Crysis and a 4870 X2

TIWizard

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I have a 4870 X2. However, it is factory overclocked to 800/1000

All the reviews I have seen with standard clocks will allow you to play Crysis at Very High and 1920x1200 with a decent framerate, however this is not the case for me...

The benchmark produces the following:

1680 x 1050 at High - 45 FPS
DX9

With DX10, I only get 20 FPS. Something is wrong with that...

However, that is only on the first level. Once I progress to the levels in the jungle that are larger, my framerate takes a nosedive to 25 FPS on average.

I use Win7 with the latest Catalyst. I have reinstalled drivers, Windows, etc., but nothing seems to produce the framerates seen in the benchmarks.


CPU: Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 2.93Ghz
2GB RAM (Unknown Type)
Unknown motherboard
 

TIWizard

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I kind of figured 2GB of RAM was not enough (I didn't build the PC. If I had, I would at least have put 4GB in)...

The CPU seems like it should be ok, but I can also try overclocking it because it is liquid cooled. Not going to have any heat issues :) It looks as if I can make it to at least 3.7 GHz

I have tried custom configs like CCC level 4 and 5. I get about the same FPS.

Thanks for your help... I just realized that I did not have the 9.6 catalyst, so I will try installing that when I get home. Supposedly that should give Crysis a small boost.
 

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I probably will... I have 4 RAM slots, so hopefully I can go up to 8GB of RAM... Just have to check the MB first :)