Help needed with slow 3870 ati Tags: Graphics Cards FPS ATI Graphics Last response: May 27, 2008 1:00 AM in Graphics & Displays Share gunny_69 May 26, 2008 9:23:39 PM I`m going mad here guys i have P4 3.4 HT processor 2GB ddr2 1000w psu ATI 3870 512mb GDDDR4 My frame rate is so bad on FFOW and BF2 its really jerky, can i pep this up a bit ? According to FRAPS i am getting 15-35 fps at 1360x768, it should run better than this i think, please help. My previous card was a 2600xt and was no better or worse in preformance. More about : needed slow 3870 ati rawsteel May 26, 2008 9:41:47 PM it can be your processor bottlenecking your system Nik_I May 26, 2008 9:53:19 PM i'm going to say it's your cpu. regardless of the clock speed a pentium 4 is going to severely limit any high end gpu. Related resources Why is ATI 3870 so slow? - Forum WD Passport dying a slow death...help needed! - Forum ATI HDMI audio via HD 3870 to HDMI TV HELP no sound! - Forum Problems with frequent disconnects and slow/unresponsive internet(Help needed) - Forum Samsung 840 Evo SSD extremely slow, need help! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer gunny_69 May 26, 2008 10:57:43 PM Thanks for the feedback guys, i think it may be quad core time pat May 26, 2008 11:16:42 PM I would check and clean the heat sink, as well as using new thermal paste. Your CPU might be overheating, causing it to throttle down it speed to keep temp as low as it can, reducing at the same time, its performance. gunny_69 May 26, 2008 11:37:57 PM Well the CPU temp only peaks at 60-65 so i guess this 3 year old CPU just can`t cut the mustard anymore pat May 27, 2008 1:00:28 AM during gaming, it may go higher.. download throttlewatch (use google) and check it. Your CPU should be better than what you get. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources second harddrive= slow steam downloads? help needed Forum SolvedATI Mobility radeon x600 Drivers update, CPU Drivers update + Overall PC tuning help greatly needed Forum Need to buy ATi 3870 laptop gaming card Forum SolvedSlow PC + Warmer CPU after bsod. Need help. Forum Quick help needed, new 3870 fan rattling noise? Forum Solvedhello i bought a 7750 saphire....upgraded from an ati 3870? Forum I need help finding motherboards for two CPUs, a 3870k and 1100t. Can I use a FM2 socket? Forum SolvedNeed help : Slow start up ... Forum Solvedcomputer slowed down........ help needed Forum SolvedIntel HD 4600 vs ATI 3870 Forum SolvedAMD-3870k Overdrive help Forum SolvedPossible virus, PC became TOO slow overnight. need help! Forum SolvedI need help finding a ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 online for the right price! Forum SolvedCrossfire help needed ATI Radeon HD 5670's chipset Forum Internet only slow on 1 PC need help please Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !