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Old 06-29-2004, 05:59 AM   #1
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I'e been experiencing particularly slow game play of late and was wondering if it was just down to my hardware going out of date.

I currently run a Athlon 2200+ processor, with a GF3 Ti 200 graphics card (64Mb) with 512 Mb DDR RAM, I know this is hardly cutting edge, but I'm getting very bad slow down on titles such as Medieval: Total War even at the lowest resolutions. Is it possible that the hardware isn't just responding very efficiently?

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Old 06-29-2004, 08:14 AM   #2
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close other running processes, maybe try a defrag, your computer is fine it is just probably your memory being used by start-up programs if you think its this type: Msconfig in Run and go startup tab and uncheck all unused programs.
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Did you update the video driver lately?

If so, then it might be set to higher settings then you are use to using, i.e. AA and ANISO.
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Medievel Total War should play fine on it; is it still under Warrenty?
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Chances are your registry is bloated. Download some registry cleaners. I have faced lagging due to the registry before.
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Yeah, its always good to clean the Registry every now and again. Tell us how it goes though.
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After a registry clean out there has been a distinct, if unspectacular, pick up in performance, thank you kindly for your ideas.

Might try a defrag later, but I've never had much luck before, often end in disaster, cheers again.

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Lol, well glad to hear its worked, Good luck with your Defrag - don't know why they always end in disaster though.

Try doing it in Safe Mode to stop everything else using the Hard Drive while its shuffling.
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