Unexplained poor performance?!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Jakesta42, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. Jakesta42

    Jakesta42 Geek Trainee

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    Okay, here's the situation. Recently my computer has been playing games very slowly, and the benchmark results I get from 3dMark06 have been very poor compared to how they should be. My first instinct was a video card, and I looked around, and the advice I received was that modern games had just surpassed my GPU, so I got a new one. Originally, I had a computer with these specs:


    ASUS P5KPL-AM IN/GB -Motherboard Model
    Intel G33/G31/P35 Express -Chipset Name
    P35/G33 Processor to I/O Controller -Chipset
    2.5 -DMI/SMBIOs Version

    Video Card:

    Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX+
    2 -PCI Express Version
    2.5GB/s -Link Speed
    x16 -Link Width
    2GB -Video Memory Size


    Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2500 MHz -Processor
    4 Cores
    6 -Multiplier
    1665.1 MHz -System Bus Clock


    2 x 2048mb DDR2-800 SDRAM
    Crucial Technology -Manufacturer
    SDRAM Width -x8
    Max Case Temperature: 85 C

    PCI-E Capabilities:

    PCI Express Version: 2
    Link Speed: 2.5GBs
    Link Width: x16

    Power Supply:
    550 Watts

    But today I changed to a Nvidia GTX 560 Ti, and I expected better performance, but everything still is running very slowly. The 3dMark06 result I get is less than 6000, which is incredibly poor for my Q8300 Quad Core, 4GB DDR2 RAM, and now the GTX 560 Ti, which is a fantastic card.

    I've cleared up space, reinstalled drivers, but nothing seems to work. What's wrong with my computer!?

  2. tking0036

    tking0036 Geek

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    i strongly doubt it is your hardware. It is most likely some process that you have running on your pc hogging resources. run msconfig and disable any startup services or programs that you dont need
  3. Dave35k

    Dave35k H4ck3r

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  4. Ghostman 1

    Ghostman 1 Moderator Staff Member

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    ctrl /alt /del (CAD) and click on Task Manager, then Processes.. Look on the list to see what is sucking up all your resources..

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