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  1. Youbeillin

    Youbeillin Thread Starter

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    Hey guys, I've recently bought a new desktop and I'm having a few issues with games, mainly lagging, I've updated my drivers, cleaned my PC using PC Health Booster and closed applications while the games are on and nothing has worked, its advertised as a gaming PC but I'm doubting if it is now, the specs are;

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
    Processor: AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 1 Stepping 2
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 7903 Mb
    Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 3000 Graphics, 256 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 841748 MB;
    Motherboard: MSI, 760GM-P21(FX) (MS-7641)
    Antivirus: Bulldog

    Should I be able to play games like Sniper Ghost Warrior and Portal 2? thanks in advance.
     
  2. leroys1000

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    If you are using the radeon 3000 integrated graphics,that
    is what is causing you problems.
    Not really made for gaming.
    You nned a good dedicated graphics card.
    Your motherboard has 1 pci express X16 slot where you can add a card.
    You want to make sure your power supply can handle any card that you
    decide to add.
     
  3. Youbeillin

    Youbeillin Thread Starter

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    Daymn I thought i was getting a high end one, thanks for the heads up man is there any card you recommend? I'm going to be playing FPS and hack'nslash all the time and I don't want the the graphics to suffer to prevent frame lag.
     
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    Really depends on your budget and how high you want
    detail to be in the game.
    There are a lot of cards out there in different budget ranges.
    I can't stress enough to make sure you use a good power
    supply that can handle the added load.
    A cheap or weak power supply can damage your computer.
    Also,keep in mind that some of the higher end graphics cards
    are long and may not fit in your case.
    So check the dimensions and make sure you have clearance.
    A good site to shop is www.newegg.com.
    A good site for hardware performance comparison is tom's hardware.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/
     
  5. Youbeillin

    Youbeillin Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the help =) Had a look and I think I want either the Saphire Radeon HD 5570 or the 5770, the latter looks like it can do everything i'll ever need and is much smaller than some of the higher models.
     
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    I couldn't find a manufacturer name or model number anywhere but its 230v and 500w, I can't believe I paid $30 for some registry cleaning deathware =| I checked out the 6870 and the fact its 3D compatible has got me sold, do you know the dimensions of the card though as I cant find them online and my case doesn't look like it would accomodate any large cards, thanks.
     
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