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What's dragging my computer down?


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#1 zamani152

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:28 PM

Hi, I'm new to this forum (and all forum posting). I wasn't sure whether to post here or on gaming.
My computer was built for me by some guy about 6 months ago and its been bugging me for quite some time now that it seems to have low capabilities when I'm gaming. Here are the specs:
Fitted Motherboard:
ASUS P5G41T-M (LX2-Series) Socket 775

Processor:
Intel Pentium Dual core E5800 3.2GHz per core

Memory:
Single module 4 GB DDR3 running @ 1333MHz (maximum capacity 8 GB)

Hard disk drive:
1TB (1000 GB).

Video card
PCI-express ATI Radeon HD 5450

Operating system:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Now, on The elder scrolls: Skyrim, I have to run the graphics on default low settings, as well as lowering the res to 1360*768 (from 1920*1080)
If you would like information of the settings I have to run any other games on just ask. Please, tell me what's dragging my computer down.

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#2 cryptodan

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:09 PM

Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.

Publish a Snapshot using Speccy

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:18 AM

Here s is: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/O8BkORDKbGOaKsw8gEL8GWc

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:06 AM

For starters I see that one your partitions is nearly all used up. If it has windows on it, then that can cause issues.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:57 AM

Does this really slow it down that much? I use that disk for backup should I get hold of an external hard drive? and will this really increase the speed by a lot?
Thanks for the help

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:03 AM

So is it one drive partitioned out, or is it 2 separate physical drives?

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:13 AM

Skyrim is very GPU intensive.

In addition to cryptodan's suggestion, you could probably stand to upgrade your video card. I have a quad-core oc'd to 3.2ghz w/ 8gb ram and a Radeon HD 5570 (card similar to yours) -- my settings in Skyrim have to be set relatively lower than what I would expect, and I know its not my CPU/Ram.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:27 AM

Cheers guys and yes, its one drive partitioned out.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:34 PM

Well if its used for back up, it is not a good idea to partition the drive and use the same drive as back up. If the drive suffers a catastrophic failure your data is lost. I would recommend that you get an external solution and remove all partitions then reinstall Windows.




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