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Did I buy the wrong GPU?

By Coldflood
Sep 24, 2011
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  1. Bought a 570 Gtx by EVGA to replace my 9800 GT, But it seems to me like its having more problems and is slower than before but it does kinda run games like warhamer 40k that i couldn't run its just not what was promised with horrible framerates. I can't even play WoW without framerate spikes in the starter zone.

    Idk how to check whether or not my pci- e is 1.0 or 2.0 also i checked dxdiag and it says 16x lanes but i'm still unsure heres my system info.




    Try and set up your thread giving us the information as a list;

    1. Acer f672cr
    2. Graphic interface - PCIe
    3. Memory -DDR2 4096
    4. CPU - Intel Pentium D 925
    5. CPU Speed - 3000.0 MHZ
    6. Power Supply Make/Model -Thermaltake/ Black Widow
    7. Watt output/Amperage 850


    5. Country- USA
     
  2. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Posts: 520

    I think it could be a bottleneck. Did you install the card, or did you have it installed by someone else?

    Go download Speccy, or everest to see if you have the correct GPU if that is what you are afraid of.
     
  3. Coldflood

    Coldflood TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    I installed it myself 99% confident its in there correctly.
     
  4. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Posts: 520

    Here you have GPU-Z. Download and make a screenshot and post it here.
     
  5. Coldflood

    Coldflood TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    gpu

    Here it is
     

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  6. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Posts: 520

    Hmm... Could be a driver bug for WoW
     
  7. Coldflood

    Coldflood TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    doubt it does it with more than one game
     
  8. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Posts: 520

    I meant drivers in general. Try installing an older driver. See if the bug persists. BTW, do you have the latest drivers installed?
     
  9. Coldflood

    Coldflood TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    all my drivers are up to date, Your telling me I should go back to an older one? ...



    Update:

    Tried installing a 270. driver im running on 280.XX didn't work
     
  10. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Posts: 520

    You have to remove the driver first. Download Driver Sweeper.

    Check nVidia and then let it analyse. Then remove the drivers, make sure you have some drivers handy. Then restart PC, install drivers and see result.

    Also, you might want to upgrade your RAM and motherboard and maybe the CPU too, so that there is no bottleneck.
     
  11. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,377   +127

    It's your pentium D.
     
     
  12. Coldflood

    Coldflood TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    im pretty ignorant when it comes to mobo's and cpu's, could i get away with just upgrading my pentium D therefore undoing the "bottleneck" and have all the performance I was promised?
     
  13. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,377   +127

    I don't know what performance you were promised, but the pentium D is a POS.
     
  14. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,355   +283

    Pentium D is pretty old there bud. My 4 year old daughter complained when I gave her an old Pentium D 2.8 - I ended up having to upgrade her to a Q6600 before she stopped complaining, and that was 2 computers and 2 years ago.
     
  15. Coldflood

    Coldflood TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    is anyone going to answer my question besides telling me that my components are old? or could someone at least point me in the direction where I can find upgrade that won't cost me too much?
     
  16. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,377   +127

    What was your question? Did you buy the wrong GPU? For your computer, yes, but it's not a bad GPU. Pretty quick actually.
    BTW I suspect there are no driver issues or whatever.
    Did you want to upgrade your CPU then? If so, pick a budget.
     
  17. Coldflood

    Coldflood TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    idk hopefully around $150 with two pci-e slots, sata slots, the motherboard has to fit my current standard acer tower though, also need mechanical hard drive slots what are those called IDE/PATA's?
    http://etopshop.co.uk/images/pc_access/M1610.jpg you can click the url thats my exact tower m1610. Also, I need a bios that i can overclock with, idk how that works but doesn't the chip come with it since thats where it boots from idk.

    I think my original question was how do find out my pci-e version 2.0 vs 1.0 i have that cpu-z and speecy program along with this shark program but they dont tell me.. unless Im dumb and can't find it.
     
  18. BMfan

    BMfan TS Guru Posts: 481   +49

    I see you were on another forum were a guy said that a 6790 wouldn't even run at it's full potential so how do you think a gtx 570 is going to run better.
    He has the same motherboard as you.
    As just about everyone has said you will need to upgrade too get the full potential of the card.
     
  19. Coldflood

    Coldflood TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    lol why dont you look at the dates I obviously posted that after I had that card which was yesterday since im now in panic mode

    besides my cpu runs at twice the speed as his
     
  20. BMfan

    BMfan TS Guru Posts: 481   +49

    The E2140 is better than the Pentium D,it has a better architecture.
     
  21. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 902   +39

  22. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Posts: 520

    And the speed can always be overclocked or downclocked
     
  23. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,377   +127

    It is very obvious that it's your CPU.
    There is no point in bothering with drivers or whatever ect...above, nor worrying about PCI-E speed.
    You're asking too much for $150, there's no point in looking for two PCI-E slots, since you should focus your money on a CPU rather than another graphics card.
    IMO the best thin you can do is upgrade to an E2xxx, or better if possible, but I'm unsure if your motherboard will support anything better.

    Actually, not quite.

    Next time, stop by here for a bit before you follow the buy first, think later strategy :)
     
  24. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,384   +15

    Its true, thats a bad@$$ videocard with a crap @$$ cpu
     
  25. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Posts: 520

    Couldn't have said it better myself.

    The CPU needs an upgrade. In another thread you said you would like to get a new GPU within 40 USD, if I remember correctly. I would spare money for a new CPU and/or RAM, motherboard.

    A CPU would have to be LGA775 socket compatible. Look through these CPUs. They all support LGA775 and have a 45 nm architecture. They are all dual-core.
     


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