Need some help please

Hello,

My computer is pretty Beefy. i5 quad core with 4 gigs of ram. a 500w power supply, and a decent cooling system on the cpu. however...I have a ATI5570 HD 1gig PCIe vid card. I play a new game called Tribes Ascend and I have to play it on low to minimal settings for graphics and still only get maybe 15-20 FPS. Is it my video card that is causing the issue like I suspect?
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  1. Yeah the 5570 is an low-mid range card. You will need to upgrade, but we need to know your budget and brand of PSU.
  2. could be check requirements http://hi-rez.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/269/session/L3RpbWUvMTMyODY2NDM2My9zaWQvYUVVYmc4UWs%3D
  3. Well there can be to things happening. 1. Your Graphics card is still a little power hungry. the 500W isn't the best thing for a Graphics card. infact its bare minimum. 2. Your GPU just aint cutting it. So you can sleep on it and decide which route you want to try but i don't see a solution of No spend money from my view point
  4. Rockdpm said:
    Well there can be to things happening. 1. Your Graphics card is still a little power hungry. the 500W isn't the best thing for a Graphics card. infact its bare minimum. 2. Your GPU just aint cutting it. So you can sleep on it and decide which route you want to try but i don't see a solution of No spend money from my view point

    The 5570 will eat a max of 40w. It's not the PSU at all unless he has some crappy $10 budget PSU. The GPU is the problem, it's pretty weak.

    500w is plenty for all but the enthusiast cards if its a good PSU. The manufacturer wattage recommendation is incredibly bloated so they don't have dummies who don't know better slapping an HD 6950 into their computer with a 300w PSU that they bought for $15
  5. Vettedude said:
    Yeah the 5570 is an low-mid range card. You will need to upgrade, but we need to know your budget and brand of PSU.


    my budget is between $150-$200 and I'm not sure what you mean by PSU.
  6. Power Supply Unit.
  7. I'm sorry...I'm out of the loop with the lingo..but what does GPU stand for? lol
  8. GPU = Graphics Processing Unit. The chip held on the graphics card that actually does the processing.

    If your PSU is a good quality unit, these cards would be great and fit your budget:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150521
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161393
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127545
    ^That Twin Frozr is the best cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130660
    ^EVGA is the best brand

    If your PSU is junk, upgrade with part of the budget then use the rest on a slightly less powerful card.
  9. Vettedude said:
    GPU = Graphics Processing Unit. The chip held on the graphics card that actually does the processing.

    If your PSU is a good quality unit, these cards would be great and fit your budget:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150521
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161393
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127545
    ^That Twin Frozr is the best cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130660
    ^EVGA is the best brand

    If your PSU is junk, upgrade with part of the budget then use the rest on a slightly less powerful card.



    well..I spent between $100-$150 for the Power supply. I don't like buying cheap *** for my computer..lol..(althought sometimes its needed). But the Graphics card was bought as a present to me. It wasn't TOO expensive and it wasn't cheap at the time either. I'm just lookin to getting something to upgrade it so I can actually get the performance that is warranted for the kinda high quality computer I have built.
  10. What brand is the power supply though and make sure it has 2 6-pin PEG connectors coming off it or else you can't get those cards I posted. You will have to step it down a notch to the HD 6850.
  11. Vettedude said:
    What brand is the power supply though and make sure it has 2 6-pin PEG connectors coming off it or else you can't get those cards I posted. You will have to step it down a notch to the HD 6850.



    I'll have to check when I get home from work. actually now that I think about it...I don't think I spent over $100..lol..it was a while ago..
  12. oh crap, I apologize for not noticing the format for posting questions on here.
  13. Its fine, we can still help you :)
  14. okay..I got the information for my PSU...its a Rocketfish 500W power supply. Model Number: RF-500WPS2. Hope thats what you needed.
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