Why won't my computer run ultra graphics?

90 Night Elf Warrior
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Hey guys, just finished my new desktop that I was building for gaming and just wondering why I'm getting low fps on ultra or even high settings.
Here's my build-
AMD FX quad core processor - 4.2ghz
12 gbs ddr3 ram
NVIDIA GE force gt 640
WD 250gb 10k rpm hdd

Any help would be appreciated, I feel as though my computer should be able to run ultra graphics with no problem, also the operating temp when playing wow is right around 41c.
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90 Night Elf Warrior
6565
Also mention it's running win7 home.
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90 Human Mage
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10/06/2012 11:06 AMPosted by Crydor
NVIDIA GE force gt 640


That's the problem. The 640 isn't a video card with gaming in mind. You'll want at least a 660ti or AMD 7770 if you want to crank up the graphics quality.
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90 Night Elf Warrior
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161402

Like that one??
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90 Human Warrior
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What an odd choice of parts.

I woulda gone with 4gb ram or 8gb if needed and at least 7770 minimum.

Kal has a wonderful guide that you should read through.
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90 Night Elf Warrior
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161402

Like that one??


???
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90 Human Death Knight
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161402

Like that one??


???


Even with that card, I doubt that you can run it on ultra with everything maxed out. I currently have the 5870, which is roughly 25% faster than the 7770 and even I can't do ultra.
Edited by Morright on 10/6/2012 12:52 PM PDT
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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How much did you pay for that "10k RPM" hard drive?
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90 Troll Druid
20115
Turn down shadows and Multisampling to low, and disable SSAO. Your FPS will skyrocket.

I have a lowly $20 video card (GT 220) (but I also have a 1600x900 monitor) and I get 20 fps on ultra, with the exception of those 3 settings on low.
Edited by Aurune on 10/7/2012 9:55 AM PDT
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