New PC, horrible framerate issues!


This PC arrived from PC Specialist 2 days ago, here's the spec:

.CPU- AMD FX-6300 six core cpu (3.50 ghz/8mb cache/am3+)
.Motherboard- Gigabyte 970A-DS3P AM3+ (atx, DDR3, USB 3.0, 6 gb/s)
. 8GB Ram
. Graphics card- 2gb AMD radeon r9 270x
. Power supply- 450W
. Windows 8.1

It is having trouble running all the games i throw at it, which i know it shouldn't, as it's new and has a decent enough spec. I was wondering if there is anything you have to download/install with a new PC to make it work properly? I know i sound really stupid but i feel asif i've missed something. Any helpful feedback is much appreciated thankyou!


Multiverse Poster
What games have you try and what sort of problems are you experiencing? Are you running any other applocations while gaming?


Borderlands the pre sequel and AC4. Nothing else is running. The games don't run smooth, there not un-playable but the lag is noticeable, and quite frustrating. It's not my wi-fi as their offline games.


Multiverse Poster
You could try reinstalling amd drivers and see how it goes, a more drastic measure could be to do a clean installation of windows and all drivers to see if that solves the problem.


Member Resting in Peace
First thing I would try is a clean install of the graphics driver,to do this,
Open the Control Panel
Select Programs and Features
Select AMD Catalyst Install Manager.
Click on Change.
Click on Next when prompted for the Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard for AMD Catalyst Install Manager,
Select Express Uninstall All Software,
Follow the on-screen directions and restart the system when finished
To verify that the graphics driver has been uninstalled, return to the Uninstall or Change a Program list and ensure that there is no AMD specific software listed.
If AMD specific software is still listed, remove any remaining AMD software components using the above process and restart the system when complete.
Download latest driver from here.


Rising Star
Not necessarily, PCS would very likely have installed the drivers supplied with the card and not the from the website, the drivers on the disc could be a few builds old as they are updated on the website fairly regularly.