I would have taken this to the official FFXIV forums but it says it cant confirm i've loged in within the last 30 days so ... :/
Anyway here is my problem. I'm getting horrible fps no matter what quality settings I use. Heck I even went to the very lowest settings possible @ 1024x768 and was still getting sub 30fps. o.O
AMD Athlon x2 3.0
4 Gigs of DDR2 800Mhz
EVGA GTS 450 (even overclocked core to 975 (shaders linked) and still no luck)
Driver Version 285.62
Please help if you can. :(
Forgive me if I sound stupid, but is that a AMD dual core or an AMD2?
If AMD2, then you are out of luck. I have to disagree with the other poster, your memory is not that ancient, my wife's computer runs a Q6600 with 8gb DDR2-800 with a Nvidia 460 (Sorry, IMO, 450's are budget cards and not worth the money), on a 1680x1050 without any issues.
I am quite sure by the specs that you listed, at least I hope that you have at least a dual core AMD, otherwise I am amazed that you can run all those other items in the case, and a 64bit system at that. <-- have been proven wrong in past....
Either way, with the dual core AMD, you are still running at minimum specs and this is why you are having a hard time.
5040 X 1050 with Matrox Triple Head 2 Go
480 in SLI
I-7 950 OC 3.68 Ghz, 12 GB DDR3 1600