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 ATI HDMI audio via HD 3870 to HDMI TV HELP no sound! - Forum ATI 3870 Benchmarks in VR-Zone Forums - Forum HD 3870 X2, need help PLZ!!! - Forum Need help with HDMI audio out on ATI HD 3870 - Forum Help 8800gts fatality vs 8800gt vs 3870 - 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 3870 help please Forum Ati 3870 x2 Forum HD 3870 Detecting Wrong Video Memory Instead of 512, now 1024 Forum GTA 4 with HD 3870 X2 Forum Triple Monitor Setup with HD 3870 Forum Enough Psu For Radeon ATI HD 3870 X2 Forum Sapphire 100225L Radeon HD 3870 and 3ds max 9. Forum Radeon HD 3870 X2 - Fastest Yet! (ARTICLE BACK UP!) Forum AMD 3870 X2 official specs! Forum Problem regarding Ati HD 3870 x2 And crossfire Forum Hybrid Crossfire 780G w/ 3870 ? Forum ATI 3870 HDMI audio problems no sound help ! Forum My game is telling me I need to install Physx, but I have an AMD card? Forum stuttering with my 3870 Forum 22" or Dual-17" with HD3870 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 !