ok so pre-ordered VanguardSoH and i played beta it runs decent right now with current system. in the bigger citys im takin a hit on fps so what should I go with first hard-drive(HD sounds like its strugglin in citys) another 1g of ram or CPU(I read somewhere that the unreal engine is alot better with dual core)
System specs are...
athlon 64 3200
1g ocz value
old ide harddrive
no oc btw
If your hard drive is chugging then you would benefit from more RAM (ideally the HD should be untoched after levels load). Other than that I'd say the weak link looks like your CPU, if the game supports dual-core you might want to grab a 3600 or 3800.
What is your budget?
And is this basically just geared toward making the game run smoother?
In that case, increasing the ram should help the most at the moment.
If I'm not completely mistaken though your setup is a 754 right?
That's only single channel unfortunately.
Ultimately I'd just deal with it for now and start squirreling away at least up to $500 to start making a switch to a newer platform. But I play a lot of different games of a lot of different types. Lucky for you MMORPG fanatics your game doesnt' change often enough, or at all, to require many upgrades if it's the only game you play.
thanks for the feedback!
i scored 2908 on 3d06. also here is my cpu-z if that helps i oc'd the cpu some core stays around 30c
I just got this pc about 6months ago it runs everything else fine oblivion etc.
question on ram I got 2x512 does it matter how many sticks I get? can i get 1 1g stick?
my chipset fan has been really loud I get a warning after nightly shutdown saying speed is low would this affect performance?
Don't guess; find out what the problem is first. Go to control panel/admin-tools/performance. Start up the monitor and look at cpu,page faults, i/o's, etc.
If I were to guess, I would think of more memory.
I would consider getting another power supply, those Antec Smartpower PSU are a good price but not very reliable. I have had a couple of them die out on me in the past year/ year and a half ( I have only stuck with them because they are still under warranty and I get them replaced for free). If you get an Antec buy the Truepower (seasonic makes that line I believe and are still considered reliable).