Low fps on mass effect


I have P4 2.66 Ghz (prescott, single core, no HT) with loaded temp on 72C
1 GB DDR 400 Ram
9500 GT 512MB (DDR3 i think)

I am trying to play mass effect but I am getting very low frames (7-9, by fraps)
Settings: Lowest possible
GPU load by GPUZ is very low
CPU is 99% (no virus, its masseffect)

Any help, why is this happening; I am well within system requirements.
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  1. Ur system is outdated...
  2. Your CPU barely exceeds the minimum system requirements for the game. Sometimes developers mess up with the minimum requirements, so it's not a good idea to run a game on a system that is right on the edge, like yours. You also don't have enough RAM. Even if you are on Windows XP, 1GB simply isn't enough for gaming anymore. If you have Service Pack 3, XP starts to run very slow with only 1GB of RAM.

    Seriously speaking, you are probably going to need to get a new system to run Mass Effect or any other modern game. A relatively low clocked Prescott simply can't keep up with any modern title.
  3. I think you should upgrade your system,
    I recommend 4GB RAM, 3.0GHZ is the minimum ideal for playing modern games
  4. you have to upgrade your pc. your pc can not play it on low resolution even.. just switch to core 2 duo, 4 gb ram and a hd 5770. its cheap.
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