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Good morning. I usually receive hand-me-downs from my brother in terms of computer hardware. It has served me well, until I tried playing rift, and most recently GW2 beta.
Currently my set up is the following:
-Intel Duo Core 2 6600 @ 2.4 ghz (overclocked to 2.81 ghz)-
-6 gig DDR2 ram-NVIDIA 460GTX
-MSI MotherboarD(honestly cannot remember what specific model it is, sorry. Its about 5 yr old).
I can run WoW on ultra, no problems. I run Tera on High withi minimal hiccups. I run MW3 with no problems at all, I run Diablo 3 no problems at all.
The only times I began noticing issues was when I played rift a few times. I would dummy down my video settings, tinkered with the graphics profile for rift in the nvidia control panel to optimize it for best performance, I tinkered with the .cfg settings for rift.cfg, etc. Ive read all the nifty little articles and tips and tricks. I still get an abysmal 15-20 FPS in Meridian, and 25 FPS during a rift with several people. If i am questing on my own, its fine...I run at 30+ FPS.
I participated in GW2 BWE 1 and 2. I know the game is not optimized and is pushing the load onto the CPU still, but I experience the same issues as in Rift...where a lot of spells and effects, or a lot of people on the screen, my FPS drops dramatically.
My brother is hooking me up with:
-a Gigabyte motherboard(sorry again, dont know the specs)
-Q6600 Quad core 2.4 ghz
-8gig DDR2 ram
All on Windows 7 64bit.
Will I be able to run games such as Rift and GW2 and experience a bit better framerate? Im not looking to go at 80FPS, but will I get to 30-35 consistantly no matter what is happenning on the screen, on decent graphic settings?