Ok, so about 1 month ago I started noticing lag in my games and lower frame rates especially dealing with particles and destructible environments. So looking at my graphics card I noticed it was getting hot, so i decided to replace it with an HD 5850.
Along with that purchase I got myself a new WD caviar black 640 GB. I installed both components and reload my OS to my new hard drive, I installed all my drivers. When I finished installing my games, I could handle higher graphics but getting still low fps, about 20-30 with a 5850. The only thing I can think of holding back my PC is my CPU, but it should be fine it is a Core 2Duo E8400 wolfdale, at stock clocks. I should be getting better performance from this setup. I was talking to a friend who was playing the same game as me and he has the same Graphics card, and a duel core, he was getting 75 FPS. Can someone help me?
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We kind of need the rest of your systems specs to do anything (amount of RAM, specs of the RAM, PSU specs, motherboard)...
Asus P5Q Pro P45 Microsoft Vista Ultimate 64bit WD Caviar Black 640gb Sapphire HD 5850 Core 2 Duo E84000 G.Skill 4gb DDR2 800 Corsair 750 Watt