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Windows 7: Win 7 Gaming Performance

17 Nov 2010   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Not enough Ram in basement. Windows 7 will not run games as smoothly it you are skipping around minimum specs.

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17 Nov 2010   #12

Windows 7 Pro 32bit

There is a DIY kit with a 2.8ghz phenom II x6 on newegg with 4gb ram and Radeon HD4290 on board for $442 I think I'll get.
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17 Nov 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I'm not sure I would be excited about a Radeon HD4290. It's an onboard graphics unit, so make sure that you get a PCI-Express slot on the mobo so that you can replace this card with a gaming card.

Kitchen never scored well under XP because the video card (Nvidia 7050) is only a marginal improvement over an Nvidia 6150.'s terrrible for gaming.

Now, Basement is struggling as your CPU and RAM is a bit low for the more powerful system.
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17 Nov 2010   #14

Windows 7 64-bit Home

you if you want to game get a pci-e gfx card, you can have a radeon HD 4770 for a decent price now a days
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17 Nov 2010   #15

Windows 8.1 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DirtyElf View Post
i really cant make any sense of this, let me try to re-read it.. i apologize - been a long day

ok after rereading, the basement computer is trying to run win7 on 1.5g of ram, that really isint enough and could cause slow downs for sure

the cpu shouldnt matter that much for gaming, especially WOW. both of those will perform about the same gaming wise, but more is always better

i dont think there is much you can do to make the basement better other than downgrade back to XP, 1.5g is not enough for win7
Ohh quite the contrary my friend.

WoW is known to be very CPU hungry.
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18 Nov 2010   #16

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1

I Never played WOW for some reason im not into never ending games i mean atleast one ending but those games are continous and i would like some sort of satisfaction from a ending

It never occured to me that the game is a cpu eatter after you meantioned it SlackerITGuy took me a minute to think about and i could agree it being online and always updating expansion packs

As for the benchmarks i never see results on that game

but would be interested on what it would do if it ran on my card if you know what i mean

do you have any benchmark scores on that game and settings that scored low and highs thanks in advanced
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18 Nov 2010   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 OEM

A great deal does depend on the games in question. Games like WoW and EQ2 are more CPU-bound then they are GPU and RAM bound. Both games will peg out a single core during play, and the other cores will only be lightly touched (could very well be by the other background things running). And I am not talking about pegging out a little 2GhZ - but pegging out a sincle core running at more than twice that speed.

So - it depends on the game. Some games out there are not so CPU intensive - and can rely on the GPU more- or will actually run on multi-cores and not just one. Civ5 I heard will use all the cores and all the RAM you've got, but really not push the actual GPU as much as one would expect.
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19 Nov 2010   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 OEM

I had a thought - just for fun - try running the "All CPU Meter" by AddGadget - and leave it on top tucked in a corner while you power up your games. This can tell you a lot about the CPU usage. Of course, if you have more than 1 core buzzing along, it will chart out the other cores performance. Just right click on the screen somewhere and click on Gadgets - it should be in the listing - or easy to find from there.
Mine is set up to show RAM usage, and core activity
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