FX-8120/HD7850/M5A97 Rig Super Sluggish
AMD HD 7850
8GB Kingston HyperX
XFX 750W PRO750W Core Edition (single rail 62A)
I put this together with all the parts being on special and being much cheaper than the Intel/Nvidia alternative. I understand it's not the ideal choice of parts, and I am half-regretting not going for 2500K + 560Ti build, but I digress.
I'm running Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate edition, installed all recent updates, all drivers are up to date. The thing is sluggish as hell. My Q6600 + 8800GTS seemed to run with more fluidity, albeit, I stuck to a 32-bit OS. I've been trying to test out some very basic things, like playing Crysis Warhead/Wars, and it freezes and locks all the time, although it does run relatively okay for 30-45 minutes. It always takes a few seconds for things to load that should normally only take a fraction of a second. Even web browsing is surprisingly sluggish. I have issues with almost any kind of functionality, video playback is sketchy, start up is not very smooth, lag occurs every so often, and so on.
Performance monitoring shows huge processing peaks in the cores that jump sporadically. I read bad reviews for the current FX series, but I dismissed that as being nitpicks catering to the benchmarking community. I'm starting to be concerned with my choice. I'm also inclined to believe that perhaps the motherboard doesn't lend full support out of the box for the processor and requires a bios update. Any thoughts?
|Intel Q6600 | 2GB Crucial Ballistix Tracers | XFX 8800GTS 512 | Gigabyte P35-DS3L | Antec 900 | Antec Neo 500 HE |