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New Computer Upgrade not Running Like It Should.

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March 29, 2012 2:46:00 PM

This will be a rather lengthy post, sorry ahead of time.

I'll start from the beginning.
My first PC was a AMD Phenom 9650 Quad Core, Nvidia 8800gt x2 SLI, with 6 gigs of ram.
I then decided to upgrade this and went with AMD Phenom II x4 840 (Pretty much same cpu) and GTS 450 SLI with 8 gigs of ram. I upgraded this in August 2011. Well I still wasn't happy so i just got a really good deal on and AMD FX-8120 and GTX480. I play alot of games but my main game is WoW at the moment. In WoW i average 13-27 FPS in Orgrimmar on Ultra settings. It has been this way from my first build with the 8800GT in SLI. My FPS has not changed much between the three builds. My current specs are:

CPU: AMD FX-8120 @ 3.87 GHz
Video: Nvidia GTX 480 @ 800MHz/1601MHz
Motherboard: MSI 990FX-GD65
RAM: 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3-1333MHz
HDD: Seagate 320GB x2 in Raid 0
PSU: Xion Powerreal 850w
Case: Ikonik Optimus with 6 Fans
Display: Envision 22" -1650x1080 @60Hz
OS: Currently Windows Vista SP2 64-bit
Going to be Windows 7 SP1 64-bit

I'm going to do a complete new OS Install tonight and see if that does anything and witch it to WIndows 7. I tried it this morning but Windows 7 wasn't able to find my AMD 9 Series Raid Drivers I had on a USB. Any Suggestions pertaining to that?

My buddy has a Intel-i5-2500K at 3.5GHz, with 12GB of Ram and a EVGA GTX 460 SC 1024MB and is getting 60-110 FPS in WoW. Is his system that much better than mine or am i doing something wrong?

Any feedback, suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

I also ran Performance 7 Test and my GPU only scored 2125 on it. Which is equivelant to a GTX 560 non Ti. Does that seem right?
a b B Homebuilt system
March 29, 2012 3:56:11 PM

Remember that in WoW, your internet connection speed will affect your FPS.
a b B Homebuilt system
March 29, 2012 4:27:08 PM

Your friends system is way better than yours.

First of all, a X4 840 and 9650 are not even close to the same, the 840 is much faster, however the 8120 isn't any faster than the 840 for gaming purposes, even overclocked.

My i3 dual core at stock 3.1ghz would absolutely destroy your 8120 Octo-core in gaming.

Pay's to do research and ask for advice BEFORE you make wasteful purchases.
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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
March 29, 2012 5:12:40 PM

turn down image quality settings and see if your fps improve
March 29, 2012 6:58:04 PM

Keep it on topic guys.I have to lock the topic if the insulting/nonsense responses continue.
a b B Homebuilt system
March 29, 2012 8:30:22 PM

Thanks Mazier for enforcing the rules. Much appreciated.
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