New PC problems

Liam

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Hi,

Does anyone have experience with FPS drops and high CPU (usually on certain games)?

Trying to run Fortnite. Warzone is the same, but CSGO isn't too bad.

Specs:
Processor - Intel® Core™ i3-9100F Processor
Quad-core
3.7 GHz / 4.4 GHz
8 MB cache
RAM 8 GB DDR4 (2400 MHz)
Graphics card - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
- 4 GB GDDR5
Storage - 1 TB HDD (7200 rpm)
- 256 GB SSD

Granted, probably isn't the best, but I wasn't really aware with it being my first as I thought I can always upgrade in the future.
 

RastaLulz

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What graphics settings are you using (in-game)? Does it get better if you set them to low? Those specs seem relatively low-end (especially the CPU), so I wouldn't be surprised if that's the cause.
 

Liam

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What graphics settings are you using (in-game)? Does it get better if you set them to low? Those specs seem relatively low-end (especially the CPU), so I wouldn't be surprised if that's the cause.

On Fortnite, I'm using low/off.

Just reset the settings in-game (which is epic), CPU has gone down a bit and memory is still fairly high. I think this will require a lot of playing around with... D:
 
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Sledmore

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Those specs are quite limiting, so it's kind of difficult to suggest improvements without changing the core components. The only thing I could suggest is checking if you're on the latest drivers? It may help a little, albeit it not a great deal though.

See here for drivers (alternatively, if you have GeForce Experience, check in there):

 

Liam

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Those specs are quite limiting, so it's kind of difficult to suggest improvements without changing the core components. The only thing I could suggest is checking if you're on the latest drivers? It may help a little, albeit it not a great deal though.

See here for drivers (alternatively, if you have GeForce Experience, check in there):


Thanks, I'll give it a go.

I have also been told to make sure Fortnite is on the SSD. Thoughts?!
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You live and learn!

Got this coming tomorrow:
Processor
  • Intel® Core™ i7-10700 Processor
  • Octa-core
  • 2.9 GHz / 4.8 GHz
  • 12 MB cache
RAM
  • 16 GB DDR4 (2666 MHz)
  • 64 GB maximum installable RAM
Graphics card
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 - 6 GB GDDR6
Storage
  • 1 TB HDD (7200 rpm) - 512 GB SSD

:)
 
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SwollenGrapes

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Could be your internet , i have i only have issues if its the the wifi , thats requirements for cyber punk 2020

Video Card
VIDEO CARD
Minimum: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 or AMD Radeon RX 470
You Have: GeForce RTX 2070 with Max-Q Design
Features: Minimum attributes of your Video Card
RequiredYou Have
Pass or fail icon
Pixel Shader5.05.1
Pass or fail icon
Vertex Shader5.05.1
Pass or fail icon
Dedicated Video RAM3 GB8.0 GB
CPU
CPU
Minimum: Intel Core i5-3570K or AMD FX-8310
You Have: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-10750H CPU @ 2.60GHz
RAM
RAM
Minimum: 8 GB
You Have: 16 GB
OS
OS
Minimum: Windows 7 or 10 64-bit
You Have: Windows 10
Free Disk Space
FREE DISK SPACE
Minimum: 70 GB
You Have: 278 GB
 

Liam

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Could be your internet , i have i only have issues if its the the wifi , thats requirements for cyber punk 2020

Video Card
VIDEO CARD
Minimum: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 or AMD Radeon RX 470
You Have: GeForce RTX 2070 with Max-Q Design
Features: Minimum attributes of your Video Card
RequiredYou Have
Pass or fail icon
Pixel Shader5.05.1
Pass or fail icon
Vertex Shader5.05.1
Pass or fail icon
Dedicated Video RAM3 GB8.0 GB
CPU
CPU
Minimum: Intel Core i5-3570K or AMD FX-8310
You Have: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-10750H CPU @ 2.60GHz
RAM
RAM
Minimum: 8 GB
You Have: 16 GB
OS
OS
Minimum: Windows 7 or 10 64-bit
You Have: Windows 10
Free Disk Space
FREE DISK SPACE
Minimum: 70 GB
You Have: 278 GB

That was before I upgraded. All good now!
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Does anyone suggest changing any settings in NVIDIA? And if so, what and why?

I have heard a lot of things, but I'm not too sure what is best, tbh.
 
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Macemore

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That was before I upgraded. All good now!
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Does anyone suggest changing any settings in NVIDIA? And if so, what and why?

I have heard a lot of things, but I'm not too sure what is best, tbh.
I highly suggest NOT changing settings in nvidia's control panel unless you're running a relatively unoptimized (old) game, or a "small" game that might not have official recognition by nvidia and you know what you're changing. Not saying you'd hurt something, just that you might lose FPS or make the game look worse with no benefit. nvidia updates their drivers regularly, and with these they add new optimizations for each card and each game, that help them run better and this data is collected over time from their drivers. newer cards run better after a little updating here and there, so I highly recommend instead of tweaking nvidia settings for possible FPS boosts, update your drivers frequently, keep background tasks to a minimum (game boosters usually just close everything running in the background, so learn how to see and turn off unnecessary running services and turn off programs autoloading with your system), and if you're still not getting 60fps research game tweaks, you should be able to rock medium settings with your new system on everything(ish).
 

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