Up until today i was experiencing some problems with my system whilst gaming on bf3
My system is old now by most comparisons but it at least let me run most games at about 50-60fps if i kept the settings in low-medium
Athlon x2 6000+ @2x3.2ghz 64bit
Gigabyte MA770-UD3 motherboard
4gb ram @400mhz(i know i know)
XFX nvidia geforce 9800GTX+ 512mb(not overclocked....Yet)
During gaming in bf3 all would go well but then i would start lagging to hell with my frame rate dropping to 3 or 4 fps
It was weird because it would come in waves. One moment it would be running great then drop then seemed to catch up with itself and run fine again. That would continue for a few mins then drop down again.
At first i thought it was because bf is a pretty graphically intensive game and in close quarters type of play it must be a huge strain on gpu's,that my aging system was finally unable to cope with all the tweaks to the graphics and card drivers by the bf people.
As a result i went back to the older(but still fun) bf2 which i know my system can easily run maxed out.
Then it started happening in bf2 NIGHTMARE
It was at this point i thought about downloading a gpu tweaker and giving this overclocking lark a go. First thing i downloaded from nvidia was their system monitor and ran it. It gives % usage on all the components as well as fan % and core temps.
During bf2 it was reading 105 degrees C I reckon it was much higher in bf3.
I looked at the case which sits under my desk and doesnt really get touched.
OH MY GOD
The dust was shocking. In fact i didnt have a clue it could attract that much, i mean my dyson hoover(ironic eh?) doesnt have that much dust clinging to it
All case vents were completely covered to the depth of about 2mm and after i took of the side ...............
Any1 want to see the pics i took ?.
Leads me on to , i think i need something a bit more current. So if anyone is good with spec for cash, can they reply?.
Obviously any system has to be built with modern fps's in mind. If a computer can run them then it is capable of doing pretty much anything else flawlessly.
I thought my xfx card would still be good but @512mb i think thats just too little nowadays and probably a 2gb card would be a better idea. Add 8-16gb ram, though i doubt th moby could handle all that so looks like a new one of them and processor. Anyone excell at this stuff, really enjoy looking up all the details?
I take advice well and like to view and understand all im putting together.
Not got a huge budget
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