Need help FPS drops to 1FPS

By speedy45
May 31, 2013
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  1. Hi I really need help with my pc, and here is the specs of my pc:

    Pentium 4 651 3.4GHZ
    2GB 667MHZ DDR2
    Diamond Radeon 5670 HD 1GB GDD5
    1 250GB Serial Hard Drive ( my OS, games & my programs are installer)
    Windows XP Home SP3
    1 LG 1440 X 900 @ 75HZ ( is the resolution of my LCD I use for all my games)
    All Latest drivers for my PC for all my hardware.

    Ok here the problem, when I play any of my games. Also here is the games I have install:
    Anno 1404
    Anno 1404 Venice
    Anno 1701 A.D.
    Anno 1701 A.D. The Sunken Dragon
    Anno 2070
    18 Wheels of Steel American Long Haul
    Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare
    Call of Duty 5 Worild at War
    Simcity 5



    Please help me since I can't play any of these games, since I play these games for like 5mins then the FPS goes from normal to 1FPS. Also these games are run at 1440X900 and the details is set to max. All the games I like gets the following FPS when playing:

    Anno 1404 (looking at the water or the city I get 8FPS)
    Anno 1404 Venice (looking at the water or the city I get 8FPS)
    Anno 1701 A.D. (looking at the water or the city I get 20FPS)
    Anno 1701 A.D. The Sunken Dragon (looking at the water or the city I get 20FPS)
    Anno 2070 (looking at the warter or the city I get 20FPS)
    18 Wheels of Steel American Long Haul (I should get 40FPS to 50FPS when I drive my truck but get 20FPS)
    Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare (I should get 30FPS to 40FPS but when I play I get 20FPS then the FPS goes to 1FPS)
    Call of Duty 5 World at War (I should get 30FPS to 40FPS but when I play I get 20FPS then the FPS goes to 1FPS)
    Simcity (I should get 20FPS when I build the city I get between 4FPS to 9FPS)
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,259   +41

    So you want to know what you should upgrade to get better fps? Or how to just increase fps period? Because you could just turn down the detail.
  3. speedy45

    speedy45 TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 77

    Yeah I know that I try that and same thing, and I was trying to play Call of Duty 4, and my FPS was 30FPS for a couple of seconds. Then it went from 30FPS to between 5FPS to 10FPS. So yes it was unplayble.
  4. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,088   +723

  5. speedy45

    speedy45 TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 77

    Well JC713 my system can handle only 2GB DDR2 Dual Channel 667MHZ, and the cpu upgade I could do but my system can handle a Core 2 duo max of Core 2 Duo E6700 2.66GHZ. Also yes COD 4 and 5 should run it not since my FPS jumps from 20FPS to 10FPS to 5FPS to even 1FPS.
  6. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,088   +723

    I think your best bet is to buy a new PC man.
  7. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,259   +41

    If you can't afford an entire upgrade you should definately look into a 6700. I bet you could find one cheap on ebay and your ram is an issue as well. I use to play modern warfare on a 6700@3.4 and I remember having 4gb on xp 64
  8. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,088   +723

    Dont buy computer parts from eBay, unless you really have to. But Linked is right, the 2GB of RAM is holding you back. It isnt necessarily the DDR2 aspect, but instead the amount (2GB).
  9. speedy45

    speedy45 TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 77

    Thanks guys for the info. I will decided what I should do with my pc.
  10. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,088   +723

    What did you decide on?
  11. speedy45

    speedy45 TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 77

    Well I don't know yet since its a money issue, and so I will wait until I have some money to buy a pc.
  12. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,088   +723

    Well, good luck. When you do upgrade your CPU and RAM, add Windows 7 in that upgrade. It is more optimized for modern games.
  13. speedy45

    speedy45 TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 77

    Oh ok thanks JC713
     


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