Originally Posted by Dent1
You are going to really struggle at that resolution because of the CPU. It's not bad CPU for a veteran, but its clocked very low at only 2.33Ghz. Judging from your previous posts you seem too inexperienced for me to recommend overclocking it either.
What jumps out right away also is your RAM. 4GB is pushing it at that resolution. Upgrade to 8GBs of RAM and your video card at the same time!
Please oh please tell me how SYSTEM MEMORY plays a role on frame rates.
System memory has almost NOTHING to do with frame rates. VRAM, you know, the stuff on your video card, is what determines what kind of frame rates and resolution you can push. Provided your CPU can handle what the GPU is throwing at it.
Even memory heavy games such as battlefield 3 don't use anywhere near 4GB's of RAM. The ONLY way you're going to get usage even remotely close to 4GB's on a 64bit OS is by having a memory heavy browser running in addition to your game.
4GB's is plenty for most people. Sure 8GB's is better, but it's nowhere near a necessity.