Just Bought a New Windows & 64bit Premium PC and have Performance Questions

zipp

New Member
#1
Hi, I just bought a new PC and want to know how its performance checks out when compared to other Windows PCS. Also, I don't know where the "3-D" setting is so I assume it's set on the factory default.
Did I post this message to the correct forum?


Windows7 64bit premium
ZY Affinity, AMD Phenom™ II X4 Processor 965 (3.4GHz)
AMD 760G / SB710 chipset
8GB DDR3 SDRAM memory, 16GB MAX
ATI Radeon HD 5450 Video Card w/1GB VRAM, VGA/DVI/HDMI ports, DX11 Support
2TB SATA Hard Drive
8x DVD±RW / Blu-Ray Combo Drive
Power Supply: 300W
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Performance Information from Windows 7:

Component Details Subscore Base score
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor 7.4 3.7
Determined by lowest subscore

Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB 7.5
Graphics ATI Radeon HD 5400 Series 3.7
Gaming graphics 4083 MB Total available graphics memory 5.8
Primary hard disk 1831GB Free (1863GB Total) 5.9

I have no experience with Windows7 but the graphics score seems low.

I just bought this new PC (without monitor) for a thousand dollars. I don't know if I could do better
spending that money on another PC (minus monitor) which I already have.

What do you think?


Thanks
 


nmsuk

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
Premium Supporter
#2
ok here's mine

cpu phenom 940@3.8ghz
4gb ddr2 1066
radeon 4890

Processor 7.5
Memory 7.5
Graphics 7.7
Gaming 7.7
HDD 5.9

Your graphics are alittle low, but it is only an entry level card.
 


zipp

New Member
#3
Except for graphics our scores are very similar, though yours a little higher. I'm not a gamer (yet) but am thinking I might want a better graphics card.
Any suggestions for a card w/ a reasonable price?
It can fit into any of these slots which should I use?

  • 2 x 5.25" external
  • 1 x 3.5" external
  • 4 x 3.5" internal
  • 1 x PCIe x16
  • 1 x PCIe x1
  • 2 x PCI
 


nmsuk

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
Premium Supporter
#4
PCIe x16
A Radeon 5770 would be a good card for gaming.
 


zipp

New Member
#5
Thanks, I'll check it out.
 


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