first off, here's my spec.
Athlon 64 3200+
1GB PC-3200 DDR memory
GeForce 7900GS (480/1400)
onboard AC97 sound
im right now playing this game at 1280 x 1024 resolution with most options high and the others (incl. shadows) to medium.
if i run the performance test, i get something like 50 fps. average with min. fps at around 25.
however, when i actually play the game, the framerate consistently drops to around 10 fps or even less whenever there are lots of things going on in the screen (say, 30 soldiers fightin). funny thing is, if pause the game and scroll around, i can see that the framerate has been increased substentially.
ive tried lowering every graphics option to low, but i dont think it completely fixes the slowdown.
what could be casuing this? is it my CPU? or lack of a decent sound card? or lack of memory?