video card? If it's that exact same model you linked to, then according to the specs (and a review) the graphics card on that system might only offer DisplayPort and HDMI connections. Both the DVI-D and VGA port are apparently for the integrated graphics, not the video card. So, a regular DVI to DVI cable might not be what you want.

    Also, is that the exact same monitor as the one you have? I don't see support for DVI listed on the page you linked to. It might be useful if you snapped a photo of both the ports on the back of your computer and on the back of your monitor, and posted that here so we know exactly what they both have.


    Sorry about the image quality and the long discord links, i just uploaded to mobile discord to get an easy link to them

    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/371121366390276097/410913023897894912/KIMG0431.JPG

    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/371121366390276097/410913023469813770/KIMG0430.JPG

    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/371121366390276097/410913022970822666/KIMG0429.JPG

    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/371121366390276097/410913022438277120/KIMG0427.JPG

    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/371121366390276097/410913021884366848/KIMG0432.JPG
  17. You could always get a vga to dvi adapter, it wont be perfect but itll be cheaper for the moment
  18. dylanveghead said:
    You could always get a vga to dvi adapter, it wont be perfect but itll be cheaper for the moment


    i plan on getting a dvi cable in the morning, its only a few bucks
  19. Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that helped me with this, i got a dvi cable and instantly noticed the amazing results, i played gta 5 on very high PERFECTLY, Thank you so much everyone
  20. You're welcome :)
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