Why am I running slow?

By NFiltrateG4
Feb 2, 2007
  1. My rig specs are:

    Asus A8N-Sli deluxe
    2 gigs of pc3200
    Radeon X1800XT
    Antec-500w Smartpower
    AMD 64 3200+

    My situation is this. My friends laptop is running a 7800gs with a dual core proc. His fps always scores high 100% in FEAR and never drops below 60 FPS as well as never rises above 62FPS in WoW. But my rig scores 2%low 20%med 78%high in FEAR and drops below 40FPS in wow sometimes and reaches up to 78FPS in some areas. Why is the performance of my comp slower compared to a moble version of a GPU? If this info may also help, i run Rivatuner and my Volt Regulator A is always jumping from 8 - 12. Is my comp lacking something? or is this the potention my rig really can dish out compared to a laptop?
  2. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 467

    Could be vsync, You may need to turn off vsync soo it doesnt refresh using monitors refresh rate,

    Or take up your refresh rate above 60hz, as dat is not a good refresh for gaming,
  3. NFiltrateG4

    NFiltrateG4 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    At the moment I am using a crt monitor and have the normal windows refresh rate at 75 i believe. In WoW im using atleast 75 or 85.
  4. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Maybe it's because you have a lot of programs running in the background that are slowing down the games. Your friend has 2 processor cores and one can handle background stuff and the other handles games.
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