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FPS increase possible?

By nodde
Nov 18, 2004
  1. I have this problem that I play an online game, called Tibia. All of my friends have the same connection speed as me, 512 kb/s aADSL. Although I have the "best" cpu iamong us, I am the only one with about 20-30 FPS when I play, when the others are having about 50-90 FPS. How is this possible?
    I have a compaq Presario Pentium 4 3,00 GHz with 512 MB RAM. I use Windows XP HE version 2002 with service pack 2.
    I use a 128 MB Radeon 9800 AGP (0*4E48), 128 MB, Internal DAC(400MHz) videocard. And my screen is set on 100 Hz.
    Do you know what I should do to increase my FPS?
    Please help me! ;)
     
  2. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    :wave: Hello & Welcome to TechSpot :wave:

    What settings are you using in the game and what settings are you using in the control panel/CatalystControlCenter (CCC)?

    If you are using much higher settings than your friends, that could explain it.
     
  3. The Best Alias

    The Best Alias TS Rookie Posts: 113

    I'm not a gamer, but I do want to know what FPS is. Is it 'Frames Per Second'? the standard frames per second for video is 29.97.
    Thanks
     
  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,209   +424

    You are correct TBA about the standard fps for NTSC video, but when it comes to gaming it's a whole different ballgame. I almost refuse to play anything below 60 - and I'll sometimes drop my quality settings just to give the game a smoother feel. In third person games the fps usually isn't that big an issue - but anything you see from first person will be obvious below 60 and painful below 30.
     
  5. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,319

    Try disabling Vsync, or if Vysnc is enabled then enable Triple Buffering if the game supports it.
    & yep, FPS = Frames Per Second. What they use for video is irrelevent for comparing with the average FPS in a game though.
     
  6. The Best Alias

    The Best Alias TS Rookie Posts: 113

    Thanks for explaining the definition to me. I can understand the need for a greater than video FPS. It also explains why serious gamers have the fastest machines too.
     
  7. ShannanCarlock

    ShannanCarlock TS Rookie Posts: 31

    You might try downloading the omega drivers instead of the catalyst drivers if that is what you are using. I did download and install on a radeon 9100 and noticed a 60 point increase in 3dmark 2001. Not huge, but, an increase none the less. Hopes this helps a little. I had to re-install 3dmark after I installed the driver. You might not have to unless the program doesn't load and start correctly.

    http://www.omegadrivers.net/


    Also try some of the tweak guides from this site they will help.

    http://www.techspot.com/guides.shtml
     
  8. EvilFallenAngel

    EvilFallenAngel TS Rookie

    Try looking for a tweak website for this game, I play Moorowind and found a good .ini file tweak. I had the same problem with fps and smoothness, your hardrive and processor may be the prob too.

    Evil
    :darth:
     
  9. nodde

    nodde TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I use the same settings as my friends, both contol panel and the game graphic settings.
     
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