Hi, I am trying to play Rift and Im getting really low FPS in certain areas and Im not sure what I need to upgrade though I know I need to upgrade something. My Dell XPS 420 is ~8 years old.
Motherboard - Dell 0TP406 Chipset - Intell X38
CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHZ
Video Card - Nvidia 460 GTX
Power Supply - 750w
Ram - 4x 2gig DDR2
Windows 7 64bit
I just got the video card and another 4 gigs of ram (up from 4 total), it didnt do anything for the fps so Im assuming its a motherboard and processor issue? I have similar problems in other games where it will run smoothly but only on low settings and if there are not a lot of other players in the area. NPCs load really slow when there are a lot of other players in the area. I always have to raid on low settings or my fps drops to like 10-15. I have no idea on how to go about getting a new motherboard, if its going to fit correctly in my manufacturers tower, if its going to have the right mounting brackets etc. There are no overheating issues from what I see. My processor stays between 140-150F while Raiding and 100-120 while not.