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HD 5670 performance issue?

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December 1, 2010 4:39:38 PM

So I just recently upgraded my old GT 9400 to a HD 5670 in anticipation for much better results, and better game-play for the games I do play. However, while I do see increased performance and graphical quality, it's only marginal. Any particular reason why? The fps increase has been very minimal.

I uninstalled my nvidia drivers, then plugged in my new card and installed the newest ati drivers for the card. Are there some setting I could tinker with to increase the performance? Or could it possibly be something other than my graphics card?

AMD Athlond Dual Core Processor 4050e 2.10ghz
400W PSU.

Thanks for your help.

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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2010 4:47:24 PM

Most likely the CPU is holding you back. What mobo do you have?
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December 1, 2010 4:55:04 PM

It's whatever came with the computer, I can check when I get home.
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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2010 5:18:05 PM

could you please tell us your system specs, It could be a cpu bottleneck but it might be something else, have you tried to overclock your cpu? I await your reply :) 
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December 1, 2010 6:18:19 PM

Emachines model ET1161-07
AMD Athlon Dual Core Processor 4050e 2.10Ghz
3.00gb ram
32 bit operating system

Mobo:
emachines model MCP61PM-GM 2.2
chipset nvidia MCP61
rev. A3

Sorry I'm unaware as to what is useful and not useful so I just tried to post all the info I see haha.

And no, I have not attempted to overclock my cpu.
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December 1, 2010 6:49:27 PM

Do i wanna remove everything nvidia with driver sweep? even nvidia chipset?
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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2010 7:00:54 PM

yes
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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2010 7:05:39 PM

As it's a prebuilt computer I very much doubt that your motherboard will allow you to overclock your CPU, I agree with the post above that it should not be to much of a bottleneck, what resolution do you
Game at?
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December 1, 2010 7:08:15 PM

I honestly game at whichever gives me the best performance, I try to play at 1400x900 or so, but sometimes I have to decrease it to get better results.
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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2010 7:22:26 PM

It's the CPU, too slow for some games. And you need the Nvidia chipset driver though, if you don't know which is clean all nvidia and reinstall the mobo drivers.
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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2010 7:41:05 PM

debatable, the onboard won't work well withought the driver, but sometimes even nvidia onboard video drivers will f with ati cards ... heck they'll even mess with other nvidia drivers too >_<
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a c 205 U Graphics card
December 1, 2010 8:06:57 PM

My own tests last year showed that a 4850e bottlenecks a HD4670, so your weaker 4050e CPU is definitely bottlenecking your even stronger HD5670.
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December 1, 2010 8:09:07 PM

So in short, a computer upgrade is needed?
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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2010 8:56:16 PM

You must have DDR2 RAM so just a mobo + CPU.
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a c 205 U Graphics card
December 1, 2010 9:59:59 PM

In short, an upgrade is probably your best option. A longer answer depends on your budget; just replacing your mobo and CPU as mosox suggests could also work, although eMachines is not known for using quality power supplies in their PCs, so you'd want to replace that too.
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a c 123 U Graphics card
December 1, 2010 10:53:36 PM

Not going to comment on the thread but will comment on drive cleaner. Many people say to use drive cleaner to clean nvidia drivers but forget to say ONLY nvidia drives associated with the video card. There may be other nvidia drivers in your system. Deleteing them may cause system instability..... or other.
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