heres my parts:
EVGA 8800GTS 320mb
Vista home premium
the problem i am having is that when i play most games my FPS seem to be very low compared to that of my friends computer which has 2 gb of ram, a dual core athlon 4200, and an older x850 radeon. on CS:source he gets over 100 FPS and i score about 69 fps. On half life 2: lost coast i score about 35 fps which is very bad for playing that game and becomes very distracting at times.
i first figured it was drivers and Nvidia just released the newest one for the 8 series last night and dld it. didnt change anything.
my question is, could a dual core processor really be the difference hear, I was under the impression single was still prefered? every detail setting defaults to "high" on every game i play so i figured i could have good performance with this build. I just dont know what the answer is. could anybody help? it would be very much appreciated.