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Old 07-01-2010, 05:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone I was wondering what should I upgrade, since lately Ive been playing quite a lot of online games like Modern Warfare 2 and I lag a lot! My internet is good, 10mbps.
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Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz
CPU Speed: 2.48 GHz Performance Rated at: 5.456 GHz
Power Supply: (Don't know specific brand) its a 500 watt cable.
Memory: 4gb Patriot gaming ram or something.
Cooling: zalman fan
Video Card: Nvidia 8800GT
OS: Windows XP PRO

Ask what else should I show, ill try to get that info.
and sorry I don't know how to get my motherboard info!
Oh yeah i'll be probably upgrading one by one and please list
which to upgrade first.
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Download CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting It will tell you all you need to know about your hardware.
First of all what's your budget? If I were you I would upgrade the GPU first. To which one depends on your budget.
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As was said, your graphics card would be the first thing I would look at. Your quad CPU should handle the game very well, and you have plenty of RAM.
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Download CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting It will tell you all you need to know about your hardware.
First of all what's your budget? If I were you I would upgrade the GPU first. To which one depends on your budget.
My budget would probably be $200-$300 unless there's something like $350 i'll probably still get it.
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Your system should handle Modern Warfare 2 just fine. I don't know about BFBC2. You should probaly get something like a ATI Radeon HD5850 in terms of graphics. It will cruise through BFBC2 on max settings easily at about 1280x960 resolution. and for MW2 well it would not even strain it an inch on max settings at max resolution. And all for under $300, what more could you ask for? OH and the "unknowen Powersupply" can be a killer, i would find out the brand and post back, some brands are really bad and you system might be under powered, that would explain bad performance.
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Hmm ^^ that's weird I just lag ridiculously on modern warfare 2.
And about power-supply, ok i'll try my best to find out, thanks!
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Hmm ^^ that's weird I just lag ridiculously on modern warfare 2.
And about power-supply, ok i'll try my best to find out, thanks!
when you say you lag, do you mean you have high latency? or a low frame rate?
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Both :X ^^ like everything is really laggy I move really slow and the sound has weird warped sound.
also I turned everything on the options for MW2 off
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bump any more help? :]
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Download the latest drivers for your graphics card if you have not already. That should help
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