I've had the same problem recently, I had huge fps-drops while playing in multiplayer. I reinstalled the drivers of my graphic card but nothing changed. At the end I solved it switching to DirectX 7. No idea what is the issue that causes the problem because I can still run most of the games with full settings.
PS: I'm also using Windows 10, so that might be the problem as with Windows 7 I've never had this issue, but I'm too lazy to switch to the older version.
Well, do you get around 30fps constantly or would it go to 60fps then flicker down to 15fps every couple of minutes?. If you do get the fps drops, there's many different reasons.
- Problem with your motherboard. If you've gotten a motherboard with a phase of 4 + 1, this may have a problem with running your Octocore CPU (8320), Also if you do have a 4 + 1 phase motherboard, try and turn off any power-consumption options in your bios (Press Del on startup, mainly). Most motherboards would give less power to your CPU depending on your load or will have a 'green' feature, which would then draw less power to your CPU. If you were to pick a motherboard that supports an octo-core CPU, I'd suggest any motherboard with the correct watt (I believe 125w, is for your FX-8320 Black Edition). I personally use gigabyte boards.
- Another problem could be your cooling, if your CPU hits high temperatures that means there's either
- A lack of thermal compound
- You've got a cheap heat-sink
What this would do is make your CPU throttle, this basically down-grades your CPU's multiplier from around x14 to around x2, making the 3.6GHz to around 1GHz, causing the horrendous CPU FPS drops in games. (I used to have the same problem). Just make sure you check your temperatures.
All of this is probably, a worst case scenario. I used to have a motherboard (MSI-GM) that supported a 95w CPU, when my CPU was 125w. Also, does this happen in other games?
I believe the 'APM' Feature on the BIOS, as well as AMD ' Cool 'n' Quiet' feature, about 99% of motherboards come with this horrible, power-saving feature, just turn it off. Anyways, I use a gigabyte motherboard, this is why I use 'Del' to access the bios.
EDIT: Having an 8 + 2 power phase, would also allow for better over-clocking, turning your 8320 to basically a 8350 if you overclock it to 4GHz. Placing your motherboard, would also help.
Well, your motherboard, is appropriate for what you're using, also looking at your temperatures it also seems fine, if you have a piece of software called 'AMD Overdrive' or just 'Overdrive', if you run M&B in windowed then click on the 'CPU Status', which should look like mine http://prntscr.com/9db2wz. If you run Warband and watch this carefully, you may experience anomalies. Here's the screenshot of the software: http://prntscr.com/9db4c8 If you've installed the drivers correctly, you should already have this feature pre-installed. A good way to see if your computer has EVERY up-to-date driver is to use a software called 'MSI Live Updater 6', this software (I believe regardless of your motherboard make' should show everything that needs updating.
Link to MSI Live Updater 6.
Small Icon saying 'download should be up the top of the page. Also, make sure you've verified Warband's game cache.
I partly fixed the problem, the game seems playable now. Installed AdobeAir, GameBooster, reinstalled Warband, turned off v-sync, switched to low details, set fps limit to 75, updated all the possible drivers. Not sure which of these steps helped, but without the fps limit I still could get only around 90-100fps, that's still not good if you look at pc specs. Thanks for help everyone.