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Posted 16 July 2012 - 10:19 AM

So I'm gonna get some new ram, a better GPU and probably a better CPU.
But I have no idea what kind of stuff I can strap onto my motherboard.

I'm running an Asus P5Q SE2 motherboard
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU (Q9550 @2.83GHz)
Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT GPU
And 4GB of Ram(What kind I have no idea)

What can I get and what should I get? Right now price doesn't matter, I just want to know what I can upgrade to, and which steps I should take first.(Ram, GPU or CPU)

Thanks guys!

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 10:37 AM

Ram is going to be your easiest upgrade your motherboard takes DDR2 ram which is abundant and cheap as far as your requests go. Your processor will be a bit harder considering the pin corresponds with the processors you can use and as far as I can find you have a fairly decent one... If you go here under the CPU support list you will find ones that fit. As for your graphics card that should be pretty straight forward as well. Google is your friend lol What about a SSD? If price is not a problem they will make your computer quite a bit snappier?

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 11:15 AM

So I can fit any GPU on my motherboard?
I'm looking at ones that uses PCI Express at the moment, and I'm guessing that's the attachement type. (Gotta google that shit)

Also, I know how to install ram and change GPU cards so none of those are an issue. But If my CPU is still good enough I'm not gonne bother changing that one out.

Edit: I can fit any PCI Express 2.0 card on my Motherboard.
So I'm thinking a Geforce GTX 670 or 680 and get 4 GB more of ram.
That would give me a faster computer for gaming right?

Edit2: Can't get the GTX 670 or 680 as they are PCI Ex 3.0.
Oh well.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 11:46 AM

So I can fit any GPU on my motherboard?
I'm looking at ones that uses PCI Express at the moment, and I'm guessing that's the attachement type. (Gotta google that shit)

Also, I know how to install ram and change GPU cards so none of those are an issue. But If my CPU is still good enough I'm not gonne bother changing that one out.

Edit: I can fit any PCI Express 2.0 card on my Motherboard.
So I'm thinking a Geforce GTX 670 or 680 and get 4 GB more of ram.
That would give me a faster computer for gaming right?

Edit2: Can't get the GTX 670 or 680 as they are PCI Ex 3.0.
Oh well.


You do know a 3.0 card will work in a 2.0 slot... the only difference is bandwidth.. and your motherboard wont really take advantage of the 3.0 badwidth...

i would suggest, getting a new CPu and mobo and ram.. aim for ddr3 ram, its now cheaper then ddr2 for some reason.. and obv its faster.
you could keep your current GPU until you have the cash for a nicer one..

how much you looking to spend overall?

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 11:58 AM

Prices and such are so screwed up comparing from Norway to America so I can't answer that question.

So I can run the Express 3.0 card with no complications other than I can't use the extra bandwith that 3.0 has over 2.0?
And it sayds my motherboard can only take DDR2 ram at soem certain speeds. So what I'm wondering is that will I really need 8GB more RAM? Then I will be at a total of 12GB.
Or wil 4GB extra do more than enough?

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 01:07 PM

Well CPUs can get über pricy so I would do that last. That being said a new graphics card and processed will speed your gaming up much more then ram chips but ram will be your cheapest upgrade. Also it depends on the pin set as far as upgradeing your CPU.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 01:31 PM

Prices and such are so screwed up comparing from Norway to America so I can't answer that question.

So I can run the Express 3.0 card with no complications other than I can't use the extra bandwith that 3.0 has over 2.0?
And it sayds my motherboard can only take DDR2 ram at soem certain speeds. So what I'm wondering is that will I really need 8GB more RAM? Then I will be at a total of 12GB.
Or wil 4GB extra do more than enough?


You can use a PCI-E 3.0 in a 1.0 slot. A 3.0 in a 2.0 slot is going to slow down your FPS by about 1 fps.

Figure out what ram you have, get 4GB more of the same speed and model. Also don't get 1 4GB stick if you have 2 2GB sticks. 4GB is enough, but 8GB is a good type of overkill. 2GB is too low now a days, and 4GB is fine. If you have 8GB, programs will use more than 4GB. So it is faster.

I'd recommend the new motherboard/cpu/ram as well. Give me a link to the website you will order from, and your budget. (Assuming you are ordering from some place in Norway).

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 01:36 PM

Well CPUs can get über pricy so I would do that last. That being said a new graphics card and processed will speed your gaming up much more then ram chips but ram will be your cheapest upgrade. Also it depends on the pin set as far as upgradeing your CPU.


