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Company of heroes - slow and jerky

By jools182
Jan 22, 2007
  1. Hi

    Just installed company of heroes. It plays ok, but movement is jerky and slow. What can I do to make my system faster?
    Here is my system info:

    Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp.051011-1528)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: FUJITSU SIEMENS
    System Model: P5GD1-FM
    BIOS: BIOS Date: 08/22/05 11:02:52 Ver: 08.00.10
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40GHz (2 CPUs)
    Memory: 1024MB RAM
    Page File: 573MB used, 1888MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
     
  2. tomrca

    tomrca TS Rookie Posts: 1,051

    try reducing the amount of processes that are running and close all unnecessary programmes
     
  3. jools182

    jools182 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 114

    I always shut down all other programs before playing and there doesn't seem to be any other processes happening at the same time.Could it be a video card issue?
     
  4. tomrca

    tomrca TS Rookie Posts: 1,051

    perhaps some of the ram is dying?
     
  5. jools182

    jools182 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 114

    how can I find out if there is a problem with the ram?
     
  6. Condor

    Condor TS Maniac Posts: 461

    whats your video card call and it ram? =D
     
  7. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,433   +499 Staff Member

    Your video card is one of the most important factors here so what are you using?
     
  8. jools182

    jools182 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 114

    The video card is a NVIDIA GeForce 6200SE TurboCache
     
  9. jools182

    jools182 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 114

    Would a video card upgrade solve the problem?
     
  10. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,433   +499 Staff Member

    Yes your graphics card is very slow and upgrading it will most certainly solve your frame rate issues.
     
  11. pcnthuziast

    pcnthuziast TS Rookie Posts: 313

    A 7600gs can be purchased for about 100 online, that card should be a major upgrade from the 6200. Also budget DX10 cards are on the way(8600gt) and are rumored to be debuting at 150-200!!!
     
     
  12. jools182

    jools182 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 114

  13. pcnthuziast

    pcnthuziast TS Rookie Posts: 313

    Not really... you see that card is not a gaming card per say. It is DX10 cappable, but mainly to run areo glass in Vista not DX10 games. You'd be much better off getting something like an ati 1950pro if you can afford it. It's not DX10 cappable, but will run most any game on med-max settings just fine!
     
  14. jools182

    jools182 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 114

    I bought a new graphics card and fitted it yesterday

    its a X1650PRO ultimate

    Still my games are jerky

    i have only tried COD 2 online but as soon as there is any action I get killed becasue my PC won't keep up

    Any suggestions?
     
  15. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,290   +25

    What graphics settings & resolution are you playing your games on? Company of Heroes runs only slightly jerky with all the details on minimum and at the lowest resolution possible on my friend's PC and he has an Inno3D 6200 AGP and 1.5GHz CPU and only 640MB of RAM. How come it lagged so much in yours? What antivirus do you have installed? Have you tried using it or an anti-spyware program to scan your PC? You might have a spyware infection. Also, have you installed the latest Catalyst drivers from ATI's site after getting the new card?
     
  16. jools182

    jools182 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 114

    not sure how to change the settings & resolution on COD
    I have Panda antivirus
    I have recently scanned my PC for spyware and viruses
    I will try the newer drivers
    thanks
     
  17. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,290   +25

    Does it happen in other games or only COD2? Also, does it only lag when you play online?
     
  18. jools182

    jools182 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 114

    i will try some other games and let you know
    Its only when there is loads of stuff going on
     
  19. Myzz617

    Myzz617 TS Rookie Posts: 382

    Well ima just put in my 2 cents that i hate Fujitsu computers...their customer service as well with princetons...Suck :D
     
  20. jools182

    jools182 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 114

    looks like I may have to buy a new one soon anyway, so any recommendations?
     
  21. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,290   +25

    I can give you one, if you supply me with a budget and your exact location.
     
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