Card: ATI X1950 GT
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHZ
RAM: 2 GIG DDR2
Power Supply: 430 W
Motherboard: 945P IL9 Pro
When I play Team Fortress 2 there are times when my fps goes down to 12. It seems unplayable because of how choppy it can get. I don't understand it either. I play Call of Duty 4 with almost all high settings and that is perfectly smooth for me. I also play Counter-Strike Source and very rarely if there is enough action in one area it will drop down to about that low as well. It is really annoying. The recommended settings for Team Fortress 2 are:
I obviously exceed all of those. I have tried tweaking with video settings, resolutions, updating drivers, and even that doesn't help. However, the thing is I shouldn't have to do that. When I am indoors and it's a closed area my fps will be on average of about 40. When I'm outside with lots of people shooting all over the place is when it gets down to the teens and gets really annoying. My only guess is that it's because I have Pentium 4. Is that why?
seems odd that you're getting such low framerates. my fps in TF2 never goes low enough to seem choppy and i only have a P4 2.6, 1GB RAM and a geforce 7600GT, and all at 1680x1050 and all settings at high.