My PC specs:
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4 GHz
- 3 GB RAM
- NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 1 GB
- GeForce driver version 258.96
- 1680x1050 Native Resolution LCD Monitor
- Windows 7 Ultimate
According to this website, my PC specs are more than capable of handling more that what are the recommended specs to play NFS: Hot Pursuit. In practice, that's not the case. I'm forced to use the following graphics settings to maintain the minimum frame rate at which I'm comfortable to play:
- 1440x900 resolution
- Shadow: None
- High Resolution Texture: Off
I'm missing a great deal of graphics for this game. I've played Mafia II and StarCraft II at the highest visual settings with no frame rate lagging problems. Actually, this is the first game I've encountered that has frame rate lagging problems with the GeForce GTS 250.
Any idea why this could happen? What can I do to increase frame rate with the highest graphics settings?
Note: In the background I use Avira AntiVirus and the Windows built-in firewall. I don't think this causes the frame rate to lag, however, as they were turned on while I played Mafia II / StarCraft II and all the other games.