ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Only game i play is Star craft 2. must be able to run everything MAXED.
currently, my computer, will only run sc2 @ 32FPS with V SYNC turned on. if i turn it off, it goes to 44fps...in WOW it runs @ 60-70fps....
1. i dont know why my computer wont run Starcraft 2 @ more than 30 fps....EVEN WHEN I TURN EVERYTHING TO THE LOWEST SETTINGS. it's like its capped or something, when my friends, on worse computers are jumping up to 50-60fps.
2. i can't open CCC, never have been able to....even when i uninst. and driver sweeper in safe mode. and if framework matters (i dont know what it is) i think i have 3.5 sp1....anything else lemme know!
3. i don't know what a bios is...so hopefully i won't have to change that. and any help would be great.
these pics were before i put in the TX650 PSU, also, i will be using curcial.com to get 6gb's ddr3, as a memory upgrade, my current sticks are 4, 1gb sticks, of samsung ddr3
and finally, i want a card that my computer can handle easily, but i want a decent upgrade...not just a step to the side, if that makes sense.
edit: also, i realize i have a pretty small case.
can anyone recommend a motherboard that will let me keep my current components? im thinking i will have a good tech person, take all the stuff out of this computer and put it into a new case, and was told my current MOBO really only fits into a crappy small dell case.
Your ATI 4850 is more than capable of playing Starcraft 2. And your CPU is also more than capable.
Your monitor however, needs to be updated. Buy a new monitor first, as the ATI 4850 is perfectly fine if you only play SC2. In that case, you don't need a better GPU.
So far as a new monitor, get something at 1680x1050 resolution or better (I prefer 1080p which is 1920x1080). Starcraft 2 performs very well even on some older/lesser video cards, because it's DX9 based. So even at a higher resolution, the ATI 4850 should still be suitable.