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Graphics Card / New Computer Not Meeting Expectations

Discussion in 'Games' started by dmbsw61380, Jul 20, 2012.

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  1. dmbsw61380

    dmbsw61380 Thread Starter

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    Although I know enough to get around, I am far from a computer genious. That is why I had a friend of mine build me a computer that he felt would be acceptable for gaming. Games are working very poorly. Other then the specs (listed below) there are a few factors that may, or may not be relevant.

    - According to systemrequirementslab my computer exceeds the reccomnded specs for all games I tested, with the exception of Battlefield 3, where it appears to come far short.

    - The games that run extremely lagy (Max Payne 3, Tom Clancy Ghost Recon Future Soilder) seem to run a bit better, sometimes even smoothly after I restart my computer.

    - All drivers are up to date, running current DirectX

    The guy that built this computer for me says that there must be some problem and says I SHOULD be able to run these games without problems and it is just a matter of ironing something out (probably small) and things will work great. My brother-in-law says that the graphics card is bottom of barrel and likely is connected right and just cant handle these games.

    My question is.......who do you think is right? I'm hoping to god after spending over $1k on this computer the answer isnt that the machine cant handle these games.

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    System Information
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    Time of this report: 7/20/2012, 23:02:29
    Machine name: SWENDERLICH-PC
    Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120503-2030)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
    System Model: GA-970A-DS3
    BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
    Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8120 Eight-Core Processor (8 CPUs), ~3.1GHz
    Memory: 16384MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 16366MB RAM
    Page File: 2865MB used, 29863MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
    System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
    DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode
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    DxDiag Notes
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    Display Tab 1: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 4: No problems found.
    Input Tab: No problems found.
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    DirectX Debug Levels
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    Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
    DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
    DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
    DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)
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    Display Devices
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    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 SE
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type: GeForce GTX 560 SE
    DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1208&SUBSYS_14643842&REV_A1
    Display Memory: 4049 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 977 MB
    Shared Memory: 3072 MB
    Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor Name: LG E2742(Analog)
    Monitor Model: E2742
    Monitor Id: GSM58C7
    Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.000Hz)
    Output Type: HD15
    Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
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    Driver Version: 8.17.13.142
    DDI Version: 11
    Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
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    Revision ID: 0x00A1
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    Sound Devices
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    Default Voice Playback: Yes
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    Date and Size: 10/18/2011 07:53:14, 2957544 bytes
    Other Files:
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    Voice Management: No
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    I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
    Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
    Description: Speakers (SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio)
    Default Sound Playback: No
    Default Voice Playback: No
    Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0007&SUBSYS_10121102&REV_00
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    Product ID: 100
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    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    Date and Size: 8/3/2009 11:12:00, 1289216 bytes
    Other Files:
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    Voice Management: No
    EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
    I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
    Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
    Description: Realtek Digital Output (Realtek High Definition Audio)
    Default Sound Playback: No
    Default Voice Playback: No
    Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0887&SUBSYS_1458A002&REV_1003
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    Product ID: 100
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    Date and Size: 10/18/2011 07:53:14, 2957544 bytes
    Other Files:
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    Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 200000
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    Other Files:
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    Sound Capture Devices
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    Default Voice Capture: Yes
    Driver Name: P17.sys
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    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
