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Weird TASK Manager Problem, help pls

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  1. jonathan1107

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    Hi, I just started playing Far Cry 3 today, and noticed that I have a Weird issue since I installed Assassin's creed 3...

    When I installed AC3 and started playing I was having FPS drops to 30fps (from 60fps), and so the only I could get rid of those "hiccups" was to set AC3 to run with "real time priority" in the task manager (in windows 7)...

    Now I'm playing Far Cry 3, and I also have to set it to "real time" priority, otherwise I get the choppiness again... wtf ?!

    I've never had to do this before with other game titles... I also noticed my CPU temps are a tad bit higher than before (idling at 44-46c, used to idle at 35-39)
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    Sounds like something in the background is sucking up your CPU power. You can try using Process Explorer to try and pinpoint it.
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    I installed Process Explorer, what must I look for ??? (within the Process Explorer program)
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    you could check the process tab (ctrl,alt,del) and see what programs are using up memory, that usually slows stuff down if i have a problem like this
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    I don't have programs eatin my memory up... my system just becomes annoyingly Choppy when I run games (since Assassin's creed 3)

    I can fix this by setting the game's process to High or Real time priority in the task manager... But it's weird that with a beast PC like mine I need to do this ...
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    That still doesn't explain why every other game I'm playin lately get choppy like crazy to the point I have to raise the Game's Process Priority in task manager to get it to be fluid again...

    something's off... wish I knew what is

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