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March 15, 2010 2:38:18 AM

Hey guys, I don't know too much about computers, but i need help figuring out what the problem is with my system. I get 40-50 fps in source games, 20-25 fps in Company of heroes, and like 17 fps in BFBC2 even with dx 9 mode on and all the other stuff set to low or medium. Anyways im trying to figure out if this is hardware related or software related, its really bothering me because everyone else with equal to or just less than systems are getting better frames. here is my system specs from dxdiag. its a bit long so please just bare with me here.




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System Information
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Time of this report: 3/14/2010, 21:17:15
Machine name: GLADOS
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD
System Model: MS-7388
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9600 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4096MB RAM
Page File: 1415MB used, 6773MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode

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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce GTX 280
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_05E1&SUBSYS_12823842&REV_A1
Display Memory: 2797 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1005 MB
Shared Memory: 1791 MB
Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (59Hz)
Monitor Name: HP w2207 Wide LCD Monitor
Monitor Model: HP w2207
Monitor Id: HWP26A9
Native Mode: 1680 x 1050(p) (59.954Hz)
Output Type: DVI
Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver File Version: 8.17.0011.9634 (English)
Driver Version: 8.17.11.9634
DDI Version: 10
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 1/22/2010 04:50:59, 11862120 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-46A1-11CF-507E-89321FC2C535}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x05E1
SubSys ID: 0x12823842
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Driver Strong Name: oem8.inf:NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.1:Section003:8.17.11.9634:p ci\ven_10de&dev_05e1
Rank Of Driver: 80E62001


here is all the processes that are running in windows task manager too (direct link)

http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af163/bcarp2142/Cap...

thanks alot guys

forgive me for any noobish errors made, again i dont know much about this stuff

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March 15, 2010 3:47:23 AM

that is weird man :S
i get 40fps on COH with a gtx 260 and a core 2 duo :S so it should not be a problem for the 280 and the phenom....
what psu (power supply) you use?
have you tryed using new drivers from Nvidia's site?
Edit:
Ups! 1920 *1200 res :wahoo: 
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March 15, 2010 4:07:57 AM

it seems from all the posts we get, the game likes a fast quad core

i have never played it so i cant tell you
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March 15, 2010 1:07:58 PM

ct1615 said:
it seems from all the posts we get, the game likes a fast quad core

i have never played it so i cant tell you

that might be just true, mi core 2 (E4600 2.4ghz) was having a hard time trying to keep up with the gtx. After some overclocking, i play MOST of the games at 60fps or more :pt1cable:  .... besides GTA4 and bad company 2.... :cry: 
Edit: wich are QUADCORE HUNGRY!! :ouch:  :sweat: 
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March 15, 2010 2:39:48 PM

My power supply is an antec 620W and ive got the newest of the new as far as drivers go, you guys think my CPU is the bottleneck?
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March 15, 2010 3:54:01 PM

bcarp2142 said:
My power supply is an antec 620W and ive got the newest of the new as far as drivers go, you guys think my CPU is the bottleneck?

PSU sounds fine....
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I would say "try to overclock it and see what happens" but since you said you didn't know much about computers :sweat: 
plus, im not familiar with overclocking AMD's cpus :sleep: 
Try downloading EVGA precition overclocking tool, there you can watch the temperature, gpu usage, memory usage....
That information might be usefull, maybe it's overheating??
Or maybe the cpu is the bottleneck (GPU usage will be low)
:kaola:  try that
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March 15, 2010 5:35:22 PM

yeah, i did try that precision tool, and i was able to over clock.. didnt help much and the gpu level never reached above 40% when ingame
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