Hey guys I have a "Dell Studio XPS 7100" computer. The computer Seems to struggle to run games such as "Call of Duty Black Ops", "Battlefield Bad Company 2", and "Assassins Creed" on normal-high settings. I'm not experienced in computer hardware but I'm guessing it has to be the graphics card.
Dell Studio XPS 7100 Specifications - (Specifications of this computer on the internet is different to mine)
[CPU] AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 820 Processor 2.80Ghz
[RAM] 6.00 GB
[GPU] ATI Radeon HD 5450
[HARD DRIVE] 1.0 TB SATA
[PSU] 350W-450W (Not Sure Will Check On it)
I mainly play Call of Duty 4 Promod. At the moment I can achieve 125fps with everything low but it would be great to have a crisp and smooth image on 125fps without lag.
In my opinion the graphics card is the culprit, but if it is something else it would be appreciated if someone could point it out.
Budget for a gaming graphics card AU$50-100 (another AU$50 if its must)
power supply has to go too, maybe a X650 seasonic would be a nice replacement.... your cpu wouldnt be that bad if you could overlock it, but you cant so go for the best AM3 cpu you can get maybe a X4 965 ore if your motherboard can take it a six core cpu, obviousle consider an aftermarket cooler..... do this and gor for at least a 7850 and you got yourself a tough gaming computer with not much spent
As i searched ur site i found this , its a shame your website has no Phenom ll on stock, dont try going for the FX, way more expensive and not much better so this are my suggestions, a new PSU something cheap but enough to make a 7850 work nicely even overclocking it to 7870 levels