I'm not completely sure if my question belongs in the games topic or in hardware, but here it is:
For about a year ago I used to play some games (among them The Witcher 2 and Skyrim). After that I didn't have any time spare to play, but I did not uninstall the games. Recently I got more time to play again, but my computer couldn't run the games properly as it used to. The graphics were massively downscaled and the framerate was terrible - even though auto-detection would still recommend high specs.
I did not change any of the hardware in the meantime. My drivers are up to date. But I can't figure out why the games won't work as well as they did a year ago. Could someone please help me finding and fixing the cause?
Windows: Windows 7 Ultimate Edition (64-bit) Service Pack 1 (Build 7601)
Internet Explorer: 9.11.9600.18124
Memory (RAM): 4400 MB
CPU Info: Intel® Core2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHz
CPU Speed: 1806,9 MHz
Sound Card: Luidsprekers (High Definition A |
Digitale audio (S/PDIF) (High D |
Display Adapters: AMD Radeon HD 5700 Series | AMD Radeon HD 5700 Series | RDPDD Chained DD | RDP Encoder Mirror Driver | RDP Reflector Display Driver
Monitors: 1x; Algemeen PnP-beeldscherm |
Screen Resolution: 1920 X 1080 - 32 bit
Network: Network Present
Network Adapters: 802.11n USB Wireless LAN Card | Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller | Marvell Yukon 88E8001/8003/8010 PCI Gigabit Ethernet Controller
CD / DVD Drives: 3x (F: | G: | H: | ) F: TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-M1712 | G: | H: TSSTcorpCD/DVDW SH-S182M
Ports: COM1 LPT Port NOT Present.
Mouse: 3 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: D: 189,9GB | E: 698,6GB
Hard Disks - Free: D: 96,4GB | E: 415,4GB
USB Controllers: 5 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): 1 host controllers.
Manufacturer *: American Megatrends Inc.
Product Make *: System Product Name
AC Power Status: OnLine
BIOS Info: AT/AT COMPATIBLE | 01/22/07 | DELL - 1000722
Time Zone: West-Europa (standaardtijd)
Battery Status: No Battery
Motherboard *: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5B-Deluxe
IP Address: 192.168.1.6 |
MAC Address: 00-14-5C-8C-2B-C1
Host Name: GILGAMESH
SM BIOS: 1004