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Solved Decent pc, crappy performance

Discussion in 'Games' started by justanotherdanny, May 18, 2017.

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  1. justanotherdanny

    justanotherdanny Thread Starter

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    i need help.

    i ahe a decent pc, but when i try to run a game, my favourite shooter, i put the res on lowest and only get 25 fps out of it. i hve tried many screen recorders but i have not yet found one that does not cut the fps lower to 20. even obs lags the hell out of my pc.

    specs:
    intel i7 quad core at 3.5 ghz. 8gb ram. Originally a windows 7 machine that was upgraded.

    anyone with a remote idea of how to help me please do so... i am desperate!
     
  2. lunarlander

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    Slow performance is usually due to too many running programs.

    Right click on Task bar > Task Manager. Go to start up tab, and see which programs can be disabled.

    Then again, it could be an infection. Google for "online scan" and download ESET and run it. It requires a bit of a wait for it to download it's virus signatures, but ESET is among the best.
     
  3. RickAlan

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    I had a problem similar to this and it stumped me for a while, my hard drive light had a steady glow and was constantly searching and slowing
    the pc down. It turned out it was a defective SATA cable to the hard drive causing communication problems with it and slowing the pc down.
    The SATA cable was the 90 degree connector type and more susceptible to problems than the straight type. When I replaced it all problems stopped and back to normal. Just something to consider
     
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    I had a problem similar to this and it stumped me for a while, my hard drive light had a steady glow and was constantly searching and slowing
    the pc down. It turned out it was a defective SATA cable to the hard drive causing communication problems with it and slowing the pc down.
    The SATA cable was the 90 degree connector type and more susceptible to problems than the straight type. When I replaced it all problems stopped and back to normal. Just something to consider
     
  5. flavallee

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    justanotherdanny:

    Do the following in your computer so we have more detailed information on its hardware and operating system.

    Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe) file.
    After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.
    Information about your computer will appear.
    Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.

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  6. RickAlan

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    i dont have a problem I was giving a reply for a possible solution from an experience i had.
    This is the first forem I have joined maybe i did a reply wrong?
     
  7. flavallee

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    I'm aware you don't have a problem.
    My reply was addressed to the person who started this thread - justanotherdanny

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  8. RickAlan

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    Thank you i am new to this
     
  9. justanotherdanny

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    thank you all for the quick responces, but as far as i know, the sata connection has no issues, and there are no softwares running except obs and tf2.
    i have tried a lot of different settings, including recommended from youtube and me just messing around, but nothing has changed.

    here is the sysinfo:
    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
    Processor Count: 8
    RAM: 7957 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 620, 1024 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 915 GB (387 GB Free); Q: 13 GB (3 GB Free);
    Motherboard: LENOVO, SHARKBAY
    Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
     
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    cpu.JPG gpu.JPG

    Your Lenovo(unknown model name and model number) has a powerful processor and a weak graphic card.
    A more powerful NVIDIA chip-based graphic card should provide you with a better gaming experience.
    The GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphic card is a popular one and isn't power-hungry.

    What's the model name and model number of your Lenovo?
    What's the brand name and model number and wattage of its power supply?

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  11. justanotherdanny

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    i am not sure, all that i know is that the pc is over 3 years old, and came with windows 7 that i updated to windows 10... so i was expecting something to be old and weak.

    i was thinking that my nvivia was outdated because i could not get shadowplay, the other screen recorder

    thank you for all the help! this explains all the problems that i had. i will get another graphics card.

    and once i find the model information, i will put it here
     
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    Without knowing the description of that Lenovo and its power supply, you're making it difficult to help you.
    The stickers/labels on that Lenovo's case will have all the necessary information for it.
    The sticker/label on the power supply inside the case will also have the necessary information.

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  13. justanotherdanny

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    yeah... the problem is that the pc is so old, i do not have the casing or other stuff; just the pc.

    i will still look into it. hope to post the info in a day or so
     
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    That comment makes no sense at all.
    The motherboard, power supply, graphic card, processor, RAM, etc. all have to be inside a metal or plastic case that has various type ports and the power button.
    That's a factory-brand computer, so it's going to have stickers/labels on its case.

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  15. justanotherdanny

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    sorry, i just started learning about pc and components a few weeks ago. i will take a look, but i think that the stickers have been removed.

    i will see if i can open the case to find more info.
     
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