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Not getting the right fps?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Firemasta, Apr 16, 2005.

  1. Firemasta

    Firemasta Member

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    I have a Geforce FX 5200 128 mb video card... and i play a low graphic game called Starsiege: Tribes, but i only get about 53-70 fps on it. Should i be getting more fps?
    If you know anything, please help
     
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    what is your computer & game specs??
     
  3. Firemasta

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    uhh i have a amd sempron 2500+ cpu, 1gb DDR ram and what u mean by game specs... sry im a noob at this kinda stuff :(
     
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    what does the game reqire in a computer to run. also check both nvidia & game site for updates, patches & faq
     
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    System Requirements

    Minimum PC Requirements:
    Windows® 95/98/NT
    Pentium® 166 MHz or equivalent
    32 MB RAM
    3D Accelerator Card
    4x CD ROM
    DirectSound Compatible sound card
    Mouse and Keyboard


    i have the updates and patches and stuff... also my friend has the same video card, but i have more ram.. but he gets about 100 fps
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    have you got the latest motherboard drivers & directx?? are both computers same chipset on the motherboard or different?
     
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    i know he prolly has a better chipset... but should he really be getting that much better fps than me?
     
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    chipset & cpu might make a difference also agp speed too!!!
     
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    yea but would it really make that much of a difference, i mean, i have twice the ram he does
     
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    you can have all the ram in the world but if he has a faster cpu & a more likeable chipset than that extra ram means nothing as both videocards are the same
     
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    yea... thats prolly, thanks for help man. time for me to go look for a new motherboard/cpu
     
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    no problem, teach & learn
     
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    looks like problem solved just wanted to add that more ram isnt always better - ram comes in different speeds your friends might be faster
     
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    The 5200 is not the most powerful of cards. To get the frame rate you do should give you a reasonable picture. What is your anti-aliasing & anisoptric settings at? Have you got directx9c installed. You will need to experiment with drivers to get the ones to suit your system. The official Nvidia drivers are usually the best performing, in my opinion.

    Your graphice card is vital to make a game play smoothly. RAM can only do so much, as can your processor. If you have 512RAM, & a 2500 processor, you will be OK. I recently upgraded to 1gig PC3200 RAM & a 3200 Barton chip. The 75gig Raptor drive makes loading times a lot quicker. The difference in computer & gaming performance was noticed, but it did not make the earth move too much! It was the 6800 Gainward card that makes Far Cry truly rock. It made the difference at least 2-3fold!
    It all depends on your budget of course.

    Pulsar
     

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