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Old 10-10-2008, 10:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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yesterday i bought some new components, here is the old and the new configuration:

MB Asrock DUALSATA sck.939 ---> MB Gigabyte P35-S3G
Athlon 64 3200+ ---> Intel Core2Duo E8500
2GB DDR400 Kingston ---> 2GB DDRII 800 OCZ Platinum
HDD Hitachi DeskStar 160GB SATAII ---> HDD Hitachi DeskStar 160GB SATAII
GeForce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 ---> GeForce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 (HD4850 soon)
PSU Sharkoon SHA450-8P 450W ---> PSU Sharkoon SHA450-8P 450W

to be honest, it's not as fast as i expected. being doubtful by nature, i started thinking; what if i got faulty parts, what if i screwed something, what if this, what if that... or was i just expecting too much?

a few examples:
- crysis loads much faster than before, but at all high except shaders and postprocessing that are on medium, i get around 12 FPS; all medium - 18-20 FPS;
- it takes windows to load same as before, if not a few seconds longer.

so, is there any program that i could run, it tests the components, i get the report, paste it here, and you tell me if everything works as it should?
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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From the looks of it, your hard drive is pretty slow and that is an old graphics card. Crysis is a very demanding game that taxes the GPU heavily, and yours isn't up to the task.

I suggest a Samsung 320GB HD as its only $55 dollars, and uses a 334GB platter so its extremely quick.
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yes, i know that disk is slow.
i plan to get a new one after i buy ati 4850.
but can i be sure that my computer performance is normal, is there some test to run and that i post results here?
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i say it was doing pretty good if you are getting 18-20 FPS in crysis with a 7600GT.

in warhead my q9450/4870 pulls about 30FPS with all high settings. the game is brutal on GPUs.
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Old 10-10-2008, 12:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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so, you say that all of these work normal?
however, i would like to be sure, is there some test which results would undoubtfuly prove that everything is fine?
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well, be sure. im telling you, its fine. thats actually pretty good for that card.
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You reused the GPU, so there would be little to no performance gain
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i see, thanks for your replies.
i just ran wprime - 32M test, and it was finished in 26 seconds. is that good result for my CPU?
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