Just bought a ATI Radeon HD 4800 Video card a few months ago, and ever since im having fps drops.
for example counter strike 1.6, drops from 99fps to 20-25 every minute.
In COD5, fps drops drasticly and after it regains itself the cod speeds up for some reason and works 2 times
faster(run faster, shoot faster, reload faster).
OS:Windows 7, 64bit (same problem in XP as well.)
Processor:4 CPU 3.40GHz (2CPUs)~3.4GHz
trying to find the solution for a long time, and im not so good with computers.
and if i should put more system specs just tell me where to find them cuz i have no idea.
Number of CPU(s) One Physical Processor / One Core / 2 Logical Processors / 64 bits
CPU Full Name Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40GHz
CPU Name Intel Pentium 4 650
CPU Code Name Prescott
Platform Name Socket 775 LGA
Technology 90 nm
Instructions MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, ET64, EST, HT
Original Clock 3400 MHz
Original System Clock 200 MHz
Original Multiplier 17.0
CPU Clock 3400 MHz
System Clock 200.0 MHz
FSB 800.0 MHz
Core 0 Speed 2400.0 MHz
Core 0 Multiplier 12.0
L1 Data Cache 16 KBytes
L1 Trace Cache 12 Kuops
L2 Cache 2048 KBytes
How much ram does this system have? Are there any other background tasks running? A p4 with hyper threading is decent enough for CS 1.6 but it looks like the system doesnt have much RAM which will bog it down quite a bit.
1. Use SIW or GPU-Z to tell us exactly what type of graphic card you have.
The picture you have posted doesn't give us much details.
2. Your CPU, the 90nm Pentium4, is a large bottleneck. Upgrade to a cheap dual core and you'll see noticeable difference. (although you might need a new motherboard since it might not be compatible). Core2s and PentiumDuals are great (stay away from the Pentium Ds)
3. You will see improvement in more RAM, preferably at least 2GB total for XP or 32bit Vista, or 4GB for 64bit vista.
Display Adapter ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
Video Processor ATI display adapter (0x944C)
Video memory size 512 MBytes
Adapter DAC Type Internal DAC(400MHz)
BIOS Date 10/14/08
Display Drivers atiumd64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atiumdva,atiumd6a.cap,atitmm64.dll
Driver Version 8.661.0.0
Driver Date 2009-09-23 00:00:00
Inf File Name oem10.inf
Inf Section ati2mtag_R7X
And thanks for the other advices, really appreciate that.