Question Brand new MSI 1060 6GB; fps drops, screen stuttering

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Hi all


about two hours ago I installed my new MSI GTX 1060 GB, switching from AMD R9 290.. I launched Apex Legends, looking forward to stable fps and boom.. FPS drops, stuttering and all this kind of bs.. I have the newest drivers and removed the old AMD drivers before I installed my nvidia in..

My specs are


- MSI 970 Gaming MOBO

- MSI GTX 1060 6GB

- AMD Fx 8300

- 8GB HyperX Fury

- Burst Patriot SSD 120GB

- WD BLUE 1TB

- OCZ Technology PSU 700W
 

DavidM012

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cpu / gpu temps? memory speed? any overclock? Cooler? Case, Fans? Memory usage of game? 8gb maybe a bit low and causing windows to work harder paging.

https://www.userbenchmark.com/

A bench of your system may highlight any bottlenecks.

https://valid.x86.fr/bench/1 cpu-z scores

Hmm well the single threaded score of an 8350 is the same as the score for a 4350 which is the minimum requirement of the game where the 8300 single threaded score is a bit further down the list at 167 and may technically be below the minimum requirement for the game.
 
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well yesterday when I was using my R9 290 it was going much better than now..

Temps are all okay, gpu around 50-55 degrees, cpu same. No overclock, Case is Zalman Z11 with open side, about 6 total fans and I dont know about the CPU cooler.

Like I said, yesterday the game was running flawlessly but since I installed new GPU this morning, it went downhill..
 
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try turning v sync on. If that doesn't work either then turn your monitor off and then turn it on again. And I dont mean unplugging it I mean closing it from a button or seomthing idk maybe unplugging will work too.
 
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I'm not saying random stuff this has happened to me as well I have the same monitor specifications, I just turn the monitor off. I recommend that rather than vsync.
 

DavidM012

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cpu is below minimum requirements not surprising it's struggling at 1080p probably bottlenecking the gpu v.low cpu-z score, gpu is a different creature perhaps someone else will know some tweaks you can apply but I doubt there's much you can do short of turning down the resolution and I do not believe switching the monitor off and on will make any difference whatsoever.
 
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try turning v sync on. If that doesn't work either then turn your monitor off and then turn it on again. And I dont mean unplugging it I mean closing it from a button or seomthing idk maybe unplugging will work too.
Triple buffering VSync is turned on and I already tried to switch it off.. no results
 
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cpu is below minimum requirements not surprising it's struggling at 1080p probably bottlenecking the gpu v.low cpu-z score, gpu is a different creature perhaps someone else will know some tweaks you can apply but I doubt there's much you can do short of turning down the resolution and I do not believe switching the monitor off and on will make any difference whatsoever.
Okay and about RAM.. I have 2x 4GB, would it be issue if I bought the same 4GB ram and had 3 rams ? I am asking because I have only 4 channels available and I heard that there should be one channel free between rams.. IDK about that
 

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shot in the dark there really mismatched kits of the same specification may or may not work together but additional ram will not solve your problem either & a cpu upgrade isn't really worth the money. A 4350 should be ok on your board with the 6+2 power phase and the 4300 has a higher single thread score than the 8300 but nothing you do to your fx system will be a significant upgrade it is quite obsolete these days.
 
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shot in the dark there really mismatched kits of the same specification may or may not work together but additional ram will not solve your problem either & a cpu upgrade isn't really worth the money. A 4350 should be ok on your board with the 6+2 power phase and the 4300 has a higher single thread score than the 8300 but nothing you do to your fx system will be a significant upgrade it is quite obsolete these days.
So which CPU would you suggest?

Some kind of new Ryzen altogether with a new MB ?
 

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Yes entry level ryzen maybe an r5 1600, that exceeds the fx 8300 by 200 points on cpu-z so that is a significant enough upgrade to be worthwhile, but still not the top performer either, but it should probably be ok for that at 1080p. Zen 2, generation 3 is about to be released in a month or two if you wait for that the specs and pricing look hot.
 
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Yes entry level ryzen maybe an r5 1600, that exceeds the fx 8300 by 200 points on cpu-z so that is a significant enough upgrade to be worthwhile, but still not the top performer either, but it should probably be ok for that at 1080p. Zen 2, generation 3 is about to be released in a month or two if you wait for that the specs and pricing look hot.
Okay so something happened and now Apex is running on 70-100 stable fps without any stuttering.. I think I just closed Mozzila Firefox and its all good..
 

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Probably you have hardware-acceleration ON in Firefox. Try disabling that and see if that helps.

Also some website you had open in a tab in Firefox might have been running a mining script and using some of the CPU and/or GPU time.
 

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