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June 19, 2014 10:24:13 AM

Hi
My pc was running great until i installed a new graphics card. But now the pc it is a lot slower than before
Any ideas what could be causing this to happen please.

Windows 7 64 bit
Mother board M68mt-s2
Processor AMD Athlon (Tm) II x 4 640 processor (4 cpu) 3.0~ghz
Memory 8192 Ram ddr3 (1333mhz)
Radeon r7 260x
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June 19, 2014 12:18:38 PM

tmmv1 said:
Hi
My pc was running great until i installed a new graphics card. But now the pc it is a lot slower than before
Any ideas what could be causing this to happen please.

Windows 7 64 bit
Mother board M68mt-s2
Processor AMD Athlon (Tm) II x 4 640 processor (4 cpu) 3.0~ghz
Memory 8192 Ram ddr3 (1333mhz)
Radeon r7 260x


Your graphics card is fairly fast, and your cpu is fairly slow. Go to amd's website and download the latest driver here:http://support.amd.com/en-us/download
What power supply are you using? It might not have enough juice. Look at the label on the side of it
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June 19, 2014 12:54:42 PM

Thanks for the reply Pcbuilder123 :) 
Downloading the software now. I am currently using a cool master 500 power suply
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June 19, 2014 12:59:20 PM

tmmv1 said:
Thanks for the reply Pcbuilder123 :) 
Downloading the software now :)  I am currently using a cool master 500 power suply


Awesome. Does it look like this?
If so, the software should fix it. Tell when it's done. Before that, go into device manager, display adapters, right click, and uninstall.
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June 19, 2014 12:59:20 PM

tmmv1 said:
Thanks for the reply Pcbuilder123 :) 
Downloading the software now :)  I am currently using a cool master 500 power suply


Awesome. Does it look like this?
If so, the software should fix it. Tell when it's done. Before that, go into device manager, display adapters, right click, and uninstall.
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June 19, 2014 1:01:36 PM

Yeah thats the one :) 
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June 19, 2014 1:04:07 PM

tmmv1 said:
Yeah thats the one :) 


Awesome, your set. Just keep in mind the motherboard/cpu is the bottleneck, so when you have the chance, upgrade the motherboard to a ga78lmt-usb3 and the processor to a fx4300. Download almost done?
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June 19, 2014 1:09:30 PM

Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Thanks for the reply Pcbuilder123 :) 
Downloading the software now :)  I am currently using a cool master 500 power suply


Awesome. Does it look like this?
If so, the software should fix it. Tell when it's done. Before that, go into device manager, display adapters, right click, and uninstall.


Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Yeah thats the one :) 


Awesome, your set. Just keep in mind the motherboard/cpu is the bottleneck, so when you have the chance, upgrade the motherboard to a ga78lmt-usb3 and the processor to a fx4300. Download almost done?


Will do :)  once i get some spare cash. Will the ddr3 i currently have go into this new mother board?
Yeah its downloaded and now installing :) 
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June 19, 2014 1:15:09 PM

tmmv1 said:
Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Thanks for the reply Pcbuilder123 :) 
Downloading the software now :)  I am currently using a cool master 500 power suply


Awesome. Does it look like this?
If so, the software should fix it. Tell when it's done. Before that, go into device manager, display adapters, right click, and uninstall.


Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Yeah thats the one :) 


Awesome, your set. Just keep in mind the motherboard/cpu is the bottleneck, so when you have the chance, upgrade the motherboard to a ga78lmt-usb3 and the processor to a fx4300. Download almost done?


Will do :)  once i get some spare cash. Will the ddr3 i currently have go into this new mother board?
Yeah its downloaded and now installing :) 


Yep. The ddr3 will almost definitely work. Also, actually go with the 6300 and not the 4300. Maybe before that buy a cooler like the hyper tx3.
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June 19, 2014 1:22:49 PM

Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Thanks for the reply Pcbuilder123 :) 
Downloading the software now :)  I am currently using a cool master 500 power suply


Awesome. Does it look like this?
If so, the software should fix it. Tell when it's done. Before that, go into device manager, display adapters, right click, and uninstall.


Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Yeah thats the one :) 


Awesome, your set. Just keep in mind the motherboard/cpu is the bottleneck, so when you have the chance, upgrade the motherboard to a ga78lmt-usb3 and the processor to a fx4300. Download almost done?


Will do :)  once i get some spare cash. Will the ddr3 i currently have go into this new mother board?
Yeah its downloaded and now installing :) 


Yep. The ddr3 will almost definitely work. Also, actually go with the 6300 and not the 4300. Maybe before that buy a cooler like the hyper tx3.


Installed and the computer seems to running alot smoother thanks :) 
Cheers once again your help is much appreciated :) 
These seem like a good price??
http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-FX6300-Edition-4-1GHz-Socke...

and this
http://www.amazon.co.uk/GIGABYTE-GA-78LMT-USB3-Socket-C...

and this ?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Hyper-TX3-Tower/d...
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June 19, 2014 1:27:12 PM

tmmv1 said:
Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Thanks for the reply Pcbuilder123 :) 
Downloading the software now :)  I am currently using a cool master 500 power suply


Awesome. Does it look like this?
If so, the software should fix it. Tell when it's done. Before that, go into device manager, display adapters, right click, and uninstall.


Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Yeah thats the one :) 


Awesome, your set. Just keep in mind the motherboard/cpu is the bottleneck, so when you have the chance, upgrade the motherboard to a ga78lmt-usb3 and the processor to a fx4300. Download almost done?


Will do :)  once i get some spare cash. Will the ddr3 i currently have go into this new mother board?
Yeah its downloaded and now installing :) 


Yep. The ddr3 will almost definitely work. Also, actually go with the 6300 and not the 4300. Maybe before that buy a cooler like the hyper tx3.


Installed and the computer seems to running alot smoother thanks :) 
Cheers once again your help is much appreciated :) 
These seem like a good price??
http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-FX6300-Edition-4-1GHz-Socke...

and this
http://www.amazon.co.uk/GIGABYTE-GA-78LMT-USB3-Socket-C...


Cpu is great, would reccomend this motherboard http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-GA-78LMT-USB3-SKT-AM3-...
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June 19, 2014 1:30:37 PM

Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Thanks for the reply Pcbuilder123 :) 
Downloading the software now :)  I am currently using a cool master 500 power suply


Awesome. Does it look like this?
If so, the software should fix it. Tell when it's done. Before that, go into device manager, display adapters, right click, and uninstall.


Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Yeah thats the one :) 


Awesome, your set. Just keep in mind the motherboard/cpu is the bottleneck, so when you have the chance, upgrade the motherboard to a ga78lmt-usb3 and the processor to a fx4300. Download almost done?


Will do :)  once i get some spare cash. Will the ddr3 i currently have go into this new mother board?
Yeah its downloaded and now installing :) 


Yep. The ddr3 will almost definitely work. Also, actually go with the 6300 and not the 4300. Maybe before that buy a cooler like the hyper tx3.


Installed and the computer seems to running alot smoother thanks :) 
Cheers once again your help is much appreciated :) 
These seem like a good price??
http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-FX6300-Edition-4-1GHz-Socke...

and this
http://www.amazon.co.uk/GIGABYTE-GA-78LMT-USB3-Socket-C...


Cpu is great, would reccomend this motherboard http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-GA-78LMT-USB3-SKT-AM3-...


this the correct cooler?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Hyper-TX3-Tower/d...
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June 19, 2014 1:31:25 PM

tmmv1 said:
Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Thanks for the reply Pcbuilder123 :) 
Downloading the software now :)  I am currently using a cool master 500 power suply


Awesome. Does it look like this?
If so, the software should fix it. Tell when it's done. Before that, go into device manager, display adapters, right click, and uninstall.


Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Yeah thats the one :) 


Awesome, your set. Just keep in mind the motherboard/cpu is the bottleneck, so when you have the chance, upgrade the motherboard to a ga78lmt-usb3 and the processor to a fx4300. Download almost done?


