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Windows 7: Low FPS in games?

12 Aug 2010   #1
Skittle

Windows Ultimate 7 64 bit
 
 
Low FPS in games?

These are my pc specs:
4G ram 400MHzx2 (800MHz)
Intel Core 2 QUAD CPU Q8300@2.5 GHz(4CPUs), ~2.5GHz
878 GB HD 7200 rpm (with system on it)
862 GB HDD 7200 rpm (storage, games, movies, no OS system on it)
NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT (2 cards)
Asus P5N-D motherboard 1333/1066MHz

All drivers are up to date
I am getting slow fps in games like the Witcher, Real Myst, Kane & Lynch, etc. Even world of warcraft gives me 10-20(at the most)fps. So what is going on?
I play on a monitor 1680x1050 (32bit) (59GHz)


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12 Aug 2010   #2
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

So things to check would be stats of GPU: GPU-Z Video card GPU Information Utility

The timings of your RAM and cpu specs: CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

Also check your power profile. You should be on High Performance. others like Quiet Office or Battery Saver will lower cpu speeds and such.

Are you running <edit> lots of things on startup? my system handles WoW easily at max settings and your stuff is better than mine.
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12 Aug 2010   #3
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hi Skittle, have a look at this to see if there's something in there to help improve your gaming experience.... Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues

Good luck
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12 Aug 2010   #4
Skittle

Windows Ultimate 7 64 bit
 
 

I am in high performance with my power profile and as for startups, I only have the minimal for my pc to run. I cancel unnecessary programs when I play games.

How do I use the CPUID tp check the timing of my ram and cpu specs?
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12 Aug 2010   #5
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

CPUID will have tabs for each of the components.

First page will have the CPU and specs and in lower left the actual running speed of the CPU cores and the FSB.

The second tab is for motherboard and

I think the third tab will have the info on your RAM. What each stick is, the speed it is running and the timings for the RAM should be listed.

If you want, post Screenshots of the tabs and we will see if anything looks wrong. Others on here can advise on how to change timings if they need to be changed. < This is done in the BIOS

Also, post the GPU-Z screens too. The system might not be utilizing both Cards.
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12 Aug 2010   #6
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Also, look through Sygnus's tutorial. He put a lot of info in there that can be checked. One thing that is overlooked a lot is the Direct X. You need to update the older Direct X versions as well as the newest one.


Edit: lol sorry Sygnus, spelled your name wrong... Great Tut btw.
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12 Aug 2010   #7
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's OK, you made up for it by giving my post credit

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12 Aug 2010   #8
Skittle

Windows Ultimate 7 64 bit
 
 

These are screens from thr GPS program of my specs


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12 Aug 2010   #9
Skittle

Windows Ultimate 7 64 bit
 
 

and these are from the CPUID:


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12 Aug 2010   #10
madtownidiot

 

Game manufacturers ought to be required to list the minimum hardware necessary to play at a variety of max settings and at least 60 FPS at a variety of native resolutions, and if no such hardware exists, to say so
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