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Low fps in an easy-to-run game

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I was playing Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 a while ago but I dropped to 3 fps.
Unacceptable for a 5850.
And the game is not even considered difficult to run.
Heck, I haven't even seen 3 fps in CRYSIS.

Is it just because the game is poorly coded?
Not optimized for high end hardware?
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Is it a recurring problem?
post #3 of 7
are you.... overheating??
post #4 of 7
Crappy coding/old game/compatibility problems/driver problems.
Most likely compatibility.
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Originally Posted by srsdude;11917502 
Crappy coding/old game/compatibility problems/driver problems.
Most likely compatibility.

compatibility between...?

and no i am not overheating. yes it is a recurring thing.
post #6 of 7
Its the crappy coding. About a month ago I found an old CD of "Ski Resort Tycoon". Probably almost the same game... Once my ski resort became huge and it had like 1000 people walking around it was having all sorts of laggy issues and it even crashed a few times on my sig rig. The specs of my rig were simply unheard of when that game was written like 10 years ago. There is no way my rig would have trouble running it. I think it came with my 800 MHz Sony Vaio that I bought in 1999...
    
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It's because the game doesn't have the ability to up your GPU's clocks when the game needs it so you face the predicament of playing older games on your idle 2D clocks. Several games back from the late 90s and early 2000 suffer this issue. GPUs back then didn't down clock at all so they stayed at their respectable speeds and therefor were always ready for any game.

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