It's been awhile since I have posted but I've come to an issue with my gaming PC that I am unsure how to correct. I am currently playing a new mmo called Rift and while playing the large scale PVE part of the game with about 50 other folks my FPS drops down to about 5-10fps. I have already posted for help on the rift technical forums and the general consensus over there, is that my system should be running these large encounters with no difficulty at all (meaning in the 30-50fps range).
No trouble shooting has been done other than comparing my system to others who have lesser hardware and whom do not have the issues that I am having. My system specs are as follows:
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R Intel X58
Power Supply: Antec 650W
CPU: Intel Core i7-950 Quad-Core
Ram: CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit
Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 480 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 (SLI Capable)
Video resolution: 1920x1080
OS: Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit
All I am looking for is a way to test each of my componenets to ensure that they are working at thier full potential. Are there tests that I can run to determine if I have a faulty piece of hardware or to ensure that each piece is performing on par with other hardware of the same make and manufacturer? Other than the low FPS in large scale pve encounters I never have any crashes, bsod's, or anything else that would lead me to believe that a piece of my hardware is faulty or underperforming.