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is your CPU over clocked at all?
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is your CPU over clocked at all?
Nope.
post #13 of 22
then you should oc it. ;]
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@OverTheBelow just fyi dual cores are powerful enough to run any game that is currently out except for some that do require a quad core which there isnt many at all.
I previously had a Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 4ghz and it bottlenecked my 5850 at some degree on almost all recent games.

Far Cry 2 was one of the games more drastically affected. It hovered at around 30-40fps regardless of settings till I upgraded to my i5 quad. Another game I had the same experience with is Bad Company 2. Another? Just Cause 2 was also badly limited. Dirt 2 as well. I could go on.


Duo E8400 @ 4ghz - http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/3...0082916153.jpg
i5-760 @ 4ghz - http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/8...1020101565.jpg

I should highlight that these benchmarks were done on lowest settings and a large amount of the graphical options require more CPU power as well as GPU power. In other words, framerate would be lower than displayed on the Duo's benchmark results if certain graphical options were enabled/raised higher.
Edited by OverTheBelow - 6/15/11 at 9:47am
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post #15 of 22
That video card is crap for gaming, especially those games at that resolution.

I would suggest upgrading to a GTX 460 or some second hand GTX 280~ and OC that CPU to a minimum of 3Ghz, if the chip is a G0 stepping you can do it on a standard cooler just watch the temps.

Also, what PSU do you have?

On my system FC2 and WoW run smooth as butter and it's not too far from what you have, even my old 8800 G92 played them beautifully.
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stop telling him to buy some ddr3 his motherboard wont support it
do u even know wat motherboard he has coz i dont he hasnt told us...
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Try to run the game on xp. You might get better results with that ram.
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post #18 of 22
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Here are my current specs -

Q6600 Quad Core
GTS 250
3gb of DDR2 ram
Windows 7

Basically my computer is running bad. Like in Farcry 2 I get something like 40 fps in very small areas with nothing happening but in action stuff (the part that matters) I can't get over 20 FPS. Also WoW on high or maxed out runs at like 20 fps.
I have tried a few things but for some reason with a medium rig I can't run most game at a decent FPS. Even Jamestown gets big FPS drops.
I've used CC cleaner, Driver Sweeper and Game Booster so nothing is running in the background.

Any help?
Those results sound about right for that GPU. The GTS250 = 9800GTX+, which is decent, but not really strong enough to max near-HD resolutions on its own in modern titles.

WoW used to be a cake walk (I remember maxing it at release on an ancient 6800GT) BUT it's been updated over the years and is actually more demanding than people realize.

The last time I played WoW (right after Cata launched) I had a stock Q6600 w/SLI 9800GTs and my results weren't much better than yours.

The easiest upgrade would be grabbing a cheap GTX 460/HD 5850 and OCing your Q6600 to 3GHz or more. You'll more than double your current framerates.
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The easiest upgrade would be grabbing a cheap GTX 460/HD 5850 and OCing your Q6600 to 3GHz or more. You'll more than double your current framerates.
Agreed. And upgrading the GPU would probably be the biggest upgrade. I just was running an AMD HD5850 and loved it. It maxed out WoW no problem at 1920x1080p (with your smaller resolution it'll help more and overall performance will be large) but I am running a superior CPU and RAM setup as well, but that doesn't mean you wouldn't be able to come close to what I'm doing. You could have view distance and maybe shadows up on high and keep the multisampling down at 1x. It's all about tweaking . WoW is also cpu-heavy now, soe OCing your cpu would help but not as much as the upgraded GPU would be hope it helps!
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I dunno why you guys are all bashing the GTS 250. I played with that card for a year on a 1920x1200 monitor. The card was an absolute beast as I remember. It played crysis on medium settings at slightly above 720p. Sure it wasn't maxed out or whatever, but it was a good card. Every (most) other game worked like a champ on max or near max settings. This was on a Q6700 which is only marginally faster than OP's Q6600.

That being said though, the upgrade plan is the best choice right now. Like everyone said, grab yourself a GTX 460, or even better a 560 if your budget allows. The CPU unlike what everyone said, is more than adequate for gaming. I still play on my Q6700 with a GTS 450 (somewhat faster than the 250), and again, most games play on max to near max settings with really nice framerates.

But again, go with the 460 or 560. Then if you have some moolah left, try to upgrade the CPU.
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