video games and high cpu usage

Discussion in 'Computer Help' started by masterofroflnes, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. masterofroflnes

    masterofroflnes Junior Member

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    hello,
    i recently bought a new asrock z77 4 motherboard, amd 7870 and an i5 3570k processor.

    As i put together my computer and turned it on.I noticed a strange problem,a huge frames drop would happen to any games i would play my computer stuff.From planetside 2 - league of legends, i couldnt do one thing.For awhile even skype and twitch were lagging my computer.I re installed my windows twice,and downloaded all the drivers which came from the motherboard.

    But abosolutely nothing changed.Only when i wiped my entire hard drive did i see progress and now google chrome is not lagging my computer anymore !!

    But i still cant play video games on my machine
    If anyone can give me any help or advice,it would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. denis280

    denis280 Diamond Member

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    Give more info.HDD.PSU. RAMS.
     
  3. Puppies04

    Puppies04 Diamond Member

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    Is your CPU overheating and choking?

    Also what denis280 said, give us a hardware list.
     
  4. TJCS

    TJCS Senior member

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    Bios setting on auto? Overclocked?

    Idle & load temps/voltage?

    HEeeeeelpp us heeeelllp you
     
  5. masterofroflnes

    masterofroflnes Junior Member

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    sorry sorry sorry im new to this

    power supply-700 watt power supply
    cpu-i5 3570k
    mobo-as rock z77 extreme 4
    graphics card - amd 7870
    HDD - 700 gb
    ram - 8gb
    sata 3 cables
    a couple of factory fans
    bios setting on auto
    temps are pretty well with idle being at 20.
     
  6. Puppies04

    Puppies04 Diamond Member

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    Ok you said you installed all the drivers which came with the mobo, have you installed the drivers which came with the GPU or downloaded the latest ones from AMD?
     
  7. masterofroflnes

    masterofroflnes Junior Member

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    yes im using beta catalyst 12.11 at the moment
     
  8. Puppies04

    Puppies04 Diamond Member

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    Ok I think the best idea right now is to try to find out where the problem is. Can you runb some free benchmarks like...

    Intel burn test
    Heaven DX11
    Futuremark

    ...and either post up screen prints or otherwise report your scores back here.
     
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