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    Default Voice Capture: No
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    Default Voice Capture: No
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    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
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    DirectInput Devices
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    Vendor/Product ID: n/a
    FF Driver: n/a
    Device Name: Keyboard
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    Controller ID: n/a
    Vendor/Product ID: n/a
    FF Driver: n/a
    Device Name: USB Receiver
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    Device Name: USB Receiver
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    USB Devices
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    Gameport Devices
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    PS/2 Devices
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    + Logitech HID-compliant Cordless Mouse
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    Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4383&SUBSYS_A0021458&REV_40\3&250F4EB8&0&A2
    Driver: n/a
    Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1605&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&250F4EB8&0&C5
    Driver: n/a
    Name: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5A16&SUBSYS_5A141002&REV_00\3&250F4EB8&0&10
    Driver: n/a
    Name: Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4397&SUBSYS_50041458&REV_00\3&250F4EB8&0&90
    Driver: n/a
    Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1604&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&250F4EB8&0&C4
    Driver: n/a
    Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5A14&SUBSYS_5A141002&REV_02\3&250F4EB8&0&00
    Driver: n/a
    Name: Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4396&SUBSYS_50041458&REV_00\3&250F4EB8&0&B2
    Driver: n/a
    Name: Etron USB 3.0 Extensible Host Controller
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_1B6F&DEV_7023&SUBSYS_50071458&REV_01\4&1BF22F7F&0&0020
    Driver: n/a
    Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1603&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&250F4EB8&0&C3
    Driver: n/a
    Name: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_43A0&SUBSYS_00001002&REV_00\3&250F4EB8&0&A8
    Driver: n/a
    Name: Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4396&SUBSYS_50041458&REV_00\3&250F4EB8&0&9A
    Driver: n/a
    Name: 150Mbps Wireless 802.11n PCI Adapter
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_3060&SUBSYS_77111432&REV_00\4&19FDEF59&0&38A4
    Driver: n/a
    Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1602&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&250F4EB8&0&C2
    Driver: n/a
    Name: PCI standard ISA bridge
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_439D&SUBSYS_439D1002&REV_40\3&250F4EB8&0&A3
    Driver: n/a
    Name: Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4396&SUBSYS_50041458&REV_00\3&250F4EB8&0&92
    Driver: n/a
    Name: SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0007&SUBSYS_10121102&REV_00\4&19FDEF59&0&30A4
    Driver: n/a
    Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1601&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&250F4EB8&0&C1
    Driver: n/a
    Name: Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_439C&SUBSYS_50021458&REV_40\3&250F4EB8&0&A1
    Driver: n/a
    Name: AMD SATA Controller
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4391&SUBSYS_B0021458&REV_40\3&250F4EB8&0&88
    Driver: n/a
    ------------------
    DirectShow Filters
    ------------------
    DirectShow Filters:
    WMAudio Decoder DMO,0x00800800,1,1,WMADMOD.DLL,6.01.7601.17514
    WMAPro over S/PDIF DMO,0x00600800,1,1,WMADMOD.DLL,6.01.7601.17514
    WMSpeech Decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,WMSPDMOD.DLL,6.01.7601.17514
    MP3 Decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,mp3dmod.dll,6.01.7600.16385
    Mpeg4s Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,mp4sdecd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
    WMV Screen decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,wmvsdecd.dll,6.01.7601.17514
    WMVideo Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,wmvdecod.dll,6.01.7601.17514
    Mpeg43 Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,mp43decd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
    Mpeg4 Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,mpg4decd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
    WMT VIH2 Fix,0x00200000,1,1,WLXVAFilt.dll,14.00.8117.0416
    Record Queue,0x00200000,1,1,WLXVAFilt.dll,14.00.8117.0416
    WMT Switch Filter,0x00200000,1,1,WLXVAFilt.dll,14.00.8117.0416
    WMT Virtual Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,WLXVAFilt.dll,14.00.8117.0416
    WMT DV Extract,0x00200000,1,1,WLXVAFilt.dll,14.00.8117.0416
    WMT Virtual Source,0x00200000,0,1,WLXVAFilt.dll,14.00.8117.0416
    WMT Sample Information Filter,0x00200000,1,1,WLXVAFilt.dll,14.00.8117.0416
    CT Upsampler filter,0x00100000,1,1,Upsample.ax,2.00.0005.0000
    Creative Wave Writer,0x00200000,1,0,WavWrite.ax,3.01.0004.0000
    DV Muxer,0x00400000,0,0,qdv.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Color Space Converter,0x00400001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    WM ASF Reader,0x00400000,0,0,qasf.dll,12.00.7601.17514
    Screen Capture filter,0x00200000,0,1,wmpsrcwp.dll,12.00.7601.17514
    AVI Splitter,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    VGA 16 Color Ditherer,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    SBE2MediaTypeProfile,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7601.17528
    Microsoft DTV-DVD Video Decoder,0x005fffff,2,4,msmpeg2vdec.dll,6.01.7140.0000
    BPM Metadata,0x001fffff,1,1,MetaBPMu.ax,2.00.0002.0000
    Creative Recording Wav_Asio Filter,0x00400000,0,1,AudioRec.ax,1.00.0002.0000
    AC3 Parser Filter,0x00600000,1,1,mpg2splt.ax,6.06.7601.17528
