Here's the problem. I'm a picky easily dissatisfied kinda guy and I'm very pissed off that my PC won't run CoH with all the graphics settings set to max! It just runs at about 14fps average which is completely crappy. Now I want to make an upgrade to my PC but i was wondering what part of the pc would give me the most graphics "bang" for my dwindling "bucks" :D. Here are my PC's specs: -M/B: Asus P5N32-E SLI nForce 680i -Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo at 2.66Ghz, 1333Mhz FSB, 4MB Cache -Memory: 2GB Ram (2x1GB) DDR2 800 -HDD: 500GB SATAII Western Digital 7200rpm 16MB cache -Graphics Accelerator: Evga eGeforce 8600GT 512MB DDR3 DX10 -Optical: 2x Samsung 16x DVD-RW DL Lightscribe (but that doesnt matter) -Display: Sony Bravia S series 37" LCD -Sound: Soundmax HD audio -Case, PSU and Fans: Thermaltake case with 450Watt PSU, 2x11cm fans (front and rear) and 1x high rpm 7cm fan (side). -OS: Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit. Please guys I need informed advice because i'm gonna follow it. I just want the cheapest way to get me to play CoH with all the settings at their maximum. Thanks a lot :)
Well the graphics card is plenty good enough, and so is the ram, so my guess it's that old CPU thats holding you back. But of course if you were to replace the CPU, you'd have to replace the M/B, which you'll have to make sure it's got compatable RAM and GFX card slots otherwise you'll find yourself buying new ram also (i'm assuming the GFX card is a PCI-E type, and not the older AGP type, but i also hear there's something else coming along soon).
Its your graphics card man, it can't hack it. I have a hell worse system then you, and get a hell better frame rate then you
AMD 3200+ 64 (2.0GHZ~) Xpert Vision 8800GT 1.5GB DDR400 (RAM)
DX10 COH: OF Max Graphics @ 70FPS
thanks guys. so you think my rams are good at 2GB and 'm better off spending my money on upgrading my graphics card to an 8800GT right?
I would say so, but I can't guarentee anything. All I know is your rig i way better then mine, and I get way better graphics at a decent frame rate (8800GT) But yeh, your RAM is fine
alright then I'm gonna follow ur advice. I'm getting the EVGA 8800GT SSC 512MB. Thanks Sgt. !