So I am somewhat new to the forums. I have a HP desktop model a6614f and am having some pretty serious issues with it. The biggest problem is I the computer is running abysmally slow. It has 6GB of ram, 640gb of HDD, and its CPU is a AMD 9500 Phenom quad core. I installed an XFX ATI 4850 video card a few months after buying the computer. All was dandy and then installed Windows 7 Pro onto the machine. Well as of a few months ago, the computer has started to run VERY slow. Now, I’m not sure if this started happening after I installed the video card, or before as I never really played anything on it after installing the ATI, but I have just recently been home and tried running an old game command and conquer generals and I’m getting probably like 15FPS, and that’s being optimistic. So, after playing with the bios a bit and trying to see if the onboard video is disabled, it indeed was. I then ran 3D Mark Vantage, and received a ridiculously low score of 4,306 points!!!! That’s slower than my 4 year old computer!!!
I have no idea what to do and this is absolutely frustrating me. I tried researching to see if HP had a BIOS firmware update or if anyone has put one online, and I can’t seem to find one anywhere.
Any help would be appreciated.
p.s. I am outside of the one year warranty if that’s anything to you.