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Can't run games smoothly on computer

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July 22, 2012 4:08:38 AM

I go to the canirunit website and I blow past the recommended specs but Diablo 3 is still running extremely laggy.

CPU
Recommended: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ 2.8 GHz
You Have: AMD Phenom(tm) 9100e Quad-Core Processor
PASS
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CPU Speed
Recommended: Info
You Have: 1.8 GHz


RAM
Recommended: 2 GB
You Have: 8.2 GB
PASS

OS
Recommended: Windows Vista/Windows 7 (Latest Service Packs)
You Have: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
PASS
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Video Card
Recommended: NVIDIA GeForce 260 or ATI Radeon HD 4870 or better
You Have: GeForce GT 610
PASS
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Features: Recommended attributes of your Video Card
Required You Have
Pixel Shader version 4.0 5.0
Vertex Shader version 4.0 5.0
Dedicated Video RAM 512 MB 2.1 GB

Free Disk Space
Recommended: 12 GB
You Have: 559.2 GB
PASS

If anyone could shed a little light on the situation I'd be grateful I'm just not to computer savvy.

Thanks
July 22, 2012 4:31:08 AM

CPU speed maybe?
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July 22, 2012 5:10:06 AM

Recommend a GTX 260 or HD 4870 and you have a GT 610. That's your problem.
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July 22, 2012 5:12:54 AM

Okay cool thanks. So if I upgrade to a better graphics card is everything else that I have good?
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July 22, 2012 5:17:42 AM

The CPU could be a problem as well if the game cannot use all of the core. But i think you are ok since it's Diablo 3.

Try upgrading the GPU first, if it runs ok, then leave it at that. If not, post your mobo here and see what CPU you can get.
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July 22, 2012 5:52:12 AM

or reduce your settings
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