Ok so my rig gigabyte mobo not sure model number
6870 saphire card
phenom II 955 BE 3.2 Quad core
1tb western digital HD
770w OCZ PSU
I lag all the time...Im using windows 7 64bit and I thought my rig was ok not the greatest bit ok please try and help me out I play MW2 mainly but also amnesia,dead island,ut3,gw and I lag on them all my internet Is only 1 MB upload speed which sucks but even games that dont req internet lag Im lost and dont know where to look I did the windows 7 thing where it scores your computer the max is 7.9 my GPU is 7.7 my cpu and ram are 7.1 but my hard drive is 5.9 i dont think that would matter but Im just giving you all the info I can when I play MW2 if I use frapps its a little worse not much but even when I turn the graphics real low I till get lag I dont know if its my HD, or RAM maybe even my cpu the video card is 2 weeks old the hard drive is about 6 months old and the cpu and ram were bought about 1yr and a half ago any tips at all would be greatful thanks in advance
Try uninstalling your video drivers and installing the most recent one from the AMD site. I do not really see a weak link in your computer that would be causing lag. You said the video card is new did you uninstall the old drivers when you installed it?
Did you have this lag with your old video card? You could also have a power supply going bad. You did plug in both the power connectors on the video card right?
No mechanical hard drive scores over 5.9 on the Windows Experience Index. Not even in RAID 0. You need an SSD to score higher.