Farcry 3 freezes for a few seconds


Dec 20, 2012
Forgive me if I am posting this in the wrong section I've searched but have not found a definite answer yet. Originally I have been playing FarCry3 on Ultra with no problems whatsoever on these system specs below.

Intel i3-2100
Gigabyte GTX 560ti 448
Mushkin Chronos 120GB
WD Blue 500GB
Kingston HyperX 8gb
Seasonic 620W
Windows 7 Ultimate
Driver Version 310.70

However I recently did an upgrade to this
Intel i7-3770k
MSI z77 Mpower
Everything else the same.
No OC on anything.

I reformatted my SSD but it did not affect the game because I had it stored on the WD drive. I've reinstalled the game twice as well as drivers but have had no luck whatsoever. Now when I play the game every time I enter a new area/safehouse or when the game saves it freezes for about 3-4 seconds. This may seem like a little thing to some of you but it does not make any sense to me considering that I upgraded to better components.

If anybody could shed some light to this I would be much appreciative.