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Windows 7: Gaming and FPS/Ping


19 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) (build 7600)
 
 
Gaming and FPS/Ping

Been looking around the forums for a while now, I have already went through the 19 steps to improve Win 7 performance etc.

My issue is that when playing games my FPS is normally around 3-8 FPS.
yes i said 3 to 8 FPS and ping around 100.

I still have the intergrated vid card, hopefully will be updating at tax time *crosses fingers*

Im trying to find a way to increase the FPS atleast a little, seeing that Im a priest and really cant handle it with the fps/lag anymore :P People keep dying around me

Any Suggestions on how to improve my gaming experience would be really helpful.


BTW- I have the game graphic setting ALL THE WAY DOWN, Everything cut off or on low settings, no shadows, no spell effects, nothing.. Mobs look like blobs... yea...


Settings needed for game below...

Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz or equivalent
RAM: 512MB
Required Hard Disk Space: 6GB
Graphics Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible with 128MB RAM, Pixel Shader 2.0 (or better)
Broadband Internet Connection
Keyboard and Mouse

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19 Jan 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Not much else you can do with that integrated Graphics Card!!
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19 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
Not much else you can do with that integrated Graphics Card!!
Yep, that is pretty much your choke point.

Aside from Upgrading your Video & Audio drivers, there is not that much you can do.

The game specs don't look like much but, most of the game that you probably play are console ports and not very good so they become total resource hogs.

Also, once Tax money comes along, be careful what kind of Video card you get, that 550W PSU might need to be upgrade it as well.
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19 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) (build 7600)
 
 

Was thinking about going with this card, in my price range and seems like a decent card, I wont be playing any Really graphic intense games.

PowerColor AX6850 1GBD5-DH Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity


was just hoping there was something i could have done in the mean time, but thank you for your replys!
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19 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jenn948 View Post
Was thinking about going with this card
I don't know anything about AMD/ATI so I can't really help you there but I am sure others will chime in later.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jenn948 View Post
was just hoping there was something i could have done in the mean time, but thank you for your replys!
There is... have you updated your drivers yet?
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20 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7; Server 08; Window Home Server; Vista; XP
 
 

Looking at your specs... you are going to need a better power supply. A 550w unit is not going to handle the 68xx series card. I am aware that they recommend a 500w or better but thats pretty much if you are running no other hardware.

I suggest a 650w or better with at least 52amps on a single 12v rail. I was just looking at the board in your emachine and it looks like it can handle a off the self PSU and card. If anything that card maybe to big for your case. Be sure to check the measurements to make sure you have clearance and that your PSU has the proper power connectors.

Also don't expect to gaming out at 300fps, the cpu you have is a huge bottleneck but you will see great improvements.

Good luck.
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20 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) (build 7600)
 
 

Yea hehe I dont expect 300fps Right now I would be happy with 50fps, LOL gaming with 5 :P
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20 Jan 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by haxcid View Post
Looking at your specs... you are going to need a better power supply. A 550w unit is not going to handle the 68xx series card. I am aware that they recommend a 500w or better but thats pretty much if you are running no other hardware.
If it is a decent 550W (sufficient amps on the 12V rail) it is more than enough,

Radeon HD 6850 & 6870 CrossfireX review

Quote:
Measured power consumption one 6850card
  1. System in IDLE = 176W
  2. System Wattage with GPU in FULL Stress = 278W
  3. Difference (GPU load) = 102W
  4. Add average IDLE wattage ~ 19W (ATI specified)
  5. Subjective obtained GPU power consumption = ~ 121 Watts
using this for the test system,

Radeon HD 6850 & 6870 CrossfireX review
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