Good PC, Games not running

Discussion in 'Video Cards and Monitors' started by ChrisCaruso, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. ChrisCaruso

    ChrisCaruso New Member

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    I just purchased an iBUYPOWER Gaming PC, Model TRACE940 from my local bestbuy. I got it all set up, installed geforce experience as well as the drivers associated with my graphics card (GTX 1060). The first game I initially installed and played was of course fortnite, which ran smoothly and without any problems (Over 150 FPS). Fortnite is of course not a graphic intensive game, so I wanted to see how well my computer could run games with more intense graphics, so I installed warframe. After launching it up, the game was very laggy, and the unplayable. I am very frustrated and don't know quite what to do. I understand buying prebuilt computer is a nono, and building them yourself is the way to go, however, a friend of mine who works their got me a good deal on this computer, and I didn't want to go through the trouble of having to locate parts to build my own. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

    Specs:

    i7 8700 processor
    16gb Memory
    1Tb Hardrive
    GTX 1060 Graphics card
    120gb SSD
     
  2. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    You should be killing it in that game since it's an old game that doesn't require much.

    • OS: Windows XP SP 3 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo e6400 or AMD Athlon x64 4000+ (~2.2Ghz dual core CPU)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT or ATI Radeon HD 3600
    • DirectX: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB free HD space
     
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  3. ChrisCaruso

    ChrisCaruso New Member

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    Is it possible that my its throttling due to lack of cooling? This is really odd, and honestly frustrating.
     
  4. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    Are you plugged into the actual 1060 or the onboard video card built into the motherboard?
     
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  5. Jushana

    Jushana New Member

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    My friend had similar situations, but he has no idea what soft and drivers are.
    It's possible that this is a matter of cooling - but you can check what temperature your computer has.
    Did you make sure that you also have good software after a good hardware?
     
  6. lincsman

    lincsman Member

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    I think you should return the computer, iBUYPOWER brand? Goodness, if getting a prebuilt at least go with ASUS or ACER
     
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  7. Harley Ben

    Harley Ben Member

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    Bad PC, Games won't run!

    Get it changed
     
  8. Deerling7

    Deerling7 Active Member

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    A 1060 and an i7 is by no means a bad PC.
     
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  9. Harley Ben

    Harley Ben Member

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    IBUYPOWER is what I meant. He should have gone asus or acer if he really wanted to go prebuilt like one said earlier in this thread.
     
  10. Deerling7

    Deerling7 Active Member

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    Acer, no.

    Asus, yes.
     
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  11. Harley Ben

    Harley Ben Member

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    Oh yes Asus all the way!

    But acer is also better than some other brands.
     

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