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EVGA GTX 670 FTW Slowdown

I just purchased a 750W Corsair Power Supply and an EVGA GTX 670 FTW to put in my pre-built (I know, I know) HP desktop. I bought it in 2009 and the card is not even using half of it's memory and I'm getting pretty crappy framerates in some games considering I just threw down $420 for a graphics card.

This is the exact unit:

I'm also experiencing some abnormal slowdowns when transferring files, unzipping files, etc that I didn't experience before installing the card.

Can anyone tell me what I need to upgrade to get this beast working right? I'm slowly building a new computer but it's gonna take another month or so.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. :wahoo:

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  1. if that is your exact model of the HP desktop... your 670 is WAY bottlenecked by the intel core2 CPU...

    If I were you, I would put your old card and PSU back in and either sell the HP or pass it on to a younger cousin etc. and then buy parts to build a new machine, I think it's time for an overhaul
  2. Thank you so much!

    Well I just wanted to see what the computer could do with the graphics card. Seems like big sandbox games give it the hardest times and games like Street Fighter x Tekken work flawlessly with everything turned up.

    I don't plan on selling it but I do plan on taking the power supply and gpu out when I get my new case, mobo, and processor.

    This is what I plan on getting:

    ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard

    Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost)

    COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

    Does that seem like a good setup?

    Of course I'll be getting an Intel SSD. Also, should I upgrade my ram?
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    that is a great motherboard, but socket AM3+ is for AMD processors. for your i7, you want socket LGA 1155. this is one of the top boards within the same price range:

    Also, are you using this PC mainly for gaming? if so an i5 2500k will suffice. the i7 does not offer any additional advantages for games, but it does for heavily threaded tasks such as rendering in adobe software of maya.

    the cooler master haf series has a great reputation for cooling, so it's a good choice

    as for your ram, it's reusable, but those ram sticks are pretty slow for your shiny new set up, and ram isn't that expensive now a days. something like these would be a great investment
  4. You're fine with 8GB of RAM. For the CPU and Motherboard I would recommend these two together, great motherboard, great CPU, great price:

    Alternatively, if you really like ASUS, you could get this:
  5. Ah wow, that would have been bad if I bought that. Thanks for catching my mistake.

    Just for gaming yes.

    Yeah I'll go with all of those things you recommended. Total price $676.96. Not too bad.

    Thanks for all the help! Greatly appreciated!
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