It has a 2.8GHz dual processor. I have a 2.93. We both have 1.0 GB of RAM. She has a NVidia GeForce 7200 LE. I have a 6200 LE. (Both are 256MB) Her computer is a Dell. Mine is an Alienware.
Well, I've recently started monitoring my FPS in a game (Guild Wars). With my specifications, screen resolution at 1280x1024, the graphics setting set as low as possible, the game runs at 15-20 FPS.
Well, I tried playing Guild Wars on my mom's computer, with the graphics all the way up, resolution the same, it runs at 30+ FPS. With the graphics all the way down, the game runs at 60FPS.
Why is there such a large discrepancy in performance?
I have a feeling that my video card is messed up.
When I first got my computer, the monitor wouldn't work. I would get some message like "video out of range" or something. I had to use a different monitor at first. After I installed the video driver, my first monitor (the one that didn't seem to work) began working. Ever since then, I've had no problems.
Is there anything I can do to try and fix it?
EDIT: Also, I tried taking one stick of RAM from my mom's computer and installing it on mine. It seemed to have no effect. With and without it, my game ran at 20FPS. Maybe there's something wrong with the RAM?
Another EDIT: So I looked at the NVidia Control Panel of my mom's computer and it says her video card is 512MB (with128MB dedicated to something... the rest was cut off). I know for a fact that it was advertised as a 256MB video card (I'm looking at the paper work right now). Is her computer being overclocked or something?
Edited by MorningRayn, 20 October 2006 - 01:06 PM.