Game performance

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Chantsie
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Wasn't sure where to post this because I have two questions really.

The components in my PC are above recommended specification for the games that I play, (WoW mostly, starcraft 2, a little modern warfare 2) and I recently installed bioshock 1 to mess around with. When I play bioshock, I get random lag spots or small glitches, it's not smooth at all. Constant low FPS in WoW when in a raid or sitting in a main city, FPS ranging from 10-15 in a raid and 25ish in a city. I play with the graphics maxed, except shadows turned off. I average 30 FPS in SC2 except very large battles.

The second question is that I use a logitech mx revolution mouse, and it randomly cuts out and doesn't respond when I move. I used a MX700 logitech mouse beforehand and I thought it was just getting old, but the problem had continued with my new mouse.
The proc, mobo, and ram I am using is only a few days old. The general low game performance is an ongoing problem through re-formats but the mouse issue is new. No overclocking, everything is stock.

Any help regarding these issues would be amazing, thanks for your time.

AMD phenom2 x4 965 black
4gig ddr3 crucial ballistix
ASRock 890fx deluxe 3 mobo
nvidia gtx 275
1360x768 resolution. It's a 32inch TV.

Tiv
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What kind of power supply do you have?
What operating system?

If this is an on going problem, what parts are the same?

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Chantsie
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ABS Labs 1300w psu.
Windows XP Pro.

I seemed to have figured out the issue with my mouse. It only happens when it's plugged into the back of my PC. When I use the front USB ports, it doesn't malfunction.

Tiv
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I don't like ASRock motherboards after my last one. On some of their boards they can undervolt the USB ports and create issues with a few high-speed devices like your Mouse.

Does your card have two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors?

You might need to check your Nvidia 3d control settings and make sure everything is default and nothing odd is turned way up like 16X AA.

Tiv
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Can you run 3dMark2006 so we can get an idea of what your score is.
http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/3dmark06/download/

Chantsie
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3dMark2006
3DMark Score - 17878 3DMarks
SM 2.0 Score - 7021
SM 3.0 Score- 8322
CPU Score - 5166

All the settings on my card are on default except V-sync is forced off. My card does have 2 6-pin connectors for power.

Boov
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Thats a good score for your system. I have an x4 955 and a GTX 460 overclocked and I get 17,000. So your performance is good in 3Dmark, so its probably only bad in games

Tiv
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Well darn, 3dMark is normal.. has to be something else.

Try this:
http://www.3dgameman.com/forum/gaming/windows-7-lag-online-games

bullgarian
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I have the same problem with the mouse..my mobo is asrock and my mouse is logitech mx518 ,the only problem i`ve got gaming is with the stalker cop.lagging some times ....it turned out to be the crappy game. the mouse problem...i just switch the usb ports from time to time and getting rid of the problem it`s not the mouse bro - its the 2nd one i`ve tried in 3 weeks,so I will consider another mobo soon i guess you should too.

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What is your 12V rail on your PSU? When I read 300W, I get a bit worried; especially with a modern vidcard. It could be that your card is pulling near-max on your 12V rail and causing stuff to bog down as a result.

Does WoW work better when you dumb down the graphics? 4.0 brought a graphics uptick, so that may be part of the problem, but I guess it depends on what is turned on and what is turned off. I don't have any of these problems on my 4850 and I run with a lot of features enabled.

Are you getting the mouse lag with a wired mouse? I know Tivon said that ASRock tends to undervolt some of their ports, but part of the issue could be some sort of interference between the wireless mouse and its receiver (this and batteries were the two main reasons I went back to wired mice).

Does the mouse problem go away if you use an externally powered hub?

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I'm guessing you meant to type 300watts on the power supply. If you only have 300watts with that setup, it is likely that the power supply is the problem. The only other thing I can think of is your graphics card overheating.