I want to know if someone can riddle me this: Why does my framerate in Far Cry lower overtime, usually with the movement towards a new map? Eariler I was playing the second or third level (the one with the hang glider) and the framerate was pretty bad, about 30. I quit the game and started it up, and it felt like a good 50 fps. This also happend again when I went from the level where you first meet the tri-gen to "treehouse". Framerate was about 30, restarted, was a lot smoother. I don't think it's overheating, because I got a nice heatsink on my card, and the highest i've seen it go with this is high 60s. I also have the latest drivers from nVidia.
Specs are a Geforce 6800 NU, 1 gig RAM, Athlon 64 3200+. I have everything on high except for Lighting which is on Very High, and Particles which is on Medium. 2x AF and no AA, 1024x768, and i'm using HDR. Hope that helps.