Ok so i play World of Warcraft and I can play it on either low settings or high w/o a problem.
All max settings i sit at 50fps+ constantly. (maybe 30 or so in big towns)
If I play on all low settings. i have 80-120fps constantly.
These are not my issues....
Whenever i start streaming my arena games using xfire my FPS gets massacred down to ~20fps or so. Now i know streaming is strenous on my computer but there is no way its gonna kill my fps by 60-80......
My theory is its my CPU or RAM or something? or that im using a pcie x16 1.0 slot vs. a 2.0 (duno how much of a diff 1.0 vs. 2.0 is)
So my computer specs.
MOBO: Asus P5Rd2-VM (not that great bu meh it works for now) (detailed specs of it below, btw does it support max 2gb total or 2gb per slot?) http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?modelmenu=2&model=102...
CPU: Intel Pentium D 945 3.4ghz OCd to 3.75ghz
RAM: 2x 1024mb DDR2 533mhz
GPU: EVGA Geforce 9800gtx+ 1gb DDR3ram
PSU: Ultra 750watt LSP (at 12v it runs at 45a its a very good PSU)
My comp stays very cool as well. ~around 40-50C MAX.
So can anyone give me some reasons as to why streaming is soo horibble?
I know people who have worse cards and stream at higher fps then i do, however they have more ram or better cpus (hence those were my theories)
btw a small side fact, i recently upgraded to that GPU/PSU previously i had a stock 450w psu and a geforce 7800gt (overclocked) which ran WoW at about 35-45fps ON LOW settings or so (and when i streamed on it I would drop to 15-20 or so) So I KNOW it cant be my GPU. Cuz my non stream FPS jumped 3fold meanwhile my streamed fps changed almost not at all.
I have heard that it can be a bit of my processor and ram....
now 2 questsions.
1) will overclocking my CPU higher help
2) can i upgrade my ram to 4gb and see an improvement? (also my current mobo only supports upto 663mhz ram ddr2, if i get 800mhz or more will it still work....yes i know it will get clocked down to 663 but will it work at least. that way i can use this ram in my next system build.
Xfire video streaming(broadcast) is still in Alpha(That's even before beta). It has MANY rough edges. It drops your frame rate to the rate that it captures at. My guess is it captures at 20fps so your bandwidth is not killed. I will do a test and check it out for you.
If you are not worried about streaming live, you can try to record a video then upload it. Xfire supports that feature as well with greater quality