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I suspect it's your CPU.
Look at it this way, my friend has a Core2Duo E6600 and a HD4550 with a 15" screen at 1024x768. He gets over 100FPS in quiet areas, and in firefights still manages a respectable 70-80FPS with everything maxed (AA also).

I have the same GPU and same 1024x768 15" screen in my bedroom rig, but its a Pentium D.
I play at those same settings.
In quiet areas I'm maxing out around 90FPS, and in firefights (me being ubered into a bunch of heavies, or on fire) I could take a dip as low as 20fps. And getting shot in the water nets me 5fps at times, LOL.

So I'd bring it down to a CPU issue with heat, since you're running a C2Q, and there should be no reason that this CPU is sluggish. However, since you mentioned about multicore rendering crashing the PC, then I'd look into software error, or maybe you should drop your overclock and see how it goes.
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post #12 of 18
try playing in 24 man servers, I get 300fps normally but 32 slot servers just make your fps go to garbage. I think it's the game, not your rig
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frames hovered around 60-120fps a few minutes ago. Got to a choke point 16v16 dipped down to 46 fps. 36 when i was on fire already dead with camera zoomed into fiery corpse . Then back to high fps. weird its always the games that dont support quad core!
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If you can't turn on multicore rendering without the game crashing then don't cite that the game "dont support quad cores" as the reason for this terrible behavior. Have you tried reinstalling the game?
    
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After a fresh win7 yah.. Ill try it with it on.

Wont reducing my CPU clock speeds make game run worse? I mean stock clocks are @ 2.66ghz


Edit:ugh... i hate typing when im trying to read a manga >.<
Edited by Zcypot - 6/9/10 at 5:36pm
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hmm will having Physx installed hurt me in anyway? it seems its the only way to play metro 2033. If i dont have it installed i cant play. I heard having Nvidia software installed messes with ATI drivers.
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It runs a bit better, Stays around 50ish FPS under uber heavy combat. happy now . Hopfully doesnt start crashing again.
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Originally Posted by Zcypot View Post
hmm will having Physx installed hurt me in anyway? it seems its the only way to play metro 2033. If i dont have it installed i cant play. I heard having Nvidia software installed messes with ATI drivers.
No. PhysX will install from alot of games, but only runs when you tell it to.
    
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