I bought a new Gateway desktop the other month and I've been having problems with it and gaming. I'm mainly playing World of Warcraft, but I want to expand to games with more intense graphics. My desktop is: link to bestbuy
or if they take it down before you visit the model number is: LX6200-01, or the full name is Gateway - TV Desktop with AMD Phenom™ X4 9500 Quad-Core Processor.
The computer is completely stock, I haven't bought anything or changed anything. The only difference I made when I bought the package deal was buying a 22" HD monitor. It's 1680x1050, vga, hdmi and component inputs, etc.
Basically, I'm sitting at 10+ FPS constantly and it's bothering me. There are times when I'm up to 30, but those are far and few between. I've updated my drivers, all of them and nothing changed, I think it even got worse, but that could just be my pessimism on this never working for me >.<
I also get an ATI message every time I restart my message that states something about the ATI Control Center not being compatible with my drivers or something of that nature, if that's something that needs to be directly quoted I can get that for the next post after restarting.
I even went as far as to buy a video card: bestbuy link
aka: PNY - NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT 1GB GDDR3 PCI Express Graphics Card and after updated drivers using VGA, nothing changed and then I used HDMI and nothing really changed.
I do have an amazing display and graphics are up to my expectations, but I get disappointed with the FPS problem and look to everyone here at DevShed to try and help me out. =)
Thanks for your help in advance! Please ask for any more information if possible, I'd be more than happy to post it.
: I ended up uninstalling the video card and returning it, so its back to stock and I'm using on-board video through VGA because HDMI doesnt seem to improve fps...