Solved System on paper looks like it's decent.. But doesn't perform

October 22, 2012 at 20:49:20
Specs: Windows 7, Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200(2.33GHz) 8.2GB RAM
Hi, I was curious as to if you could answer me this, I currently use a Gateway LX6810-01 With an upgraded GPU and PSU, Old GPU being the Nvidia geforce gt120 1gb, and Now being the Nivida geforce GT610 2gb, And the PSU being a 800W from a 400W. But my Computer still seems to be stuck at a measly 20-30FPS on pretty much any game I play, being Battlefield 3 or Minecraft. Besides my system having a spasm and wiping its self clean, and putting Windows 7 (32bit) rather than (64bit) on.. cutting It from 8.2gb of RAM to just 3.5gb.. (Will be upgraded soon hopefully).. But the question is, Is my system actually really bad, Or is the Half-cut RAM seriously effecting my systems ability to run greater?

Thanks - Liam

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October 23, 2012 at 00:28:42
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Your problem is Nivida geforce GT610 2gb(i think u were tricked by memory size), the video card is not made for gaming it was made for HTPC (watch high-def videos). The PSU upgrade was overkill a 550w unit is plenty for your system.
U need this video card to enjoy battlefield 3 and other games at high settings(with smooth fps)
Put back the memory and install win7 64-bit.

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October 23, 2012 at 02:50:04
I suppose we learn from our mistakes, Thank you

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October 23, 2012 at 05:10:42
If you want to stay with NVidia you need a GTX550 Ti or higher or a GTX650 Ti or higher.

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October 23, 2012 at 06:09:34
"System on paper looks like it's decent"

Uh, no it doesn't. Read the reviews of the GT 610:

NVIDIA Launches Fermi Based GeForce GT 610, GT 620, GT 630 Into Retail

There was no need for an 800W PSU, not with that graphics card. I hope you at least got a decent name brand unit? A good 800W should have cost you about $100 (before rebates). As the others have pointed out, the 610 is not much of a gamer, neither is the 210. If you can return it & get your money back, do it. If not, I suggest you sell it & get a true gaming card. Hopefully you didn't pay much ($50 or less)? And reinstall Win7 64-bit. Your RAM is being wasted on a 32-bit OS. Have a look at this article:

Best Graphics Cards For The Money: October 2012

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