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Microsoft Train Simulator Low Frame Rate and Stutter

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When playing some maps on Train Sim, the frame rate will barely go over 20, and sometimes drops as low as 9, with occasional spikes down to about 3. This is by no means a new problem, it's just that recently my dad, who is the one who plays Train Sim, upgraded his PC. I can't remember the exact specs, but the important ones are:

Pentium 2.8ghz dual core
2gb of DDR2 ram
ASUS 4350 512mb

The frame rate hardly ever goes over 20. I ran it on my sig rig, same thing. It did improve with the new PC, just did the same thing at about twice the frames. It doesn't max out the CPU, graphics card, RAM, anything. Yet it still runs with horrible frames.

Any ideas? Thanks.
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Could be the drivers , what cpu? .. gfx card isnt that great , i wouldnt expect much more than 20fps ?

When was this sim released ? is it newer or older ? microsoft make some pretty nice sims including fsx! they take quite some horse power from ur cpu and gfx card believe me i could never play flight sim x on my dual core and 5770 it ran horrible ! id look into upgrading ur cpu and gfx card as its obviously not up for the the job of ms train sim .
    
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It was released 2001, you can tell just from looking at it that it's not very graphically intensive. I would have thought it was just his specs, what with it not being that powerful, until I tried it on mine, it's nothing like as good as yours, but 2001 games should be peanuts.
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You ran the vanilla game? 'Cause afaik there are tons of mods for MSTS and they potentially could hurt the performance.
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Vanilla with the Great Eastern train and map pack. He bought it on a disk, so it's not some half bodged downloadable content, of which I've seen a lot.
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