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Gaming Performance G550

Q: Gaming Performance G550

My laptop and specs :-Lenovo G550Windows 7 (( Now Its Windows 10 [Upgraded] ))Processor - Pentinum(R) Dual-Core CPU @2.3GHz T4500Installed Memory (RAM) - 4.00GbSystem Type - 64-bit Operating System Hello. Since many days, I'm trying to download low spec games which might work In my G550. But, most of them are lagging or so. I just wanted to know Is there an way to increase the performances by changing the RAM or anything that might make the game work smooth, If yes then till how much can I upgrade, 8GB or? Is there any problem by upgrading to windows 10? Please help me out.

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Hello everyone

I have been having troubles with gaming over the past month, with errors occurring here and there while gaming.
When going to "Performance information and Tools" I noticed that my Gaming graphics is rated at 2, which is totally impossible, as it used to be above 6 when I purchased this laptop a year ago.

NOTE: for some reason it states I only have 1 Graphics Card, even though I have 2x NVIDIA GTX 560M in SLI. I have also experienced some fatal errors related to my Nvidia cards, stating something in the lines of "nvidia kernel device stopped responding". Cannot remember the exact error message.

Any help appreciated, because on this machine I should be able to play a lot of games on high graphics still, yet just a couple of days ago WoW started lagging 30 minutes into a gaming session with GPU temps of 75.

DXDiag:

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System Information
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Time of this report: 10/2/2012, 14:23:31
Machine name: VADIM-1
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.110622-1503)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: CLEVO
System Model: P180HMx
BIOS: BIOS Date: 12/01/11 17:23:42 Ver: 04.06.04
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory: 12288MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 12268MB RAM
Page File: 2554MB used, 21978MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using Sys... Read more

A:Bad performance. Gaming performance rated at 2. Help please!

Hi and welcome to TSG.

The first thing I notice is that your Windows installation is almost 2 years out of date, you don't have SP1 installed which was released in January 2011, so subsequently are probably missing numerous updates, patches and fixes for Windows itself.

Have you cleaned out the vents and heatsinks? Dust build up will increase heat which will in turn reduce performance.
 

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Hello. I have a Packard bell onetwo pc and I have installed flight simulator x, however the graphics on the game are quite bad. I have tried the game on other computers and it looks great. I was wandering if there was anyway to make games look and run better on my pc. My current specs (subscore) are...
Processor: 7.2
Memory (RAM): 5.9
Graphics: 4.6
Gaming Graphics: 4.6
Primary Hard Disk: 5.9
Thanks
 

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Hi, I have 4gb DDR2 RAM,Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66 Ghz,2.67 Ghz CPU(X-86), 1gb Nvidia Geforce 210 GPU,Windws xp 32-bit OS.But My available physical memory is 2.75gb,I want best possible & smooth gaming performance out of my present pc configuration.Should i install Windows7(64 bit)?will it serve my purpose?if not then what will be better alternative?i don no wht to do.... plz give me proper advice... regards...
 

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Games work at it best when plugged in but once i remove the charger the game fps drop drastically and game performace extremly low... i tried to increase everything to high perfromance but still it doesnt perform as it perfrormance when  plugged in ...  it also has amd radeon graphics r5 330

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I had installed 64-bit Windows 8 (not 8.1) and it was awesome in performance while playing games. I enjoyed playing many games like Black Mesa, Half Life etc. Now I have switched to other computer who have 32-bit of Windows 8.1. Windows 8.1 is awesome but it gets slow for some time when I quit the game. That was not the case in 64-bit Windows 8.
Is 64-bit operating system is better in performance if you are a gamer?? That's what I want to know so I can switch to other computer for gaming. I switched to this computer because of its higher specification but it comes with pre-installed Windows 8.1 32-bit.

A:Is 32-bit better for performance in gaming on 64-bit?

Hi Faisal6309,

It depends on your system and how much RAM you have installed to whether or not you are going to see the benefit. This is because with a 32bit(x86) operating system your computer is only going to be able to use a maximum of 4gb. This cannot be said for when you have a 64bit machine it can use a far higher Ram profile.

So if you are gaming with more than 4gb of ram than you are going to better performance running the 64bit operating system then you would with 32bit. for example running a 32bit operating system when you have greater than 4gb of Ram is like buying a 3 litre car and putting a limiter on it making it only be able to use 1 litre.

This is not just limited to gaming though you are going to see benefit of using 64bit architecture doing heavy work load tasks

Cheers,
Harry

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Which is better: The XPS 8700 or the Alienware X51? They have similar specs so I think the XPS 8700 would be better since it has a bigger case which means better cooling. (At default configs)

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When you post a thread like this you should post links to the full specs of the two machines, or better, post a screenshot of the full specs side by side. If it is easy folks will take a look, if you want a personal shopper then that is by the hour!

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Hi there everyone. recently ive noticed that my PC is giving crappy perfomance in certain games.
This is usually in the form of choppy gameplay not constantly but just every so often, or (as in the case with C&C Generals: Zero Hour) when it gets to the point where the frame rate must be something like 1-5fps in otherwords, unplayable.

