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Underperformance - can't figure it out

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Exo_Tray, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. Exo_Tray New Member

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    The nuts....

    I upgraded this week

    Old specs
    e4500 2.2 dual core
    8800gts 640m
    4g pc2 8500
    lga775

    New specs
    i3 560 3.3 dual core
    gtx 460 SE 1g
    6g pc3 1600
    lga1156

    I ran super_pi and hit 1M digit in 12s. So I think the processor is okay.

    I ran furmark and scored 1716, noticing my fps average was 24....
    I'm pretty sure my card should be running significantly faster...
    I installed the newest drivers, rolled them back, and tried the ones that came with the card.... the drivers aren't effecting performance.

    The other important note is that a game I play regularly.. I barely notice any improvement in the smoothness of gameplay, and my roomate's computer, which has comparable specs to my new set up runs it flawlessly on the same settings.

    I can't figure out what's going on, but I could really use some help.
  2. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    did you format, and reinstall windows between the hardware changes?
  3. Exo_Tray New Member

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    why is that necessary? the hard drive is the same, and I swapped out the proper drivers
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    its neccesary.
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    Sometimes Windows just doesn't play nice with new hardware on an old install.
    Other times it's an easy fix simply by booting in safe mode only, other times you can get away with a repair-install.
    Best thing is always a format & clean install though..
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    Yup. New motherboard/cpu almost always equals new install. I've slipped by before, like you have, but things just weren't right, so I did the deed. Better to bite the bullet now.
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    I would recommend a reformat as well. No matter how hard you try, there will still be junk left from old drivers that will hamper performance. I personally reformat all my machines at least 4 times a year, if not once a month to keep things running fresh. It's like Spring cleaning for computers, only it comes much more often ;)

    What game is it by the way? What resolution are you running? What power supply is powering your rig?

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