HELP! Low Frame Rate! - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-20-2005, 11:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 19
Question HELP! Low Frame Rate!

I play World of Warcraft. My computer specs are as follows.

Processor: P4 2.8ghz 533fsb
RAM: 768mb, soon to be 1gig
Video: Geforce Fx 5200 128mb
HD: 40gig
Sound: Sound Blaster Live!

My problem is this. I am under the impression that I could run this game, with this computer at at least 40fps on low settings, but the maximum I can squeeze out of it is about 25fps, and that is on 800x600 resolution and half of the graphics toned down. This shouldn't be. I have updated every driver I could. Can some one please help??!!

Nemein is offline  
Old 01-20-2005, 11:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,790

You have DirectX 9.0 correct? I'm more inclined to think it is the video card though.

Intel C2D E6320 / AMD Athlon X2 3800+
Gigabyte 965P DS3 / DFI nF4 Ultra-D
2GB OCZ Gold PC2-6400 / 2GB OCZ Gold PC4000
eVGA 8800GTS 320MB / eVGA 6800GS 256MB
150GB Raptor / 74GB Raptor
2x500GB / 320GB
OCZ GameXStreme 850w / OCZ StealthXStream 600w
gaara is offline  
Old 01-21-2005, 12:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 19

I do have the latest directx. I am hearing about people with older and less powerful video cards getting getter frames.
Nemein is offline  
Old 01-21-2005, 12:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
Lord Techie
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 5,280
Send a message via AIM to beedubaya

I don't know what to really expect since I've never played WoW, however, i do know that the GeForce FX 5200 is a pretty weak card, not really meant for gaming purposes. If I were you, I would consider upgrading my video card.
beedubaya is offline  
Old 01-21-2005, 12:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
Apokalipse's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 14,559

what drivers have you got?
how many programs are running in the background?
Apokalipse is offline  
Old 01-21-2005, 04:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
Monster Techie
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,019

id say the video card.. the 5k series werent really created for gaming purposes and especially the 5200....
as WoW is an online game so could have to do ur net connection..
25fps is still playable tho =/ when ur below 10 thats when u reallly gotta think, i need a new vid card
Sig reinstated. SigSanta
VIII is offline  
Old 01-21-2005, 06:18 AM   #7 (permalink)
Monster Techie
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,124

you need a new VC .I sometimes try older DX versions to see if a game will run better .
Thermaltake Armor A90
Corsair HX1000W PS
i7 2600k / Cooler Master Hyper N 520
Asus P8Z68-V Pro / Gen 3
8 GIG Corsair Vengeance
eVGA GTX 570
SB Audigy2 Platinum
Kingston Hyper X120 SSD
WIN 7 - 64b
LG Blue Ray Super Multi Burrner
Logitech THX Z560
3x120mm - 1x200 mm case fans
Cappy is offline  
Old 01-21-2005, 06:32 AM   #8 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 365

Have you checked for spyware or Virusses?
Elite Bullet is offline  
Old 01-21-2005, 07:57 AM   #9 (permalink)
Lord Techie
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 8,013
Send a message via AIM to DJ-CHRIS

Try to force the card into directx 8.1 since the 5200's are terrible in DX9
DJ-CHRIS is offline  
Old 01-21-2005, 10:48 AM   #10 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 19

Sweet thanks guys. I figured it had to do with the vid card. I dunno what drivers I have on it, alls I know is that when I tried to upgrade, it old me it was up-to-date. I shut down alll programs and I have scanned for viruses and stuff. So, logically, thanks to you all, it seems to be my vid card. =) Thank again. Any ideas where I can get an inexpensive, yet real good card?

Nemein is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:24 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.