Why are my games frame skipping?

dominicwild

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All my games are frame skipping or pretty much all of them. I have just put in a new processor when this started happening its and AMD Phenom II6 1100T processor from my old one which was an AMD Phenom II X2. It was only after this change it seemed to happen

I tested out some things and the CPU doesn't use up 100% CPU and there are no background processes that would effect the game

I am not very knowledgeable when it comes to computer parts since the last processor I got didn't even fit. But any way if you need them here are my specs

CPU: "AMD Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition" (Used to be)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H50 Hydro Series CPU Cooler
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Motherboard: Asus M4N68T
Memory: 8.0GB Corsair DDR3 1600mhz DHX CL9 (4x2GB)

Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1GB
Sound card: Asus Xonar DS 7.1
Monitor:LG 22' E2240S-PN LED
Case: Xigmatek Asgard
PSU: 700W OCZ

I do not know honestly what section to put this in im putting it here since it happened when the CPU change happened
 
what do you mean your proc doesn't get above 100? do you mean 100 degrees? if it gets any higher then 65c, reapply the thermal paste.

also what games and what settings are you trying to run em at, also need the resolution

Try turning down the settings to lowest and see if that helps

I personally use HWmonitor(to check temps) + Prime 95(to stress the cpu, run it for about 15mins)
 

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It is possible that you messed up the thermal paste on the CPU cooler which can cause the CPU to overheat, which then causes it to down-cycle, when then can cause all sorts of fun things. Use PC Wizard (or some other PC diagnostic software) and check your temperatures when at idle, and when at load. Sadly I am not an AMD person, so I do not know what the temps should be, but I am sure you can find out easily enough.

Again, may not be the problem, but I have seen it happen before.
 

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I don't know how to find that out or if this is correct but a program called msi afterburner said I had this: 70.04.29.00.02
 

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By 100 I mean it doesn't go over 100% CPU, My highest temperature that I got was 63 Degrees Celsius, Turning down to the lowest does not help I can have it on highest and it would still frame skip the exact same, I'll try those programs and see what I get.
 

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games like: Tribes ascend, crysis, left for dead 1 and 2, fable 3, sanctum
 

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well, use a program called CPUID, download it from cpuid.com, and click on the Mainboard tab once its loaded, you will see on that list in the middle, a section called "Bios" it should list the type of bios "american megatrends/PhoenixAward..etc" and the bios version

the reason i ask is, in order to properly run that new cpu you put in, you need bios revision 1004 or later, like 1301 i think is the newest
 

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Turn you details on games to the lowest. check their performance.
then up the resolution to your desktop resolution and try again.
try this with the other graphics settings until you get the best settings while still being playable.

with the 460 u wont be able to run new games on max.

there is not much within windows or games that will max out (100% usage) the 1100T
you would need to download a cpu benchmarking package.

I had an issue recently where bad sectors on the HDD would result in minor pauses every 10 sec or so. happened within windows and in games. Its a long shot but when the system is pausing / struggleing what is your HDD activity light doing (red light on front of case) is it flashing like mad or not doing anything?

If it's going mad its worth running a HDD test.
 

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The brand is American Megatrends inc
The version is 0902

Are bio's something software related? Like I can easily install them?
 

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http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3/M4N68TM/#CPUS

look there, says you need revision 1004 or later to fully recognize your AMD Phenom II X6 1100T , your revision is too old - i suppose it could cause a problem, but im not 100% sure.. bios's are the basic input output , sorta like the brain of the motherboard aside from the CPU, they are stored on a ROM chip, it is flashable, meaning you can download a newer one and "flash" it to a newer revision .. although im not sure if your motherboard is the V2 version of your asus model or the V1 version, nor do i know if that would matter.. a failure to upgrade the bios (you try flashing, and it fails for some reason, like a power interruption, corrupted data, or the wrong bios file for your specific motherboard) your mobo will become a paper weight.. then again, ive never read your motherboard manual, some motherboards are crash free or even have dual bios u can switch to if theres a flashing upgrade failure.. flash with caution, i suggest you read your motherboard manual concerning bios upgrading
 

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ah congradulations , you have a crash free bios! nice.. that means if there is a failure, you can always try again:

CrashFree BIOS 3
Simply restore corrupted BIOS data from USB flash disk
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 allows users to restore corrupted BIOS data from a USB flash disk containing the BIOS file. This utility saves users the cost and hassle of buying a replacement BIOS chip.

read the manual to learn how to use it, its a nice feature on asus motherboards (as i too have that feature with my asus motherboard and it saved me once lol)
 
basically how you update bios' is download the CORRECT version (emphasis on correct) burn it to cd, restart pc, put cd as first boot drive, bing bam boom there you go :3

or if your mobo supports it you can also use usb drives or floppy drives, etc
 

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So how would you install said bio's then would you use that process?
 

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ah, no i wouldnt, only if there is a problem

download the bios file, it should be a .bin file, you can get ver 1301 from asus's website

get a USB thumb drive, or a flash card/usb thumb drive or any type of external storage device and format it from My Computer (right click on thumb drive thats plugged in now, select format, select FAT, not NTFS, format it) .. now put the bios file (not the zipped compressed .zip, unzip the .bin file to the thumb drive)

reboot and enter your bios (press delete key i think?) and locate the Asus EZ Flash utility, enter it. Now find your thumb drive, locate the bios file, and initate the flash.

if all is well, it should flash it (it will take some time, but it will have an indicator bar) then it will say it is done, and it will reboot, after you reboot, and it posts, all is well.. enter your bios, and select "load optimal defaults" .. save and exit bios.. now ull post again.. enter the bios again, and set-up all your favored bios configurations you once had.. you may want to record your old configurations before you flash your bios, like overclock settings, what mode your hard drives are in? AHCI/IDE/RAID.. what your RAM timings or settings are.. just for good measure
 

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The file I got was a rom file.
 

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I couldn't download V1301 I looked on the section where my mother board is on asus and it only went up to 1102. I presume thats ok though
 

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I had a similar problem with an AMD CPU, it turned out I had not installed the cooler correctly. Download a CPU monitor tool, I use an program called core temp. Then download prime 95.

Open Core temp and prime 95, your CPU should be at full load (100%) how high does the temp go?

Amd's drop to around 1/2 speed if they get too hot, this will show in Core temp as a reduced speed (may also be cause frequency)
 

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63 degrees is VERY high for AMD. With a 30 dollar cooler like Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus I am overclocking AMD from 2.8 GHZ to 3.5 GHZ and my max temperature is 46 degrees. I would not feel comfortable pushing past 55 degrees on AMD.

This could be the cause of your instability.
 

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Apparently the highest I got 45C with prime 95 open
 
Yeah 77c is ok for a video card, not great but ok, how long was it stressed for? try running Furmark for about 15 mins, also make sure your fans on the gpu are ramping up...

For some reason on my 5670 the fans won't ramp up until like 80c (which causes the vrms to overheat since there is no thermal sensor on those -.- so I just leave my fan on 75%
 

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I ran it for 15 minuets the maximum temperature was 91 degrees at around 5 minuets in it got to 85 degrees and slowly rose from there over the next 10 minuets. My fan rampted up to about 96%
 

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