My system specs are this:

P4 1.7GHz
384MB of RDRAM
Geforce 4 Ti4200
120GB Maxtor HDD

ive used several spyware removing progs to remove spyware not related to Kazaa (won't work without it) and am using Cacheboost to try and sort out any RAM use problems but it just hasn't helped. Defragging the HDD didnt help either, although I have several different partions on it and defragged them all.

Got any ideas??

Many thanks
 

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Games work at it best when plugged in but once i remove the charger the game fps drop drastically and game performace extremly low... i tried to increase everything to high perfromance but still it doesnt perform as it perfrormance when  plugged in ...  it also has amd radeon graphics r5 330

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Was wondering if you pros could build me the best machine i can get for 1500$ given what I need :

What are you going to use the PC for?

Working with postgresql databases
Gaming


How much is your budget?

1500$


Where are you located? (a.k.a. fill out your profile)

Canada


Are you willing to buy online?

yes
Are you going to re-use any parts from an earlier build?

No.

Do you need other peripherals like a monitor, keyboard and mouse, among others?

No


Have you already bought any parts?

No
Do you have an Operating System (OS)?

No
Will you need any aftermarket cooling, such as a CPU\GPU cooler or a watercooling setup?

Cpu cooler cause i will try to overclock. I also need a SSD.

Thanks a lot.

I'm willing to buy on ncix since they can assemble it for me and they have pricematching system.
 

A:$1,500 gaming/performance PC

Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-620 620W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
EVGA 012-P3-1571-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support .
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
And try to find a Thermalright True Spirit 120/140.

That should total you about $1000 CAD and leave you enough for a case, optical drive, OS, and storage.
Oh I messed up a little. It's fixed now; I thought about suggesting 3x6870s. I don't know what postgresql databases are, but the 2600k/2500k is your choice.
 

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Getting poor FPS in all my games compared to alot of videos and comments around the internet about the same product.  Getting around ~40fps in skyrim lowsettings running at 1366x768. Additionally, furmark doesnt seem to detect the r7 m360.Laptop Specs (Lenovo z51):  Intel i5-5200U CPU @2.20 GHzRadeon R7 m360 Intel HD Graphics 5500Ram: 8GB Both display drivers have been updated to the latest versions. BIOS is updated to the latest version as well.  

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Hey all,

Well I added My computers Information with my account so I won't post again

the problem is that Aero themes slows down my computer although there is nothing

wrong with my hardware, I downloaded the Nvidia 186.81_notebook_win7_winvista_32bit_international_whql

and installed it (it enhanced speed a little but not for long after restarting couple of times it got slower and now even any video I play the video is slower than the audio

and any program I open is slow and has a periodic glitch every few seconds that you can see in the loading icon of the windows pointer

anyway I snapshot the ram, cpu and harddisk

A:General Low Performance (without gaming)

What is this registrybooster.exe. That looks suspicious to me. Did you install any "enhancements"? If yes, get rid of them.

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Needed some help
(My config is:-
Amd Athlon x2 64 6000+
nvidia DDR3 8600GT 256mb
2gb ram)

when i play any game like cs 1.6 or even AOE2 which require low performance(usually take 10-20% of my system or less)
But recently processes like explorer.exe or rundll32.exe have started taking 50-70%(mostly explorer.exe) of my system performance due to which is face lag while playing any game.(This is only when i play games)
I checked for viruses,spyware,malware everything there arent any.
So what could be causing this???
Please Help!!!
Thanks is advance...

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Hi.
I'm just getting into pc gaming but since i had my new desktop build i haven't had the best results with gaming.
I get poor performance on pretty much every game i've tried from Mass Effect 2/ crysis 1 and 2 and now Arkham Asylum.
I get a lot of frame rate drops and in some cases like crysis 2 i can't even play on medium settings without massive drops.
I've tried a lot of tweaks, research etc but i'm pretty much going crazy here. Help me out.


Chipset : AMD 880G
Processor : AMD Phenom II X6 1090T @ 3200MHz
Physical Memory : 8192MB (4 x 2048 DDR3-SDRAM )
Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
Hard Disk : Western Digital WD5000AAKS-00UU3A0 ATA Device (500GB)
Hard Disk : Hitachi HTS543232L9A300 (320GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : ELBY CLONEDRIVE
DVD-Rom Drive : ATAPI iHAS324 B
Monitor Type : Toshiba TOSHIBA-TV - 40 inches
Network Card : Realtek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate Professional Media Center 6.01.7600 (64-bit)
DirectX : Version 11.00
 

A:Poor performance on new gaming PC

So are u sure your video card and CD player are up to date. It seems to me like your software is not up to date. U should install the latest software to make sure your games run right.
 

