Low fps is all resolution

i am getting low fps(18-22) in gta4 & mafia 2 . i usually play at 1440 x 900 resolution. i tried in lower resolution and getting the same fps.how can i get a better fps?

my destop specs are:

OS Version: windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+, x86 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3199 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 60000 MB, Free - 39933 MB; D: Total - 177999 MB, Free - 150447 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., M61PME-S2
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
psu: coolermaster RS-450-ACAA
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  1. You can get better fps by getting a better processor. You clearly have a CPU bottleneck. That is why changing the video settings doesn't change the fps.
  2. Your cpu is way too slow to play those games.

    For $200 you can get a new cpu/motherboad/8GB ram
  3. Yeah, That CPU was good in say....2007/08. Agreed.
  4. CPU bottleneck.
    Get a quad core
  5. geekapproved said:
    Your cpu is way too slow to play those games.

    For $200 you can get a new cpu/motherboad/8GB ram

    thanks. Can you recommend me a new cpu for 200$?
  6. lijo1761 said:
    thanks. Can you recommend me a new cpu for 200$?


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157326 $60
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL092512&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL092512-_-EMC-092512-Latest-_-DesktopMemory-_-20231428-L08A $35
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116777 $100

    GTA4 is one of those games that is best with a quad core, but it's just not in your budget and should still play nicely. With another $90 you could go with a quad core.
  7. My Athlon II X2 245 2.9ghz with 6670 is bottlenecking no matter what settings i threw.

    I've upgraded to an i3-2120 and i got a big boost.

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    Sorry but you got to buy a new motherboard to upgrade.

    Athlon II X4, Phenom II X4 965 or FX-4100 will do.

    Phenom II X4 965 3.4Ghz - $99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

    Biostar A880GZ AM3+ - $59
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138345

    Ram? the one suggested above :)
  8. lijo1761 said:
    any recommendation on amd processor


    No not really, Intel is far superior for gaming.

    If you have to go AMD, get the FX-4170 or PII 965BE. However these are very power hungry and inferior cpu's to even the slowest Intel quad.
  9. geekapproved said:
    No not really, Intel is far superior for gaming.

    If you have to go AMD, get the FX-4170 or PII 965BE. However these are very power hungry and inferior cpu's to even the slowest Intel quad.

    intel processors price are high & i dont have a big budget. that is why i go fer amd.
  10. lijo1761 said:
    intel processors price are high & i dont have a big budget. that is why i go fer amd.


    Actually they are not, and what I suggested fits your budget perfectly.

    If you want to go AMD, go for FX4170 or P2 965BE, it'll be the same price or more than what I suggested.
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