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  • Recent upgrade result in marginal performance? Help? :)

    Hey guys,

    I recently essentially rebuilt my computer in hopes to be able to run games like World of Warcraft and CoD at max settings. As it turns out, after all of these upgrades, I'm only getting 10-15 FPS in high intensity scenes on high or max settings. Furthermore, when I choose "recommended" settings, it suggests mid-range or low in some cases.

    Does anyone know what could cause this based on the information below?

    PassMark(TM) PerformanceTest 7.0
    Results generated on: December-31-10

    Benchmark Results
    Test Name: This Computer
    CPU - Integer Math: 694.1
    CPU - Floating Point Math: 3495.2
    CPU - Find Prime Numbers: 953.2
    CPU - SSE: 17.9
    CPU - Compression: 4788.8
    CPU - Encryption: 21.4
    CPU - Physics: 272.3
    CPU - String Sorting: 3114.6
    Graphics 2D - Solid Vectors: 2.4
    Graphics 2D - Transparent Vectors: 2.4
    Graphics 2D - Complex Vectors: 140.2
    Graphics 2D - Fonts and Text: 223.0
    Graphics 2D - Windows Interface: 111.0
    Graphics 2D - Image Filters: 213.1
    2D Graphics - Image Rendering: 352.5
    Graphics 3D - Simple: 330.9
    Graphics 3D - Medium: 252.7
    Graphics 3D - Complex: 62.8
    Graphics 3D - DirectX 10: 45.5
    Memory - Allocate Small Block: 4796.0
    Memory - Read Cached: 1501.0
    Memory - Read Uncached: 1331.2
    Memory - Write: 1470.0
    Memory - Large RAM: 3235.0
    Disk - Sequential Read: 88.9
    Disk - Sequential Write: 98.5
    Disk - Random Seek + RW: 3.6
    CD - Read: 3.2
    CPU Mark: 4485.6
    2D Graphics Mark: 422.2
    Memory Mark: 1346.2
    Disk Mark: 690.7
    CD Mark: 391.9
    3D Graphics Mark: 1301.2
    PassMark Rating: 1739.9
    System information: This Computer
    CPU Manufacturer: AuthenticAMD
    Number of CPU: 1
    Cores per CPU: 4
    CPU Type: AMD Phenom II X4 965
    CPU Speed: 3417.3 MHz
    Cache size: 512KB
    O/S: Windows 7 (64-bit)
    Total RAM: 8191.3 MB.
    Available RAM: 6659.9 MB.
    Video settings: 1920x1080x32
    Video driver:
    DESCRIPTION: ATI Radeon HD 6850
    MANUFACTURER: ATI Technologies Inc.
    BIOS: 113-HD685ZNF61.BIN
    DATE: 11-25-2010
    Drive Letter: C
    Total Disk Space: 141.7 GBytes
    Cluster Size: 4.0 KBytes
    File system: NTFS

    Additionally, I'm running a 500W power supply.

    I would imagine that my Motherboard, processor, 8GIGS of ram and relatively high-end video card would translate into solid performance. Can anyone steer me in the right direction? Thanks!


  • #2
    The x4 965 CPU is only rated as the 79th fastest CPU available. So not very fast by current standards. But it is running OK and returning the performance expected.

    The 3D video result is however down a bit on what I would expect.

    See this post to start with for possible explanations.
    Causes and Solutions for a slow PC

    Do you have the latest patches for the games?


    • #3
      Hi there,

      I have all the latest patches installed for games. I've also looked through the post you linked and couldn't find anything specific to my case (so I think).

      As mentioned, it's the recommended settings being so low that really throws me off.


      • #4
        it's the recommended settings being so low
        Maybe it is just the games, not doing a very good job of estimating the PC's power.


        • #5
          I suppose it could be. I may have just been overestimated the power of my PC, but if you think everything looks about right I will take your word for it!