    CT Time-Scaling filter,0x00100000,1,1,TimeScal.ax,2.03.0008.0000
    StreamBufferSink,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7601.17528
    MJPEG Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    MPEG-I Stream Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    SAMI (CC) Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    VBI Codec,0x00600000,1,4,VBICodec.ax,6.06.7601.17514
    MPEG-2 Splitter,0x005fffff,1,0,mpg2splt.ax,6.06.7601.17528
    Closed Captions Analysis Filter,0x00200000,2,5,cca.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    SBE2FileScan,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7601.17528
    Microsoft MPEG-2 Video Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,msmpeg2enc.dll,6.01.7601.17514
    Internal Script Command Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    MPEG Audio Decoder,0x03680001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    DV Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,qdv.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Video Mixing Renderer 9,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    DENNY's DTS/AC3Filter,0x00600001,1,1,DtsFilter.ax,0.00.0009.0000
    CT Karaoke filter,0x00100000,1,1,Karaoke.ax,2.00.0009.0000
    Microsoft MPEG-2 Encoder,0x00200000,2,1,msmpeg2enc.dll,6.01.7601.17514
    Creative AC3 Source Filter,0x00400000,0,1,AC3Srcu.ax,3.01.0001.0000
    Creative PCM Raw Writer,0x00200000,1,0,RawWritu.ax,1.00.0000.0000
    CT PDP filter,0x00100000,1,1,PDP.ax,1.00.0008.0000
    ACM Wrapper,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    Video Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    MPEG-2 Video Stream Analyzer,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7601.17528
    Line 21 Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,qdvd.dll,6.06.7601.17835
    Video Port Manager,0x00600000,2,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    Video Renderer,0x00400000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    File Writer,0x00200000,1,0,WLXVAFilt.dll,14.00.8117.0416
    VPS Decoder,0x00200000,0,0,WSTPager.ax,6.06.7601.17514
    CT SmartVolumeManagement filter,0x00100000,1,1,DSCompr.ax,1.00.0007.0000
    Creative Audio Gain Filter,0x00200000,1,1,AudGain.ax,1.00.0000.0000
    WM ASF Writer,0x00400000,0,0,qasf.dll,12.00.7601.17514
    VBI Surface Allocator,0x00600000,1,1,vbisurf.ax,6.01.7601.17514
    Creative Flac Source Filter,0x00400000,0,1,FlacSrcu.ax,1.00.0002.0000
    File writer,0x00200000,1,0,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Creative MLP Source Filter,0x00400000,0,1,MlpSrcu.ax,3.01.0000.0000
    Creative File Reader Filter,0x00400000,0,1,FilReadu.ax,1.00.0005.0000
    iTV Data Sink,0x00600000,1,0,itvdata.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    iTV Data Capture filter,0x00600000,1,1,itvdata.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    SVM Metadata,0x001fffff,1,1,MetaSVMu.ax,2.00.0002.0000
    CT HPVirtualizer filter,0x00100000,1,1,Virtual.ax,1.00.0000.0000
    DVD Navigator,0x00200000,0,3,qdvd.dll,6.06.7601.17835
    Overlay Mixer2,0x00200000,1,1,qdvd.dll,6.06.7601.17835
    CT CMSS3 filter,0x00100000,1,1,CMSS3.ax,3.00.0013.0000
    AVI Draw,0x00600064,9,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    RDP DShow Redirection Filter,0xffffffff,1,0,DShowRdpFilter.dll,
    Microsoft MPEG-2 Audio Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,msmpeg2enc.dll,6.01.7601.17514
    WST Pager,0x00200000,1,1,WSTPager.ax,6.06.7601.17514
    MPEG-2 Demultiplexer,0x00600000,1,1,mpg2splt.ax,6.06.7601.17528
    Creative Ogg Source Filter,0x00400000,0,1,OggSrcu.ax,1.00.0001.0000
    DV Video Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,qdv.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Creative NVF Filter,0x00400000,0,1,NvfSrcu.ax,3.01.0001.0000
    Noise Reduction,0x00100000,1,1,NoisRedu.ax,3.00.0006.0000
    SampleGrabber,0x00200000,1,1,qedit.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Null Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,qedit.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Creative WMA Writer,0x00200000,1,0,WMAWrite.ax,5.00.0001.0000
    MPEG-2 Sections and Tables,0x005fffff,1,0,Mpeg2Data.ax,6.06.7601.17514
    Microsoft AC3 Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,msac3enc.dll,6.01.7601.17514
    StreamBufferSource,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7601.17528
    Smart Tee,0x00200000,1,2,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Creative WMA Source Filter,0x00400000,0,1,WmaSrc.ax,3.01.0001.0000
    Overlay Mixer,0x00200000,0,0,qdvd.dll,6.06.7601.17835
    AVI Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    AVI/WAV File Source,0x00400000,0,2,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    Wave Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    MIDI Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    Multi-file Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    File stream renderer,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    Microsoft DTV-DVD Audio Decoder,0x005fffff,1,1,msmpeg2adec.dll,6.01.7140.0000
    StreamBufferSink2,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7601.17528
    AVI Mux,0x00200000,1,0,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Line 21 Decoder 2,0x00600002,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    File Source (Async.),0x00400000,0,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    File Source (URL),0x00400000,0,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    Creative CDDA Source Filter,0x00400000,0,1,CDDA.ax,3.00.0003.0000
    Creative LiveRecording Filter SxS,0x00400000,0,1,LiveRecu.ax,5.00.0001.0000
    Creative Internet Source Filter,0x00400000,0,1,InetSrcu.ax,1.00.0000.0000
    Infinite Pin Tee Filter,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Enhanced Video Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,evr.dll,6.01.7601.17514
    BDA MPEG2 Transport Information Filter,0x00200000,2,0,psisrndr.ax,6.06.7601.17669
    MPEG Video Decoder,0x40000001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    WDM Streaming Tee/Splitter Devices:
    Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514
    Video Compressors:
    WMVideo8 Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,wmvxencd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
    WMVideo9 Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,wmvencod.dll,6.01.7600.16385
    MSScreen 9 encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,wmvsencd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
    DV Video Encoder,0x00200000,0,0,qdv.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    MJPEG Compressor,0x00200000,0,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    Cinepak Codec by Radius,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Intel IYUV codec,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Intel IYUV codec,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Microsoft RLE,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Microsoft Video 1,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Audio Compressors:
    WM Speech Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,WMSPDMOE.DLL,6.01.7600.16385
    WMAudio Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,WMADMOE.DLL,6.01.7600.16385
    IMA ADPCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    PCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    Microsoft ADPCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    GSM 6.10,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    Messenger Audio Codec,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    CCITT A-Law,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    CCITT u-Law,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    MPEG Layer-3,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    Audio Capture Sources:
    Microphone (SB X-Fi Xtreme Audi,0x00200000,0,0,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Line-In (SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio),0x00200000,0,0,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    S/PDIF-In (SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio,0x00200000,0,0,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    PBDA CP Filters:
    PBDA DTFilter,0x00600000,1,1,CPFilters.dll,6.06.7601.17528
    PBDA ETFilter,0x00200000,0,0,CPFilters.dll,6.06.7601.17528
    PBDA PTFilter,0x00200000,0,0,CPFilters.dll,6.06.7601.17528
    Midi Renderers:
    Default MidiOut Device,0x00800000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    WDM Streaming Capture Devices:
    Realtek HD Audio Line input,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514
    Realtek HD Audio Mic input,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514
    Realtek HD Audio Stereo input,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514
    SB Live! 24-bit,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514
    SB Live! 24-bit,0x00200000,2,2,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514
    WDM Streaming Rendering Devices:
    Realtek HD Audio output,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514
    Realtek HDA SPDIF Out,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514
    SB Live! 24-bit,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514
    SB Live! 24-bit,0x00200000,2,2,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514
    BDA Network Providers:
    Microsoft ATSC Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7601.17514
    Microsoft DVBC Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7601.17514
    Microsoft DVBS Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7601.17514
    Microsoft DVBT Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7601.17514
    Microsoft Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSNP.ax,6.06.7601.17514
    Multi-Instance Capable VBI Codecs:
    VBI Codec,0x00600000,1,4,VBICodec.ax,6.06.7601.17514
    BDA Transport Information Renderers:
    BDA MPEG2 Transport Information Filter,0x00600000,2,0,psisrndr.ax,6.06.7601.17669
    MPEG-2 Sections and Tables,0x00600000,1,0,Mpeg2Data.ax,6.06.7601.17514
    BDA CP/CA Filters:
    Decrypt/Tag,0x00600000,1,1,EncDec.dll,6.06.7601.17708
    Encrypt/Tag,0x00200000,0,0,EncDec.dll,6.06.7601.17708
    PTFilter,0x00200000,0,0,EncDec.dll,6.06.7601.17708
    XDS Codec,0x00200000,0,0,EncDec.dll,6.06.7601.17708
    WDM Streaming Communication Transforms:
    Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514
    Audio Renderers:
    Speakers (Realtek High Definiti,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    Default DirectSound Device,0x00800000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    Default WaveOut Device,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    Digital Audio Interface (SB X-F,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    DirectSound: Digital Audio Interface (SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio),0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    DirectSound: Realtek Digital Output (Realtek High Definition Audio),0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    DirectSound: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio),0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    DirectSound: Speakers (SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio),0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    Realtek Digital Output (Realtek,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    Speakers (SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio),0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
    ---------------
    EVR Power Information
    ---------------
    Current Setting: {5C67A112-A4C9-483F-B4A7-1D473BECAFDC} (Quality)
    Quality Flags: 2576
    Enabled:
    Force throttling
    Allow half deinterlace
    Allow scaling
    Decode Power Usage: 100
    Balanced Flags: 1424
    Enabled:
    Force throttling
    Allow batching
    Force half deinterlace
    Force scaling
    Decode Power Usage: 50
    PowerFlags: 1424
    Enabled:
    Force throttling
    Allow batching
    Force half deinterlace
    Force scaling
    Decode Power Usage: 0
     
