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Dragon Age: Origins low fps and lag

By xwarriorx
Nov 7, 2009
  1. hi,
    i'm having low fps and kind of lags while playing it.fun thing is that it happens on low settings as well.my video card drivers are up to date.i own dell xps 430 desktop system with next specs:
    motherboard:dell's one
    ram:4gb
    proc:guad core 8300 2.5 mhz
    video:ati hd 4850 with 512 mb

    P.S
    the same problem keeps arising at most of high end games.

    Any suggestions,what it might caused by?
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    What Operating System are you running? Are you overclocking?
     
  3. xwarriorx

    xwarriorx TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    it's vista.as far as i know,overlocking is a bit impossible on dell system.
     
  4. rr5678

    rr5678 TS Rookie Posts: 17

    That's a good system.
    Did it do this before?

    Did you try downgrading the drivers?
     
  5. xwarriorx

    xwarriorx TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    well,happy days started the week after i got the system delivered from dell.things got a bit fixed after i updated video drivers, but just a bit...
    what do you mean?
     
  6. rr5678

    rr5678 TS Rookie Posts: 17

    Did it stutter when you got it?
     
  7. xwarriorx

    xwarriorx TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    yeah,a bit
     
  8. rr5678

    rr5678 TS Rookie Posts: 17

    So you're saying it got worse?
     
  9. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    try using driver sweeper and clean all the video drivers then install the latest video drivers from ati.com . i can play this game at max settings with a 4850 512mb so i know there is a conflict somewhere.
     
  10. xwarriorx

    xwarriorx TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    well,the game is playable on max settings here as well but the fps is really low.
    i'm just wondering if dell's junky mobo could possibly affect video card performance?
     
  11. xwarriorx

    xwarriorx TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    me bro has analog system but custom built one.he plays the game and other high-end one on max settings with high fps all the time.
     
  12. rr5678

    rr5678 TS Rookie Posts: 17

    It could be the motherboard...
    Maybe the graphics card is weak
    Driver performance.......(NVidia cards had driver related performance issues :p)
     
  13. xwarriorx

    xwarriorx TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    anyway i'll check it on new motherboard :)
    maybe will go for gts 250.
    i never liked ati cards :(
     
  14. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    I prefer Nvidia cards too ;)
     
  15. rr5678

    rr5678 TS Rookie Posts: 17

    Yes, I third that.

    even though they have no DX11 GPU :p
     
  16. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    you guys love nvidia cards versus cards that perform the same for less money lol imo if your going to pay for a gts 250 might as well buy the 4870 for like $15 more.
     
  17. xwarriorx

    xwarriorx TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    well,some people are not exactly impressed by ati performance....
    i'm one of them for example.
     
  18. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    lol you are not impressed because you are biased to nvidia ati cards are cheaper and perform as good or better than there nvidia counter parts. trust me i used to only use nvidia cards then i bought the ati 4850 one of the best cards i have ever owned hands down.
     
  19. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    "you are biased to nvidia ati cards are cheaper and perform as good or better than there nvidia counter parts"...

    klepto12,
    Todays ATI card might compare in the higher end market with Nvidia's cards now. Just a couple years ago, Nvidia was so far ahead. Why do you think AMD bought them out. ATI's drivers are crap as Nvidias were years ago. I used ATI cards 10 years ago. I have used Nvidia for the last 2 years. I am one that likes Intel over AMD
     
  20. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    lol dont make me laugh ati's drivers are far better than nvidia right now i mean hell atleast ati actually releases drivers every month vs nvidia. also the only real series of cards from nvidia that were really great were the 8000 series vs ati otherwise they have been close i would put my 4850 up against your 9600gt any day lol.
     
  21. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Start laughing Klepto12, Nvidia had working drivers for the beta version of Windows 7 all the way up to its release last month. AMD drivers were and are poor for Windows 7. You are still using Windows 7 RC and you have an Asus motherboard... and you live in Arkansas. You poor fella
     
  22. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    lol i have windows 7 ultimate retail edition you fool and secondly i have used windows 7 since the beta with ati driver with no problems at all and yes i have an asus mb look at your crap mb and laugh at me my system would stomp yours in gaming so ha anyway yeah i live in arkansas big woop get over your self and your crap nvidia drivers oh and btw which company has dx 11 oh yeah its ATi not nvidia
     
  23. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    I see you have updated your profile now. Good job. This all comes down to personal preference. No matter what your opinion is, us Nvidia users are unmoved by it
     
  24. xwarriorx

    xwarriorx TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    i think it's an issue with my motherboard.i advised with some tech guy,who's been assembling and selling gaming system for years.he told me that it's not me GPU's faulty but some other part of hardware,which is probably motherboard.well,another negative credit goes to dell morons.
     
  25. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    Well tmagic either way it goes we both have what we like and thats all that matters. I however would like to apologise for being the way i was during my previouse posts. we are here to help people not argue amung ourselves sorry for that.
     
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