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Hello all,Recently I purchased Everquest 2 for my laptop, according to my system specs I should be running the game well, if not above average. Well, after a few weeks of poor performance and ample driver troubleshooting I finally decided to do some research on the net and see if others were having the same problem. I came across websites saying that Dell computers come with pre-packaged very hard to remove spyware and sure enough I found some in my add/remove programs that I am unable to remove, etc.I want to get this comp running like it should without having to do a fresh XP install. I purchased it in June and silly me decided that Dell was trustworthy (not!), so I didn't mess with anything.Here is the Hijack This log. Thanks in advance.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 11:32:11 AM, on 5/15/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC... Read more

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Oh, before I took this log I un-installed a lot of spyware from add/remove programs. I still am unable to completely get rid of My Way search assistant though...such a lame program. Please help, thanks

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I had upgraded my computer back in may of 2007, anyways when i upgraded i upgraded for gaming performance. the games i play are pretty much the battlefield series and need for speed undercover, newer stuff i guess. I recently bought Rainbow 6 vegas 2 and i had to turn down alot to make it playable.. also i downloaded the ArmA 2 demo and i laughed when i started it up to play cause i pretty much had everthing on low as put the resolution on 800x600 for it to move like if i were getting 50 FPS.. sucks, and not playable.. so with that game it lookes like a blurry mess . My problem im not exactly sure of , im more leaning to a not so good video card but i could be totally wrong, since i haven't been able to keep up to date on the new technology. If i need to upgrade video card i am looking into one of the 4800 ATI cards but affordable cause i am on a budget. I dont think it could but maybe possible.. i have 2 out take that are 80mm and on intake that is also 80mm. I am just lost on what to try anymore so i thought i would ask for some help..

My system consists of ( i didnt have to build from ground up)

CPU, Intel Pentium D 925 Presler 3.0GHz LGA 775 95W Dual-Core Processor

Motherboard-ASUS P5VD2-MX SE LGA 775 VIA P4M890 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Videocard-SAPPHIRE 100195L Radeon X1650 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16

Powersupply- LOGISYS Computer PS575XBK 575W ATX12V SLI Ready Power Supply

memory Kingston ValueRAM 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200)
 

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As the title, my laptop has a huge gaming performance problem
My laptop is an ASUS ROG G551JM.
I got this problem for such a long time and i can't remember and understand how it's happening
For example:
The Crew: with a laptop that has the same specs with mine. It should run the game at high-ultra on 1980x1080 resolution with 45-60fps
But mine ran the game on the lowest setting 1366x768 resolution just to get 24-35fps
Insurgency: It should run at highest setting with 60-80fps
mine ran at ~30fps with low-med and 1600x900 resolution.
Battlefield 4: Mine ran at ~40fps on 1366x768 90% textures scale and lowest setting

My specs are:
GTX 860M 2GB VRAM
8GB of RAM
i7-4710HQ
I'm using Windows 10 64-bit

Extra: i have way better performance back when i'm using Windows 7
 

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if anyone has any legit tweaks for multiplayer fps games..such as counter-strike 1.6 please let me know. also if there are any programs that tweak internet specs to make games run smoother and better, please let me know of them and what specs I should set. thanks!
 

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So yea is there any software that will increase the performance of my pc to game?

A:gaming performance software?

So yea is there any software that will increase the performance of my pc to game?Very doubtful! IMO a fast CPU and and good quality ram is the only way to be competitive!

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I need really Help How to get a high index Subscore. iam Using Windows 7 Ultimante need help Asap! thank you and Godbless
 

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i currently bought a NVIDIA GeForce 6200 512mb graphics card.
when i first installed the drivers etc games such as counter strike source and warcraft 3 ran perfectly with excellent fps. but only 2 days later these games are running terribly. bad lag in combat despite a very high internet speed, even in offline modes they are still incredibly patchy
i re-installed my drivers for my graphics card and ended all programs with high cpu usage
and the problem still remains. any ideas on how to fix or what the problem could be?
im running a 2.8 ghz pentium 4 processor with 1.5gb of ram.
thanks
 

A:very slow gaming performance?

What have you downloaded (where have you surfed) around the past two days? You might have picked up some malware if your games are also lagging offline and you already re-installed the drivers.

Have you tried reinstalling the games themselves?
 

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Hi, I have a very frustrating issue on my PC. Games performance drops whenever I play it for 10-20 minutes. It varies, e.g. when I play watch dogs, it stutters after playing for 15 minutes. GTA IV lags and stutters after playing for 10 minutes. However there are also games that do not experience lag, or the performance drops very little. For example: Battlefield 4 (ultra settings), ARMA III (when i adjust the view distance slider all the way max, it lags after playing 10 minutes). During the lag moment, for games that lag, when i set the resolution from 1080p to 720p, they don't lag before 5 minutes. After that, they lag. So please any help would be appreciated, and thanks

Intel core i7-2600k
Nvidia Geforce GTX 760 4 GB VRAM
8 GB RAM
Windows 7 Ultimate
Cooler Master 700w silent pro

A:PC gaming performance drop

Game Booster Diagnose Report v1.0
Version: 3.4.0.1491
Date: 2014/11/11 18:31:54

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01 - Operating System
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0101 - Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
0102 - Language : English (Regional Setting: English)
0103 - BIOS : BIOS Date: 02/14/12 10:03:14 Ver: 04.06.04
0104 - Processor : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
0105 - Memory : 8192MB RAM
0106 - Available OS Memory : 8174MB RAM
0107 - Page File : 1404MB used, 14941MB available
0108 - Windows Dir : C:\Windows
0109 - DirectX Version : DirectX 11
0110 - DX Setup Parameters : Not found
0111 - User DPI Setting : Using System DPI
0112 - System DPI Setting : 96 DPI (100 percent)
0113 - DWM DPI Scaling : Disabled
0114 - DxDiag Version : 6.01.7600.16385

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02 - Processor
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0201 - Caption : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz x8 ~3401MHz
0202 - Current Clock Speed : 3401MHz

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03 - Video Adapter
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0301 - Card Name : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
0302 - Manufacturer : NVIDIA
0303 - Chip Type : GeForce GTX 760
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As of late, i am experiencing a considerable drop in performance when playing various games. I am using an Alienware M15x notebook with the following specs..

