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Windows 7: BSODs whilst general usage of PC

09 Nov 2011   #11

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hendies View Post
My computer also runs pathetically on newer games, fair enough it's 2 years old but it's specifications should destroy the newer games.
I run a Core 2 Quad @ 3GHz a piece, with 4GB RAM on 64bit windows 7 and a 1GB video card. On Battlefield 3 (and most new games) I can run them on medium settings at best. I'm also running the latest Nvidia drivers but I'm really concerned it's something to do with my ram, or maybe my computer has been infected? All I know is my computer used to be top-of-the-range, and it should still be up there but it's not performing as well as it should be doing
Thats because the 9800GT is old and unable to handle most modern games, it used to be a high end card but it's time has passed. An upgrade would be better.

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10 Nov 2011   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I had a feeling it was my graphics card after having a look at all the new cards out on the nvidia website, some of their capabilities are just stupid. I'll run the memtest when I get time. I'm due to take my computer in for maintenance anyway, so I'll ask them for recommendations about video cards. Thanks for the reply
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10 Nov 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1

Follow yowanvista good advice.

You can also test\stress your nvidia gpu with
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11 Nov 2011   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I think what i'm going to do is upgrade to the nvidia gtx 560ti - it's unbelievable value-for-money. And i'm replacing my 2 sticks of 2GB DDR2 400Mhz RAM with 1 or 2 sticks of 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 RAM
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