Sudden fps spikes.

Hello everyone

Im having a huge problem... I just got new graphic card its Hercules 3d Prophet 9700 pro agp. And im having some problems in games that this card should run them nicely. When i play some games like BF2, Guitar hero 3, League of Legends on low, im getting some huge fps spikes from 60 to 3-4.. Then goes like that for 10-20 sec and then gets back to normal.... I have latest graphic drivers and everything.
Here are my specs:

Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3
AMD Sempron 2800+
Palermo 90nm Technology
1.00 GB Single-Channel DDR @ 154MHz (2.5-3-3-7)
ASUSTeK Computer INC. K8U-X (CPU 1) 32 °C
Default Monitor (1024x768@60Hz)
128MB (256-bit) RADEON 9700 PRO Family (Microsoft Corporation) (ATI)
Hard Drives
149GB WDC WD1600AAJS-0 SCSI Disk Device (SCSI) 34 °C
Optical Drives
DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio

Vcore1: 1.39
Vcore2: 4.08
+3.3: 3.12v
+5: 4.78
+12: 12.74

I dont see any temperatures are hot. PLS HELP!!!
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  1. something is most likely running in the background. thats a pretty old pc so anything that starts hogging resources is going to bog you down pretty bad.
  2. +1^ its probably something in the background, not so much of a fast processor....

    Perhaps you can try one of those programs like gamebooster, they shut down some processes to save up CPU usage
  3. Thank you i will try that...
  4. Hi :)

    You realise how low end that card is these days, I am surprised you can play those games at all...

    All the best Brett :)
  5. Brett raises a valid point, your card is kind of ancient, either way the minimum requirements for your games are as follows:

    League of Legends - ANY Direct X 9.0 Card
    Battlefield 3- FX-5700 or Radeon 9500 (you have the 9700)
    Guitar Hero 3 - Geforce 7600 or Ati X800

    Technically you have met the minimum requirements to run those games which is why you can play them. Your processor is also more than enough for those games. Now relating back to what Brett said, if you were to play Battlefield 3 or Skyrim then your computer will be annihilated by those modern games. If you plan on gaming in the future then do consider a serious upgrade :lol:

    Edit: Just to let you guys know, I got the system requirements from these sites
  6. Thanks everyone for fast replying.... Btw socialfox im not playing Battlefield 3 im playing the Battlefield 2.... Anyway i dont even try to play some of newer games... Played Spore (2008) on med and thats it...
    Im getting new pc... :D
  7. WHOOPS!!!! I meant to say Battlefield 2 NOT 3, there is no way BF3 would work on a FX-5700 or Radeon 9500 :lol:
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