So all this time I have been blaming my video cards, or my motherboard for
my FPS issues lately. When I built the new system I replaced:
(Refurbished) MSI Xpower Z87 motherboard
New Gskill 2400 MHz memory 32 GB
New Samsung EVO 500Gb Msata
The symptoms were unstable performance, SLI not working properly. Things
would work okay with one Video Card but horrible frame rates with 2 in SLI.
Finally after swapping around the video cards more times than I can tell, I
decided to replace the motherboard. I could get a refund on the MSI so I
bought an EVGA Z97.
I installed the EVGA motherboard Saturday. It wouldn't boot. I messed
around with configurations of video cards etc and finally I started pulling
memory sticks. It finally would only boot with 2 memory sticks installed.
I grabbed the old memory from my server, the Corsair Vengeance 1600 MHz,
popped the 32 GB in and it boots perfectly. Ran BF4 and I get 190-200 FPS
on 1080P Ultra. Doesn't drop below 180 FPS.
Then I thought.... crap... what if it wasn't ever the motherboard. So I
just put the MSI board back in. Put in the Corsair memory, and started BF4.
So now I have the dilemma
1.) I need to replace that Gskill memory but since it took 40 days to
figure this out I am out of the automatic refund period. I can get a
replacement but what if it's just incompatible.
2.) I have 2 high end motherboards that both work perfectly.