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I upgraded my pc recently but still games are not working properly

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December 11, 2012 2:47:09 PM

My pc specs are: cpu - i5 3570
ram - 2gb, graphic- nvidia gt 210, smps- 500w , windows 7, lg flatron l177wsb (with max reo 144ox990,

But still games are distorted in display , problems faced in games like 007, just cause 2, f1 2012(working in lower resolution)

Please help
a c 291 U Graphics card
December 11, 2012 2:51:31 PM

What do you mean "Distorted"? Did you install graphics driver?
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December 11, 2012 5:06:15 PM

Check your drivers with some program. You may have old drivers.
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December 11, 2012 5:30:41 PM

Bottleneck.
Gt 210 is a relabeled 8800gt (Or am I thinking 9800 GT?)
Either way, we need to know everything about your computer, motherboard, PSU, the works.
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December 11, 2012 5:37:50 PM

Most likely he is just talking about low FPS. With that amount of RAM and that video card, I'm not surprised. I'm using a GTX 260 and barely getting manageable framerates nowdays.
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a b U Graphics card
December 11, 2012 5:48:50 PM

210? ah ha ha ha. That little guy prly has a tough time pushing the desktop to the monitor. lol. Upgrade to anything Nvidia that ends in 50 or higher (or AMD/ATI equivalent)
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a b U Graphics card
December 11, 2012 5:51:36 PM

also, i recommend nothing less than 4GB of RAM for gaming, so ur looking at another $200 into that rig to make it be able to play games decently...

well, maybe $150
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a b U Graphics card
December 11, 2012 5:54:30 PM

balli86_19 said:
My pc specs are: cpu - i5 3570
ram - 2gb, graphic- nvidia gt 210, smps- 500w , windows 7, lg flatron l177wsb (with max reo 144ox990,

But still games are distorted in display , problems faced in games like 007, just cause 2, f1 2012(working in lower resolution)

Please help

a graphics card is the heart of a gaming pc :love: 
and your heart is low end :na: 
the reason it works in low resolution is bcoz it requires it requires less power from the GPU
your cpu is great but if u want to game u will have to buy a new graphics card.
gt210 is just not good enough
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a c 291 U Graphics card
December 11, 2012 6:06:55 PM

Kiowa789 said:
Bottleneck.
Gt 210 is a relabeled 8800gt (Or am I thinking 9800 GT?)
Either way, we need to know everything about your computer, motherboard, PSU, the works.


You're wrong. GT 210 is an HTPC card. GTS 250 is rebranded 9800 GTX.
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a b U Graphics card
December 11, 2012 6:20:15 PM

Sunius said:
You're wrong. GT 210 is an HTPC card. GTS 250 is rebranded 9800 GTX.


either way, the GPU is the issue.
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a b U Graphics card
December 11, 2012 6:28:20 PM

Sunius said:
You're wrong. GT 210 is an HTPC card. GTS 250 is rebranded 9800 GTX.


Yes exactly what I was going to say, a 8800GT totally kicks the ass of a GT 210 so it gives you an idea where the bottleneck is. A GT 210 isn't made to play games, you might as well try to play with Intel integrated graphics and the result would probably be the same.

Anyways as many others mentioned, change the video card and get more RAM otherwise you won't be able to play with that system.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
December 11, 2012 6:43:12 PM

Weak GPU shouldn't cause video distortion unless it's faulty. So I doubt it's because the GPU is weak. So instead of recommending him to upgrade, help him troubleshoot instead.
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a b U Graphics card
December 11, 2012 6:47:30 PM

true a weak GPU shouldn't cause "distortion", whatever that is, because it still hasn't been explained what the issue is. but troubleshooting a 210 isn't going to solve any issues related to performance (gaming), because its simply not designed for that.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
December 11, 2012 7:14:21 PM

