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Windows 7: 2.80 GHz Processor w/ 8GB RAM - Need Help

14 Jun 2010   #21
Ezenemy

Windows 7
 
 

Alright, now what about my CPU, it doesn't need to be upgraded does it?


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14 Jun 2010   #22
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Dude that depends on your wallet. It's easy for us to say yes, replace everything, we're not paying for it.

But to answer the question...I'm not an AMD user. My point... I can't say if that processor is "good" enough or not.

However it's all about the funds.

Good luck.
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14 Jun 2010   #23
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ezenemy View Post
Alright, now what about my CPU, it doesn't need to be upgraded does it?


Until you do what's been asked, we have no way of knowing what's causing your system to be slow. It could be many things, or one or two simple things? However, we can't say until we know exactly what we're dealing with, and as sygnus pointed out, slow is a relative term.
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14 Jun 2010   #24
Ezenemy

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ezenemy View Post
Alright, now what about my CPU, it doesn't need to be upgraded does it?


Until you do what's been asked, we have no way of knowing what's causing your system to be slow. It could be many things, or one or two simple things? However, we can't say until we know exactly what we're dealing with, and as sygnus pointed out, slow is a relative term.
Alright and sorry for this, but every thing has been really mixed up and you both have been confusing what have I been "asked"?
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14 Jun 2010   #25
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No problem.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post
What are the running processes at the time you are gaming?
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If you told us all the games you play, or would like to play, we could offer you some solid choices.
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What have you got loaded at startup? What are your RAM timings? Download cpu-z, install it and run it, then click the memory tab. CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

Tell us everything that cpuz says, then click the SPD tab, and tell us exactly what sticks of memory you have... I assume they're all the same?
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14 Jun 2010   #26
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

To summarize the bottom line...

1- List problem games
2- Replace the video card like you said you would
3- Run some benchmark tests as suggested and post results.

Good luck
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14 Jun 2010   #27
Ezenemy

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
No problem.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post
What are the running processes at the time you are gaming?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
If you told us all the games you play, or would like to play, we could offer you some solid choices.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
What have you got loaded at startup? What are your RAM timings? Download cpu-z, install it and run it, then click the memory tab. CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

Tell us everything that cpuz says, then click the SPD tab, and tell us exactly what sticks of memory you have... I assume they're all the same?
Alright, when I game I use a program called "Gamebooster" And with my processor and RAM I don't think having a few programs open is going to effect the speed of the game, I've rendered a video and still run games fine.

Now as to gaming, I'd like to be able to play anything right? I mean if a game comes out in 3 months I want to be able to play it, but specifically. Call of Duty, Diablo 3 when it comes out, The game I mentioned before, Combat Arms, my 4650 can run this game easy so there's no biggie on that. But I mean say the new CoD comes out in November, I want to be able to play that 100+ fps.

Here are the things you asked for.



Yes these are all the same.
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14 Jun 2010   #28
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The first thing you need to do is uninstall Game Booster; and never again be deceived by "optimization software". You have a quad core and 8GB's of RAM, which is more than adequate. Game Booster isn't doing anything for you, in fact, it may be doing just the opposite.

The next thing you need to do is rid yourself of the notion that, "having a few programs open", despite your cpu and RAM, won't affect performance. It all depends on what programs are open, and what you're asking them to do. Again, if you could stop being stingy with information and just tell us what you have open, this would go a lot easier.

Your RAM is nice and tight, which is perfect for your chipset. However, you are running 2T. A command rate of 1T will make the system much snappier. However, before you adjust this setting, make sure you know how to clear CMOS just in case the board or your RAM doesn't like running at 1T.

Fourth, I would suggest reading two guides: sygnus' gaming guide, linked in his signature, and the Windows 7 Optimization guide in the Tutorials section: Optimize Windows 7[2]=Performance%20Maintenance

100 fps is meaningless. Your monitor can only display 60. I realize the more fps the better the experience, for a variety of reasons, but instead of focusing on maximum fps, which is again meaningless, instead focus on minimum fps, which is what really makes or breaks the gaming experience. When everything is flying along at 80 fps things are great, it's when fps dips down to the 30's that things begin to suck.

Nobody can say with any certainty what the requirements of Black Ops will be; however, if history is a good indicator, and it usually is, then pretty much any decent modern mid-range to high end card will do. Again, the question is whether you want DX11 or not? There are a lot of good cards out. Pick one. Come back after you've read some reviews and I'm sure there will be no shortage of opinions for you to choose from.

So, to end up, stop running applications when you're gaming; optimize your rig with the guides provided; get a decent graphics card.
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14 Jun 2010   #29
Ezenemy

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
The first thing you need to do is uninstall Game Booster; and never again be deceived by "optimization software". You have a quad core and 8GB's of RAM, which is more than adequate. Game Booster isn't doing anything for you, in fact, it may be doing just the opposite.

The next thing you need to do is rid yourself of the notion that, "having a few programs open", despite your cpu and RAM, won't affect performance. It all depends on what programs are open, and what you're asking them to do. Again, if you could stop being stingy with information and just tell us what you have open, this would go a lot easier.

Your RAM is nice and tight, which is perfect for your chipset. However, you are running 2T. A command rate of 1T will make the system much snappier. However, before you adjust this setting, make sure you know how to clear CMOS just in case the board or your RAM doesn't like running at 1T.

Fourth, I would suggest reading two guides: sygnus' gaming guide, linked in his signature, and the Windows 7 Optimization guide in the Tutorials section: Optimize Windows 7[2]=Performance%20Maintenance

100 fps is meaningless. Your monitor can only display 60. I realize the more fps the better the experience, for a variety of reasons, but instead of focusing on maximum fps, which is again meaningless, instead focus on minimum fps, which is what really makes or breaks the gaming experience. When everything is flying along at 80 fps things are great, it's when fps dips down to the 30's that things begin to suck.

Nobody can say with any certainty what the requirements of Black Ops will be; however, if history is a good indicator, and it usually is, then pretty much any decent modern mid-range to high end card will do. Again, the question is whether you want DX11 or not? There are a lot of good cards out. Pick one. Come back after you've read some reviews and I'm sure there will be no shortage of opinions for you to choose from.

So, to end up, stop running applications when you're gaming; optimize your rig with the guides provided; get a decent graphics card.
I think I'm going to buy the 5770. But with that being said, this is my PSU and I have been told I'm going to need a new one.








Now as to what I usually have open: Skype, my Anti Virus, sometimes Steam or XFire. That's about it.


"Your RAM is nice and tight, which is perfect for your chipset. However, you are running 2T. A command rate of 1T will make the system much snappier. However, before you adjust this setting, make sure you know how to clear CMOS just in case the board or your RAM doesn't like running at 1T."

^^ I'm not really sure what you're telling me to do here.
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14 Jun 2010   #30
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I think we're chasing ghosts here. CPU-Z isn't really going to tell us much of anything other than RAM and processor speed. Again, he needs to run some other benchmarking tools to see how the system is performing.

And for what its worth, I game without closing down anything. I've also got Windows pretty much running at default settings and things run fine for me. The only thing I used to close down when gaming was my AV (Kaspersky, Norton), but since moving to Microsoft Security Essentials, I don't don't even close that down now.

My two cents.

PS... If you're really really concerned about your gaming experience, than you might want to look at a new system. Seeing how you're concerned about various components of your system. Seeing that you have a 300 watt power supply and the rest of your system, "slow" may be appropiate for the system. Sorry. I'm not one to tell anyone to upgrade, but I mention it here because you did.

Peace
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