Problem with a new PC

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by domi79, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. domi79

    domi79 New Member

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    So I've had a piece of junk for many years and I enjoy gaming so that was a huge problem for me. Anyway I finally bought a new one and it's running the same, if not worse, than the old one. My new specs: Intel i5 2400 3.1GHz 4-core, Radeon HD5450 512mb and 8GB RAM. My old specs: Pentium Dual CPU E2200 2.2GHz, GeForce 8400GS and 2GB RAM. So I played Mass Effect 2 on the old one and of course on 800x600 resolution and low settings and now it's the same thing. If anyone knows what could be a problem if there is one, I would be most grateful.
     
  2. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    The 5450 isn't really a gaming card, although you should get similar framerates to this:



    Do you simply get low FPS or is it completely unplayable? Also, the i5 2400 is pretty old at this point. Did you buy it from a person or a business? Can you validate how hot the CPU and GPU are under stress?
     
  3. domi79

    domi79 New Member

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    I know but it's still better than 8400GS
     
  4. mistersprinkles

    mistersprinkles Active Member

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    still comparing garbage to garbage. Those cards were both garbage when they came out and today they are hazardous waste level garbage. Pick up a GTX 1050Ti for $150.
     
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  5. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    What specific performance metrics are you getting out of it? Saying that it sucks doesn't really provide any objective information.
     
  6. domi79

    domi79 New Member

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    Not sure if this is what you're asking for

    Also, FPS doesn't go above 20 on low
     

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  7. mistersprinkles

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    Actually, it provides a lot of information. In fact, I think instead of Celeron, Pentium, i3, i5, i7, Intel should move to a system that speaks more directly to Joe Publick.

    Celeron- Blows or "B" series
    Pentium- Sucks or "S" series
    i3- Meh or "M" series
    i5- Decent or "D" series
    i7- Great or "G" series
     
  8. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    By that standard his system should be decent, however it isn't performing that way, and that's a bit of an off topic reply.

    'Performing lower than it should' given a specific build list which he already has requires additional information.
     
  9. mistersprinkles

    mistersprinkles Active Member

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    I was being sarcastic
     
  10. ramirez

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    Looking at your new system I would say your GPU is still your bottleneck, 5450 is still pretty much a budget gaming card and with only 512mb memory....not going to really do any serious gaming with that card. That processor is only able to support RAM speeds from 1066/1333mhz, your system is decent but nothing exceptional for a gaming rig.
     
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