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Old 07-30-2009, 09:48 PM   #1
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Default Why is my computer running so slow?

i have a AMD 4850e processer, and a HIS radeon 4850 graphics card. It doesnt really matter what game i play, the FPS is the same. Even if the game has bad graphics, for example Call of Duty 1, UT 2004, I get under 40 FPS if theres ANY long draw distances. So basically my computer slows to a crawl when theres a lot of objects on the screen at once, or any bit of draw distance. I don't think i am being bottlenecked by my CPU, can someone help?

cpu: amd athlon 64 x2 e4850

graphics card: HIS Ati Radeon iceq 4 turbo

mobo: gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H

2GB DDR2 RAM frequency 357mhz

psu: sparklepower 400w

My friend has the same PSU, and same card and can play almost any game with constant 60 fps..
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:51 PM   #2
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You have pathetic RAM.
Get higher speed. 800MHz is necessary, 1066 is better.
And clean the registry. It helps a lot.
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:52 PM   #3
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the 357 mhz ram.

Get 677, at least. That is still pretty low.

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Old 07-30-2009, 10:56 PM   #4
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Yes but thats 357mhz x2 isn't it? I have 2 ram sticks.
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:59 PM   #5
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Is dual channel set up?
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:05 PM   #6
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it is already 677, They don't make RAM to run that low it's just in dual channel.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:05 PM   #7
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I'm pretty sure, Cpu-Z says it is anyway:


Also, my penitum 4 radeon 9500 computer is faster than this one. On this comp, i get 40 fps on Call of duty 1, (yes 1) and 30 fps on CS 1.6... I have no idea why its so slow!
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well CPUZ's value is always half of the actual MHZ of the RAM... so your really running at ~700 MHz... but yeah clean out some bugs on the comp, or even if your willing to back up your stuff and reformat windows likes to bog down after a while.

Maybe the power supply isnt getting enough power to the video card... thats a pretty low wattage for a higher end card... I would definately look into the power supply

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PCI Express based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
450 Watt or greater power supply with 75 Watt 6-pin PCI Express power connector recommended (550 Watt and two 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX technology in dual mode)
Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to http://ati.amd.com/certifiedPSU for a list of Certified products
Minimum 1GB of system memory
Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
For a complete ATI CrossFireX system, a second ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics card, an ATI CrossFireX Ready motherboard and one ATI CrossFireX Bridge Interconnect cable per graphics card (included) are required

Edit: by the way what does CPUZ say the max bandwith is under the SPD tab
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It says that the max bandwidth is PC2-6400 (400Mhz)
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you may have to upgrade to 4gb RAM,2 gig is too slow for games.Also check for any spyware, malware and virus that maybe on your system
http://vrychic.com/spyware
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