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post #1 of 9
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hello
I'm looking for advise on my 6 year old pc.its a i5-2500K oc to 4.2 and mob is ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 and Western Digital Blue 500GB and G.SKILL Ripjaws 8gb and Windows 7 and gtx 560 ti.
Now the main problem about 2 month ago the pc has slow down ALOT and not only that is also hiccups all the time when im gaming and when im not and when im gaing is just so bad the hiccups.So is this pc dying? i try almost everything i can think of from reinstalling windows 7 about 4 times now and running virus scans but nothing is helping.
post #2 of 9
What exactly do you mean by "hiccups"? Small freezes?, skipped frames?, something else?

Sounds to me from what you have said to be a HDD error.
Or potentially slight CPU degradation.. have you tried lowering your overclock slightly? or increasing your voltage slightly?
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Intel Xeon E3 1231-V3 gigabyte GA-H97N GTX 1060 G-skill lifetime 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
2x WD green 1x ocz agility SSD  Modded deepcool Gammaxx Windows 8.1 with classic shell for games. 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Fedora KDE for everything else.  Yamakasi catleap q270 Gamdias hermes ultimate  EVGA G2 750 
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Core V1 G303 - Hand cancer edition.  goliathus  AKG k240  
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post #3 of 9
Check event viewer for errors.

Run checks on RAM and HDD

Run CPU at stock speed

If you are considering a new computer whats your budget, what do you play, what hardware would you not need (monitor, mouse, kb, etc)?
post #4 of 9
If you mean dropped frames/stuttering during gaming, I would think it's probably the GPU. It kind of depends on what games you're playing (new ones?) on what quality settings. But honestly, that's a 40nm GPU from 2010 with only 384 CUDA cores, even a $100 750ti has almost twice as many CUDA cores, twice as much memory and a higher core clock/overclocks more.

If you're open to AMD you can even find used 7970s and 280X, that are much better than a 750ti, for around $100-$150 on Ebay or Amazon.

You're trying to game on a card that is well past it's prime and was only midrange during it's lifespan, what do you expect? Doubly so if you are trying to play new games on it.

If you have another GPU available to test with, I would try throwing that in and see if that's the cause. Due to age, the 560ti might be starting to fail.

Barring that, if it's not the video card, it might be the motherboard. Motherboards are often the first thing to fail in an older build. You may be able to find an old one that your i5 can work in (the i5 is probably fine), or maybe it's time to consider replacing the whole rig.
post #5 of 9
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by hiccups i mean like Small freezes, skipped frames but its fast like when ur lagging and the only games i play are wow,ArcheAge,black desert try lowering the setting to low but it still the same and as far as the cpu i have it set to stack setting now 3.3ghz but it didnt help.I'm thinking that mob is about to die or the hdd.So im thinking of going all out and get a build to play at 4k.as for the pass 7 or 8 yeas i been playing at 1600x900.i was thinking this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA96K3UY1794
post #6 of 9
1GB isnt enough to play games. get a better card wait for the Rx 480 and a freesync monitor
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post #7 of 9
If you plan to play at 4k be ready to spend ALOT. Presuming you in the USA...

Expect to spend a minimum of $2.5k on a system and another $400+ on the monitor. Also keep in mind that right now the majority of machines will not run 4k @ 60fps with all settings. Maybe with a couple cards in SLI/xfire.
post #8 of 9
Yeah, you're going to need probably an 8-thread i7, and two 980s/390X minimum. Two 1080s would be preferable. The i7 would be better than an i5 because there's less chance the CPU will bottleneck the two cards. AMD CPU probably isn't even an option. And even then, in a lot of games you still might have to reduce quality settings to get 60fps.

Personally, I would suggest waiting a few more months, possibly into next year, to see what AMD (and to a lesser extent, Nvidia) come out with. Nvidia might come out with a new Titan and then a cheaper 1080ti. AMD is coming out with Polaris soon, but more importantly in a few months, Vega. Vega should hopefully offer performance around the level of the 1080 (maybe faster?) and historically, for cheaper.

If you just can't wait, well, now is probably a good time to get a 980ti from the people who are selling them and getting 1080s instead. You might be able to get a really good deal on a pair.

Good luck.
post #9 of 9
A good stepping stone from 1600x900 would be 25601440. You will not break the bank with a build or a monitor.redface.gif
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