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Windows 7: ATi Radeon 5870 1GB DDR5 & W7

19 Jan 2010   #1
gudjon94

Windows Vista
 
 
ATi Radeon 5870 1GB DDR5 & W7

Hey, This would be my first post on Windows 7 Forums

I'm wondering i am currently running on Windows Vista Ultimate and i just have 1 question, i am thinking of buying windows 7 and i am just wondering will i get more FPS on Windows 7 then windows vista?

I'm playing games like Counter Strike: Source & Call Of Duty MW1 & MW2


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19 Jan 2010   #2
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Are you building a system with that card or upgrading one?
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19 Jan 2010   #3
gudjon94

Windows Vista
 
 

I already have the card i'm just wondering will i get better game performance?
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19 Jan 2010   #4
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Yes and no, what about the rest of your system - CPU, HDD, RAM? There may be bottlenecks. Is your PSU up to it? Enough amps on the 12V rails? Case have enough cooling/size?
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19 Jan 2010   #5
gudjon94

Windows Vista
 
 

OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Ultimate
Version 6.0.6000 Build 6000
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name MOQUAI
System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model P35-DS3L
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz, 3000 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Award Software International, Inc. F7, 29.11.2007
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6000.16386"
User Name moquai\Guðjón
Time Zone Greenwich Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 2.045,88 MB
Available Physical Memory 1.022,20 MB
Total Virtual Memory 4,23 GB
Available Virtual Memory 2,77 GB
Page File Space 2,29 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys


Did that help? i have a 730W Powersupply.
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19 Jan 2010   #6
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Can you please post a screenshot of HWInfo32's system summary screen in the drivers guide in my sig - search for snip in the start menu. You also need more memory, 2GB is not enough for gaming. The summary will help though.
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19 Jan 2010   #7
gudjon94

Windows Vista
 
 



That's it, And how much RAM Do i need? And what do you think i could get, It cant be very expensive though
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19 Jan 2010   #8
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Did you build this system yourself?

  • Buy a matched 4GB kit of 800MHz DDR2 RAM - Corsair is a good choice, or Kingston, or G-Skill. Replace your old RAM.
  • The HDD is looking off - is it a SATA hard drive? How is it connected - it should be reporting 3GB /s not 1.5GB / s.
  • Update all your drivers and BIOS.
  • The CPU is fine, although if you want to play GTA 4 you need to go quad.
Your performance should be fine then.
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19 Jan 2010   #9
gudjon94

Windows Vista
 
 

I'll get that memory and what drivers should i update, can you give me a list, and what is a BIOS :$?
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19 Jan 2010   #10
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

The guide in my sig has the details - also how is your HDD connected? It will not affect performance very much, mostly loading times, but the 8MB cache is low too.
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