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Posted 16 July 2012 - 01:45 PM

I rarly ever use all of my CPU power on my comp so I actually doubt I need to upgrade it.
So I'm gonna get 4GB of RAM then probably something like a Gainward GeForce GTX 680 4GB PhysX CUDA for a GPU so I think that will be enough for now.
I'm still not sure if I'm gonna get the 4GB or 2GB version of that card though.

And by the way, anything but Nvidia GPU's is a no go. Every computer I've had a Radeon in have had tons og these idiotic driver problems. So I'm keeping it sage by using what I have been using for the longest time and has worked the best for me. :D

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 02:11 PM

I rarly ever use all of my CPU power on my comp so I actually doubt I need to upgrade it.
So I'm gonna get 4GB of RAM then probably something like a Gainward GeForce GTX 680 4GB PhysX CUDA for a GPU so I think that will be enough for now.
I'm still not sure if I'm gonna get the 4GB or 2GB version of that card though.

And by the way, anything but Nvidia GPU's is a no go. Every computer I've had a Radeon in have had tons og these idiotic driver problems. So I'm keeping it sage by using what I have been using for the longest time and has worked the best for me. :D


Your CPU will bottleneck the card a lot. I'd consider an i5. Also, overclock the shit out of your current CPU. The 2GB will be fine, might as well go 4GB if your already getting the best single chip card out right now.

I have heard great things about the 7850. I will consider your advice, thanks.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 02:18 PM

The GTX 680 is the best single chipped card? Holy shit. :blink:
And that's the one I'm thinking about getting, if I'm gonna go 2GB I might take the 670 instead.

And of course the 560 is dirt cheap so I might pick that one.

When it comes to processors, the i7's aren't that expensive. The six core one was suprisingly cheap. But I doubt my motherboard will take it though.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 02:19 PM

The GTX 680 is the best single chipped card? Holy shit. :blink:
And that's the one I'm thinking about getting, if I'm gonna go 2GB I might take the 670 instead.

And of course the 560 is dirt cheap so I might pick that one.


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Posted 16 July 2012 - 02:20 PM

If you want a new cpu, you will need a new motherboard, as the cpu socket is different. Your current one uses LGA 775. The new intel core i-whatever chips use LGA 1155, requiring a new board.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 03:01 PM

That's what I thought.

It's been my RAM and GPU who's been keeping my performance down anyway though.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 03:22 PM

Ok, where to start.

One. You cant just buy new RAM and add it to the existing stuff. It will work, but you have such a high rate of having problems with different revisions and such, that its better to just buy a whole new 8GB kit.

Two. What on earth are you doing on your computer that you think you need a GTX 680? No one needs a card like that. NO ONE

Three. What PSU do you have? The 680 uses 100-150 watts at idle and 300-350 Watts full load

http://www.legitrevi...rticle/1891/12/

http://www.tomshardw...rk,3161-18.html

http://www.guru3d.co...tx-680-review/9


Fourth. Getting a 680 and using a core 2 will probably bottleneck the card.

Finally (I think). Your case, probably wont fit the card.

So, my suggestion? New computer.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 03:33 PM

My case is huge, it has like 200 fans in it too. :D
If the 680 is so much overkill as it sounds like I might as well go for a 670. :P
Can anyone tell me if there is any need for a 4GB CPU? or will a 2GB be way more than I'll ever need.

Blade, recording gameplay while playing requires some serious computer powers. I can have 50-60fps in BF3(Not anywhere near the highest settings) then I turn on fraps and get 25.
And why would I buy a new computer when all I need is a card and some more RAM?

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 03:50 PM

My case is huge, it has like 200 fans in it too. :D
If the 680 is so much overkill as it sounds like I might as well go for a 670. :P
Can anyone tell me if there is any need for a 4GB CPU? or will a 2GB be way more than I'll ever need.

Blade, recording gameplay while playing requires some serious computer powers. I can have 50-60fps in BF3(Not anywhere near the highest settings) then I turn on fraps and get 25.
And why would I buy a new computer when all I need is a card and some more RAM?

Oh, ok, so what you are thinking is GPU limits, is mainly CPU limits.
And the 4GB card is so overkill.

Build a new computer because you need a new CPU and Motherboard. Plus DDR3 Ram is cheaper and faster, plus you might also need a new PSU (what is the wattage?)