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit
Intel i5 540m 2.55 GHz
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
6 GB DDR3 RAM
500GB SATAII 7,200RPM HD
I am not sure what caused the drop, but i have noticed that for the first 3-4 weeks with my laptop, i had a much higher FPS on higher setting, than the past 3-4 weeks.

WoW- Dropped from 60-70fps on high settings to 20-30 on medium
Starcraft 2- Dropped from 60fps on high to 20-25 on low and medium settings
Modern Warfare 2- Dropped from 65-70fps on high to 30fps on high

Systemrequirements lab shows max results under the recommended tab for all games still, but i'm not sure whats causing the recent drop. The only significant change that happened since i got my computer is i think a Windows update. Anyone have any idea on what to do?
 

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I have Norton Antivirus on this computer. Seems to be very unusually slow lately. I'm not to sure if anything new has been downloaded because it is a family computer. Please help.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:12:35 PM, on 5/7/2003Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exeC:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exeC:\PROGRA~1\VERIZO~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Verizon Online\bin\mpbtn.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exeC:�... Read more

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Welcome to BC

Sorry for the delay, the forum has been extremely busy lately.

Since its been a few days, please post a fresh Hijackthis log. Thanks.

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I have downloaded NVtweak and am running a 6600 LE Gforce with a AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3500+, 2.21 GHz, 512 MB, XP.

What setting should I set for running Cod2 at the highest performance (FPS) but with medium graphic settings and not overclocking too much if at all.

-Thanks.
 

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Hey,

A friend of mine is wanting to build a computer for himself,
he wants to find the best possible system he can make for £600.
He's planning to play a lot of games on it as well as the usual e-mails,movies,music etc.

Whats the best combination you can come up with,
Just to start him off with the Motherboard and Processor combo would be very useful.

Jack.
 

A:Performance/Gaming PC Build

MB: http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...P+P45+Socket+775+Motherboard+?productId=32103
CPU: http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...tion=shoppingCartAdd&productId=28356&context=
Good-told, cool cheap case: http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...+Cool+and+Quiet++Gaming+Case+?productId=31087
DVD(1 or 2):http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...-215DBK+20x+DVDRW+Black+SATA+?productId=30278
GFX(1 or 2): http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...adeon+HD+4850+512MB+PCI-E2.0+?productId=32374
RAM(1 kit for 32-bit OS, maybe 2 for 64-bit):http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...+Extreme+Performance+(2x2GB)+?productId=29822
HDD:http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...t+F1+SATA2+7200RPM+32MB+cache?productId=33026
Or a bigger one:http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...+F1+SATA2+7200RPM+32MB+cache+?productId=30998
PSU:http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...+/Corsair+650W+TX+Series+PSU+?productId=29099

Optionals:
VGA cooler: http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...VF1000+LED+Silent+VGA+Cooler+?productId=32961
CPU cooler: Didn't actually find a CPU cooler I expected to find, so you'll ned to figure thisout yourselves.

Price with MB, CPU, 4 G of RAM, 750 G HDD, 1 Radeon 4850, Antec 300 case, 1 Pioneer DVD-RW, 650W Corsair PSU:
£583.36 + ~£7.64 shipping. minus limited time discounts, that don't show up in the shopping cart.
 

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hello everyone, i'm new to this forum. i have a huge problem and i'm going to try to be very detailed so i can get the best available help from you all. ok, me and my wife has 2 computers and we play second life (not sure if any of you heard of it or not). my problem is, she uses windows vista and i use windows xp. i have 1.5gb's of ram, she has 1gb of ram. my processor is intel 2.4 ghz and she has amd 2.1 ghz. i use the nvidia geforce 6200 and she uses nvidia geforce 6150. i have a dell demension 2400 computer and she has e-machine t5234 computer. when she plays her game, her graphics looks much more fluent and faster than my computer. my graphics and animations are very blocky, choppy, kinda laggy if you understand what i'm trying to say. i've even updated my video card drivers and chip set drivers. how come my gaming performance isnt as good as hers and what can i do to increase my gaming performance before i give in and buy another computer exactly like hers or similar with windows vista?

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I bought a Radeon 9600PRO 256MB 128-bit DDR AGP Video Card, and a gig of ram. Before I couldn't play any games but now I can, so I bought the Sims 2 and installed it since my computer meets the minimum specs. Graphics are okay, but the game performance is extremely slow. This is the only game I have so I have nothing else to test my computer with.

