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Old 08-21-2010, 01:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Video game lag even tho I meet the requirements.

My issue is that any games I find that I meet or surpass the requirements for I've still got trouble running. Computer runs fine for all other daily tasks.

On a fresh install of windows 7 -
I've got a p5n-e SLI motherboard with a 2.8 dual core Pentium D a 8600 GT (512MB) and 3 GB of mismatched memory (I know its a bad idea but its all i had on hand) a 80GB IDE HDD, I've thought many times this is my bottleneck but haven't had money to get a TB to replace it.

Any thoughts appreciated Im out of ideas myself.

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Default Re: Video game lag even tho I meet the requirements.

Which game? What are the settings in the game? Do you have AA/AF enabled?
There are a lot of factors to why this could be happening to you. Your video card is a huge bottleneck right now, and your processor isn't much better. Your memory is clearly another weak component.

You may meet the MINIMUM requirements for a game, but what that means is you have to turn everything (including resolution) down to the lowest possible setting to see real performance in that game.

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Default Re: Video game lag even tho I meet the requirements.

The thing is, most requirments, are the BARE MINIMUM that is needed to run the game, it usually takes a much more powerfull system to run games.

Can you list the games you are trying to run?
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