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Newly built pc not running to full potential (my opinion)

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#1 Maxhide


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Posted 10 June 2015 - 08:38 PM

Hello all, with a newly built gaming computer I have multiple questions about my brand new pc running games. Recently I have purchased big name games such as Skyrim, Assassins Creed Black Flag, and Dark Souls 2. After starting up and getting all that new computer jazz in place I started up a couple of these games and can barely play any of them on the medium to lowest setting possible. All I get is constant lag and some of the lowest frame rate possible. After talking to multiple gaming geeks they said I should be able to play these games at max settings. So that leads to the main questions of this topic, did I make a wrong part decision? Did I install something wrong? Is my computer just not capable or running these games? Maybe my monitor is too big for the resolution of these games? 

Motherboard: Ultra Durable z97-hd3
Cpu: I5-4430 3.00 ghz
Ram: 8 gig
OS: 64 bit windows 8.1
Graphics Card: R9 270x gaming 4 gig 
Montior: Lg ultra wide 2560x1080 29in


Willing to cooperate and try any help you guys can give me. Just a little frustrated spending a grand on a pc that's meant for gaming that can't run any games I want it to.

Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 14 June 2015 - 06:22 PM.
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Posted 10 June 2015 - 10:43 PM

Enter the laundry list of questions.

  • Is your video out cable that's connected to your monitor plugged into the motherboard or the graphics card? -It needs to be plugged into the dedicated card to use it. 
  • Is the dedicated card recognized in the bios and the windows device manager under Display Adapter? - Reseat the card and replug in the power connectors. 
  • Does the video card have both its 6-pin power connectors plugged into it? -common mistake to forget to plug in the power for dedicated cards. 
  • Did you install up to date drivers for the video card from AMD's site? -Default drivers won't play games very well if at all. 

It sounds like the games are either using the integrated graphics off the CPU or windows default video drivers are installed for the dedicated GPU. That card is little weak to try to handle 2560x1080 at max settings, but it shouldn't be running into any problems you have listed unless it's just not being used. 

Edited by SEANIA, 10 June 2015 - 10:44 PM.

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#3 YeahBleeping


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Posted 11 June 2015 - 07:27 AM

I'd like to see a speccy for the system.  And a minitoolbox.


Please download MiniToolBox , save it to your desktop and run it.

Checkmark the following checkboxes:
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.

#4 DJBPace07


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Posted 11 June 2015 - 09:28 AM

You should be getting 30+ FPS on those games, certainly not a slideshow.  Are you using the most recent drivers for your GPU?  Are you trying to stream or run anything in the background?



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