I've bought a 8800 GT OC card to play Age of Conan. At first it seemed to perform very well, although i felt that it wasn't performing as it should. My specs are.... Pentium D 2.8ghz (dual processor) with 2 gigs of ddr2 ram. Do you think my proccessor is bottlenecking my card? If not, what can i do to improve my FPS... right now, i'm seeing a slideshow of 15-20 fps...... ITS KILLING ME!!!!
Yeah, my chip has a fsb of 800mhz, thought that would be enough to run it. So you all are saying it isn't enough? I've heard stories of people running less and still getting a way more fps then what i'm getting.
A new CPU can help hugely as I have found out upgrading to a Q6600. The Graphics card is the same (2900XT), but where my old 4400+ X2 was choppy, having faster CPU power has helped dramatically in some games. GPU's usually have the greater effect, but never underestimate what a faster CPU can do.
What motherboard is it? I'd bet your setup could support a better CPU. You'd have to check with your Motherboard documentation to be sure. If you have a 945 or better chipset, most likely you'd be able to use a a 65 nm Core 2 Duo with, at worst, a BIOS update. It might not support a quad-core though.
The LGA 775 socket is what Intel still uses for the latest Core 2's. I'd pick up a Pentium Dual-Core E2180 (uses the same Core 2 Technology) or something even faster if you can. I think you'd notice a big difference.
I have the 8800 GT as well with a Core 2. It hasn't really slowed down for anything yet.