All games go too fast after switching an i7 920 for a Xeon X5650

By Manuel Diego
Jul 28, 2016
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  1. I have recently changed the CPU from a core i7 920 to a Xeon X5650. Since then, all games appear to be accelerated: characters move too fast (both player and non-player), dialogs in cut-scenes are also accelerated (a speaker starts its line when the previous speaker hasn't yet finished), etc. It's sort of a Benny Hill situation, not funny at all to see it all move around very fast. I detected the issue with Assassin's Creed Unity, then launched The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot and, to discard a problem with Ubisoft games, I also tried The Talos Principle: all three games have the same problem, whereas before the CPU change they all ran fine at normal speeds.

    Does anyone know about this problem and its possible solution?

    My specs are:

    Mobo: ASUS P6X58D-E
    CPU: Xeon X5650 @ 4.18 GHz (previous CPU: i7 920 @ 4.00 GHz)
    GPU: GTX 1070
    RAM: 6 x Mushkin 2GB DDR3-1600 (12 GB total)
    SSD: Samsung 830 512 GB

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,657   +309

    Wild guess (based on assumption that the X5650 is a confirmed compatible cpu), you may need to reinstall chipset driver - get from motherboard mfg.

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