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Gaming PC has terrible FPS, resources barely dented.

With7Heads

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I usually build my own PCs from scratch and install everything myself, but an opportunity arose. Gaming PC for 200$, Core i7, 12GB RAM, 1TB HDD, two bridged GeForce GTX 460 graphics cards, I took it. Though, this PC has unverified Windows 10 (working on getting a key) and seemingly has a lot of software issues, the main issue is that any game I play no matter the intensity or graphics settings, I get terrible FPS. My resources don't budge, CPU stays at around 20% usage in Task manager and RAM keeps low as well. Looking around, I couldn't find any ways to allocate more resources to any games. Honestly, not even sure if it's possible. This is a new PC, so it may be a driver issue. I've so far only installed the GPU drivers GeForce recommended. I don't know too much about the software side of computers, so any help would be appreciated.

Update: will post a full Razer Cortex diagnostics report if requested, don't want to paste a 60kb text line if it's not necessary.
 
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Campy

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GTX 460? I got one of those back in 2010, no way they run modern games decently. It's old and slow, and probably doesn't have enough graphics memory to run modern games even on lowest settings.
 

With7Heads

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GTX 460? I got one of those back in 2010, no way they run modern games decently. It's old and slow, and probably doesn't have enough graphics memory to run modern games even on lowest settings.
Yeah can't run much at all, for a temporary substitute would a GT 710 be a better choice?
 

DigDog

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Should I replace it with my single GeForce GT 710?
nah. that card is just as bad. you can pick up a used gtx 770 off of ebay for less than a hundred buck, if you are on a budget. or i can see some 960 for $80, just make sure you buy from a reputable seller.
 

daveybrat

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Yeah, i still have an Asus GTX 460 that's been collecting dust in my closet for ages now.

A GT 710 is far slower than a 460 so that's not even an option. From today's card selection you would need at least a GTX 1050ti or higher to get good framerates.
 

With7Heads

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Yeah, i still have an Asus GTX 460 that's been collecting dust in my closet for ages now.

A GT 710 is far slower than a 460 so that's not even an option. From today's card selection you would need at least a GTX 1050ti or higher to get good framerates.
Alright I'll be going with a new card as soon as I can, in the meantime I may test the 710 vs the bridged 460's and choose the best ones to keep me afloat. Thanks for the recommendation.
 
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VirtualLarry

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I'm saddened to hear this news. A buddy of mine still run a Core2Quad rig, on its last legs, with a 2GB GTX 460 card and Windows 7 64-bit, for his his kids' games. Sorry to hear that that oldie-but-goodie card has run out of "Gusto".

I had a pair of GTX 460 1GB WindForce OC cards back in the day, in my Thuban 1045T hex-core rig. Such a beautiful machine, at the time. SLI was a bear, though, keeping that top card cooled properly.

Edit: Oh yeah, at least the GTX 460 was a "real" gaming-class card at one point in its lifespan. The GT710 has pretty-much NEVER been a gaming-class card, ever.
 

Red Hawk

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Yeah the 460s are the weak link here. Chances are that they're 1 GB models, or even worse, 768 MB models. That's a big problem, even with the cards in SLI, since the memory isn't cumulative when in SLI and you're effectively playing with just 1 GB or 768 MB. And that just isn't enough to play games now made for game consoles when 8 GB of shared memory (and your system memory is likely far too slow to make up for it). The rest of the PC may be viable for gaming if you slot in a decent graphics card, but as it stands, it isn't going to play modern games on 2018.

And a Geforce 710 is really no better. I mean, there's no harm in trying, but don't get your hopes up.
 

will889

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I'm guessing by the price of $200.00 that it's an OEM system with a 1st or second gen I7. If I were you I would see if I could snag something like a used GTX 760, HD 7950, R9 270x. HD 7850-7870, or a newer GTX 1050 2GB if you can spare the cash games will run miles better.
 
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Fenixgoon

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i have an old 6990. i'll send it to you for the cost of shipping. it is a spaceheater though and consumes a crapton of power:p
 

Stg-Flame

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How do people even get these low-end cards? I honestly don't know where to get a 710 unless you can find them on the shelf at Wal-Mart or some other retailer. If you buy them online, what's the point in getting such a weak card?
 

With7Heads

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How do people even get these low-end cards? I honestly don't know where to get a 710 unless you can find them on the shelf at Wal-Mart or some other retailer. If you buy them online, what's the point in getting such a weak card?
Pulled it from a free pc I was able to obtain, had it on the shelf for a bit.
 

With7Heads

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I'm guessing by the price of $200.00 that it's an OEM system with a 1st or second gen I7. If I were you I would see if I could snag something like a used GTX 760, HD 7950, R9 270x. HD 7850-7870, or a newer GTX 1050 2GB if you can spare the cash games will run miles better.
Have a GTX 1060 in mind as of now, will be upgrading shortly, though the 710 is actually holding up surprisingly well for an integrated GPU substitute.
 
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Believe it or not, 460 are way outdated now and its very hard for them run new games at good fps. It's best to get yourself a good new GPU.
 

Stuka87

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Alright I'll be going with a new card as soon as I can, in the meantime I may test the 710 vs the bridged 460's and choose the best ones to keep me afloat. Thanks for the recommendation.
Don't even waste your time testing a 710. Just because it has a higher number does not mean its faster. It a bare bones card meant for people that don't have integrated graphics. Go find a used GTX 770 or HD7970. Either of these will be much faster and can be had for decent prices.
 

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