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Windows 7: Poor gaming performance and cant figure out why

25 Aug 2012   #1
xxxbuggyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Poor gaming performance and cant figure out why

So I recently got into gaming on my pc by adding a new NVIDIA GeForce GT 520, the only problem is I still seem to be having performance issues with any game I play. Currently i have a AMD Atholon II x4 635 processor at 2.90 GHz, 4 gigs of ram, 500 gig hdd, running on windows 7 home premium 64 bit, Everything I have tried doesn't seem to help my performance, if you need more information let me know and i will do my best to provide it.


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25 Aug 2012   #2
beret21

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

SO buddy what games are you trying??
Check that ur system might be using resources in some thing else ,like unwanted programs??
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25 Aug 2012   #3
xxxbuggyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I have been trying to play different games

battlefield free to play
team fortress 2
half life 2
portal
path of exile
left 4 dead
left 4 dead 2

performance is poor on each game no matter the settings
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25 Aug 2012   #4
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

what is windows graphics rating
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25 Aug 2012   #5
xxxbuggyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

my gaming graphics rating is 6.3
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26 Aug 2012   #6
beret21

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

well the games doesn't appear to be heavy . . . So the lag can be caused ( in my opinion ) by either faulty hard disk or windows .....
open task manager and click on performance tab and look if the resources are being over used ??
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26 Aug 2012   #7
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit Technical Preview
 
 

Try updating your drivers if you haven't or reinstalling them
Link to latest stable nvdia drivers
NVIDIA DRIVERS 301.42WHQL
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26 Aug 2012   #8
Chalky Emultion

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pedroc1999 View Post
what is windows graphics rating
Windows Experience Index isn't a good benchmark, don't look at it.

Lag in games is probably caused by your GT 520, which is a low-range GPU. Don't expect high fps in modern games...
Try to lower graphics and maybe set a low resolution... this will increase fps in games.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by beret21 View Post
So the lag can be caused ( in my opinion ) by either faulty hard disk or windows .....
An hard disk wouldn't slow games so much, but you can try to defrag it.
also try to clean up your pc with programs like CCleaner.

And, as M1GU31 said, try to update drivers. If you already have 301.42WHQL version, downgrade it. It is currently causing a lot of issues with a lot of games... Maybe this could be the problem.

What resolution are you currently using in desktop and in games?
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26 Aug 2012   #9
beret21

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dorado View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pedroc1999 View Post
what is windows graphics rating
Windows Experience Index isn't a good benchmark, don't look at it.

Lag in games is probably caused by your GT 520, which is a low-range GPU. Don't expect high fps in modern games...
Try to lower graphics and maybe set a low resolution... this will increase fps in games.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by beret21 View Post
So the lag can be caused ( in my opinion ) by either faulty hard disk or windows .....
An hard disk wouldn't slow games so much, but you can try to defrag it.
also try to clean up your pc with programs like CCleaner.

And, as M1GU31 said, try to update drivers. If you already have 301.42WHQL version, downgrade it. It is currently causing a lot of issues with a lot of games... Maybe this could be the problem.

What resolution are you currently using in desktop and in games?
if hard disk has a problem it gives continuous skips / jumps in games my personal experience
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26 Aug 2012   #10
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

This might help some: Optimize Windows 7
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