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 03:56 PM

I was actually going to suggest just getting the 670, since you can OC it a bit and acheive better then stock 680 performance.. Nvidia screwed up a bit, the cards are very similar, buyt one is just more beast for benchmarks.. get a nice 670, and basically a whole new setup..


i think you may want to go for an i5 2500k and overclock that a bit easily
For ram, try like 8 gigs of ddr3 1600, its a god medium for a more performance build (1333 is more for budget i think)

Maybe a different case, unless you already have that one you listed (thermaltake one)

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 03:58 PM

I was actually going to suggest just getting the 670, since you can OC it a bit and acheive better then stock 680 performance.. Nvidia screwed up a bit, the cards are very similar, buyt one is just more beast for benchmarks.. get a nice 670, and basically a whole new setup..


i think you may want to go for an i5 2500k and overclock that a bit easily
For ram, try like 8 gigs of ddr3 1600, its a god medium for a more performance build (1333 is more for budget i think)

Maybe a different case, unless you already have that one you listed (thermaltake one)

I agree, unless your luck enough to find 1866 on sale for the price of 1333 or 1600 ( :D http://www.ncix.com/...04&promoid=1207 )

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 03:59 PM

Why do I need a new motherboard and CPU when I have too little RAM, and need a better GPU? That kind of doesn't make sense. Besides, I can't afford a new computer.

So what I am looking at right now is:
Gainward GeForce GTX 670 2GB PhysX CUDA or ASUS GeForce GTX 560Ti 2GB PhysX CUDA
Corsair Value DDR2 SO-DIMM PC6400 8GB RAM kit.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:00 PM

Why do I need a new motherboard and CPU when I have too little RAM, and need a better GPU? That kind of doesn't make sense. Besides, I can't afford a new computer.

So what I am looking at right now is:
Gainward GeForce GTX 670 2GB PhysX CUDA or ASUS GeForce GTX 560Ti 2GB PhysX CUDA
Corsair Value DDR2 SO-DIMM PC6400 8GB RAM kit.

Because the problem that you think is a GPU problem ISN'T a GPU problem, its a CPU problem.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:12 PM

So my GPU being at below 50% on just about everything but I'm stuck at 4GB RAM usage and 80-100% GPU power all the time is a CPU problem?

There is literally nothing I can do to make my computer better with the current CPU and Motherboard?
(Which is my entire question here)

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:16 PM

So my GPU being at below 50% on just about everything but I'm stuck at 4GB RAM usage and 80-100% GPU power all the time is a CPU problem?

There is literally nothing I can do to make my computer better with the current CPU and Motherboard?
(Which is my entire question here)

Fraps is completely CPU intensive. It has no affect on your GPU.
Yes, only have 4GB worth of RAM is bad, but if you can have 50-60FPS without Fraps on, then 20-30 FPS with Fraps on, then that shows a CPU and yes, a Ram problem. But it could also be the speed of the RAM.
BF3 is a very GPU intensive game, less-so CPU, but Fraps is very CPU intensive.

If you buy in-store, and it doesn't change the FPS, then you can return it within 14-30 days usually if you are unsatisfied.
You might want to log on to a computer based forum because they can give you more specific details, and their would be alot more people to offer quality advice.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:19 PM

So can you answer the main question? Can I increase my general performance in games by getting 8GB of ram and a better GPU?
If not, then I'm stuck. Nothing to do.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:23 PM

One sec, hold the question.
Are you writing the FRAPS video to the same drive that the game is on?

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:25 PM

Yes, sadly I only have one hard drive. I will be able to get another hard drive, I've already been reccomended an SSD drive with something around 200GB to use for just games. (The rest will be on the drive I already have)

And it's not only Fraps related, gaming in general with and without Fraps.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:32 PM

Ok, now I have to tackle another thing.
One of the main problems with FRAPS for you is that it make the HDD read and write, read and write, read and write. So while its trying to read the game (so it actually works) you then task it to start writing the video. so the needle is flying all-over your disk to try to read and write as fast as possible.
Now, if you have a lot of FPS with other games, what games are they?
And can you post your whole rig? HDD, RAM and speed exc..? If you dont know this, download CPU-Z and tell us, or validate (bottom right) and post the picture.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:41 PM

Regardless of Fraps, give me a clear answer if a new GPU and more ram will increase my GAMING performance.(By the way, my PSU doesn't have any info sticked on it)
If it doesn't help any, then I'm gonna wait and buy a better rig.

And I'm gonna do the checky thingy right now.

