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Recently I bought both Saints Row: The Third and Frozen Synapse during a Steam Summer Games Sale. However, I experience FPS lag on Saints Row on both Ultra and low settings. Changing from one to another does not change the annoying of the lag. the game is playable on both settings. Then the mouse lags on Frozen Synapse, a very simple turn based strategy shooter. That is absolute nonsense. My computer is WAY overqualified for that. Any clue as to why these two new games lag on my computer?

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Asus P6X58D-E
4GB Ram
intel i7 930 w/Corsair H60 (overclocked to 4.0GHz)
ATI Radeon 5700
PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III Series 750W
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Not to ruin your party here, but your build isn't that over qualified, especially in the graphics card region. You have a bit if minimal system ram, minimal processor (just because it's i7, doesn't mean it's amazing), minimal and disscontinued motherboard, a discontinued graphics card (you do know ATI is in the 7900 series, right?) and you don't give us much specifications for hardware such as hard drive, driver version, etc.

My BET is that a 2012 Game (SR3) doesn't run well on an old card (like I said, ATI is in the 7900 series, not the 5000. 5000 was a long time ago) Your graphics card only has 1 GB of ram, so that may be the problem.

TL;DR, buy a new graphics card and more ram.
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Not to ruin your party here, but your build isn't that over qualified, especially in the graphics card region. You have a bit if minimal system ram, minimal processor (just because it's i7, doesn't mean it's amazing), minimal and disscontinued motherboard, a discontinued graphics card (you do know ATI is in the 7900 series, right?) and you don't give us much specifications for hardware such as hard drive, driver version, etc.

My BET is that a 2012 Game (SR3) doesn't run well on an old card (like I said, ATI is in the 7900 series, not the 5000. 5000 was a long time ago) Your graphics card only has 1 GB of ram, so that may be the problem.

TL;DR, buy a new graphics card and more ram.

OP stated that he received the same lag on the lowest graphics settings. Even with a graphics card that is a few generations old I would expect some decent framerates at the lowest settings. I don't know why this is occurring but updating the drivers should be the first step.
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I would suspect its your graphics card, I played saints row 3 on an i7 860, gtx580 and 4gb ram just fine. Plus the hd5700 series isn't that great of a card anyways.
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Okay, when I said WAY overqualified, I really only meant to play frozen synapse. It's also an iPhone app. How could my computer have lag with THAT?

Anyway, I updated to the latest AMD driver and my mouse still lags in Frozen Synapse. Note: Only the mouse lags. The rest of the game runs fine!
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