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Hello all, im brand new to the forums, as well as new learning about computers.

I recently upgraded my video card and PSU in an attempt to increase my FPS. I play Guild Wars, and wanted to get rid of the skippy play I had using my old ati x600, so I decided to spend a little cash and upgrade.

My setup:
athlon 64 3200 processor
1gig ddr ram
xclio500watt psu (replaced a 320watt psu)
bfg 7950gt 512 card (replaced a x600pro ati card)

now, after the installation of the card, I noticed a slight enhancement, but not what I expected. before the install, at max settings I would get an average fps of 15-30 fps......low settings 40-50 max, but still around the 30's mostly.

after the install I was hoping to see a constant 100+fps at max settings with the new card I heard so much about...but it was a huge disappointment. The card can provide me with an excess of 100fps but can't stay there long, and drops down to about 30-65fps when I actually move around and play..

I've been told many suggestions, but I'd really like to ask help from experts. I tried benching my system, and I actually scored the lowest out of 9 similar setups as mine...I scored around 6800...while the highest was about 9100...the person who was 8th place was even 1000 points higher than I was...I really dont know whats wrong, please help. Thanks.
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post #2 of 70
Looks like that 3200+ is holding you back.
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post #3 of 70
Your processor is bottlenecking that video card.

Also 2GB of ram would help greatly, if you can afford that.

I'd recommend a E6400 or E6600 (But you'd have to get a motherboard)

After a new processor and 2GB of ram you should run taht game smoothly. I ran that game maxed out on 1 7800GTX.
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wow fast replies, this is an awesome forum.

I'm slowly upgrading my setup part by part, but it takes me a while to choose because I do a lot of researching. I really want a setup that would mesh perfectly with this new card. I'd like to upgrade my processor, mobo, and ram, but I honestly do not know where to start.

all suggestions are welcome (links please)...I'd like to spend somewhere around 300-500$...I will probably upgrade my monitor last.

also, is my PSU sufficient enough?
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post #5 of 70
Yup, almost definitely the CPU and ram combination. You could try overclocking to increase the speed from the default 2ghz. Otherwise better start saving up
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another question, but still on the same topic.

does the monitor have anything to do with the fps? my monitor is a bit old..and I noticed when I brought my comp to my friends house the fps was higher there, only difference was the internet connection, and the monitor.
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post #7 of 70
Hmm, unless you have Vsync on and your monitor has an insanely low refresh rate, it shouldn't matter.
post #8 of 70
With decent cooling you could get 2.6Ghz out of that 3200 which would help you quite a bit, but time to look at going dual core, an Athlon 3800 or Opteron 165 or 175 would do wonders
post #9 of 70
you could have vsync on and its syncing with the monitor turn it off in the driver options might help some. And try raising the monitors refresh rate to somthing like 70 or 72.
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post #10 of 70
i would say for you to make sure you are using the best drivers for the 7950, as with Nvidia i hear that the drivers make all the differance in performance.

also, make sure Vsync is off in the Nvidia control panel as well as in whatever game you are playing
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