How will this setup change my FPS

By usudor
Aug 11, 2008
  1. i play wow and css.

    my current fps in wow is on average 30-60
    my current fps in counter strike source goes from 50-100

    both of the games are on low settings.

    now heres my current setup

    1.25 gb ram
    ati x300 se video card.
    Intel Pentium 4 processor

    and i decided to upgrade the ram and the video card to a

    got a stick patriot 1gb ram
    and a geforce 8400 gs video card.

    will there be an fps change at all?
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    What you have is pretty good... excellent, even.
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Yes, you should see a major increase in FPS.
  4. Darth_Terra1

    Darth_Terra1 TS Rookie Posts: 212

    Yep those upgrades will increase the FPS you should be able to up the detail a bit as well with out loosing to much.
  5. usudor

    usudor TS Rookie Topic Starter

    wow i acidentally put down the wrong card for what im upgrading to

    its actually an 8400 gs 512
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    The boost in performance would be very large then, assuming the 8400 GS is a 128-bit variant. A 64-bit one will still increase performance, but to a lesser extent.
  7. Idx

    Idx TS Rookie

    You should recognise a big increase fps wise, but still don't hope for anything to amazing as the 8400gs is quite a bad card + p4 could be throttled
  8. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    The 128-bit 8400GS is quite a decent gaming card, basically being a lower-clocked 8500GT, making it a fantastic card for the price. The 64-bit edition is rubbish for gaming though.

    Your CPU won't hold you back much, since the vast majority of games are more GPU-dependent, but a very fast card (i.e. anything above an 8600GTS) will cause the processor to hold you back from unleashing its full potential. Just keep that in mind in case you want to upgrade in the future.
  9. usudor

    usudor TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i beg to differ i can run many gmaes on all high settings and not have to worry about fps because its about 100
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