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Performance issues

By Dj_Shrimpsalad
Apr 10, 2008
  1. Ok i'm relatively new to this stuff but I have been having alot of trouble with my pc's fps in games like CSS and BF2. Both games run pretty smoothly on my laptop which is considerably weaker than my pc, except for the graphics card. I have been considering whether it would be a good idea to upgrade but I need to know what to buy, my budget is around 200 dollars. I have the following info on my pc, just tell me if you need to know more.

    Windows: Windows NT6.0 (Build 6000)
    Internet Explorer: 7.0.6000.16643
    Memory (RAM): 1023 MB
    CPU Info: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz
    CPU Speed: 3205,9 MHz
    Sound card: Speakers (High Definition Audio
    Display Adapters: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 | NVIDIA GeForce 6600 | RDPDD Chained DD | RDP Encoder Mirror Driver
    Screen Resolution: 1280 X 1024 - 32 bit
    Network: Network Present
    Network Adapters: Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Network Connection | NETGEAR WG311v3 54Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter
    CD / DVD Drives: E: HL-DT-STDVDRAM GSA-H10A
    COM Ports:
    LPT Ports: LPT1
    Mouse: 5 Button Wheel Mouse Present
    Hard Disks: C: 100,2GB | D: 0,0MB
    Hard Disks - Free: C: 43,1GB | D: 0,0MB
    USB Controllers: 5 host controllers.
    Firewire (1394): Not Detected
    PCMCIA (Laptops): Not Installed
    Manufacturer: American Megatrends Inc.
    Product Make: System Product Name
    AC Power Status: OnLine
    BIOS Info:
    Time Zone: Romance Standard Time
    Battery: No Battery
    Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5GPL-X
    Modem: Not detected
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    All copied from Sysspec.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,061   +169

    Try upgrading to XP, SP2 first... or even Vista SP1
     
  3. Dj_Shrimpsalad

    Dj_Shrimpsalad TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the tip, i'll try out xp. But my main question is if my graphic card is outdated.
     
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,754   +96

    NVIDIA GeForce 6600 | NVIDIA GeForce 6600 | RDPDD Chained DD | RDP Encoder Mirror Driver no most new games will work with this like Battelfield 2442 or whatever that's called. Also you have a Vista supported card as well.
     
  5. drjulian

    drjulian TS Rookie Posts: 49

    Would another GB of memory help his system?......Don
     
  6. Dj_Shrimpsalad

    Dj_Shrimpsalad TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok i'll try out the tip with xp, and thanks for the info on video card, i'll reply later to see if it helped my fps

    Thanks
     
  7. X1950XT

    X1950XT TS Rookie Posts: 81

    A 6600 would work with games just not good. You would be able to play the latest games on low settings and they would just seem crappy to you. That motherboard supports PCI-E. You could upgrade to a 8800GTS 320MB (G80 Version tho) for only 144$(114$ after mail in rebate) on newegg. It would be A HUUGGGEEE perfromance upgrade. 500% better than your card. You would need windows vista tho if you want its DX10 abilities.
     
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