AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+
ATI Radeon HD 5750
Windows 7 64
Ram 3 gigs
NFS: Hot Pursuit plays like molasses, or treacle (whatever that is, you Brits).
I'm wondering whether it's a processor bottleneck since I've seen youtube videos of other 5750s playing it find. Have tried messing around with affinity while the game is running to help share the load between processor 0 and 1. I see more balanced % usage but FPS doesn't improve.
Right now, with all options on minimum, I get between 6-18 FPS. Screen resolution does not seem to affect much. That is, 1200 x 800 performs only marginally better than 1680 x 1050.
The only other game I've had similar problems with is King Arthur The Roleplaying Wargame, where low FPS did not seem dependent on my video settings.
Will take any reasonable advice.