I have a G5 single processer that has 1 GB of RAM.. When ever I play WOW I only get like 10-20 FPS and it should be like 30-60. If I was to get 3GB of ram total would that help or is it more my graphics card. My G5 is two years old so that could the problem. I also have the settings all low since when they were higher i was just getting 5-10 fps<br><br>achine Name: Power Mac G5<br> Machine Model: PowerMac7,2<br> CPU Type: PowerPC 970 (2.2)<br> Number Of CPUs: 1<br> CPU Speed: 1.8 GHz<br> L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB<br> Memory: 1 GB<br> Bus Speed: 900 MHz<br> Boot ROM Version: 5.1.5f2<br> Chipset Model: GeForce FX 5200<br> Type: Display<br> Bus: AGP<br> Slot: SLOT-1<br> VRAM (Total): 64 MB<br> Vendor: nVIDIA (0x10de)<br> <br><br><br><br>
My TI- calculator has more !! <br><br>RAM always helps on gaming... <br><br>can you increase VRAM ?<br><br>Those are 2 places the fps really makes a difference... well beside the cpu.<br><br>David (OFI)
Loc: Pinellas Park, Florida
It appears that there a TWO HERE that would fit the bill. The Radeon 9600 Pro at $185.00 or the Radeon X800 for $380.00. Considering the age of your machine, I'd get the 9600 and then use the extra $ for more RAM.<br><br>
VRAM is video memory, only upgraded by replacing your current AGP video accelerator card. Have a look at OWC for options. Click on the "Video" tab in the upper, right area and then select "Video Display Cards..." for a list of accelerator cards. The "ATI RADEON 9600 PRO" is likely good bang for your buck.<br><br>- alec -
Sorry I missed your post, I was swamped last week.<br><br>Yeah - you'll need a new card with more VRAM as they say... RAM for the computer is cheap. I'd think with any 256 VRAM card you should get 30-40 fps easy. We've had several discussions about video cards the past few monts - follow their advise... it's very solid !<br><br>David (OFI)
Loc: Hampstead, MD, USA
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>The Radeon 9600 Pro at $185.00 or the Radeon X800 for $380.00.<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>Holy crap, an nVidia 8600 GTS is only $320, and is about ten times faster than that X800. Too bad it wouldn't work in that G5.<br><br><br><br>Hey I'm an F'n Jerk!®
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I've bought from them many times, but I just always go to ramseeker.com and choose who is cheapest for the day. I like Omni because they don't stick it to you on shipping, and if they happen to send a bad chip they have an easy return policy. They have a $1 expedited shipping you can choose but it's never needed, it seems all shipping is expedited. Order Thursday and get by Monday or Tuesday is pretty good.<br><br>------> JD's Trivia game<br><br>------> MCF-MM Trivia game
You'll save close to $130. That's some significant cash. Glad to help. <br><br>BTW make sure you get the PC 3200 and not the PC 2700 RAM chips, but I think they ship PC 3200 when you order PC 2700 anyway.<br><br>You can add it to the RAM you already have to get 3G memory total.<br><br>------> JD's Trivia game<br><br>------> MCF-MM Trivia game
Unplug the power to the machine, unplug the monitor from the computer, open the side of the machine, take off one screw that holds the card in, pull out the old card, plug in the new, put the screw back in.<br><br>When you restart zap the PRAM, hold down Apple-Option-P-R until you hear it restart again.<br><br>Remember to hold the card by the edges.<br><br><br><br>------> JD's Trivia game<br><br>------> MCF-MM Trivia game
I have found that quite often it's the way you have the graphics configged for a particular game. Try different settings with combined with other settings. Example... years ago I found that lowered res didn't always mean faster FPS. I turned up the game res and got better FPS at higher res. Go figure... I guess the game is "optimized" for the higher settings.<br>YMMV.<br><br>
that seemed to work<br>thanks<br>im getting about 30 FPS give or take in most outside areas<br>I just played with the settings til I got something that was good<br><br>Lets hope it keeps it up :)<br><br>
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