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Getting low fps on witcher 2 using nvidia 560 ti

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September 20, 2011 7:33:39 PM

Hello,

I'm having really FPS on witcher 2 my PC spec is as follows:

Intel Core2Duo @ 2.20 GHz
4 GB of RAM DDR2
Nvidia 2GB GeForce 560 Ti (Palit) - Newly Installed [Installed the latest driver]
Running on Windows 7 professional 32 bit
MB: Gigabyte P31-D3SL here's the link of the MB:
http://techgage.com/article/gigabyte_ga-p31-ds3l/

in open spaces on LOW SPEC i'm getting 20 FPS max
closed spaces 35FPS max
The game struggles to run on high spec

I also have 3 partitons on my 2 HDDS. 1- Primary 140GB (part of 1 Terabyte HDD) nearly 30GB is free the other parition of the same HDD 785GB has 60GB free (well almost)

What could be the problem? is it my processor? or is it my loaded HDDs? please help me!
a b Î Nvidia
September 20, 2011 8:38:01 PM

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Intel Core2Duo @ 2.20 GHz


overclock your processor. C2D @ 2.20Ghz surely bottleneck the card performance. other than that you're going to need 64 bit OS to utilize all your RAM.
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a c 80 Î Nvidia
September 20, 2011 8:41:47 PM

This kind of result on low specs makes me believe it's your CPU holding you back. If you can overclock it, that would go a long way to fixing this issue.
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a c 171 Î Nvidia
September 20, 2011 8:42:35 PM

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    September 20, 2011 8:54:24 PM

    TO be fully honest, I never tried to OC my CPU and that's it I never bothered to teach myself to look into how dangerous it is for Mobo parts and for the processor itself like blowing off, oh yes I forgot to mention that my PSU is @ 460 (at least that's what I read) My PC is about 5 years old that explains the low specs I guess.

    @renz496 Do you know mate to which range I could over clock my CPU?

    I'm planning anyway to get a new PC very soon. I've got a budget around 1400$. Any Recommendations would be very great!

    Appreciate the help guys :) 
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    a b Î Nvidia
    September 20, 2011 9:17:03 PM

    It's definitly your processor bottlenecking.If your interested in O.C.ing here's a guide that will help you out a lot.It deals with your exact processor and socket.Although Witcher 2 likes powerful quad core CPU's so even with your O.C.ing you will still have limitations with what it can handle but it is a good quick fix for now.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/259899-29-core-overcl...

    What is the make/model of your 460 watt PSU?
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    a b Î Nvidia
    September 20, 2011 9:20:12 PM

    nvidia recommends 500w PSU for GTX560 Ti but if you got good quality PSU your 460w PSU should be fine. about the OC thing i'm not sure how far it can go since i don't know your exact model of cpu but still to do high level of OC you're going to need good mobo. but you're going to get new PC very soon anyway so i think it is better for you to focus on what hardware to get to be paired with your current GTX560 Ti.
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    a b Î Nvidia
    September 20, 2011 9:23:38 PM

    I noticed that you said,"The game struggles to run on high spec".
    Have you tried playing it on the low settings?What is fps like at those settings?

    Also make sure you have ubersampling off.
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    September 20, 2011 9:47:58 PM

    @Purple stank I'm not very sure about the PSU manufacturer but it ran smoothly and pefectly when I had nVidia 9800 GTX+ I also think it's running just allright right now. I've tried other games I'm getting amazing results like Warhammer 40k: space marine maxed out on 40 frame rate. But the issue with The Witcher 2 is another thing mostly because it has a new powerful graphic engine but that doesn't mean it can't run on 560 Ti.

    As I said before, I'm running the game on low spec with ubersampling turned off.
    20 FPS max on open space - 35 max on closed spaces (like rooms or houses)

    Thanks for the guide though I'll be checking it out!

    @renz496 I'm thinking of i5 2500k processor with at least 700w PSU (I want to SLI)..didn't decide about the mobo yet. Still looking for a good one with fair price
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    a b Î Nvidia
    September 21, 2011 5:30:05 AM

    2500k is nice cpu. just paired the cpu with P67 or Z68 mobo. if you want to SLI GTX560 Ti 700w should do the job but you need good quality PSU for that
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    September 21, 2011 5:45:37 AM

    I assume you have an e4500, that CPU has been overclocked over 3.0ghz by others. I would give overclocking a shot.
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    September 21, 2011 6:06:30 AM

    As stated by cdprojektred, " more cores = better performance from witcher 2." I was seeing bottlenecks on my 925 quad @2.8, and saw a 15-20% increase in performance when ocing it to 3.3. Its apparently a cpu intensive game
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    September 21, 2011 7:21:04 AM

    Proshifter said:
    @Purple stank I'm not very sure about the PSU manufacturer but it ran smoothly and pefectly when I had nVidia 9800 GTX+ I also think it's running just allright right now. I've tried other games I'm getting amazing results like Warhammer 40k: space marine maxed out on 40 frame rate. But the issue with The Witcher 2 is another thing mostly because it has a new powerful graphic engine but that doesn't mean it can't run on 560 Ti.

    As I said before, I'm running the game on low spec with ubersampling turned off.
    20 FPS max on open space - 35 max on closed spaces (like rooms or houses)

    Thanks for the guide though I'll be checking it out!

    @renz496 I'm thinking of i5 2500k processor with at least 700w PSU (I want to SLI)..didn't decide about the mobo yet. Still looking for a good one with fair price


    An easy way too see if your CPU is causing the bottleneck is when the game lags minimize and check the load of the CPU.
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