I've tried everything to speed it up - defragmenting, disk cleanup, deleting a few gigs of my stuff, but it's still really slow. I also downloaded the recent drivers from the ATI website. I'm guessing that it's because of my harddrive. It has 40 gigs, but I'm already using up 28 gigs with 12 gigs of free space. Help, please?

My system specs:
Window XP home edition
2.4 ghz Intel Celeron processor
1 gig of DDR400 pc-3200 RAM
The said video card
40 gb hardrive (12 gb free space)
 

A:Really slow gaming performance

Hi mate...

I was able to run this game in a machine about the same specs as yours:

Athlon XP 2400+ (Better than your celeron)
512MB RAM
Radeon 9600SE 128MB (Much worse than your PRO)
I also had a 40GB HDD with at least half of it full...

When you say the game is running slow you mean it's lagging?
Did you try to lower graphics settings a little and see if performance gets better?
The Celeron is somewhat slow but should be more than enough to run Sims 2 as the game only needs an 800Mhz PIII...

Do you load expansions or mods or just the original SIMS 2?

Again my best guess is that if you play around with graphics options you will get a descent speed. Disable AntiAliasing and Anisotropic Filtering if they are enabled and try lowering a little texture settings.
 

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hello,i need help in regards to getting more fps in games for example when i play the game''C&C renegade as an example/everyother that the requirements are satisfactory, ,im only getting 17-25fps on average..first i will start with my specs...

Intel Celeron 2.80Ghz (socket 478) **-PGA2 , L1 8kb L2 128KB
120GB maxtor 7200rpm(296kb bad sectors)
40GB seagate 7200rpm
DVD drive
CD drive
1024 PC3200 DDR RAM (400mhz)
Nvidia Geforce 6600GT (AGP 8x) all drivers are updated.
Nvidia settings are as follows
antialisingFF
antistropicFF
image settings:HIGH PERFORMANCE
vsyncFF
my power supply is 200w,im not too sure if thats got anything to do with it.
what i dont see is for all the games i buy the requirements are way beyond my cpu but they show really slow performance.
i have done a fresh install of xp,installed drivers and and the same performance issues..
do not know what to do...
if you can help me in anyway , that would be much appreciated...
Thanks in advanced
 

A:slow performance with 3D gaming

That's your problem, your powersupply. 100% sure . . .

It's too low! You need at least a 350 watt, I'd get a 400 to be safe.
 

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Hey guys. Just joined the website



I was wondering about a few things .. and well nothing better then posting an issue on a community like this one. Hopefully someone can teach me something.

But basically.. I recently installed vista ultimate. everything works great. I mean reading how some seem to have problems. Im glad everything's fine

THis is my operating system specs.

OS Name Microsoft? Windows Vista? Ultimate
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+, 2010 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD ASUS A8N-SLI DELUXE ACPI BIOS Revision 1805, 29/09/2006
Total Physical Memory 2,046.94 MB
2x 512 ddr geforce 6600 GT on SLI

Im playing games such as NHL 08 .. and i mean im not saying this is the BEST pc out there, but i am expecting somewhat better performance

Playing on the overhead cam... and it seems laggy . cutting sort of.


I have tried my drivers and all .. everything is up today

ONly thing i dont see is where the SLI seems to be on the new drivers..

IS there anyone who can advice me how to check this SLI

and why is it that i feel performance wise this isnt exactly what i expected?

THanks

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Hello

I Recently managed, after a long wait, to get myself a decent, relatively high-end laptop for gaming, and everyithing was going well the first days(after getting the hang of vista). I got myself a copy of neverwinter nights 2 and got decent loading times, and no gameplay issues, when, suddenly, after downloading some mods and installing another game and playing it for a while( Leasure suit larry: magna cum laude), the loading times of NWN2, and the overall performance of my PC went to the pits, in a very odd way.
What happens is not a simple performance loss(or at least is not the main issue), but that the game takes about 20-40 seconds to actually BEGIN loading whenever a loading screen apears. This also happens whenever I launch a program, taking some time for the program to apear(it takes like 5 secs to open minesweeper).
I have McAffe as an antivirus, but i also tried using spybot and Ad-Aware(they found nothing other than tracking cookies) as well as installing AVG free and runing it on safe mode(found nothing), i also had spyware crawler installed, but usually did nothing more than bug me about running the real-time shield with full admin privileges, which ofcourse i dont have, and seem to be a pain in the backside to get.
I found some suspicious programs running on the background( like coinme.exe, which is now gone, and 2 taskeng.exe and trustedinstaller.exe) and tried disabling the task programmer(taskeng), to no avail, since i apparently dont have enough admin... Read more

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oh, by the way, i just uninstalled AVG and coinme.exe came back, as well as getting an error with Daemon tools.

Also got a couple of errors with hijackthis which i forgot to mention, first, it says it cant modify anything by itself and tells me to do so manually by running:
"notepad C:\.......\host"

and got this other error.

An unexpected error has occurred at procedure: modMain_CheckOther1Item()
Error #75 - Path/File access error

Please email me at [email protected], reporting the following:
* What you were trying to fix when the error occurred, if applicable
* How you can reproduce the error
* A complete HijackThis scan log, if possible

Windows version: Windows NT 6.00.1904
MSIE version: 7.0.6000.16512
HijackThis version: 1.99.1

This message has been copied to your clipboard.
Click OK to continue the rest of the scan.
 

