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Old 07-05-2010, 05:48 PM   #11
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Try playing at the lowest settings. If it works then increase it until you get a lag you can't live with.

Did you download/install the latest drivers?
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i'd say that your gpu has to be faulty. I just took a look at the specs and the game requires a radeon 9600 to run at minimum settings, your 9800gt should be able to max it out easily. the only problem that i can see might be your processor, the game needs a P4 at 2.0GHz while you have a phenom x4 at 1.8GHz. If the game is single threaded then that could be your problem.
I wouldn't doubt my gpu is fault.Thank god i have a 5 year manufacture warranty .I never understood how to fully understand requirements.What does P4 mean and same thing with Single threaded.I'd overclock it but i have no experience with it.
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P4=Pentium 4

When coders make an application then they have to program it to utilize a maximum amount of threads(or cores in most cases). Its a whole ton of work to program something to utilize more than 1 core. Most programs today only use 2, so if your game is only made to use a single core then your processor is worse than a pentium 4.

Is your computer entirely custom built and are you using the stock cpu cooler?
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P4=Pentium 4

When coders make an application then they have to program it to utilize a maximum amount of threads(or cores in most cases). Its a whole ton of work to program something to utilize more than 1 core. Most programs today only use 2, so if your game is only made to use a single core then your processor is worse than a pentium 4.

Is your computer entirely custom built and are you using the stock cpu cooler?
Ehh it's stock but i wouldn't mind upgrading my cpu cooler.Coolers better and i get to overclock =D

quick question about OCing do i have to go into my BIOs to OC or are there programs that i can do this from my desktop?When i go to my BIOs it doesn't give me to options to change the FSB etc.
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P4=Pentium 4

When coders make an application then they have to program it to utilize a maximum amount of threads(or cores in most cases). Its a whole ton of work to program something to utilize more than 1 core. Most programs today only use 2, so if your game is only made to use a single core then your processor is worse than a pentium 4.

Is your computer entirely custom built and are you using the stock cpu cooler?
It's got a slower clockspeed but I definitely wouldn't say it's worse. Clock speed is one of the least important factors with a processor, and is only useful for comparing processors in the same series. The actual architecture is what makes the difference.
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:29 PM   #15
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if it is single threaded then he'd be better off with a faster P4 cuz the original phenoms weren't the greatest
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if it is single threaded then he'd be better off with a faster P4 cuz the original phenoms weren't the greatest
The P4 is also a quite old processor. I still think the phenom would at least keep up with it.
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but it might be the reason as to why hes playing at minimum settings. i just noticed that you have a 5770, do you want a second one?
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but it might be the reason as to why hes playing at minimum settings. i just noticed that you have a 5770, do you want a second one?
I agree that it's most likely the biggest factor here, but I do not agree that you can judge a processors performance based solely on clock speed, that's all.

Yeah, I would love a second, why?
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Pentium 4's are crazy slow for their clock speed. I'd keep the Phenom II and pick up a new motherboard and overclock it if the BIOS is locked.
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Pentium 4's are crazy slow for their clock speed. I'd keep the Phenom II and pick up a new motherboard and overclock it if the BIOS is locked.
Well, we don't even know if the processor is the problem though O_o
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