I just upgraded to a phenom x4 955 cpu from an intel e2160 pentium dual core oc'd to 3ghz. But my frame rate has dipped from 60fps to 30fps?! This happens in stalkers SoC/CS and in Neverwinter Nights 2. It does not happen in Unreal Tournament 3 or in Street Fighter 4.(it's possible that because I always use vert sync that in those games the frame rate I get are just off the charts, but I definitely feel the difference in stability between the games in which this issue affects.)
If I hide the GUI (character icons, chat window, etc) in Neverwinter Nights 2 the frame rate returns to normal.
I have tried many dual core optimizations and AMDs CPU drivers as well as old drivers. I am at a loss as to what to do next.
Anyone have any ideas?
I used to have this motherboard with 2gb ram and an e2160 pentium dual core oc'd to 3ghz:
Abit IX38 QuadGT
Now I have this one, with 4gb ram with a phenom x4 955:
DFI DK 790FXB M3H5
I use Windows XP SP3 with an MSI GTX 260