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Hello,

I was wondering if someone could help me with updating the drivers for my graphics card and possibly other systems on my laptop. I currently don't trust myself with updating myself due to the many different versions and so I don't won't to cause irreparable damage. Also, would it be possible to point me in the right direction to get the most out of my system gaming wise.

Windows 8 64bit OS

CPU - AMD A-10 Quad Core 2.3GHz processor - Version Date - 21/04/2009, Driver Version - 6.2.9200.16451
Graphics - Crossfire Radeon 7660G + 7670M - Currently using the 13.6 Beta 2 Catalyst.

(I have Razer game boost installed but not sure if im using it right as i see no difference with it on or off).

Thanks in advanced.

A:Drivers and Gaming Performance

Hello again Professor,

Just wanted to thank you again and I have a few suggestions to get you started:

1- Check for updated drivers here: Drivers and software - IdeaPad Z585 Notebook
Note: I wouldn't go searching anywhere else for drivers until step 2 and (maybe step 3) are completed.

2- Run a WEI test so our gamers can look at your scores:

3- Consider downloading the Passmark Benchmark Testing Software and running the complete test suite. It comes with a full 30 day free trial. Once run, you can search for others that have your same configuration and you can even drill down the search to your specific graphics configuration so you can compare the results yourself (or post them for comment):

PassMark product listing - Diagnostic and test software for computers

This will provide some additonal information that I'm sure will be quite useful in evaluating you current performance.

Good luck.

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Hi everybody,

for months I have been trying to solve one of the biggest mysteries in my computer histories: why is Windows 7 so much slower concerning games than Win XP?

1) I am running Win XP and Win 7 in the same computer, only installed on two different hard discs. So both recur to the same hardware (Geforce 285 GTX driver 260.99, E 8500 @ 3,8 GHZ, 4 GB Ram, Audigy 2 sound card etc.)

2) I have been trying World in Conflict, GTA IV, Battlefield Bad Company 2, Supreme Commander 2, Starcraft 2 etc.

3) All games run unter Windows XP about 30 to 40 % faster, also when using the DX9-Mode unter Win 7. Some examples:

- the World in Conflict benchmark gives me in WIn XP 59 fps average, in WIn 7 39 fps average - with the exact same settings. During the benchmark I especially note much larger framedrops etc.

- GTA IV: comparable scenes that have unter Win XP about 45 fps, under Win 7 27 fps

- Supreme Commander 2: large massing battles get unter Win 7 almost unplayable, under Win XP it still works fine
All this is puzzling me considerably. How can this be? Shouldn?t Win7 not have a better gaming performance? I have even read tests that showed that for example World in Conflict runs smoother and better with Win 7.

Using benchmark programs like furmark or the analytical benchmark Sisoft Sandra, it gets even more puzzling: here the results are equal to Win XP, and in some cases even better.

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A:Bad gaming performance under Win 7 (compared to Win XP)

Have you updated all drivers (64bit ones) for your system?
Not just graphics, but Audio, chipset etc.

Also, have you updated DirextX?
You do need to do this, even for the DX9 files.


Being 30-40% slower is a clear indication something is wrong.

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Hello

I Recently managed, after a long wait, to get myself a decent, relatively high-end laptop for gaming, and everyithing was going well the first days(after getting the hang of vista). I got myself a copy of neverwinter nights 2 and got decent loading times, and no gameplay issues, when, suddenly, after installing another game and playing it for a while( Leasure suit larry: magna cum laude), the loading times of NWN2, and the overall performance of my PC went to the pits, in a very odd way.
What happens is not a simple performance loss(or at least is not the main issue), but that the game takes about 20-40 seconds to actually BEGIN loading whenever a loading screen apears. This also happens whenever I launch a program, taking some time for the program to apear(it takes like 5 secs to open minesweeper).
I have McAffe as an antivirus, but i also tried using spybot and Ad-Aware(they found nothing other than tracking cookies) as well as installing AVG free and runing it on safe mode(found nothing), i also had spyware crawler installed, but usually did nothing more than bug me about running the real-time shield with full admin privileges, which ofcourse i dont have, and seem to be a pain in the backside to get.
I found some suspicious programs running on the background( like coinme.exe, which is now gone, and 2 taskeng.exe and trustedinstaller.exe) and tried disabling the task programmer(taskeng), to no avail, since i apparently dont have enough admin privileges. Oh, i also tr... Read more

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I have a Dell M6400 Laptop. The spec is quite hefty at Q9300 Quad Code 2.53 Ghz, 8GB Ram, 1GB Nvidia FX 3700M Video.

I am running Windows 7, and have recently bought 2 new games, DragonAge, and Modern Warfare 2.

When on Battery Power I can run both games in full 1920x1200. The run flawlessly with full detail enabled.

However, strangely when on Main Power, both games stutter, with the CPU at 100% usages on all 4 cores.

