Question Low FPS and Minimal GPU, CPU and MEMORY Usage


Dec 9, 2017

ever since I built a new gaming PC I often come across certain games which are typically more CPU (or at least not very reliant on GPU)intensive which have low FPS (20-45) With intermittent Lag Spikes. Its getting pretty frustrating that there is no clear bottleneck I can see in any monitoring software and friends who have a much lower spec PC can easily run these games at >50FPS no problem. My only thoughts is that my motherboard could be a bottleneck if that is possible, or the RAM. Any recommendations would be great!

Note - currently these are the percentages in task manager while playing the game
CPU = 30%
Memory = 50%
GPU = 40%

PC Specs Below:

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (10.0, Build 19041) (19041.vb_release.191206-1406)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: X299 AORUS Gaming 7
BIOS: F9p (type: UEFI)
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7820X CPU @ 3.60GHz (16 CPUs), ~3.6GHz (I've overclocked this to 4.4GHz as of today and still no performance increase)
Memory: 16384MB RAM
Memory additional info from CPU-Z: Type = DDR4, Channel # = Dual, Size = 16 GBytes, Uncore Frequency = 2405 Mhz, DRAM Frequncy 1069 MHz
Available OS Memory: 16078MB RAM
Page File: 13714MB used, 6458MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 12

Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce GTX 980 Ti
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Type: Full Device (POST)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_17C8&SUBSYS_36DD1458&REV_A1
Device Problem Code: No Problem
Driver Problem Code: Unknown
Display Memory: 14136 MB
Dedicated Memory: 6097 MB
Shared Memory: 8038 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
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