• My computer isn't able to handle what it should
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I built a computer way back in January, and I should be able to get high-ultra settings in 1080p on most of my games. My friend has almost the exact same PC as me (4GB less RAM, same GPU, different MB/CPU) but I lag a lot on higher settings. I updated my drivers and everything, anybody able to tell me what's wrong? The parts I used: Sapphire Radeon HD 6770 [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16814102940[/url] XFX Radeon HD 6770 (Connected to above with Crossfire) [url]http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Radeon-6770-Graphics-HD677XZNFC/dp/B005C31FJU[/url] ASUS M4A88TD-V [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813131646[/url] AMD Athlon II X4 640 [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16819103871[/url] Rosewill HIVE 650 [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817182132[/url] I do not know what model/brand my RAM, HDD, or Optical Drive are. I didn't buy them.
What exactly is it not handling?
I can't run games on higher settings. Doing so will result in terrible stuttering.
How hot are you GPU and CPU getting?
My GPUs don't go above 65 Degrees. Haven't checked my CPU
[QUOTE=X6ZioN6X;35753249]I can't run games on higher settings. Doing so will result in terrible stuttering.[/QUOTE] What games?
You said your friend had a different Motherboard and CPU. Do you know what CPU he has?
Some i3. It's a dual core with 3.1 GHz instead of 3.0 Battlefield 3 on Ultra is just a case of low FPS, but Skyrim lags like a bitch.
The Intel i3 far outstrips your CPU in performance.
Even if that might be so, I should technically be able to pull off high-ultra settings with this set-up. This could be dxdiag being a piece of shit, but instead of 2048 MB of RAM, I only have 1748. And the clock speeds of my second GPU sink down to 2D levels when in Crossfire use.
If you're using a 32 bit OS, it makes sense. Windows doesn't use PAE, so you have a 4 GB memory window shared by all memory mapped devices in the system. Your two GPUs eat 2 GB of that memory window, leaving 2 GB. And it looks like your motherboard eats another 300 MB for motherboard resources (bus controllers, RTC, sound, network, USB, SATA, PCIe/PCI slots, etc.)
I use 64-bit Windows 7.. that's not an issue.
[url]http://www.piriform.com/speccy[/url] Download it and tell us your temps. Could be you need to reapply your thermal paste or it was a bad application the first time.
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