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

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by zipp, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. zipp

    zipp New Member

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    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
     
  2. nmsuk

    nmsuk Windows Forum Admin
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    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.
     
  3. zipp

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    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
     
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    PCIe x16
    A Radeon 5770 would be a good card for gaming.
     
  5. zipp

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    Thanks, I'll check it out.
     

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