12 days ago
What are your specs? What is the game and FPS you expected? What settings are you running at?
https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Taylorpearsall/builds/#view=bvpG3C . heres what im using not really sure what I was going to get as far as FPS but im trying to run the new modern warfare and its only getting around 20 -30 fps on low settings. im pretty new to building pcs so I was looking for some advice is all
Your CPU is pretty old. It might not be bottlenecking your GPU. MSI Afterburner is a free program with a hardware overlay when you are playing games. Download it and look at your CPU and GPU use percentage in games. If you CPU usage is at 100%, then your CPU is a bottleneck. Your GPU is producing frames faster than your CPU can process them.
thanks! I was wondering if It was getting to old to play new games but wasn't sure. I will check msi afterburner also
also wondering if I need to upgrade to get at least 60 fps on normal settings?
CPU is most likely the problem, FX was bad when it launched and in newer CPU heavy games it is worthless.
Good to know! Thanks it’s never impressed since I bought it.