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my wife likes to play some MMO's at 1080 p and her nvidia 250 is slowing down to 3-4 FPS in 25 man raids on all low settings , it never use to be this slow i cant work out whats happend but it is slow ... is the 520 iv got spare going to work better at 1080p ?
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Rest of her system? 512Mb or 1Gb GTS 250? No matter what, a GT 520 will get spanked by a GTS 250.
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yeah thats what i thought . might need to do a clean install of her system , it never use to run like this
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my wife likes to play some MMO's at 1080 p and her nvidia 250 is slowing down to 3-4 FPS in 25 man raids on all low settings , it never use to be this slow i cant work out whats happend but it is slow ... is the 520 iv got spare going to work better at 1080p ?

Think you can stretch for a GTX 460? How about your internet speed?
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if it comes to it yeah i will get an upgrade for it .. our net speed is about 40 meg and 10 meg upload
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..What CPU is she using? It may not matter what GPU she has if she's running a Pentium 4.
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amd phenom 8750 tripple core 64bit 2.40 ghz 4 gig ram
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amd phenom 8750 tripple core 64bit 2.40 ghz 4 gig ram

I think a 5770 would probably suit her gaming needs nicely if you can find one. Perhaps a 5750...anything over 20fps will probably seem amazing
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A GTS 250 is better than a GT 520 hands down. But yeah, with those FPS numbers something is definitely wrong, software-wise. I can play WoW @ 1080p with a Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM, and Intel graphics with more than 15 FPS's on high.
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post #10 of 18
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in wow just questing and flying over places it holds at 80-100 Fps but in 25 man raids it goes down to 2-5 Fps when everyones nuking bosses at the same time .. even with all settings on low , but when i first installed the card it was fine in big raids .. its only the last 2 weeks its got realy bad
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