Low FPS with better PC?

March 30, 2011 at 21:09:27
Specs: Windows 64, 4GB
I used to record games occasionally with Fraps, and I was able to record at 30 FPS on a game with a big map with a PC that was on a 32-bit operating system (, I mainly play on Garrys Mod). I got a new PC and it was 64-bit compatible, now my FPS is now alot lower even when I am now recording and I am confused to why that is so. I unfortuately do not have the specs of my old computer but the specs for the one I have now is:

Processor: Intel(R) Xeon (TM) CPU 3.20GHz 3.20 GHz (2 processors)
Installed Memory (RAM): 4.00 GB
System type: 64-bit Operating System

I'm not very good with all this technical stuff so I am just typing exactly as it is saying.

Please help, it frustrates me how 64-bit has been said to be so much faster then 32-bit though so far all of my games have just been a let down. I will reply ASAP and will be able to find the types hardware in my PC if neccesary.

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March 31, 2011 at 06:18:34
Gaming depends heavily on the graphics card. You didn't bother to list which graphics card you have (or had) so it's impossible to give you a straight answer but I doubt 32-bit vs 64-bit has anything to do with it.

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March 31, 2011 at 06:40:24
I apologise for the breifness, I am quite slow when it comes to the tech side of things. I have:
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7800GTX
CPU: Intel Xeon 3.20GHz
Motherboard: Intel E7525
Multimedia: ADI SoundMAX AC97 Audio

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March 31, 2011 at 08:32:36
What did you upgrade from? The system you have may be new to you, but it's hardware is fairly old & it's basically a server configuration. E7525 is the chipset model, not the motherboard model. Here's a list of E7527 based boards that I found on the Intel site, notice the dates of availability:


The 7800GTX was a good card in it's day, but it's definitely beginning to show it's age. It's performance is comparable to a modern Geforce GT 430 which is considered an entry level card. GMod is a fairly old game though so it should be playable on your system. Which 64-bit OS are you running - XP, Vista or Win7? Did you install the latest 64-bit drivers for the chipset & graphics?

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March 31, 2011 at 09:20:47
Windows 7, though I have never been able to successfully find the right drivers for all my hardware though. Could that be the problem? If so, would it be possible for you to find them for me? I have a hp workstation xw6200

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March 31, 2011 at 17:23:04

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March 31, 2011 at 17:26:35
Here's some other info:


If you need other drivers, Vista drivers usually work for Win7:


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April 2, 2011 at 13:44:40
Thank you very much for the info! Although helpful, I am still stuck with this FPS. I will just need to buy another computer. Going to love saving up the money all over again.

Thanks again!

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