gaming problem, low fps
Hi, I recently upgraded my computer to this:
Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe
AMD Athlon XP 3200+
OCZ Platinum PC3200 1GB Rev2 Dual Channel
2 x Maxtor 80GB SATA HD in RAID 0
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128 mb
I installed Doom 3 to test my system. I set graphics to Ultra High and started the game. The normal fps when I move around varies from 40-60, but whenever a door opens in front of me, or the game goes into story animation mode, or when I'm in combat, the fps drops to a 10 - 20 and the game sort of freezes and unfreezes. In the case of sliding doors, the second the door begins to open, the game freezes and by the time it unfreezes, the door is already open, so basically I don't see the animation.
I'm wondering if it has to do with my video card because originally I had a Sapphire Radeon 9600XT 128 mb and I experienced the same thing when playing in Medium mode.
Anyone have an idea what the problem is and how I can solve it? Thanks in advance and any help is appreciated!