Strange lag in games, even though i have decent specs.

January 8, 2014 at 10:30:04
Specs: Windows 7, FX8350 4.0 Ghz/ 8 Gigs
Please help me. My computer has great specs and should run any game without a lag or a fps drop. I have a GTX 760 and a AMD FX8350 8.core processor @ 4.0 ghz and a artic freezer cooler for it, aswell i have 8 gb's of ram so it shouldn't be a problem. But i still have big fps drops and lag spikes in games such as League of Legends and Modern Warfare 3. Can u please help me because i dont know why i have these lags.

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#1
January 8, 2014 at 16:22:48
Post your temperatures, voltage, and fan speeds from HWMonitor (install program). You will need the numbers from idle, normal use, and after 10 minutes gaming. These numbers should at least narrow down the possibilities for us to help you.
Also give us a more detailed list of your components (make, model numbers, versions/speeds) including power supply with make, model, wattage and amperage on the 12Volt rail(s).
Was this a stock computer that was modified or custom built, and by whom?

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#2
January 8, 2014 at 21:15:04
AMD FX8350 Temperature: 48 C
Voltage: 14 - 46 W
Fan Speed: 2280RPM
Gigabyte Windforce 3x GTX760 2GB:
Temp: 41 C
Voltage: 0.850
Fan Speed: 960RPM
Motherboard Information:
http://gyazo.com/2edd6231ac43feddaf...

This is the list of my computer parts: http://gyazo.com/3b7a4c38ee3bd42cf7... + i have an Artic freezer 13 CPU cooler.
It's a customised computer and the company i ordered the parts from, built it.

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#3
January 9, 2014 at 06:50:12
Specs look good, temps look good. Have you managed your startup apps?

http://netsquirrel.com/msconfig/msc...

When's the last time you did a full scan (not quick scan) for viruses & malware from Safe Mode? Also, do you have CCleaner-Slim installed & use it regularly?

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/bu...


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#4
January 9, 2014 at 07:09:05
Also check with gpu-z if the video card is running at pcie X16 @ X16.

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#5
January 10, 2014 at 05:28:21
I managed my startup apps and ran a full scan and used CCleaner and yes my video card is running @ x16. But i still have these strange lag spikes. Any more sugestions?

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#6
January 10, 2014 at 12:14:58
Try lowering some of the game settings and seeing if that makes any difference. If that does it, you can play with the settings one at a time to get the best possible play out of the game and your hardware.

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#7
January 10, 2014 at 12:18:11
Also note that saying 8GB RAM does not tell us if the memory is the best for your system, what speed, timings, and voltage are they? Are they a matched set or did you purchase two separate sticks?

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#8
January 10, 2014 at 16:18:17
I have 2 sticks of these http://www.tehnoray.eu/components_f...

And the frequency is around 800 Mhz.


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#9
January 10, 2014 at 18:47:02
The sticks are good (Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1600MHz at 800MHz frequency, 1.5Volt, 9-9-9-24), but they are not a matched set like the 2x4GB set you will see at the lower left of the same page. A matched set are chosen because they will work together in unison in dual channel mode for better performance. I am not saying definitely that this is your issue, but it is a possibility.
Try lower the settings on the game(s) and see if that makes any difference. This may also tell us if it is hardware related or not.
Also, if you have not yet, get the latest driver from NVidia for your card and make sure that it is the 64bit version (assuming you have 64bit being you have 8GB RAM).

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#10
January 21, 2014 at 09:41:08
I changer the ram, but it didn't work either. I also tried lowring the settings but the lag spikes still strike in. :(

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#11
January 31, 2014 at 13:11:07
Do u have any more sugestions?

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#12
January 31, 2014 at 18:11:29
Did you update your video driver? Download the latest driver from NVidia.com for your system/card.
Did you manage your programs that start with Windows? Run msconfig (start/run, type msconfig), go to Start tab and uncheck all except Microsoft items and your antivirus program, Apply and let it restart the machine. Try your game again. If later you find that you need something to start with Windows (like APC for your UPS, etc), you just launch msconfig again and check that program and apply.
Run Disk Clean Up (Computer, right click on C drive and select Properties, then choose Disk Clean up and check all boxes and proceed).
Run Malwarebytes scan in Safe Mode and remove all it finds.
What antivirus program are you running? Some like McAfee and Norton are known to bog down systems when there is really no reason to. Try MS Security Essentials (free), Avast (free version), or Webroot Secure Anywhere (my personal preference, but pay for) as all of these will use your systems resources sparingly when other programs need them and will only interfere when absolutely necessary.

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#13
January 31, 2014 at 18:14:45
One more thought, I recommend using Windows Firewall and make sure that your antivirus program has not installed its own firewall. This is particularly bad if it has not also turned off Windows Firewall since they will interfere with each other. In this case, turn off one or the other (preferably keep Windows firewall).

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#14
February 2, 2014 at 07:17:04
I tried and did all the thing u listed but the lag spikes still strike in. Maybe i should try switching my graphics card, because i have a gtx660 aswell.

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#15
February 2, 2014 at 16:33:16
In theory the GTX760 should be better so if the 660 runs good, then the 'newer' card might be bad.

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#16
February 3, 2014 at 05:48:35
Yep, so the graphics card isn't bad either because i have the lag spikes with both of them

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#17
March 11, 2014 at 06:43:17
I still have those lag spikes in games like: League of Legends and CS:GO. Can you think of anything that could help me?

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#18
March 11, 2014 at 16:30:21
About the only thing left I can think of is that your CPU is net set properly in your BIOS. Note also that you have a Black edition so it can be easily overcloked (though I do not know AMD CPU's as well as others here. Check your BIOS settings for your CPU and you might find they are not right or possibly underclocked. If you are not sure, post the settings and there will be someone familiar with it to advise you on them (if you have not yet, a mild overclock may be in order anyway).

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