  2. tom6049

    tom6049

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2007
    Messages:
    775
    Listen to your brother in law...he's right.
    The GeForce GTX 560 SE is a stripped-down GTX 560 and
    won't give you the gaming performance you're expecting.

    The key to building a gaming machine is simple....the key is balance.
    You can spend $500.00 on a video card and it won't do much if you
    use a $50.00 power supply to run it or a $50.00 CPU to feed it.
    Your machine has a good CPU and lots of RAM, but only a ~$120.00 video card.

    It might sound odd, but the computer will only be as fast as the slowest component.
     
  3. dmbsw61380

    dmbsw61380 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2012
    Messages:
    2
    My brother in law agreed that the rest of my machine seems to be fine. That the graphics card was what was skimped on. Would you have any suggestions as to what kind of card I might look to replace this with? I'm not opposed to spending some oney to get a machine that will do what I want it to (I was dumb enough to think $1,100 would accomplish that) but I looked at the GeForce GTX 580 or 680 and if I could get away with it, I certainly would rather not spend another $500-600. I dont need the absolute best, but would like to be able to play these games on their intended settings. I really appreciate the help.
     
  4. tom6049

    tom6049

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2007
    Messages:
    775
    A lot depends on your budget....something like a GeForce GTX 670 will
    be in the $400.00 price range....performance wise, it's fairly close to
    the GeForce GTX 680, but about $100.00 less expensive.
    Keep in mind that you will need a quality 500 watt minimum power supply!

    The best plan is to do some research and look for some benchmarks
    that use your CPU and the video card that you are considering.

    Personally, I've never been a fan of running SLI (multiple video cards),
    but another option is to consider adding another GeForce GTX 560 SE.
    This wouldn't be my first choice, however.
     
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