If I understood you right the issue with Fraps killing my FPS is my harddrive, so making it write do a different one will fix that issue.
On that issue I have one question, will an external one work(with USB connection) or will that just clog up everything even worse.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:42 PM

Regardless of Fraps, give me a clear answer if a new GPU and more ram will increase my GAMING performance.(By the way, my PSU doesn't have any info sticked on it)
If it doesn't help any, then I'm gonna wait and buy a better rig.

And I'm gonan do the checky thingy right now.

I want to see what you have first.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:46 PM


Regardless of Fraps, give me a clear answer if a new GPU and more ram will increase my GAMING performance.(By the way, my PSU doesn't have any info sticked on it)
If it doesn't help any, then I'm gonna wait and buy a better rig.

And I'm gonan do the checky thingy right now.

I want to see what you have first.


Taken from the first post:

I'm running an Asus P5Q SE2 motherboard
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU (Q9550 @2.83GHz)
Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT GPU
And 4GB of Ram(What kind I have no idea)


And I'm gonna post the more detailed stuff when I get that CPU-Z thing to work.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:48 PM



Regardless of Fraps, give me a clear answer if a new GPU and more ram will increase my GAMING performance.(By the way, my PSU doesn't have any info sticked on it)
If it doesn't help any, then I'm gonna wait and buy a better rig.

And I'm gonan do the checky thingy right now.

I want to see what you have first.


Taken from the first post:

I'm running an Asus P5Q SE2 motherboard
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU (Q9550 @2.83GHz)
Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT GPU
And 4GB of Ram(What kind I have no idea)


And I'm gonna post the more detailed stuff when I get that CPU-Z thing to work.

lol, I want details :D
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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:50 PM

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Also, read the harddrive question above.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:55 PM

yes, an external HDD should work, but internal is better. Maybe go with that (new HDD or better yet SSD) and lets see how that works, then if it doesnt, we can continue to trouble shoot. try it with an external one and see if their is a difference.

I really want to find the best and most cost effective solution, so if it mean getting a new HDD, then thats great, but if not, Its gonna get more expensive, and may include multiple trips to stores.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:57 PM

I'll try one of the ones I have. (I think I have a 500GB 7200RPM HDD in my old Desktop)

Back to the gaming question. Will a GPU and more ram improve anything?
I do not want to change my CPU becuase I'd need a new motherboard and probably a new PSU, then I could just as well buy a new computer.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 05:11 PM

OK, now I'm gonna seem crazy.
My old desktop has a Geforce 8800 GTS that has a PCI E port(And I have space for it and a matching port)
Can I just plug it in and it will had it's power to my computer or is that just stupid? :D
I even have a cable from my power supply that fits and is just hanging about unused.
(And yes I do know how to put in a GPU, I've done it before)

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 05:13 PM

I'm sorry to say but Im not sure if it will.
I think that a new HDD/SDD and more RAM might just be the solution to your problem, but I cant guarantee it.
Try with the external, and tell me the results.
Also, you said that you have been having FPS problems with other games? Like what?

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 05:15 PM

OK, now I'm gonna seem crazy.
My old desktop has a Geforce 8800 GTS that has a PCI E port(And I have space for it and a matching port)
Can I just plug it in and it will had it's power to my computer or is that just stupid? :D
I even have a cable from my power supply that fits and is just hanging about unused.
(And yes I do know how to put in a GPU, I've done it before)

Nah, Your crazy man :P

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 05:16 PM

Not really issues, I just want to play STALKER on 1080p instead of 720P for example.(as well as otehr games)
And I want to squeeze every bit of life out of this computer before buying a new one.

And I'm gonna try to grab the HDD out of my old computer. I have the space for like three more HDD's and three more GPU's. :P

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 05:43 PM

oh, then by all means get a new GPU. if your can only play STALKER in 720p then get a new card like a 6850 (which are cheap as fuck, $100-170 US/CAD).
But for the whole fraps, fraps = HDD problem, bad FPS = low RAM, and not good enought GPU.

DDR2 Ram is fucking expensive, $180 for an 8GB hit, wow, thats crazy.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 05:47 PM

Cheaper than a new motherboard ;)
So I got the new HDD installed. and I can acess it with all the old files on it.(I'm gonna format it)
But it registers as two HDD's, one normal one and one called "backup". How do I merge them if possible? (Never mind, figured that out.
And I'm probably gonna go for EVGA GeForce GTX 560 2GB PhysX CUDA as a GPU. Cheap and it has good reviews.


