After all else fails, buy a new system with "intel dual cores and weak graphics cards" combo.
Your CPU is outdated, brudda.
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 | nVidia GeForce GTX 750 | 4 GiB DDR3 @ 533 Mhz | MSI G41M-P28 | Cooler Master RS-390-PMSR-A3 | Xigmatek TYR SD962 | LG Flatron W1943SE | HP KB-0316 | MotoSpeed F60
People who plays Tekken games on c2d have at least 3,5ghz and considering "old crappy intel c2d" are around 10% faster at same clock than phenom II, you would need to OC your PII to like 3,8ghz to play it, probably similar with burnout;].
MTvu who makes use of third core with all it's greatness doesn't work on ALL games soo generally higher clock > more cores, if none of the speedhacks help you, OC cpu is pretty much the only way. Don't decrease your GSdx settings as proposed though, that GPU of yours is more than enough to run most games at full hd, it's just your CPU that's too slow/weak.
miseru99 was right..yep..PS2 require massive CPU power to get it running perfectly for almost anything
Even with a 4GHz processor, it is not 100% guaranteed you could hit 60FPS all the time for every game...
Overclock. I have the same CPU as you, and I wasn't getting full speed. Then I OCed to 4ghz, and now I do get full speed.
If you're new to OCing, here are a couple of guides to get you started. Feel free to message me with any specific questions you have.
CPU: AMD Phenom X4 960T Black Edition @ 4.00 Ghz
RAM: 4GB (2X2GB) DDR3
GPU: Radeon HD 6870 (2GB)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / Archlinux
I also have a lot of fun LEDs in my case, which help me look like a pro l33t gamer, and also function as nightlights because I'm mortally afraid of the dark.
05-24-2012, 06:22 AM
(This post was last modified: 05-24-2012, 06:28 AM by Scarecrow.)
I have a PII x4 970 at 3.5 GHz and here Burnout 3 runs at ~45, 60 FPS.
Even dropping to 45 at times the game feels very smooth.
The black sky is the only issue, but is easily negligible.
I don't know how to fix it, anyway.