Intel i5 2500 can't play high end video games?

Hey so a couple of weeks back I bought an I5 2500 and my Microsoft rating overall is 5.1 and my graphics is 6.1 and says its capable of running high end video games and 3d rendering. But when I attempt to play gta iv or skyrim I reach a terrible 5-10 fps, so here's my specs H61m-vs motherboard Intel i5... show more Hey so a couple of weeks back I bought an I5 2500 and my Microsoft rating overall is 5.1 and my graphics is 6.1 and says its capable of running high end video games and 3d rendering. But when I attempt to play gta iv or skyrim I reach a terrible 5-10 fps, so here's my specs

H61m-vs motherboard
Intel i5 2500
4gb corsair ram
HD Radeon 5450 1gb graphics card (upgrading very soon)
250gb western digital hard drive
700w alpine power sulply

I have no idea what's wrong, but I have been told maybe its the bios, if any genius knows how to help me I am very greatful. Thanks :)
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