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I'm kind of new to the whole PC gaming thing, and I thought I had a decent computer to run games on (At least that's what I thought) But playing DOOM is like watching the guy run underwater. Some games just glitch out if I so much as jump and the game crashes. I have no idea what specs are good specs, but this is what I am working with, Could anyone be so kind as to tell me why this is running so poorly, please?

Processor: AMD A6-7400K Radeon R5, 6 Compute Cores 2C+4G 350GHz

Installed Memory (RAM): 16.0GB

System Type: 64-Bit Operating System, x64-Based Processor

Graphics Card: AMD Radeon(TM) R5 Graphics

Can anyone help? I would appreciate it.

Thanks!
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Your bottleneck is that you don't have a dedicated graphics card. But if you did, your new bottleneck would probably be your dual core processor. Most new games are designed for quad cores.
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Posted 1/30/17 , edited 1/31/17
I don't know why you have so much Ram. That is practically unneeded.
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Posted 1/30/17

WoldInn wrote:

I'm kind of new to the whole PC gaming thing, and I thought I had a decent computer to run games on (At least that's what I thought) But playing DOOM is like watching the guy run underwater. Some games just glitch out if I so much as jump and the game crashes. I have no idea what specs are good specs, but this is what I am working with, Could anyone be so kind as to tell me why this is running so poorly, please?

Processor: AMD A6-7400K Radeon R5, 6 Compute Cores 2C+4G 350GHz

Installed Memory (RAM): 16.0GB

System Type: 64-Bit Operating System, x64-Based Processor

Graphics Card: AMD Radeon(TM) R5 Graphics

Can anyone help? I would appreciate it.

Thanks!


DOOM on PC requires at least an Intel Core i5-2400 or an AMD FX-8320 (both which are quad core CPUs) and a discrete GPU. Buying an AMD RX-460 GPU might help you run it, but don't expect blazing fast performance.
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Posted 1/30/17

Balzack wrote:

Your bottleneck is that you don't have a dedicated graphics card. But if you did, your new bottleneck would probably be your dual core processor. Most new games are designed for quad cores.


This pretty much. Did you buy your Pc from a company like Alienware or something? Cause these specs show little research. No offense if you built it yourself
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If you have a PCI Express port in your tower I recommend buying a lower end graphics card. Even like a 30-40 dollar one would probably be able to eke out a little performance on games with lower settings. Depending on if they can support a dual core CPU.
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Posted 2/13/17 , edited 2/13/17
My first advice to "new to pc gaming etc etc" is to just buy a desktop.
Why: Desktop prices have dropped by like 30-45% in price since everyone likes gaming laptops now.

So a nice gaming laptop is like, as good as a desktop for half the price

Then a couple years down the road, if your PC is slowly getting outdated you can swap out parts (Which is why people say building a PC is cheap)
Switch out older graphics card --> newer one, can't power it" Swap out power supply.

Processors, ram and other parts rarely need to be swapped unless like your default hard drive is slow and you're trying to record things (Fraps etc)

What is "good"?
Simply google it, and look at how old it is compared to another part within that series.
Most PC builders use this method

Example: Graphics cards - Why use a Nvida XXX for this price range when Nvidia XXX is cheaper for maybe 10 less frames.

This can be looked at on Laptops too, so I tell people at first
i7 or higher is worth a good price, anything below that (say i5 for example) should make the laptop worth less than $400~
to play noob indie games

Now we move on to your situation..
Duo core is dirt cheap, upgrading to a quad core is cheap too.

Scrap everything except for: hard drive(s), ram, power supply(?) depending on wattage
get a new : mobo (base leggo), processor that goes with it, and graphics card

mobo 50~100, processor $50-80, graphics card 100-150~
Looking at the review on a 150$ graphics card and they say it runs - witcher 3, doom, civ 6 on high/ultra settings and you're set for awhile.




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