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Why Does my PC have trouble running Fortnite at max settings

These are the specs:
Motherboard: Also don't know if its the Rev 5 or Rev 6 but for sure isn't 4.1
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
CPU: AMD FX(tm)-4300 Quad-Core Processor
Memory(RAM): 32 GB
Resolution: 1360x768
Operating System: Windows 10 Home

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A little dated on the CPU but let's get a few reports.

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The benchmark pretty much confirms it.

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But let's see if there is anything we can do to lighten the load.

1. Disable this now:
2. Do you need JAVA? Uninstall it if possible. We need every scrap of this machine to avoid calling it, CPU starved.
3. Do you need Skype? Read how at
4. I see some remnant of AVG. Use their cleaner:
5. finds another small item to eject.
6. Dump their tuneup too.
7. Chrome. Exit while gaming. You have to run light here.
8. I see XMP RAM. Try it with XMP on and off. Use userbenchmark and go with what is faster or if there is a stability issue, which is stable.
9. Can you do without the DVDRW? We are looking for any way to get back CPU cycles.
10. Test with another DNS like and along with the IPv6 versions of same.

The HDD health is fine. It's just a dated CPU so you have to see what you can do to throttle any extra processes.

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Can I Buy a New One?

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I was already thinking about buying a new one anyway just what you recommend also I know ill probably have to get a new motherboard as well.

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May cost more than just a board, CPU, RAM.

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You're into more than the CPU, motherboard and RAM though. Microsoft's new license system should invalidate on the motherboard change. You'll have to try the ONLY way I've seen folk avoid the 100 buck fee. Tell them the old motherboard failed and it's just a new board.

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One thing I didn't write about.

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The 1070 was a good choice but there's nothing wrong with less than max settings. For a time and even today some games even on the best of machines do not run well on max settings. I'd do the clean up as noted and see if that helped. NEXT I'd read articles about Fortnite optimizing.


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Keep making it smaller

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Turn off things like superfetch and indexing.

Run a pass of disk cleanup and then a pass of defrag on the hdd.

If you change that mobo you will open a can of worms so give it some serious thought before you pull the trigger.

If you want to bump it up a notch look into a fx-6300 about 50 bucks.

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