Old 10-16-2009   #1
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upgraded but still only 15fps

I have the following

AMD Athlon II X4 QUAD 620
4gb ram
xfx 8500gt 1gb

all the latest drivers and yet I still only get 15fps with everything set to lowest setting.

so do I need a new graphics card and if so which one?
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the video card is indeed hurting you, the CPU and ram is fine, how much are you willing to spend on a new card?

to give you an idea I get between 20 - 60fps with my specs in my signature (it only drops to 20fps when it rains) without rain I can stay above 30fps

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well no more than 100 if I can get a good one for that
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Go for this one

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-ENGTS25...5702202&sr=1-6

It has less video ram but it's a much better performing card than that 8500 GT 1GB

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so what sort of fps would I get with that card?

and is this one any good I think it might the same as the one you linked to http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...56&subcat=1402

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I can't tell ya the exact FPS cause I don't have the same CPU/ram/and video card as you do, and it also depends on what settings you run the game at. A GTS 250 is a big step up from a 8500 GT though so you will notice a big difference. Also good find, that is the same card I linked too, just a bit cheaper price.

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thanks for your help. is this card any good http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/G...tail_8948.html
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Yep thats a good card too if you want to spend the bit extra for it. 1GB video ram too which is a plus, no loss that way from current card.
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ok thanks for your help
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just in case anyone is interested my pc is

AMD Athlon(tm) ll X4 620 2.61ghz

4GB ram

Gigabyte gts 250 1gb

hard disk's 160gb,500gb,1tb

Dual boot
windows 7 home premium 64bit
windows xp pro service pack 3

and I run gta 4 on win 7 64bit at 1440x900 with everything at max and get 40fps all the time
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