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Increasing FPS

By hiwhat123
Jan 24, 2009
  1. I play world of warcraft and I want to increase my fps. While questing i get around 15-25 fps and i have visual settings on medium. I use windows xp

    CPU-Dell xps 400
    Processor
    * Type Intel Pentium(R) 3.20 GHz

    Cache Memory
    * Type L2 cache
    * Installed Size 2 MB

    Mainboard
    * Chipset type Intel 945G
    * Data bus speed 800 MHz

    Graphcs Card
    *Radeon X600 256mb Hypermemory

    RAM
    * Installed Size 1 GB (Upgraded to 2 GB recently)
    * Technology DDR SDRAM

    Storage
    * Hard Drive 250 GB - DMA/ATA-100 (Ultra)
    * Hard Drive (2nd) 160 GB
     
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    You could start by turning down you graphical settings. Turn your graphical settings, start by turning resolution down to lowest and then start setting graphical detail to low.

    Aside from altering game settings, the best you can do is probably go to the ATI website and update to the latest graphics card drivers (with old cards this MAY not increase performance much), thats about the only thing you can do without upgrading your hardware.
     
  3. hiwhat123

    hiwhat123 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    What could I upgrade to increase it?
     
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Basicly, games are graphics dependent, they run with higher FPS on more powerful graphics cards, so you would look for a graphics card.

    Of course, a more powerful graphics card requires a correspondingly more powerful power supply, depending on your current PSU, you may want to upgrade both your graphics card and power supply.
     
  5. hiwhat123

    hiwhat123 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ah thanks but I remember my power source as 375 or around that what kind of new graphics card could i get with that?
     
  6. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Wattage is not the only thing which determines power supply quality, amperage is arguably most important.


    You need to open up your case and look at the sticker on the PSU. A typical PSU sticker looks like this.
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    picture posted by Rage_3K_Moiz (i think...)
     
  7. hiwhat123

    hiwhat123 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    100-120 V is this what i should be looking for?
     
  8. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    100 - 120 volts refers to the input, which doesn't mean anything because all standard american outlets are 100 - 120 volts.

    Just tell us everything on the sticker, or get a picture of your sticker and post it.
     
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