Well I finally got a reply.
Last August I was forced to play on the lowest graphic setting to get a decent frame rate of around 45 to 60.
It was suggested that I try a differant graphic setting, like max settings for Quality, I tries this and I cannot understand why, but now the game runs perfectly smooth at about 60 to 75 fps. This baffles me a lot, because I would tend to think that lower setting would mean faster frame rates.
CCP did put a cap on the FPS a few years ago because of people complaining that it could burn out a GPU, that cap must have been lifted I think.
If you cared to look at my dxdiag you can clearly see I have an old system, a AMD AthlonX2 6000 cpu and an old ATI 4770 gpo.
IMO it seriously needs a major upgrade or three.
Anyway, if anyone can recommend a shareware utililty so that I can monitor this better, I would send you isk
ps and ofc be thankful :)