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Recently installed graphics card is slowing my computer down. Any ideas why?

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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  1. 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
  2. Thanks for the reply Pcbuilder123 :)
    Downloading the software now. I am currently using a cool master 500 power suply
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Yeah thats the one :)
  6. 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?
  7. 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 :)
  8. Best answer
    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.
  9. 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-Socket/dp/B009O7YORK/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403209396&sr=1-1&keywords=6300

    and this
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/GIGABYTE-GA-78LMT-USB3-Socket-Chipset-Micro-ATX/dp/B00C2DTAMW/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403209017&sr=1-3&keywords=ga78lmt-usb3

    and this ?
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Hyper-TX3-Tower/dp/B005HIRDUA/ref=sr_1_1_m?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403209552&sr=1-1&keywords=hyper+tx3
  10. 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-Socket/dp/B009O7YORK/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403209396&sr=1-1&keywords=6300

    and this
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/GIGABYTE-GA-78LMT-USB3-Socket-Chipset-Micro-ATX/dp/B00C2DTAMW/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403209017&sr=1-3&keywords=ga78lmt-usb3


    Cpu is great, would reccomend this motherboard http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-GA-78LMT-USB3-SKT-AM3-78LMT-USB3-Motherboard/dp/B009FC3YJ8/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403209603&sr=1-1&keywords=ga78lmt-usb3
  11. 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-Socket/dp/B009O7YORK/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403209396&sr=1-1&keywords=6300

    and this
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/GIGABYTE-GA-78LMT-USB3-Socket-Chipset-Micro-ATX/dp/B00C2DTAMW/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403209017&sr=1-3&keywords=ga78lmt-usb3


    Cpu is great, would reccomend this motherboard http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-GA-78LMT-USB3-SKT-AM3-78LMT-USB3-Motherboard/dp/B009FC3YJ8/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403209603&sr=1-1&keywords=ga78lmt-usb3


    this the correct cooler?
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Hyper-TX3-Tower/dp/B005HIRDUA/ref=sr_1_1_m?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403209552&sr=1-1&keywords=hyper+tx3
  12. 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-Socket/dp/B009O7YORK/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403209396&sr=1-1&keywords=6300

    and this
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/GIGABYTE-GA-78LMT-USB3-Socket-Chipset-Micro-ATX/dp/B00C2DTAMW/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403209017&sr=1-3&keywords=ga78lmt-usb3


    Cpu is great, would reccomend this motherboard http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-GA-78LMT-USB3-SKT-AM3-78LMT-USB3-Motherboard/dp/B009FC3YJ8/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403209603&sr=1-1&keywords=ga78lmt-usb3


    this the correct cooler?
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Hyper-TX3-Tower/dp/B005HIRDUA/ref=sr_1_1_m?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403209552&sr=1-1&keywords=hyper+tx3

    Yes, perfect. I am using the same thing.
  13. 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-Socket/dp/B009O7YORK/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403209396&sr=1-1&keywords=6300

    and this
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/GIGABYTE-GA-78LMT-USB3-Socket-Chipset-Micro-ATX/dp/B00C2DTAMW/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403209017&sr=1-3&keywords=ga78lmt-usb3


    Cpu is great, would reccomend this motherboard http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-GA-78LMT-USB3-SKT-AM3-78LMT-USB3-Motherboard/dp/B009FC3YJ8/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403209603&sr=1-1&keywords=ga78lmt-usb3


    this the correct cooler?
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Hyper-TX3-Tower/dp/B005HIRDUA/ref=sr_1_1_m?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403209552&sr=1-1&keywords=hyper+tx3

    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 :)
  14. 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-Socket/dp/B009O7YORK/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403209396&sr=1-1&keywords=6300

    and this
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/GIGABYTE-GA-78LMT-USB3-Socket-Chipset-Micro-ATX/dp/B00C2DTAMW/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403209017&sr=1-3&keywords=ga78lmt-usb3


    Cpu is great, would reccomend this motherboard http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-GA-78LMT-USB3-SKT-AM3-78LMT-USB3-Motherboard/dp/B009FC3YJ8/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403209603&sr=1-1&keywords=ga78lmt-usb3


    this the correct cooler?
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Hyper-TX3-Tower/dp/B005HIRDUA/ref=sr_1_1_m?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403209552&sr=1-1&keywords=hyper+tx3

    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.
  15. 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-Socket/dp/B009O7YORK/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403209396&sr=1-1&keywords=6300

    and this
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/GIGABYTE-GA-78LMT-USB3-Socket-Chipset-Micro-ATX/dp/B00C2DTAMW/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403209017&sr=1-3&keywords=ga78lmt-usb3


    Cpu is great, would reccomend this motherboard http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-GA-78LMT-USB3-SKT-AM3-78LMT-USB3-Motherboard/dp/B009FC3YJ8/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403209603&sr=1-1&keywords=ga78lmt-usb3


    this the correct cooler?
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Hyper-TX3-Tower/dp/B005HIRDUA/ref=sr_1_1_m?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403209552&sr=1-1&keywords=hyper+tx3

    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 :)
  16. 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-Socket/dp/B009O7YORK/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403209396&sr=1-1&keywords=6300

    and this
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/GIGABYTE-GA-78LMT-USB3-Socket-Chipset-Micro-ATX/dp/B00C2DTAMW/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403209017&sr=1-3&keywords=ga78lmt-usb3


    Cpu is great, would reccomend this motherboard http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-GA-78LMT-USB3-SKT-AM3-78LMT-USB3-Motherboard/dp/B009FC3YJ8/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403209603&sr=1-1&keywords=ga78lmt-usb3


    this the correct cooler?
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Hyper-TX3-Tower/dp/B005HIRDUA/ref=sr_1_1_m?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403209552&sr=1-1&keywords=hyper+tx3

    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.
  17. 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-Socket/dp/B009O7YORK/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403209396&sr=1-1&keywords=6300

    and this
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/GIGABYTE-GA-78LMT-USB3-Socket-Chipset-Micro-ATX/dp/B00C2DTAMW/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403209017&sr=1-3&keywords=ga78lmt-usb3

    and this ?
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Hyper-TX3-Tower/dp/B005HIRDUA/ref=sr_1_1_m?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403209552&sr=1-1&keywords=hyper+tx3

    Those are all great for the price!
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