Today I tried to create a simple smoke simulation from the “Dissolve a logo with smoke” tutorial by Richard van der Oost from blendercookie. It all went pretty well until I tried to see if it works. My framerate broke down to below 10 fps and went even further down as the somulation moved on (to barely above zero fps!). I did not enable the hi-res option that Richard mentioned in the video.
Now my computer is not the newest model, in fact its about 8 years old. It´s running a Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (@ 2,4ghz) with a Nvidia GForce 8800GTS graphics card (512MB). My OS is Windows 7.
Is my machine just too old?