I play a game called League of Legends which does not require anything to special as far as specs but for some reason I cannot play the game on my desktop. I can start a game and be running 70 FPS until things start moving and what not then my computer just goes to 1FPS and its unplayable lag. I have posted on their forums but they are about useless. My computer specs that I know are :
CPU - Intel Pentium D 3.0 GHZ
Memory- 2GB RAM
Graphics card- ATI Radeon HD 3600 Series
Power Supply- 350 Watt stock (Ive been looking and believe this could be one of the problems which is why I mentioned it)
OS- Windows XP Media Center Addition
If anything sticks out or you need any more info on my computer please post it because this is starting to drive me crazy.
I have the up to date xp service pack and direct x. I dont play any other games I used to play WoW and it would run fine which is what confuses me because I could play it with pretty high frames and quality and cant play this game at all.
For a system using a single Radeon HD 3650 graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 400 Watt or greater power supply. The power supply should also have a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 19 Amps or greater.
Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Total Continuous Amperage Available on the +12V Rail(s) is the most important.
League of Legends Recommended System Requirements states that a GeForce 8800 or equivalent video card or better should be used.
The Radeon HD 3650 has about half the graphics processing power of a GeForce 8800 GS which is the lowest performance GeForce 8800 Series graphics card.
I would say that you need a better graphics card and power supply.
For a system using a single GeForce GTX 550 Ti graphics card NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 400 Watt or greater power supply that has a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 24 Amps or greater and that has at least one 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector.
The Corsair Builder Series CX500 V2 (CMPSU-500CXV2), with its combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 34 Amps and with two (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is more than sufficient to power your system configuration with a single GeForce GTX 550 Ti.
The GeForce GTX 550 Ti is more than capable of running League of Legends.
I wouldn't worry about upgrading the CPU at this time since it meets the League of Legends Recommended System Requirements.
Does your motherboard have AGP or PCI-e slot for the graphics card?
If you only have AGP then start saving up for a new system, there is no agp card that can play that game: the agp bus just doesn't have the bandwidth to run a gpu much higher than a 3850 at full speed.
Ok then im probably going to order that power supply and graphics card and hope they work thank you everyone, I didnt even get a response from the LoL forums..
When you get your new graphics card and before you install it make sure you properly uninstall the AMD/ATI graphics card driver also download and run Guru3D - Driver Sweeper before you shut down and remove the Radeon HD 3650.
He might be able to run one of the early C2D processors, like the e4700. I used to have a MB with the 945 chipset that I upgraded from a pentiumD 940 (I think..was 3.2ghz), up to an e4600 @ 2.4. It was a quite noticable upgrade. That being said, one would be hard to find, except maybe on ebay