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Recently upgraded computer but a game still runs on low FPS

By XiiSerenity ยท 10 replies
Aug 29, 2010
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  1. So I recently upgraded my pc so I could play games better and for over all use. But for some reason When I play Overlord 2 I get the same FPS as I did with the old set up and it makes no sense. I haven't Tried any other games but will. about 7-12 fps
    My current Set up
    Cpu:AMD Athlon II X2 250 3.0Ghz Dual Core
    Main Board: Foxconn M61PMP-K
    Memory: DDR3 Wintec AmpX 2x2g
    Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 6800
    PWS: DYNAPOWER USA ADW-500 500W ATX12V Power Supply
    OS: Windows 7

    also I have set my system to run for best performance like I did with my old set up and I still get around the same FPS.
  2. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    What was your previous graphics card?

    That is most likely holding back your FPS. Also, how much RAM (memory) are you using?
  3. XiiSerenity

    XiiSerenity TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well my graphics card is quite old, It was one of the parts I did not upgrade, I use about 2.00GB while the game goes on.

    Also I play Left For Dead 2 at 30-60 fps and WoW at 30 Fps so those games are fine its pretty much Just overlord that gives me trouble.
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,157   +459

    The GeForce 6800 only meets the minimum requirements for the game and is, therefore, below the recommended requirements. IMO, your graphics card is holding you back.
  5. XiiSerenity

    XiiSerenity TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yea thats what I have been thinking I may upgrade to a GeForce GTX 460 i think its called.
  6. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    It is indeed, and I think its a very good investment, unless ATI can pull something special out of their hat with their upcoming HD6xxx series in few months.
  7. XiiSerenity

    XiiSerenity TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Alright so seems if found a solution Thanks everyone for your help!
  8. avenom

    avenom TS Rookie

    The GeForce 6800 meets the minimum requirements try to run the game at lower details lower resolution n quality
  9. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish TS Rookie Posts: 79

    Both your CPU and GPU should get upgraded. Probably to a Phenom X2/3/4 CPU and at least some Radeon 5770 or more depending on what resolution you are gaming on.

    (edit: or wait until October or so, and grab the new 6xxx Radeon series).
  10. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

  11. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish TS Rookie Posts: 79

    hellokity, I'm not sure the cabling on the PSU is okay for that type of PCIe cards, although it should increase the average and minimum fps per specific engine type.

    j/k! :D

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