Solved I need to increase My CPU Speed , But How?

March 9, 2012 at 10:43:29
Specs: Windows 7, Intel core 2 Duo 2.5 GHz / 2 gigs

My Computer Specs Are:
Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit
Graphics Card:NVIDIA Ge Force 9400 GT
2 GB RAM
1 GB Graphics Memory
DirectX 11
CPU Speed:Intel Core 2 duo 2.5 GHz @ E5200

I am trying to play Need for Speed the run on my PC but the frame rate i think barely reaches 5(Completely unplayable).I turned AA off , VSYNC off , everything on low quality , race music off , Window mode(about 500 x 500) , resolution to 1024 x 768 60 Hz , Pc Performance to low, i even went to my NVIDIA Control panel and did everything to increase performance and the only way to not have choppy framerate and graphics lag is to play in a small(very small) window.I even use GameBooster v3 and gamegain 2 but no luck.this is odd cause my friend has a PC with its spec exactly like me except with a NVIDIA Ge Force 8600 and full screen without touching any settings he plays with no problems. Can you help me out?( the game states it needs CPU speed 3.0 GHz but my friend has like me core 2 duo 2.5 and plays with no problems)


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#1
March 9, 2012 at 11:22:08
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Your friend has a MUCH better video card, it's as simple as that. The 9400GT sucks for gaming. Overclocking the CPU isn't going to help. Besides, you didn't list the make/model of your motherboard & that info is necessary to know if you can even overclock or not. If you have an OEM system (Acer, Dell, HP/Compaq, Gateway, etc) you can forget about it - those systems a deliberately made NOT to be overclockable.

Look at these comparisons of the 2 video cards. I chose the 8600GT with DDR2 memory, it's the slowest of the 8600GT cards. The amount of memory isn't nearly as important as the type of memory. If he has the DDR3 version, it's even faster. And if you were to dig up the specs, you'd see his card has twice the number fo stream processors as yours, 32 vs 16. Like I said, he has a MUCH better card.

http://www.hwcompare.com/4135/gefor...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...


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#2
March 10, 2012 at 10:18:53

Thanks man!but it really sucks.how is it that a 8600 is better than the 9400GT?Stupid nvidia. plus i dont want to overclock but anyway my motherboard is an ASUS P5KPL SE motherboard.

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#3
March 10, 2012 at 22:20:43

Don't blame nvidia. Who bought the video card? Did you do any research before you bought it? If you had, I doubt you would have gone for a 9400.

nvidia has changed their naming convention, but it used to be the 1st number was the generation, the 2nd number was the performance level, & the trailing letters (GS, GT, XT, etc) further nailed down the performance. you may have a 9th generation card, but it only has a performance level of 4 (9400). Your buddy has an 8th generation card but it has a performance level of 6 (8600). Had you got a 9600 or 9800 (or even an 8800), your system would blow his doors off.

If you do buy a new card, consider getting something like a Radeon HD 6670 with GDDR5 memory. It only uses slightly more wattage than the 9400GT, but the perfomance difference is huge. Newegg has them for under $70.

http://www.hwcompare.com/10937/gefo...


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