I have a 1.98G Core2 processor (upgradable to Kentsfield Quad Core Q6600, 2.40G, 8MB, 1066FSB, G0), 2 gigs of 800 DDR2 (upgradable to 2 gigs, but I have 32-bit XP), 500G 7200 RPM harddrive, and a Geforce 7950 GX2 video card.
I can run Aion on medium settings and get anywhere from 25-60 fps depending on if people are running around or not. So, I am guessing upgrading to an ATI 4850 would boost my performance? Or is that since my processor and ram are on the low/older side that it is creating a bottleneck?
I have a fresh install of XP, seperate partitions for OS/programs and junk, etc. So, a performance boost has to be within the hardware.
Thanks in advance for the suggestions, they are truly appreciated!
The graphics card update will allow you to play at higher settings but your 25FPS dips will still occur as they are likely CPU based. OCing your processor would probably give you the performance boost you need.
Yeah, I tried OC'ing the processor, but considering this is a Dell XPS 410 that I just bought for $200 from my roommate until I am finished with college... it's not really letting me OC. I tried OC'ing using Clockgen and it gets unstable at 2G and at 2.1G I get BSOD.
I could whine and complain, but it beats the Pentium 4 setup I had a week ago, lol.
Oh well no biggie, I can handle low/medium graphics until this December when I graduate. If I ever get tempted to whine, I will just pull out my Pentium 4 and remind myself it could be worse
Thanks again to everyone that posted, but if you have any other advice, please share. It is truly appreciated!