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September 4, 2012 6:44:58 PM

Hey guys so just bought a new monitor and seems like its slowing down my FPS in wow game-play, was hoping to get some suggestions on which Video Card would help support the new monitor and hopefully within a $150 range. (Also I'm a novice when it comes to computer hardware so hopefully something thats easy to install.

System Information
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Time of this report: 9/3/2012, 17:37:22
Machine name: SCOTT-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 08/24/10 17:39:01 Ver: 08.00.15
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor (3 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4094MB RAM
Page File: 2453MB used, 5733MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode
DxDiag Previously: Crashed in DirectInput (stage 1). Re-running DxDiag with "dontskip" command line parameter or choosing not to bypass information gathering when prompted might result in DxDiag successfully obtaining this information

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Display Devices
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Card name: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x68B8)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68B8&SUBSYS_22881787&REV_00
Display Memory: 2805 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1014 MB
Shared Memory: 1791 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: HP Compaq LA2206 Wide LCD Monitor
Monitor Model: HP LA2206
Monitor Id: HWP2947
Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.000Hz)
Output Type: DVI
Driver Name: aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx32,aticfx32,aticfx32,atiumd64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atidxx32,atiumdva,atiumd6a.cap,atitmm64.dll
Driver File Version: 8.17.0010.1043 (English)
Driver Version: 8.771.0.0
DDI Version: 11
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 8/25/2010 21:00:02, 616960 bytes

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a c 198 U Graphics card
September 5, 2012 12:23:39 AM

Don't bump posts, its against forum rules.

And the fastest thing you would be able to get with that budget is a 7770 or a 6850, with the 7770 being more in range.

Its not that big of a jump though if you have a 5770, but if you have a 5750 it would. Do you know if its a 5770 or 5750?
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a b U Graphics card
September 5, 2012 12:24:17 AM

PSU?
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a b U Graphics card
September 5, 2012 12:24:52 AM

i would say 6870
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September 5, 2012 12:30:56 AM

Deemo13 said:
Don't bump posts, its against forum rules.

And the fastest thing you would be able to get with that budget is a 7770 or a 6850, with the 7770 being more in range.

Its not that big of a jump though if you have a 5770, but if you have a 5750 it would. Do you know if its a 5770 or 5750?



Sorry Still new to this website and have seen some do it. Thanks for the heads up. And no i actually don't know which it is in the 5700 series, how would i go about finding that out short from taking my computer apart?
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September 5, 2012 12:32:58 AM

BeastLeeX said:
PSU?


Sorry i don't exactly know what your asking for. Still new when it comes to computer parts and systems.
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a c 198 U Graphics card
September 5, 2012 12:36:02 AM

Here's a couple of things for you to do:

1) Download GPU-Z: http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/
This will tell me the amount of shaders on the GPU. And if you could post a picture of it on this site, that would be fantastic
(To post a picture, go to add reply and then click insert image, and then type in the URL of the screenshot)

2) Open the side of your computer, you can also see the video card from this point. BeastLeeX is asking for the wattage of the PSU, but Newegg told me that it was a 300W, which is not enough for the 7770.
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September 5, 2012 1:29:37 AM

Deemo13 said:
Here's a couple of things for you to do:

1) Download GPU-Z: http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/
This will tell me the amount of shaders on the GPU. And if you could post a picture of it on this site, that would be fantastic
(To post a picture, go to add reply and then click insert image, and then type in the URL of the screenshot)

2) Open the side of your computer, you can also see the video card from this point. BeastLeeX is asking for the wattage of the PSU, but Newegg told me that it was a 300W, which is not enough for the 7770.


Hopefully this is what your asking for
http://gpuz.techpowerup.com/12/09/04/dm9.png

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a c 198 U Graphics card
September 5, 2012 1:38:55 AM

That's exactly what I was looking for. You have 800 stream processors, which means you have a 5770.

Chances are if you have a 5770, you can run a 7770, but it won't be too much of an improvement. Its a great card, but you'll probably see less than a 10fps increase.
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September 5, 2012 1:47:34 AM

Deemo13 said:
That's exactly what I was looking for. You have 800 stream processors, which means you have a 5770.

Chances are if you have a 5770, you can run a 7770, but it won't be too much of an improvement. Its a great card, but you'll probably see less than a 10fps increase.


Thanks so guess it's not my Graphics card them. I play wow and since the new patch and since i got a new monitor i've been having fps troubles so wasn't sure if it was me or the game itself. Would changing from a VGA monitor to a DVI monitor make a big difference in terms of lag?
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a c 198 U Graphics card
September 5, 2012 2:34:57 AM

Quote:
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor (3 CPUs), ~3.2GHz


It should be 4 processors. Hmm.
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September 5, 2012 5:04:06 AM

Deemo13 said:
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Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor (3 CPUs), ~3.2GHz


It should be 4 processors. Hmm.


Not sure, i had the comp made at CyberPower though.
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a c 198 U Graphics card
September 5, 2012 5:19:18 AM

That is very interesting. I'm thinking it might have something to do with only running 3 cores. Can you run CPU-Z to check if the 4 cores are running?
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September 5, 2012 5:25:40 AM

Deemo13 said:
That is very interesting. I'm thinking it might have something to do with only running 3 cores. Can you run CPU-Z to check if the 4 cores are running?


You mean http://gpuz.techpowerup.com/12/09/05/2y2.png
Or how exactly would i check that. Would prob help my comp if all 4 were working.
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a c 198 U Graphics card
September 5, 2012 5:29:31 AM

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

As the other program gives you information about your GPU, this one gives you information about the CPU.

Sorry to make you download all this stuff, its just that this stuff is really helpful.
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September 5, 2012 6:05:13 AM

Deemo13 said:
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

As the other program gives you information about your GPU, this one gives you information about the CPU.

Sorry to make you download all this stuff, its just that this stuff is really helpful.


Haha I'm actually learning alot so happy to do it. Hopefully these are what your looking for.

http://s8.postimage.org/yqn73lb6t/SS1.png
http://s18.postimage.org/eue2udhmx/SS2.png
http://s17.postimage.org/dafep4am7/SS3.png
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a c 198 U Graphics card
September 5, 2012 6:22:56 AM

That's so weird. The 955 is obviously a quad-core, but you only seem to have 3 running. A 955 should run it fine. It must be something in the BIOS.
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a b U Graphics card
September 5, 2012 6:23:23 AM

i think you have an issue in bios. you have a quad core but only 3 are registering in direct x. go into bios and load optomized defaults and then try your game.
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September 12, 2012 12:15:43 AM

HEXiT said:
i think you have an issue in bios. you have a quad core but only 3 are registering in direct x. go into bios and load optomized defaults and then try your game.


How would i do that exactly?
Thanks for the reply
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September 12, 2012 12:47:13 AM

Ok so i went to the bios and Turned on core 3.
The odd thing was there were core's 2-6 and all of them were on except 3.
Wonder what that means.
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