Installing that was way to easy, I just slapped on a rail and connected a SATA cable to the motherboard and a power cable from that big bundle held together with duct tape.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:01 PM

Cheaper than a new motherboard ;)
So I got the new HDD installed. and I can acess it with all the old files on it.(I'm gonna format it)
But it registers as two HDD's one normal one and one called "backup" How do I merge them if possible?


Installing that was way to easy, I just slapped on a rail and connected a SATA cable to the motherboard and a power cable from that big bundle held together with duct tape.

if you're going to format it then it might just delete that partition, and that would be done. now their is two ways to delete a partition, the easy way, and the cool CMD way.
the easy way is to just click start, and type in the search bar disk management, then right click on the partition that you would like to delete, then click shrink volume. then shrink to the max which is to shrink to zero. after that right click the other partition and do expand and expand to the max.

if that doesnt work.....
here is how i got to delete, it, this isnt that safe because you can really fuck up your computer if you dont know what your doing.

1. opened elevated cmd
2. diskpart
3. list disk
4. select disk 0
5. list partition
6. select partition 3 ( which was the awful wasteful recovery)
7. Detail Partition
8. inactive (just to make sure that it was inactive.)
9. delete partiton
then i got a
Virtual Disk Service error:
cannot delete a protected partition without the force protected parameter set.
10. delete partition override
diskpart successfully deleted the selected partition

Be safe, do the first option.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:03 PM

I figured it out using the Disk managment. Wasn't that hard really.
And it's at 320GB(298GB is usable) and 7200rpm

So how do I turn the autorun off on it? When I reboot my computer it pops up.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:05 PM

I figured it out using the Disk managment. Wasn't that hard really.
And it's at 320GB(298GB is usable) and 7200rpm

So how do I turn the autorun off on it? When I reboot my computer it pops up.

what Autorun?

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:12 PM

Like when you plug in an external HDD or a memory card. It asks if you want to open files, import images and so on.

Also, just recorded some MoH Airborne at 1080p at around 35fps. I get around 55fps when I just play.
And Fraps is located on the new HDD as well as the target location of the recordings. It's an improvement at least.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:15 PM

when you plug it in, at the bottom, their is a highlighted text saying advanced autorun controls or something, go and turn that off, or whatever you want.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:17 PM

Oh, it's that simple. Well well. :D

And are there any issues of running different types of ram on a computer?
Like if I install my old ram(I think it's two 2GB chips) without changing the original 4GB I have already.
never mind that.


Edit: The multiple HDD setup pretty much fixed the Fraps issue.
So now I could up my performance with more Ram and a better GPU and I should be set.
And as someone else said I should overclock my CPU

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 07:02 PM

Oh, it's that simple. Well well. :D

And are there any issues of running different types of ram on a computer?
Like if I install my old ram(I think it's two 2GB chips) without changing the original 4GB I have already.


Edit: The multiple HDD setup pretty much fixed the Fraps issue.
So now I could up my performance with more Ram and a better GPU and I should be set.
And as someone else said I should overclock my CPU

If you put another speed ram, it won't work, you can lower the speed, but otherwise you'll have issues. Also, a different revision of ram can fuck up your computer the same as a different speed.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 07:04 PM


Oh, it's that simple. Well well. :D

And are there any issues of running different types of ram on a computer?
Like if I install my old ram(I think it's two 2GB chips) without changing the original 4GB I have already.


Edit: The multiple HDD setup pretty much fixed the Fraps issue.
So now I could up my performance with more Ram and a better GPU and I should be set.
And as someone else said I should overclock my CPU

If you put another speed ram, it won't work, you can lower the speed, but otherwise you'll have issues. Also, a different revision of ram can fuck up your computer the same as a different speed.


Two 4GB sets aren't that expensive so I'll go with that.
It annoys me that I cannot find find what watt my PSU is though. I need at least 500W for the GPU I want.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 07:22 PM

Sorry if I'm not responding alot, I was fucking around with my laptop and um.... Fucked it up.
So, I've been spending the last hour fixing it.
Quick Tip, dont fuck with your computer.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 07:51 PM

So after using gamebooster to stop all the pointless processes when I'm gaming and using AI suite to speed up my CPU I can now record 1080p Stalker at 35fps.
This is lovely. :D

And since I don't need a GTX 680 I'm gonna get a GTX 570 and two sets of 4GB ram, that should make things even better I suppose.




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