Maybe the title aint clear, but I'll explain. So the specs of my pc are:
Intel pentium E5200 @3.0GHZ
3GB DDR3 RAM
Sapphire HD 5770 900/1240 @ 1366x768
So, if I put the texure quality on high, with 4AA and shadows on medium, I get 21fps. If I reduce texture quality to medium, no AA and no shadows, I get 23 fps. So whats the problem? Shouldn't I be getting a serious fps game by disabling the shadows and AA?
I understand you there, but the processor is already overclocked. It's running at 3.0ghz instead of 2.5ghz? Also, if I would upgrade, would you recommend me and amd processor or an intel core i?
Yeah, when I checked online the stock frequency seemed to be 2.5 GHz so I figured it may be OC'ed. I meant LGA775 socket, not 755. I'm not too sure about upgrades, I simply don't know enough. I would make a post here or elsewhere about upgrading an E5200 in a LGA775 vs. replacing more components and getting something modern.
as far as which particular CPU to upgrade with will definitely depend on your budget.
Point is, I do not recommend looking for anything on 775, that's old technology. So, with that said, you will need to buy a new motherboard and probably you can pick up new faster DDR3 ram along with it.
The best case scenario is ofcourse to get an intel sandy or ivy bridge CPU (i3 or i5, 2000 or 3000 series). But, if budget is an issue, you could settle for a Pentium G (G620/820 is good enough for gaming) which is on the same socket, so later you can upgrade to an i5, if you need to. Or you could go with an AMD getting an AM3 mobo for Phenom 2 x4 cpu in the 900 range.