I'm only seeing about 61-63 FPS (according to my titan panel mod) in World of Warcraft. From what I've seen from other people running SLI this sounds very low. I do have my video cranked to max settings on my system as well as the game because I think this system should be able to handle it w/ no problems. I thought I had built a pretty good gaming system but don't seem to be getting the performance I expected Any ideas ?
My system: Asus P5N32 SLI Deluxe MB, Intel Pentium D830 3.0 GHz processor, Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler, twin PNY 7900GS video cards in SLI, 2 x PQI Turbo 1GB DDR2 667 RAM, Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200KS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0GB/sec hard drive, Sceptre X9g Gamer 19" 12ms DVI LCD monitor, 500w power supply that came with my XG Dragon ATX case, Windows XP Home Edition OS
Also, I recently replaced a evga 7800GTX video card with the 2 cards above b/c it went bad. I hope I didn't go backwards. Any thoughts on that would be appreciated as well
Thank you for ya'lls input. Sounds like I may have not chosen wisely when choosing my processor. What would you recomend I upgrade it to ? Also, it looks like RAM has come a long way since I built this system almost a year ago now. Would I see any increase in performance by upgrading my RAM ? And last but not least, did I go backwards when I chose the two 7900 GS cards to replace my 7800 GTX. I really apreciate ya'lls patience and input
What would you recomend I upgrade it to ? Also, it looks like RAM has come a long way since I built this system almost a year ago now. Would I see any increase in performance by upgrading my RAM ?
a C2D obviously, an E6600 ($309) if you can afford it, best bang for the buck right now, if not then get either the E6400 ($217) or the E6300 ($181), there all good. the ram you have is already pretty good, unless your going to oc the hell out of the C2D then there no reason to spend another $250+ on ram.
btw, what possessed to to get a P4 in the first place? All your componets are pretty expensive (the P5N32 immediately comes to mind) so price doesnt seem to be a problem.
edit: just saw the part about building a year ago, that explains it. although AMD would have been a much better choice back then.
I chose the pentium D a year ago after heavily researching which processor would give me the best performance in 3D gaming. I was playing the heck out of Far Cry at the time and wanted to crank up the video and the Pentium D was winning in every 3D application tested. 3.0GHz wasn't the fastest speed a year ago but would more than handle anything on the market at the time and I saw it as the best bang for my buck.
I'm at a loss on the "C2D" reference. I don't know what it is. My thinking was to spend about 400-500 upgrading my system as I had hoped I built one that would allow me to continually do so for some time.
Where would my money be best spent on upgrading this system ? Or am i throwing away good money after bad ?