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Old 01-31-2005, 08:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have noticed some lag in some of my games. i have a 6800GT that should handle everything i throw at it perfectly. the lag is a sort of abrupt stop in the game. it stops then starts over again. it does this almost constntly. then it seems to go away then it starts going again. i notice this alot in doom 3 and battlefield vietnam on the highest settings at 1024x768. I only have 512mb of ram. do you think i should get another 512mb and will it solve the problem? or do you think my processor is getting in the way?


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Old 01-31-2005, 08:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Dude I have the same problem in HL2!
Even with my Athlon 2500+ @ 2.35GHz!
Whats the problem Nubius???

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Old 01-31-2005, 08:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ace, processor speed wont factor into the fps as much as you think, because now graphics cards take over all of the graphics intensive processing (thus the 300+ price tags). Even a 2 gig processor and a 6800GT should run doom 3 fine. I suggest making sure your drivers are all up to date, and that you dont have any unnecessary stuff running. Its a good idea to reformat your comp when you switch video cards, especially if you switch from ati to nvidia or visa versa. So i would say reformat and see what happens.
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Old 01-31-2005, 09:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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OMG!!!! hl2 is totaly cpu dependant , what makes DOOM3 any diferant , CPU handles all the physics and such in the game .

But ya more ram would smooth you out nicely.
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Old 02-01-2005, 01:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i've run into the same problems with with my system too. I have a 6600gt and 512mb. I upgraded from a fx 5200, but it would seem like the game was still running on the 5200. i pretty much have ordered some more ram and im going to reformat. i think thats all i can do, maybe an oc of the processor might help.
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Old 02-01-2005, 05:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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games are very much dependant on cpu and ram so these both make a huge difference even if you have a great graphics card. upgrade you ram and maybe try overclocking your cpu a little and see how this helps. also make sure you have the latest drivers for your card.

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