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Old rig using a new OS

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#1 Michael199x


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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:39 PM

Here are some details:

Unit name: HP Pavillion Elite m9040n PC
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
GPU: Nvidia GS8400
HDD: One 250 GB (Primary), One 1 TB (Storage/Secondary)
Display Resolution: 1680x1050
Current Operating system: Windows 7 Professional
OEM Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium

This is a 2007 model.

I've been running into horrible framerate issues when playing games on this PC. The two in question, for this scenario are:

-Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty

When I upgraded to 7, I began having some stability issues when running applications like these. The entire system slows to a crawl, and framerates ingame can drop to as low as 5 FPS. The most disturbing part about it is that one of the games, Maplestory, was designed to run on older machines with very low specs, but will not work on this machine. It runs a bit better on a netbook I own, actually.

My question: What is causing the stability issue? Why are the framerates dropping so much? I've tried updating the GPU drivers many, many times. Any help is appreciated.

NOTE: The netbook also uses Windows 7 Professional.

Edited by hamluis, 01 July 2012 - 04:13 PM.
Moved from System Building/Upgrading to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.

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#2 coxchris


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Posted 01 July 2012 - 06:14 PM


did you run the Windows 7 Update Advisor before you updated OS (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/upgrade-advisor)

1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher drive

I think your computer barley meets the requirements but however what sort of applications are you running beside the games. Have you try running in comp ability mode games.

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