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What to get to Maximize my FPS

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November 13, 2010 7:16:15 PM

Sup, use this website alot for answers but 1st time asking a question.

My specs:
2.5 GHZ AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4800+
2046MB DDR2 Ram
DirectX 11
NVIDIA Geforce 9800GTX+ 512MB
for some reason even with these specs im running like 30 FPS on games like League of Legends with low shadows

what should i buy to max my fps? as in better video card, ram, w/e

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November 13, 2010 7:31:22 PM

you need a better processor, but you didnt list your motherboard so..go read your motherboards cpu qvl and buy the best one you can.
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November 13, 2010 7:44:43 PM

To help clarify the issue, run these two tests:

1) Run your games, but reduce the resolution and eye candy to a minimum. This will simulate what will happen if you upgrade to a stronger graphics card. If your FPS improves, it indicates that your cpu is capable of driving a stronger graphics card to higher levels of FPS.

2) Keeping your graphics resolution and settings the same, reduce your cpu power. Do this by removing the overclock, or by using windows power management to set a maximum cpu% of perhaps 70%. If your FPS drops significantly, it indicates that your current cpu is a limiting factor, and that a faster cpu would help.

I also think that only 2gb or ram might be at issue. 4gb is much better.
Read this Corsair study:
http://www.corsair.com/_appnotes/AN804_Gaming_Performan...
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