Well, there shouldn't be performance issues with the games he's trying to play. 007 is like what, 2003?
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a b U Graphics card
December 11, 2012 7:34:53 PM

that game is old, no doubt. i would still like an explanation as to what distorted means thou.
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December 12, 2012 11:37:03 AM

hi,
by distorted i mean the game slows ie ie not in a flow as it should be and drivers are updated ....
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December 12, 2012 11:41:29 AM

processor- i5 3570k 3.4 ghz
mobo- DB75EN
PSu- cooler master 500w
ram - 4gb (1333)
hard disk- 500 gb
win 7
graphic Nvidia 210 whos specs are below
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CUDA Cores 16
Graphics Clock (MHz) 589 MHz
Processor Clock (MHz) 1402 MHz
Memory Specs:
Memory Clock (MHz) 500
Standard Memory Config 512MB or 1 GB DDR2
Memory Interface Width 64-bit
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec) 8.0
Feature Support:
NVIDIA PureVideo® Technology** yes
NVIDIA CUDA™ Technology yes
Microsoft DirectX 10.1
OpenGL 3.1
Bus Support PCI-E 2.0
Certified for Windows 7 yes
Display Support:
Maximum Digital Resolution 2560x1600
Maximum VGA Resolution 2048x1536
Standard Display Connectors DisplayPort
VGA
DVI
Multi Monitor yes
HDCP yes
HDMI Via dongle (DVI-HDMI or DP-HDMI)
Audio Input for HDMI Internal
Standard Graphics Card Dimensions:
Height 2.731 inches
Length 6.60 inches
Width Single-slot
Thermal and Power Specs:
Maximum GPU Temperature (in C) 105 C
Maximum Graphics Card Power (W) 30.5 W
Minimum Recommended System Power (W) 300 W
Unified Architecture
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December 12, 2012 11:43:06 AM

well ram is 4gb nd iam sure its about graphic card only as i also agree on that partand any other change required
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December 12, 2012 11:55:03 AM

007 blood stone i was referring to :) 
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a c 291 U Graphics card
December 12, 2012 12:07:08 PM

You mean the game is slow? It means your graphics card cannot handle the game.

P. S. That is not distortion.

This is what distortion means:

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December 12, 2012 2:55:52 PM

yes i meant slow sorry for wrong use of word,,but is there any other change recommended ?
should i change my monitor? or else?
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December 12, 2012 3:09:26 PM

New RAM and graphics card. New monitor will do nothing.
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December 12, 2012 3:19:59 PM

" Upgrade to anything Nvidia that ends in 50 or higher (or AMD/ATI)"
please explain dis , since i am a beginner
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December 12, 2012 3:24:50 PM

thanx raylon for ur time ...... but i compared ur gtx 260 and mine 210 difference noted: in processors core ,, memory clock rate, memory interface and memory bandwidth .....1. are des the only terms to compare cards if no den how to compare graphic cards?
2. in cod world at wars or just cause2 if played ,, any problems faced?

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a b U Graphics card
December 12, 2012 3:44:13 PM

balli86_19 said:
" Upgrade to anything Nvidia that ends in 50 or higher (or AMD/ATI)"
please explain dis , since i am a beginner

Nvidia and AMD have similar naming system.
Nvidia:
it has 2-3 letters and 3 digits. Ex:GTX660
GT, GTS, GTX if it not a GTX gaming is not that good, if u want gaming atleast get a GTX
the no's: the first no. is generation. every card launched this year starts with "6"
they are refered to as 600 series, the rest two no's are simple,
the more the better :lol:  like a GTX670 is better than a GTX 650

AMD
they all start with "hd: and have 4 digits.
1st is for generation, this year the 7000 series was launched so all cards start with "7" ex: 7770, 7870, 7970
2nd and 3rd are for performance , the more the better.
then the second is for family: the main are 7, 8 & 9 the more the better and u can CFX in the same family.
like a 7850 is slower the a 7870 which is slower than a 7950 etc.
and do u want to upgrade or not :lol: 
if yes than lets talk about that, or if u have more questions.......
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a c 291 U Graphics card
December 12, 2012 4:13:42 PM

balli86_19 said:
thanx raylon for ur time ...... but i compared ur gtx 260 and mine 210 difference noted: in processors core ,, memory clock rate, memory interface and memory bandwidth .....1. are des the only terms to compare cards if no den how to compare graphic cards?
2. in cod world at wars or just cause2 if played ,, any problems faced?


You can't compare cards by specs. You need to check benchmarks. Basically, GT 210 is EXTREMELY weak.

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a b U Graphics card
December 12, 2012 4:17:46 PM

so back to my original theory, you card is probably working fine. its just not meant to do what you want it to. i would recommend nothing less than a 7770, and you should be able to run all your games with decent settings.
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December 14, 2012 7:36:50 AM

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