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Computer runs slower than it should

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#1 fuegen


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Posted 25 March 2009 - 08:35 AM

Greetings forum, this is my first post on this site. I was wondering if I might get some information on how to fix my computer. I was unsure where best to put this question, but I decided to just stick it here under the XP boards.

My computer is a dell E520 2.8ghz pemtium-D, 4gigs ram, 512 video card. When I try to play games on it, games that I have a the specs beat on by a mile, it still runs very slow and choppy. I have to turn down my settings on everything to its absolute minimum setting and it still is almost unplayable. I did do a reinstall back in February of XP, but I downloaded all of the drivers for the chipsets and things off of the dell site using my service tag linked to my computer. My video card is a GeForce 7300 LE.

Having said all of that, I was wondering if I can increase the speed of my computer any without going and buying a whole new one. If i get a different video card would that help? I already have 4gigs of ram, but do I need more? My 3d mark score on this computer is less than 3,000, and my laptop can get that score at half the resources.

Thanks for your help and time,

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 25 March 2009 - 09:35 AM

You experience dissatisfaxtion...only when gaming?

Other than that, you are satisfied with the system's performance?

Do any maintenance on the system (chkdsk, defrag, remove junk programs)?

FWIW: 10 Reasons Why Your Computer Runs Slow - - http://www.bestsecuritytips.com/xfsection+...rticleid+43.htm

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#3 Uzrik


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Posted 01 June 2009 - 12:35 AM

What kind of games? (names + which person)

if it is call of duty put these things like this.


sync every frame: on
duel video cards/Optimize for SLI: on (if u have duel shouldnt matter just makes ping lower for MP)
your graphics can be on high!(unless CoD4 u can put texture on high all others normal!
put it in standard on screen type
anti alaising: off

give me better example(s) of games!

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 12:40 AM

also well of you have a dell pc some hardware/software do not work good together. You could try to get a new xp program and use that one. Or you could get Service Pack #(what ever you want if you don't have)

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