At first I suspected a Driver fault so I updated all drivers; particularly Video and Sound Drivers. Someone has suggested the Video card, and that Windows automatically puts it in a low power mode when on battery. This would make sense except that when on battery, 1920x1200 runs perfectly. When on Mains even 800x600 stutters.

Does anyone have any idea how I can monitor exactly what changes windows is making when I switch between mains and battery power?

THanks.
 

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Hi,

Please could you give some advice on the following problem as I don't know what else to try!

I bought a laptop a number of months ago (Feb 2005) and since delivery have not been happy with its performance with games.

The basic specification is :-
Celeron M 340 (1.5GHz)
512MB
ATI 9700 128MB
40GB 5400rpm
XP Home
DVD/CD

The basic problem is that when the hard drive is accessed during games the screen momentarily freezes - which if it occurs every few seconds makes the game almost unplayable.

The machine flies through 3DMark03 (The disk isn't accessed!).

Reducing graphic settings etc on some games improves the situation but I am still not impressed. Total War is a bit of a disaster even at the lowest settings. Delta Force(Land Warrior) was ok on my old P3 500 / VooDoo3 16MB desktop machine but this problem makes it not very playable on this newer and higher specification laptop - DF is a 4 or 5 year old game!

When I requested on site support (on two occasions), both engineers agreed that the problem was not acceptable and thus instigated the replacement of just about every component. No improvement. The machine was returned to base and fully tested ...... no hardware fault found.The supplier has indicated that the issue is related to having a 5400rpm hard drive and poorly programmed games. I am not completely happy with these arguments.

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Assalam-o-Alaikum! (Peace be upon you)!      I have a HP Pavilion 15- p104ne with Intel 4th gen. Core i5 4210U Processor, 8GB RAM, 750GB HDD and 2GB Nvidia Geforce 840m Graphics Card.    The issue with it is that when i play games on it without plugging in adaptor i get about 30 fps in game but when I plug adaptor in then i get 10 fps, mean performance decreases.  Also while playing if it is plugged in and i switch off the adaptor the fps decrease to 1..." Please help to solve the issue."The things i have tried are:Changing Power Options from balanced or power saver to high performanceTested plugged in, plugged out adaptor is Ok.Upadated drivers. 

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1. I'm not a gaming junkie by any means. I play a lot of old stuff. But I also occasionally play World of Warcraft type games and I usually have to lower the resolution for it to run smoothly and it looks awful.

2. I don't want to have to spend more than a 100 dollars

3. I'm not seeing the power supply on my hp touchsmart. The most info I could find on the web for my comp is that its 200w (100v-240v)

4. - motherboard - Manufacturer - PENTAGON CORPORATION
- Model - JESSE
-Graphic Interface - ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphcs
- Code Name RS780M
- Technology 55nm
- Memory size 256 mbytes Memory bus width 32 bits
- Memory type DDR3
- size 4096 mbytes
-CPU AMD Athlon II X2 235
-CPU SPEED 798 MHz

5. Im from The U.S.
Thanks in advance for the help
 

A:Improve gaming performance for $100 or less

First off I am not sure what your question is. Perhaps you accidentally left it out. If you are looking to upgrade your computer to play games at a higher resolution or higher frame rate then I see a problem. I believe the Touchpad is built pretty muck like a laptop, meaning most parts are *not* swappable and if they are the cost and trouble would be more than what it would be worth. Generally the two most easily replaceable parts on a laptop would be the RAM or harddrive and neither one of those is really going to give any performance gain.
 

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Hello all. I'm looking to boost my performance with my machine and was wondering if it would be possible to get some recommendations on what I can adjust to get better performance. I'm not quite sure all the info you will need but I'm going to start by posting a few things and if someone would like to offer up some suggestions I can try I would be grateful. I'm using nTune for my current settings and adjustments.

System Clocks:
Reference clock: 267 mhz
cpu multiplier: 9.0x
cpu core frequency: 2,403mhz
fsb frequency: 1,068 (qdr)mhz
memory bus frequency: 801 (ddr2)mhz
-----------------------------------
SPP reference clock (PCI-E): 2,500 mhz
MCP reference clock (PCI-E): 2,500 mhz

System voltages are:
cpu 1.287v
memory 1.850v
fsb 1.200v
HT nForce SPP <-> MCP - N/A
nForce SPP 1.250v
nForce MCP N/A
Auxilary 1.500v
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I have the fan control on auto. I'm curious because the slider on the FSB seems to be dialed down real low. FSB is a big deal I guess and I think I might have mine turned way down by default. I dont think you need the memory timings but I can post them if indeed they are something you need. Hopefully I can get one of you pros to have a look at the numbers and point me in the right direction. I might have things set good right now and not know it. The main reason I wanted to post this was the description I had when I mouse over the FSB setting. "increase performance for gaming (only reason I built... Read more

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what are the most effective tweaks in windows 7 to enhance gaming performance?

A:most effective gaming and performance tweaks

That would depend on the game, more then Windows. Your best bet is to look on the web and see what game tweaks are out there for games.

Here's a good site for some gaming tweak guides - TweakGuides.com

Also, have a look at my guide - Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues

I personally don't do any "Windows" tweaks so I have no advice there.

Good luck.

