My Desktop is bottlenecking - Need Advice - Plz Help

May 7, 2023
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Gaming Box is Bottlenecking

My entire system is bottlenecking overall, games are unstable, especially when it comes to FPS.

Just even basic navigation throught Windows Desktop is sluggish. Yes, I do the basic maintenance (clear temp files, defrag, clear/fix/degrag registry...etc. etc ...etc...)

Here are my specs :
(I know it's older, but I'm under the impression that my CPU is still worthy)

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8700 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 3201 Mhz, 6 Core(s), 12 Logical Processor(s)

ASRock iBuyPower B360M IB-R1 Intel Chipset B360M Socket LGA1151 DDR4 HDMI USB SATA 6GB/s Micro ATX Desktop Motherboard 80-MXB9F0-A1A01.
Chipset: Intel B360M
Socket: Intel LGA1151
Compatible/Supported CPU: 8th and 9th Generation Intel Core Processors
Max Supported Memory: Up to 128GB
Number of Memory Slots: 4
Memory Type: DDR4 SDRAM
Storage Interface: SATA 6Gb/s
Wireless Lan Support: Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
Audio: Realtek ALC892 Codec
Input/Output Ports: 1 x HDMI Port; 2 x USB 2.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection); 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s) (Supports ESD Protection); 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s) (Supports ESD Protection); 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports (Supports ESD Protection); 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED); HD Audio Jacks: Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone.
Expansion Slots: 2x PCI-Express 3.0 x16 Slots; 2x PCI-Express 3.0 x1 Slots.
Form Factor: Micro ATX
Type: Desktop Motherboard
Supported Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit

I’m running Windows 11

(Looking at my task manager, the speed reads 2133 MHz)

GPU is a RTX 3060 ti (I just bought this a few weeks ago)

As far as gaming, there just isn't much consistency.

Star Citizen 8-50 FPS...typically on avg 15 FPS
DOOM ETERNAL seems to cap @ 60FPS
Escape from Tarkov can get as a high as 130 FPS

Why is my rig so sluggish ? ...and constantly fighting through even just menu's ?


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