My friend is trying to play GW2, but he gets incredibly low FPS ranging from 5-20 on the lowest settings. He has a HD 4850 which should be able to play it on at least medium settings around 30 FPS or so I heard.
Anyways, I assumed it was his CPU that was bottlenecking the gameplay so I need some recommendations for a new buy.
Motherboard: Intel Atwood D945PAW
CPU Sockets/Slots: LGA 775
CPU: Dual Core Intel Pentium D920, ~2.80Ghz
Video Card: HD 4850
RAM: 4GB (But he has a Windows 7 32-bit Professional, so it shows at 3.3GB)
I am hoping the motherboard doesn't need to be replaced as well...
Hahaha yeah, I thought as much. But I don't think he wants to spend too much money on only playing GW2, then probably never using his computer again.
Well spending money on upgrading a PC is never really a waste - chances are there will be plenty of games that he'll end up wanting to play in the future. So though it would currently seems hes only doing it to play GW2, Im sure he'd end up using it for something else down the line.