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Low FPS on a gaming computer? What is the problem?

by lolamage / July 3, 2010 6:11 AM PDT

So basically I've recently brough a nice new gaming PC , the Acer predator g7200 it has 2.5Ghz , X2 ATI Radeon 4850's , 4GB ram, AMD Phenom 9850 Quad Core Processor. BUT I recently downloaded counter strike and call of duty 4 and I get around 5-10 FPS? What is wrong?. I have tryed..
Disabling one of the graphics cards didnt work
Updating all the drivers and processor drivers , operating system - which is Windows Vista 64-bit

I have confirmed it is not my internet because I receive the same lag offline on single player or a private lobby of a game such as cod 4.

WHAT IS WRONG? I desperetly need an answer. This computer cost alot of money and I don't want it not to work within a week of buying it..

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Just a week old and it has Vista?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 3, 2010 7:34 AM PDT

Vista (the new Windows ME) could be it all on its own.

You should let the machine's maker know about this and ask them for one very important document. Ready?

"The Windows Install Plan."

Given it's AMD based, it could be tricky.

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pc is probably setup incorrectly
by ramarc / July 6, 2010 11:05 AM PDT

and/or the os needs a fresh install. personally, i'd reset the bios to default settings and install win7 from scratch.

btw... that's not a high end pc. phenom 9850 cpu is 2 years old... ditto for radeon hd4850s. these were nice midrange components in 2008, but have been superseded by new generations (phenom x4 ii 900s and radeon hd5800s) and are definitely behind the curve now. if you can, you should consider returning the pc.

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