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Old 10-13-2007, 03:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so I am having trouble with FPS when I play an online game "World Of Warcraft". It drops down to 30fps at some places and at some places it stays up to 60-75. Can this be my video card or something else? I know my comp is good in general.

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Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.11 (IE 7.0)
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
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Motherboard Name Asus P5LD2 (3 PCI, 3 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Lakeport i945P
System Memory 2048 MB (DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (01/09/07)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

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Video Adapter Sapphire RADEON X1600 PRO Secondary (256 MB)
Video Adapter Sapphire RADEON X1600 PRO (256 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon X1600 Pro (RV530)
Monitor Philips 107S (107S2) [17" CRT] (YA 66211132)
Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (1634576)

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Graphics Processor Properties
Video Adapter Sapphire Radeon X1600 Pro
BIOS Version 009.012.006.002
GPU Code Name RV530
PCI Device 1002-71C2 / 174B-0840
Transistors 157 million
Process Technology 90 nm
Die Size 150 mm2
Bus Type PCI Express x16 @ x16
Memory Size 256 MB
GPU Clock 500 MHz (original: 500 MHz)
RAMDAC Clock 400 MHz
Pixel Pipelines 12
TMU Per Pipeline 1
Vertex Shaders 5 (v3.0)
Pixel Shaders 12 (v3.0)
DirectX Hardware Support DirectX v9.0c
Pixel Fillrate 6000 MPixel/s
Texel Fillrate 6000 MTexel/s

Memory Bus Properties
Bus Type DDR2
Bus Width 128-bit
Real Clock 405 MHz (DDR) (original: 405 MHz)
Effective Clock 810 MHz
Bandwidth 12.7 GB/s

Memory Timings
CAS Latency (CL) 8T
RAS To CAS Delay (tRCD) 6T
RAS Precharge (tRP) 6T
Row Cycle Time (tRC) 24T
Row Refresh Cycle Time (tRFC) 30T
RAS To RAS Delay (tRRD) 3T
Read To Read Delay (tRTR) 6T
Read To Write Delay (tRTW) 7T
Write To Read Delay (tWTR) 12T

Graphics Processor Manufacturer
Company Name Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
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Here is my temp ifo and all:

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Sensor Properties
Sensor Type Winbond W83627EHF/EHG (ISA 290h)
GPU Sensor Type National LM63 (ATI-I2C 4Ch)
Motherboard Name Asus P5LD2 / P5WD2 / P5WDG2 Series
Chassis Intrusion Detected No

Temperatures
Motherboard 35 ーC (95 ーF)
CPU 62 ーC (144 ーF)
GPU 66 ーC (151 ーF)
GPU Ambient 49 ーC (120 ーF)
Maxtor 6L300R0 33 ーC (91 ーF)
Seagate ST3160023A 32 ーC (90 ーF)
Seagate ST3320620AS 36 ーC (97 ーF)
Maxtor 6Y080L0 26 ーC (79 ーF)

Cooling Fans
CPU 2394 RPM
Chassis 1442 RPM

Voltage Values
CPU Core 1.26 V
+3.3 V 3.26 V
+5 V 4.94 V
+12 V 11.90 V
+5 V Standby 4.92 V


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Default Re: Why do I get low FPS in games?

30 fps isn't unusual in some parts of WoW, especially with x1600's.
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I just don't like the lagg, any suggestions what I can do to make it better?
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Default Re: Why do I get low FPS in games?

Try lowering the settings, or resolution.
Their isnt anything you can do without a gpu or cpu upgrade to increase fps...
You could try updating your gfx card drivers, i just read up on this forum that a new driver got realeased.
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Default Re: Why do I get low FPS in games?

OK, you have a 3.2 Dual core Pentium, 2 gigs of RAM, and a X1600.

Your motherboard will handle a Core2Duo, and that would give you a speed bump. But your best bet would be to upgrade your graphics card.

What kind of budget do you have in mind?
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Well I was looking to get the Geforce 8800XT card but I don't want to get it if I have to upgrade something else. Whats the diff between Duo and Pentium D?
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I would suggest that you try lowering the max visible distance first. In some areas there is a lot going on and if you have it maxed, the video card has to load all of it at once.
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Well I was looking to get the Geforce 8800XT card but I don't want to get it if I have to upgrade something else. Whats the diff between Duo and Pentium D?
Well if your gonna get the 8800gtx and run your current cpu its going to be bottleneck!!!

Just get the 8800gts and the e2180 and oc the **** outta it and your good to go.
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Well I was looking to get the Geforce 8800XT card but I don't want to get it if I have to upgrade something else. Whats the diff between Duo and Pentium D?
Thats like saying whats the difference between a 10 year old CRT TV and a Plasma/TFT! its just generations apart, so much more technology.
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Well I was looking to get the Geforce 8800XT card but I don't want to get it if I have to upgrade something else. Whats the diff between Duo and Pentium D?
hehehe... you wish... (also theres no 8800xt theres gtx) but ya.. if you want an 8800gtx... you need a CPU ugprade to a Core 2 Duo... then you'll say (this is what some1 said to me) "Core 2 Duo sucks.... its clock speed is so low... my Pentium D has double its speed, for a person with such high posts your an idiot" (another person argued that with me)

then i remember shutting him up with this benchmark:

BCCHardware - Tech News & More! - Pentium D vs Core 2 Duo

and then he apologized like mad.. :0 but I'm just saying.. the Clock Speeds are low because of the Core Architecture based on Pentium 3 Processors
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