Will do :)  once i get some spare cash. Will the ddr3 i currently have go into this new mother board?
Yeah its downloaded and now installing :) 


Yep. The ddr3 will almost definitely work. Also, actually go with the 6300 and not the 4300. Maybe before that buy a cooler like the hyper tx3.


Installed and the computer seems to running alot smoother thanks :) 
Cheers once again your help is much appreciated :) 
These seem like a good price??
http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-FX6300-Edition-4-1GHz-Socke...

and this
http://www.amazon.co.uk/GIGABYTE-GA-78LMT-USB3-Socket-C...


Cpu is great, would reccomend this motherboard http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-GA-78LMT-USB3-SKT-AM3-...


this the correct cooler?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Hyper-TX3-Tower/d...

Yes, perfect. I am using the same thing.
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June 19, 2014 1:32:12 PM

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June 19, 2014 1:33:38 PM

Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Thanks for the reply Pcbuilder123 :) 
Downloading the software now :)  I am currently using a cool master 500 power suply


Awesome. Does it look like this?
If so, the software should fix it. Tell when it's done. Before that, go into device manager, display adapters, right click, and uninstall.


Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Yeah thats the one :) 


Awesome, your set. Just keep in mind the motherboard/cpu is the bottleneck, so when you have the chance, upgrade the motherboard to a ga78lmt-usb3 and the processor to a fx4300. Download almost done?


Will do :)  once i get some spare cash. Will the ddr3 i currently have go into this new mother board?
Yeah its downloaded and now installing :) 


Yep. The ddr3 will almost definitely work. Also, actually go with the 6300 and not the 4300. Maybe before that buy a cooler like the hyper tx3.


Installed and the computer seems to running alot smoother thanks :) 
Cheers once again your help is much appreciated :) 
These seem like a good price??
http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-FX6300-Edition-4-1GHz-Socke...

and this
http://www.amazon.co.uk/GIGABYTE-GA-78LMT-USB3-Socket-C...


Cpu is great, would reccomend this motherboard http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-GA-78LMT-USB3-SKT-AM3-...


this the correct cooler?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Hyper-TX3-Tower/d...

Yes, perfect. I am using the same thing.


Got them in my amazon basket, just got to sweet talk the wife ;) 
Cheers for all the help :) 
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June 19, 2014 1:38:40 PM

tmmv1 said:
Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Thanks for the reply Pcbuilder123 :) 
Downloading the software now :)  I am currently using a cool master 500 power suply


Awesome. Does it look like this?
If so, the software should fix it. Tell when it's done. Before that, go into device manager, display adapters, right click, and uninstall.


Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Yeah thats the one :) 


Awesome, your set. Just keep in mind the motherboard/cpu is the bottleneck, so when you have the chance, upgrade the motherboard to a ga78lmt-usb3 and the processor to a fx4300. Download almost done?


Will do :)  once i get some spare cash. Will the ddr3 i currently have go into this new mother board?
Yeah its downloaded and now installing :) 


Yep. The ddr3 will almost definitely work. Also, actually go with the 6300 and not the 4300. Maybe before that buy a cooler like the hyper tx3.


Installed and the computer seems to running alot smoother thanks :) 
Cheers once again your help is much appreciated :) 
These seem like a good price??
http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-FX6300-Edition-4-1GHz-Socke...

and this
http://www.amazon.co.uk/GIGABYTE-GA-78LMT-USB3-Socket-C...


Cpu is great, would reccomend this motherboard http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-GA-78LMT-USB3-SKT-AM3-...


this the correct cooler?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Hyper-TX3-Tower/d...

Yes, perfect. I am using the same thing.


Got them in my amazon basket, just got to sweet talk the wife ;) 
Cheers for all the help :) 


Haha, no problem :)  update me when you get them. You will have a blazing fast rig compared to now.
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June 19, 2014 1:40:15 PM

Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Thanks for the reply Pcbuilder123 :) 
Downloading the software now :)  I am currently using a cool master 500 power suply


Awesome. Does it look like this?
If so, the software should fix it. Tell when it's done. Before that, go into device manager, display adapters, right click, and uninstall.


Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Yeah thats the one :) 


Awesome, your set. Just keep in mind the motherboard/cpu is the bottleneck, so when you have the chance, upgrade the motherboard to a ga78lmt-usb3 and the processor to a fx4300. Download almost done?


Will do :)  once i get some spare cash. Will the ddr3 i currently have go into this new mother board?
Yeah its downloaded and now installing :) 


Yep. The ddr3 will almost definitely work. Also, actually go with the 6300 and not the 4300. Maybe before that buy a cooler like the hyper tx3.


Installed and the computer seems to running alot smoother thanks :) 
Cheers once again your help is much appreciated :) 
These seem like a good price??
http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-FX6300-Edition-4-1GHz-Socke...

and this
http://www.amazon.co.uk/GIGABYTE-GA-78LMT-USB3-Socket-C...


Cpu is great, would reccomend this motherboard http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-GA-78LMT-USB3-SKT-AM3-...


this the correct cooler?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Hyper-TX3-Tower/d...

Yes, perfect. I am using the same thing.


Got them in my amazon basket, just got to sweet talk the wife ;) 
Cheers for all the help :) 


Haha, no problem :)  update me when you get them. You will have a blazing fast rig compared to now.


Will do :) 
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June 19, 2014 1:41:48 PM

tmmv1 said:
Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Thanks for the reply Pcbuilder123 :) 
Downloading the software now :)  I am currently using a cool master 500 power suply


Awesome. Does it look like this?
If so, the software should fix it. Tell when it's done. Before that, go into device manager, display adapters, right click, and uninstall.


Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Yeah thats the one :) 


Awesome, your set. Just keep in mind the motherboard/cpu is the bottleneck, so when you have the chance, upgrade the motherboard to a ga78lmt-usb3 and the processor to a fx4300. Download almost done?


Will do :)  once i get some spare cash. Will the ddr3 i currently have go into this new mother board?
Yeah its downloaded and now installing :) 


Yep. The ddr3 will almost definitely work. Also, actually go with the 6300 and not the 4300. Maybe before that buy a cooler like the hyper tx3.


Installed and the computer seems to running alot smoother thanks :) 
Cheers once again your help is much appreciated :) 
These seem like a good price??
http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-FX6300-Edition-4-1GHz-Socke...

and this
http://www.amazon.co.uk/GIGABYTE-GA-78LMT-USB3-Socket-C...


Cpu is great, would reccomend this motherboard http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-GA-78LMT-USB3-SKT-AM3-...


this the correct cooler?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Hyper-TX3-Tower/d...

Yes, perfect. I am using the same thing.


Got them in my amazon basket, just got to sweet talk the wife ;) 
Cheers for all the help :) 


Haha, no problem :)  update me when you get them. You will have a blazing fast rig compared to now.


Will do :) 


also, is your case decent? If it fits your motherboard now, it'll fit that. So just maybe in a few months upgrade case or something.
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June 19, 2014 9:05:37 PM

tmmv1 said:
Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Thanks for the reply Pcbuilder123 :) 
Downloading the software now :)  I am currently using a cool master 500 power suply


Awesome. Does it look like this?
If so, the software should fix it. Tell when it's done. Before that, go into device manager, display adapters, right click, and uninstall.


Pcbuilder123 said:
tmmv1 said:
Yeah thats the one :) 


Awesome, your set. Just keep in mind the motherboard/cpu is the bottleneck, so when you have the chance, upgrade the motherboard to a ga78lmt-usb3 and the processor to a fx4300. Download almost done?


Will do :)  once i get some spare cash. Will the ddr3 i currently have go into this new mother board?
Yeah its downloaded and now installing :) 


Yep. The ddr3 will almost definitely work. Also, actually go with the 6300 and not the 4300. Maybe before that buy a cooler like the hyper tx3.


Installed and the computer seems to running alot smoother thanks :) 
Cheers once again your help is much appreciated :) 
These seem like a good price??
http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-FX6300-Edition-4-1GHz-Socke...

and this
http://www.amazon.co.uk/GIGABYTE-GA-78LMT-USB3-Socket-C...

and this ?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Hyper-TX3-Tower/d...

Those are all great for the price!
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