View Full Version : Performance help
03-19-2010, 02:15 PM
Just bought the game in the sale and really struggling to get the game running without major slowdowns.
20fps dips in battles
6400+ x2 AMD
2 Gig Ram
One big slider is useless and even then nothing really seems to affect it.
Any ideas guys?
03-19-2010, 02:31 PM
Check your drivers and your running programs. Ram usage seems to be key with the game.
03-19-2010, 02:54 PM
Drivers are all upto date.
Cant imagine what this could be as I can run mass effect 2 with no problems. Its more or less the same engine isn't it?
03-19-2010, 03:18 PM
Just looked it up online. ME2 uses Unreal Engine 3.5, while Dragon Age uses Eclipse, an in-house developed engine.
03-20-2010, 01:23 PM
I'd guess that it's your cpu that's to "weak" to run the game on higher settings since the game is insanely cpu-hungry.
03-21-2010, 10:58 AM
Dragon Age is cpu intensive.
03-21-2010, 07:44 PM
nobody is giving real advice are they?
with my inferior hardware setting I can run the game at a constant 40 fps unless in heavy battle then it tends to drop a bit, with max settings.
cpu : 4600+ amd 64 x2
vid : 7800GTO
Ram : 2gb
os : w7
but your problem most likely resides with the screen resolution you are using, if you really can not be bothered to fix it just lower it a notch or two to increase fps. I am stuck with 1024x786 as my screen can not support any higher :P
also try to download the latest drivers or search for similar problems with the same graphics card on the internet because I have seen other users reporting bad fps with the specific Nvidea card.
I would expect the game to run maxed out with a good framerate on that setup if the processor was updated. The processor is a little old and might be a bit of a bottleneck. I would think you might need a dual core to really run this game correctly. Trust me, I have the 260 videocard also and I am running the game maxed with 16xAA and AF with no framerate issues. However, I have an i7 processor. So probably the cpu is too outdated or there is something wrong with the PC.
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