I have been having issues with playing BF1. I have my settings on the lowest and the framerates will randomly plummet sometimes to 20 fps. Even if it doesn't go that low the video will at times stutter so bad it will make the game unplayable. Most of the time I'm running around 100 fps. I can't seem to find what is causing this drop but it will happen 2-3 times when playing for a couple of hours and will usually last no more than a minute or two.
The CPU is definitely the bottleneck as at low settings the GPU has got plenty of headroom and the CPU is running at a steady 103% on all 4 cores. I can't really put the money into a new rig and with new offerings from AMD and Intel in the near future it's hard to justify the money. The only other option it to throw an i7-4790K Devil's Canyon in there to give me more cores but spending $300 + for an old series processor is not very appealing to me either.Heh... I thought my chipset was an 1150 but it is an 1155 so processor upgrades are not really a possibility.
I happened to be in Sacramento on business this past weekend and Stopped by Fry's to drool over all things droolable and spotted an Enermax LIQMAX 120S for $45 and a $15 rebate. The reviews seem to be ok so I picked it up. Time to make my K processor earn it's K! I'm hoping it will get 4.2 Ghz but will settle for 4.0 if I can get it. It will be better than the stock fan so I will soon be installing it. As this is only my second processor that I have OC'd any tips will be appreciated.
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on Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:08 am, edited 1 time in total.
Windows10, Antec EA650 Power Supply, Acer XB270H G-synch monitor, MSI Krait Gaming 3X, I7 6700K, 16 gigs of CORSAIR Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 MHz ram, HyperX 3K 240 gig SSD, MSI GTX970