Can't figure out where the bottleneck in my system is

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Hi there guys, sorry if this is the wrong place for the thread but I play alot of games and can't figure out why my graphics keep stuttering, and don't want to splash out on a new graphics card just tofind out that it's not that.
So my internet is terribly slow (but upgrading next week) but even on times when my ms is good the graphics stutter and jolt,
the graphics card is Nvidia GeForce 9500 GT, I have no idea if that is good or not.
PC has 8gb of ram
Processor: AMD A4-3300 APU with radeon

Now I'm not really sure what all of that means, but I think part of it is really quite old, any tips on things to try or what to replace to make the most impact would be much appreciated
 

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We need more information on your computer than you provided.

Do the following, and also provide a complete description of the power supply.

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After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.

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Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.

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redijedeye

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A4-3300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 8171 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 199898 MB, Free - 31192 MB; D: Total - 753866 MB, Free - 93496 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., F1A55-M LE
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2013, Updated and Enabled

The power unit I can only see the side label,
AC Input: 200-240V-, 3.5A, 50-60Hz
DC Output: 450W
Does that help?

Thanks for the fast reply by the way
 

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The power unit I can only see the side label,
AC Input: 200-240V-, 3.5A, 50-60Hz
DC Output: 450W
Does that help?
The brand name and model number of that power supply is needed so can determine if it's a low quality or good quality one, and if its 12-volt rail is putting out enough amps.

I'm not a gamer nor a hardware expert, but it's my guess the power supply is part of the issue.

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Processor: AMD A4-3300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT, 512 Mb
The AMD A4-3300 APU 2.50 GHz processor and NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT video card both have low benchmark scores, so they're going to struggle with the demands of gaming.

Personally, I think your entire desktop system is a bottleneck.

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flavallee

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so best choice would be just to get a new pc?
Quality gaming requires a computer designed for that purpose and which has the needed "horsepower" and speed.

I can't recommend any specific brands and models, so you need to do some research.

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yeaah as said already, gfx card and cpu are both not up to the demand of gaming. and looks like your gonna need a new setup. if u can give me a budget (if your planning on building another pc) i can certainly help you with suggesting new parts.
 

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Mooncatt:

He hasn't replied back in over 2 weeks, so he's probably no longer monitoring this thread.

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yeah i did note the date lol always nice to offer assistance though in case he does come back :)
 
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