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September 6, 2011 3:30:07 PM

Hello,
This is my first post and i was hoping someone could tell me what's wrong with my machine. The problem i'm having is that games like BF bad company 2, GTAIV, The witcher 2 and FFXIV are running at very very low FPS below 10 at times, even games like borderlands and left for dead are running at rather low FPS.

My specs are:
Mother board - MSI 870-G45 (MS-7599)
CPU - HexaCore AMD Phenom II X6 Black Edition 1090T, 3600 MHZ
GPU - ATI Radeon HD 4350 (RV710) Video Adapter
Ram - 4gb

i recently upgraded the CPU from 2 cores to 6 and the difference in gaming is almost none existant. Please help :( 

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September 6, 2011 3:36:43 PM

pedromendez said:
Hello,
This is my first post and i was hoping someone could tell me what's wrong with my machine. The problem i'm having is that games like BF bad company 2, GTAIV, The witcher 2 and FFXIV are running at very very low FPS below 10 at times, even games like borderlands and left for dead are running at rather low FPS.

My specs are:
Mother board - MSI 870-G45 (MS-7599)
CPU - HexaCore AMD Phenom II X6 Black Edition 1090T, 3600 MHZ
GPU - ATI Radeon HD 4350 (RV710) Video Adapter
Ram - 4gb

i recently upgraded the CPU from 2 cores to 6 and the difference in gaming is almost none existant. Please help :( 



It would seem your GPU is the culprit. A 4350 is a low end card and will struggle with modern games. I would suggest a 6850 or above for reasonable rates with modern games.
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September 6, 2011 3:39:09 PM

You have about the worst graphics card there is, if you want to play those games I suggest a 5770/6770 or better. 6570 as a minimum.
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September 6, 2011 3:39:19 PM

So if i was to upgrade my GPU i would see a vast improvement in FPS?
I would of thought that buying a new CPU and motherboard would of atleast given me some sort of boost to FPS but it's like i havent upgraded at all. Ty for the speedy reply :D 
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September 6, 2011 3:43:11 PM

pedromendez said:
So if i was to upgrade my GPU i would see a vast improvement in FPS?
I would of thought that buying a new CPU and motherboard would of atleast given me some sort of boost to FPS but it's like i havent upgraded at all. Ty for the speedy reply :D 



A PC is only as good as its weakest part. Having a outdated and under preforming GPU will not be improved with a better CPU. To answer your question, yes you should see a dramatic improvement with an updated GPU.
September 6, 2011 3:47:31 PM

Thank you very much :)  It's time i invest in a new graphics card then. Any suggestions on a good graphics card that isnt insanely expensive?
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September 6, 2011 3:51:56 PM

A lot will depend on your resolution. What screen resolution can your monitor handle?
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September 6, 2011 3:53:18 PM

Yes as stated games rely as much or more on your graphics card than your CPU so with that card you would not notice the difference between your old CPU and the best there is.
September 6, 2011 3:59:01 PM

My monitor is my 32" TV it can handle 1920X1080, sometime i do have an issue with resolution not being correct on my TV
September 6, 2011 4:07:06 PM

There is a store next to my house that has a XFX AMD radeon HD 6450 2gb GPu in store, would this GPU be worth a try? The reason i have choose this is soley on how quickly i can get it (10 mins) and i can return it same day if it does not increase my FPS. Thank you! :D 
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September 6, 2011 4:11:21 PM

An ATI 5770 as simon mentioned would be what I consider entry level at that resolution and will be able to play most games a mid level settings. They are pretty cheap at about $120.

A 6850 or a 460 would be a mid level budget card and would play most games at a mid/high level setting. They run about $160.

A 6870 or a 560 should run pretty much everything on upper mid to max settings and cost around $190-240.

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September 6, 2011 4:19:44 PM

pedromendez said:
There is a store next to my house that has a XFX AMD radeon HD 6450 2gb GPu in store, would this GPU be worth a try? The reason i have choose this is soley on how quickly i can get it (10 mins) and i can return it same day if it does not increase my FPS. Thank you! :D 



A 6450 would still be a under preforming card at that resolution and would not give a significant improvement.
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September 6, 2011 4:26:05 PM

+1 the 6450 is better than what you have but is not a gaming card
September 6, 2011 4:35:28 PM

I've just ordered a 6870 from the scan website for £140 thank you for all the help guys you have been awesome :) 
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September 6, 2011 5:41:40 PM

Should have said before but can your power supply handle it?
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