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Games unplayable on my new pc.Something holding it back.

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#1 Miraioh


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 03:31 AM

My problem is as the title says.
About a week ago i bought myself a new PC with the following specs- 
Dell Inspiron 660
i3-3220 @3.30ghz
Geforce GT 620 4gb
Before this i had a PC which was less capable to say the least ,i don't recall all the exact details about its specs but i remember it was running a dual core processor with a GTS 250 graphics card.
The problem right now is that as of now i've tried out the following games on my new PC: DOTA 2 , Planetside 2 and Battlefield Bad Company 2 and all of them run extremely poorly:i haven't checked the exact number of FPS but it is extremely low.
Planetside 2 i can actually understand since it's an incredibly demanding game so we can hopefully scratch that out of the equation for now but DOTA 2 and Bad Company 2 should most definetly run much better than they do right now since they both ran smoothly on my old rig.I have a great number of other games as well on my steam account,most of which i haven't installed just yet but i'm pretty sure those will run just as badly now.
The thing is ,i don't have a clue as to what exactly might be holding my system back so any suggestions and possible solutions would really come in handy.
At first i thought this was a windows 8 related issue since loads of people are complaining that it is holding back gaming performance so i installed my copy of Windows 7 but the problem still persists.
Also i'll list the things that i've already done so far:updated and also reinstalled my graphics card drivers,checked if all my processor cores are working,unparked all my cores,messed around with NVIDIAs settings (disabled v sync and such) but still no solution.
Of course i'll post any necessary additional info if it is required.
Help please?


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#2 dpunisher


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:21 PM

Planetside 2 requirements:


Recommended System

  • OS - Windows 7
  • Processor - Intel i5 processor or higher / AMD Phenom II X6 or higher
  • Memory - 8 GB RAM
  • Hard Drive - 15 GB free
  • Video Memory - 1,024 MB RAM
  • Video Card - nVidia GeForce GTX 560 series or higher / AMD HD 6870 or higher
  • Sound Card - DirectX compatible

Brutal honesty time:  Your new system isn't a very capable gaming system.  Just because it may meet minimum requirements, doesn't mean it will run a game smoothly.  Main problem is the video card.  It is an OEM NVidia GT620 with 1 gig of DDR3 RAM.  That is not a gaming card.  It is woefully slow.   Slower than a GTS 250 by a lot according to this.





EDIT:  Sorry about the popups on that link, but it is the only place I could find a comparison.

Edited by dpunisher, 11 August 2013 - 12:23 PM.

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#3 Morghur


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 09:40 AM

Planetside 2 is trully fantastic game and is coolest free multiplayer online game released latetly, however is VERY demanding game.

Anyway I fully agree with dpunisher

#4 crazybluntz


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:29 AM

thats a bad card thats why

#5 LazyPotato


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Posted 01 September 2013 - 02:08 AM

The graphic card is obsolete,I remember,I having,it needs at least +2 GB of RAM. However,it runs fine on my ex-gaming PC (now broken,due to RAM overload,I tried to upgrade from 8 gigs to 16 gigs.),which had the same graphic cards,but the rest of recommended requirements.

#6 Dylanobyrne1


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Posted 24 September 2013 - 03:00 PM

Bad card.

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