Low FPS in game?!How toincrease it?

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Hello

Today I was playing Battlefield Bad Company 2 and I got an avg of 15 FPS-.-
How can I fix it? And can my system give me better performance?
Here are my specifications:
GPU GTX 460 1GB
RAM 8GB 1333MHz(2x4)
CPU i3 550@3.2 GHz
MOBO Asus P7H55
PSU Seasonic 520W 80+ Bronze

Soon I will be getting the Asrock z77 Extreme 6 MOBO and the i5 3570K which I will overclock,will it show an performance improvement?How big the improvement will be?

 

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I know that the GPU is bad...I will be getting a new GTX 660 2GB in less than a year...
But is there any way I can have more frames now? I reduced graphics but still didnt get more thar 30 fps...dont know what to do...
 

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Yeah that sounds like a driver issue to me .... the 460 gtx is old but it should be able to run BFBC2 at much higher frames than 15. =/
 

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So I downloaded the latest driver for my GPU,because some sad that it might be a driver issue.
And I got 25 to 30 frames per second now...the game runs better but its not good as 3 months before;(
After the driver i also have less CPU usage...
Here is the link for screenshot of the Resource Monitor:
http://imageshack.us/f/407/pmtti.png/
 

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So I always run xFire while playing...I tried without it nothing changed...I use it for recording,I like to make montages but its hard with an i3 processor :/
XFire is not a problem...
 

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I remember trying to run that game back when I had my Core 2 Duo E6600. No matter how high I clocked it at, I could not get the game to run smoothly, even on like low settings. At this time my graphics card was a 4870. Bought a 2500k and clocked it to 4.4Ghz, the game instantly ran better, even with the 4870. I went from struggling to maintain 30fps on low-med settings to getting a solid 50-60fps on high settings.

Bad Company 2 pretty much NEEDS a quad core to run good, especially with the multi-player.

One thing that helped me before I replaced my C2D was to set the priority of Bad Company 2 to the highest available within task manager. I also faintly remember using a program to limit the CPU usage of PunkBuster. PunkBuster would use a fair amount of my limited CPU up, holding back what could be used for the game. There was a program that allowed me to limit it but I don't remember which one. Sorry.

So, that is what you could do for now as a temporary fix. However, like you mentioned, getting a 3570k would be the best solution. I would for sure get that before getting a new graphics card, especially when it comes to BC2 and other Frostbite Engine games that require a Quad Core to run correctly.

The 460 is somewhat dated but should still run BC2 and other games smoothly at med-high settings.
 

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Thanks for the information... at the moment the biggest crap in my pc is the i3...It is a very bad choice for gaming...so this is why I i am going to get the 3570k and a new Motherboard because I have the 1156 socket now...and the 3570k is 1155 and getting a z77 motherboard I heard is the best solution for a pc that will be used for gaming and overclocking.
 
thats all you can do. its not your gfx its the cpu being a dual core even though it has hyper threading...
if you havent turned it on in bios do so. it should increase your fps slightly but the reality is frostbite engine doesn't work at all well on any dual core cpu...

as for brets buy a better gfx card its complete and utter rubbish. he would have cost you 150-500 if you had of followed that crap advice.... seriously dude if thats the best you can do then dont bother. he could have ended up wasting a lot of money and ended up with an even worse problem than he had before... im almost tempted to make a complaint if you keep giving such poor, lazy, uninformed advice...


the 460 has plenty of grunt to run bfbc2 near maxed out in dx10 but because the dual core cpu will limit the gfx to under 50%, it litrally forces it to a 50% limit max your fps will be all over the place.. i had Xclan mates that were running an amd 6000x2 with a gtx 270 and an e6600 with a 4870 and both got 5-40 fps with a max of 50% gpu usage. they swaped it out for a quad core and his fps never dropped below 50. the limiting factor is the cpu...

 



Hi :)

We sell that 460 for £130...its LOW end at best... its old and its only got 1gb of ram on it...his games would improve DRASTICALLY if he invested in a better card...

And my opinion is as valid as yours....

He NEEDS a better card for modern games...

All the best Brett :)
 

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If I sell the 460 now i would get less than £100 for it...but will sell the motherboard(Asus PH55) and the CPU(i3 550@3.2GHz) for £100...or less if I cant get £100...
 
You should get better fps with that card in that game : http://www.techspot.com/article/255-battlefield-bad-company2-performance/page5.html
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Colorful/iGame_GTX_460_1_GB/images/bfbc2_1920_1200.gif

That cpu is a bit weak, but it shouldn't bottleneck the card in that specific game : http://www.legionhardware.com/images/review/Battlefield_Bad_Company_2_Tuning_Guide/CPU.png
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2010/07/05/how-many-cpu-cores-do-games-need/5


Of course it will be better having a new cpu, like a quad core i5 and a new gpu from the 600 series from nvidia, like the 660 gtx.
But your problem might rely on something else, try checking the temperatures of both gpu and cpu, test the hdd with hirens boot, check if you have resources on the background that are demanding high usage of the cpu, check the drivers, and also check for virus, malware,etc.
Check also if you have the legit version of the games(lol, just saying).