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Why cannot I play any game with low settings?

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June 10, 2013 8:13:35 AM

I have these components. I know this system is old but it should play at least at low settings unless there is something wrong!
Concept of bottleneck is also new to me so enlighten me in anyway so I can peacefully play tomb raider or metro on LOWEST settings.
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN3-GP
ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
COOLER MASTER GX Series RS650-ACAAD3-US 650W ATX12V v2.31 80
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA
HP 2010i Black 20" 5ms Widescreen HD Ready LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 DC 15000:1(1000:1)

I am ordering COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
Any upgrade suggestion would be appreciated too if there is no problem with the system!
Thank you for your time.

On metro pc on lowest setting, I cannot even do benchmark with more than 3fps....
Oh and I might add my temperature on cpu are soaring 90c with gaming but I doubt that can be only reason
Oh and on side note I used to play lot of games including Assassin's creed except 3, Skyrim on ultra without mods.
But now that you mentioned integrated gpu! Is there anyway to disable it or it does it automatically when I inserted 560ti 2 years ago? It just worked fine before so what is the problem now? ><

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June 10, 2013 8:17:43 AM

Hmm that should work indeed, what issues are you having? The GPU could use an upgrade but this one should play fine on lowest settings.
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June 10, 2013 8:26:34 AM

Your CPU goes that high or your GPU? Also, you may be running off the integrated GPU instead of the discreet, the 560 should have enough beef to play around medium I would think.
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June 10, 2013 8:27:48 AM

Sounds like you're playing on the IGPU?
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