Will Hardware upgrade solve low FPS problems?

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My FPS has drastically reduced to below 30 while playing DOTA 2 on its lowest settings. I decided that the best solution would be to upgrade the hardware. I did that and now I am facing a huge problem since the hardware has reduced the performance of the game further. I have an Intel Core i7-2670QM CPU with 2.20 GHz, 4GB RAM DDR3, Windows 7 64 bit and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M graphics card computer. Your help will be very much appreciated.

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Will Hardware upgrade solve low FPS problems?


After checking on the game’s system requirements, I don’t see any problem regarding your hardware specifications. For your information, the game DOTA 2 can also be played on a computer with Pentium 4 3.0 GHz processor, 2 GB RAM, video card with at least 256 MB video RAM, and on Windows XP.

That’s the minimum specifications for DOTA 2 when played on Windows XP. Since you are using Windows 7, you should have Dual Core Intel 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, and NVIDIA GeForce 8600 or better. That includes 8 GB of free hard drive space. If you will look at your specifications, you are way better than what I have described.

Your graphics adapter has a dedicated 3 GB video RAM which is way above the recommended amount of 512 MB video RAM. Since I think there is no problem with your hardware, I guess you should check the screen resolution you are using when playing DOTA 2. If your screen resolution is set to a high level, it will make the graphics processing very slow because the graphics adapter needs to process small pixels.

Try to lower down the screen resolution and it will surely improve the performance of your computer especially when playing other games not only DOTA 2.

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