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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti Graphic Card having problems while gaming.

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June 20, 2013 5:20:43 AM

Hello there first time user,

I have an Nvidia GTX 550 TI video card and i'm having issues with multiple high quality graphic games(World Of Warcraft,Starcraft II,Skyrim at times), main issue is a huge drop in FPS when graphics effects are on the screen. I'm thinking either my motherboard doesn't support the card since it's 4 years old, or my processor doesn't work with it. Looking for advice to whether I need a new processor, or motherboard, or a complete new video card. My computer's hardware is listed below for help diagnosing this problem.

Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC. M4A77TD Rev X.0x
Processor: 2.90 gigahertz AMD Athlon II X4 635
Memory: 8 gigs of DDR3 ram
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Power Supply: 800 Watt ATX Power Supply
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June 20, 2013 5:29:14 AM

Basically all the games you mentioned are quite cpu heavy, and ur cpu is really bad for games.

for example, look at this skyrim cpu benchmark http://www.techspot.com/articles-info/467/bench/CPU_2.p....
or this startcraft 2 one http://media.bestofmicro.com/G/P/324601/original/StarCr...
for the games you mentioned, you really dont need a better GPU, only a better processor. but obviously for other games, like BF3 Crysis3 Farcry3 the withcher , you will also want a better gpu in order to run them smoother and on higher settings.
anyways, if you only plan on playing the games you mentioned, i suggest you get a decent i5, maybe i5-3470.( you will need to change motherboard)
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June 20, 2013 5:32:00 AM

I figured it would come to that, Do you know if there is an easy way to tell what processor I would be needing? Because i've been searching for a processor and I'm only getting Quad-Cores. I'm looking for a six if not eight core just because of the amount I'm doing and would want full quality.
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June 20, 2013 5:36:50 AM

yup ur cpu just lies above an athlon x4 635,it is not a good quad-core for gamin.try overclocking ur cpu and ur gpu both and update ur video card drivers and there would be increase in fps.what res. do u play at?Skyrim is a very cpu intensive game,so don't expect much from ur cpu.try the above steps which i mentioned and keep updating.....
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June 20, 2013 5:39:42 AM

sourodip said:
yup ur cpu just lies above an athlon x4 635,it is not a good quad-core for gamin.try overclocking ur cpu and ur gpu both and update ur video card drivers and there would be increase in fps.what res. do u play at?Skyrim is a very cpu intensive game,so don't expect much from ur cpu.try the above steps which i mentioned and keep updating.....


I play at full screen usually, which is probably a lot worse for my computer. I'm thinking of just buying a new processor, as the current one isn't great at gaming as you have both said.
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June 20, 2013 5:46:50 AM

geta fx-6300 but for that u need to upgrade ur MB.What is ur budget?
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June 20, 2013 5:51:17 AM

sourodip said:
geta fx-6300 but for that u need to upgrade ur MB.What is ur budget?


if it's just the processor, 200 or so being max. I don't know how to upgrade my motherboard so I'm looking at something to suit gaming needs, and provide a more stable fps more then anything.
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June 20, 2013 6:14:36 AM
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June 20, 2013 6:20:27 AM

yeah try to buy the combo,it will serve you long and buy the way thanks bro...:) 
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