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Frame rate issues with PC

stawkstawk Registered User regular
edited July 2012 in Help / Advice Forum
Hey once again H/A, I currently have a PC that seems fine by all respects and in most cases surpasses the recommended specs of games, however when playing slightly more graphics intensive games like Diablo III and SWTOR I get awful frame rates even at the lowest setting. I am talking sub 10fps bad. Intially I thought I had way to small of a power supply (250watt) so I upped it to a 750 watt and am still have major issues. This is the desktop I have minus the graphics card and the new powersupply.

http://www.woot.com/offers/hp-pavilion-p7-quad-core-desktop


specs (current)
PSU-750watt
CPU-AMD Phenom II x4 960t (4cpu) 3.0ghz
Ram-8gb ddr3
GPU-Geforce GT 520

I am really at a loss as to what is causing me problems here and I dont want to have to resort to building an entire new rig.


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  • EvilBadmanEvilBadman DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN Registered User regular
    Updated video drivers? That's step one.

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  • Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Step 2?

    Pull the cover off and clean all the dust out of the components.

  • stawkstawk Registered User regular
    Ive done all that. All of the basic trouble shooting has been done. lets escalate to level 2 tech support.


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  • CabezoneCabezone Registered User regular
    edited July 2012
    That graphics card is really low end. It's not a gaming video card.

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  • JWashkeJWashke Registered User regular
    Your graphics card is most likely bottlenecking you, Cabezone is right, that's a low end card not really meant for gaming.

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  • EshEsh Tending bar. FFXIV. Motorcycles. Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    edited July 2012
    Yeah, that card is...to put it lightly...a piece of shit.

    Here's a review with benchmarks. It can barely play World of Warcraft.

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  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    that card is, honestly, barely a step up from integrated graphics. It's meant for office or home multimedia use, not gaming. You could try overclocking it, but you still wouldn't see great performance and there's always the chance you could melt something by pushing it.

    You've already upped your PSU from 250w (which would be wholly insufficient for any gaming card and which I'm frankly a little surprised even shipped with a modern processor); you can get radeon cards in the 6600/6700 series for a hundo or less which are very capable of running stuff like D3 and SWTOR (probably comparable geforce cards are out there but I'm not as familiar with them.) Your PSU also leaves you some overhead to add a second card later if you want.

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  • EshEsh Tending bar. FFXIV. Motorcycles. Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    edited July 2012
    that card is, honestly, barely a step up from integrated graphics. It's meant for office or home multimedia use, not gaming. You could try overclocking it, but you still wouldn't see great performance and there's always the chance you could melt something by pushing it.

    The Intel HD 4000 is actually leaps and bounds beyond that card.

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