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Hello,

 

When I play games the graphics are really **bleep**ty and there is much lag.

I want to upgrade my Pc but i don't know what it needs to get better performance.

And i don't want to spend much money on buying all of the components.

My PC is:

Pavilion 500-505NB AMD Quad-Core A10-7800 APU HP

 

greetings,

Thomas Neven

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@thomasn022

Welcome to the HP Forums 🙂 

I would like to take a moment and thank you for using this forum, it is a great place to find answers. 

 

As I understand the PC has issues with performance lag,

No worries, as I'll be glad to help you, that said, I'll need a few more details to dissect your concern & provide an accurate solution: 

Did you ensure there are no hardware issues by running a hardware test on the PC?

(Click here for instructions to run an extensive system test, if you haven't already)

 

While you respond to that, here's what you need to do:

If these games have been working prior to upgrading to the Windows 10 from the Windows 8.1 shipped with the PC: 

you may try the below steps, as even if the game is compatible with your system hardware it may have a slow performance because you are using the windows 10 as the OS uses most of the CPU & graphics card usage, you might want to reduce the visual effects for windows to save the amount of CPU & Graphics card usage required to run your game properly. 

  

Here's how you do it: 

  • Go to Start Menu > click on Settings. 

  • Type performance > choose Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows.  

  • In the new window, go to the Visual Effects and select Adjust for best performance. 

  • click Apply and ok...this should do the trick. 

If the issue persists, try the below steps:

 

Right-click your desktop background and select NVIDIA Control Panel. You can also find this tool by performing a Start menu (or Start screen) search for NVIDIA Control Panel or by right-clicking the NVIDIA icon in your system tray and selecting Open NVIDIA Control Panel. 

  

To quickly set a system-wide preference, you could use the Adjust image settings with the preview option. For example, if you have old hardware that struggles to play the games you want to play, you may want to select “Use my preference emphasizing” and move the slider all the way to “Performance.” This trades graphics quality for an increased frame rate. 

  

By default, the “Use the advanced 3D image settings” option is selected. You can select Manage 3D settings and change advanced settings for all programs on your computer or just for specific games. NVIDIA keeps a database of the optimal settings for various games, but you’re free to tweak individual settings here. Just mouse-over an option for an explanation of what it does. 

  

If you have a laptop with NVIDIA Optimus technology — that is, both NVIDIA and Intel graphics — this is the same place you can choose which applications will use the NVIDIA hardware and which will use the Intel hardware. 

 

If this doesn't help either, you can confirm the parts tested for your PC at the HP Parts Surfer: Click here to view and replace the parts using the HP Parts Store or any local retailer

 

Let me know if those steps worked for you,

If they did, that's awesome!

Give us some reinforcement by clicking the solution and kudos buttons,

That'll help us and others see that we've got the answers!

Good Luck

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Thank you so much for your help!! :generic:

 

I did the first suggestion that you did and now my pc has a better performance.

If there are any other problems i will let you know.

 

Thomas Neven

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@thomasn022

Thank you for the update,

I appreciate your time and efforts, 

 

I'm glad I could contribute towards resolving the issue and finding the solution you were looking for.

Thanks for taking the time to let the community know about the solution

 

You've been great to work with and it has been a genuine pleasure interacting with you.

I hope both you and your product works great and remain healthy for a long time 😉 

 

To simply say thanks for my efforts to assist you, please click the "Thumbs Up" button to give me a Kudos.

Take care now and do have a fabulous week ahead. 🙂

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