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Hey all, not quite sure where else to post this.

Since upgrading to Windows 10 from 8.1 I've had nothing but problems while gaming. Games that used to run at 100+ FPS now run at 20-30. I experience constant stuttering and frame drops on even the lowest graphic settings. Games that I have the most problems with are Battlefield 4 and Arma 3.

I have tried:
a clean install of Windows 10clean booting before starting gamescomplete uninstall of display drivers using Display Driver Uninstallerreinstall of display drivers using AMD's autodetect toolreinstall of display drivers using manually downloaded driversrunning "SFC /scannow", which initially said that it could not repair corrupted filesrunning DISM with a source from a mounted Windows ISO downloaded from TechBench, which successfully allowed SFC to run without error

I am out of options and am running out of hope for Windows 10 I'm thinking if I can't get this fixed I will have to downgrade to 8.1.

My current display driver is Crimson 16.3.2.

Does anyone have any other options I can try to make my rig perform at a Windows 10 level? If more information is needed don't hesitate to ask and I'll provide.

Thanks in advance

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Hi all,
My computer has lost gaming performance lately and i don't have any clue where to start checking for problems
Specs:
Amd fx-4350 4.2ghz
Gigabyte 760gtx 4gb oc
8gb kingston hyperx
asus m5a97

In cs:go i now have inconsistent 120fps dropping to 70 time to time.
Cpu and gpu temp are fine and i am running month old version of win 8.1.
Also my friend has exactly same computer specs and he is having consistent 220fps.
So any tips where i could start looking for problems i would be happy

A:Computer lost gaming performance.

I would start with the graphics drivers. Did Windows automatically install a driver update recently? Try reverting to an older driver and see if it helps.

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hey there,
hoping to build it all for around £400 - 700-800 USD
here are my plans:-

Mobo - Gigabyte GA-N650SLI-DS4

CPU - Intel Core2Duo E4300

Graphics - XFX 8400GS x 2

Ram - 2GB PC6400

i'm not sure whether to go with 2 lower 8000 series as above, or somrthin like 2 7300gt

any advice is very welcome, cheers
 

A:Building a gaming/performance PC on a budget

The 8400GS is a piece of crap. And 2 of them?

Check this link out, you could probably shave $100-200 off to get you to $800.00

http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/05/11/system_builder_marathon/page10.html
 

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Hi guys

I have an aging PC and have been playing console games for the past few years, with the exception of WoW (which runs fine on low-medium settings on xp) I've now decided to play SW - The Old Republic and have recently upgraded to windows 7, which OS would be better for my PC?

Intel Pentium 4 Processor 3.0 GHz

4 GB RAM

ATI RADEON HD 3650

and no I can't buy a new PC :(

on a sidenote a friend suggested regardless of which OS i choose, i should get a decent/custom extra cooling system for the graphics card/processor when its running games, would that make a difference.

Thanks

A:Windows XP or 7 for gaming and general performance?

While keeping the components cool is important the age of the components is really the limiting factor. If the games you play run on XP, the system would perform better using a light weight OS. Some games require Windows 7 but most run on XP. XP is less secure than Windows 7 so that may be a factor.

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My computer is starting to run slow when playing Rise of Legends. If I were to upgrade my system which would provide me the greatest performance gain: Graphics card upgrade, CPU or more RAM.

Intel® Pentium® 4 - 1.6 GHz
400 MHz System Bus
Cache • 12K micro-op trace Cache
512 PC-2100 DDR
80.0GB (5400RPM) UltraDMA Hard Drive
ATI 128MB graphics card (it's old, can't remember the model)
 

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Here's the problem. I'm running windows 10 build no. 14352. I know it is expired now and my PC restarts every few hours.
The thing is like this, im experiencing poor performance in gaming.
My laptop has 8gb ram, i5-5200u, nvdia gt-940m.

the date was 13 July. I was gaming normally, decent fps with ac black flag @ 1280*720 about 30-40 fps medium-high settings and about 30fps @custom ultra (1366*768) in rainbow six siege
two weeks ago i started receiving messages that this build of windows 10 will expire on 15 July The internet connection was a no-go so i couldn't download the latest build which now is 14390.

on 14th or so, when i was playing, there was a bad performance. 20 something fps in ac black flag even at 800*600 and unplayable fps in rainbow six siege.

Now (as of 17th July), even the "big picture" mode of steam operates poorly, although windows animations and transitions are smooth. The Nvidia GPU monitor shows that the game is using the GPU but the game runs as if the integrated GPU is used. Any game for that matter.

Is this like windows 10 crapping on me just because it is now expired or what?

I tried disabling Intel GPU, no avail... performance poorer than before.

What is the solution? will updating to latest build of windows will solve the issue?
Is this a graphics card issue? But it doesn't seem so because its so sudden and also after 14 July.

A:Poor performance in gaming. Too much ambiguity! Please help!

You'd probably be better off doing clean install and all the drivers. Drivers are usually most to blame for poor performance. You can also try with update and see if that fixes some things, expired windows start deteriorating with time and there were many updates that do address some problems from earlier versions.
You may be best off waiting until August 2nd when newest full version is supposed to be released.

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