Core 2 Duo 1.86 with creed

By phoenix87
Jul 4, 2008
  1. hi there friends

    i hav a system with

    core 2 duo 1.86 ghz
    3 gb dual chennal ddr2 ram
    nvidia 7300 gt 512 mb with force ware driver
    intel 946gzis mobo

    but still having trouble to play assassin's creed in my system..

    the game process very slow in the lowest resolution..

    it say it is enough to have dual core 2.4 Ghz to play the game

    is the performance core 2 duo 1.86 is lesser than dual core 2.4?

    is there a way to play the game in my pc?
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,703   +1,886

    Bottleneck in Assassin's Creed.....

    The performance of the 1.86Ghz Core 2 Duo is certainly less than would be with a Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz, that should be obvious. But, I'm not certain if you've interpreted the games' requirements correctly.

    I think the problem lies mostly with your graphics card. I doubt that the 7300GT is anywhere near adequate for the game you're trying to play. I would consider a minimum of an 8600GT video card, and better still an 8800GT.

    The C2D you have, could be overclocked to 2.4GHZ probably fairly easily, but the video card is big bucks, and you'd need to assess your power supply, to see if it meets the cards requirements.

    They're also asking for Direct X 10.0, which is Vista only. It seems the requirements for this game are actually higher than "Crysis"!

    I found these pages about it:
  3. phoenix87

    phoenix87 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    thanks pal for ur interest of answering

    i m using xp sp 2

    i did say core 2 duo 1.86

    and want to know its performance comparison with dual core 2.6 Ghz (not core 2 duo 2.4)

    i think the processors mentioned above r different architecture.

    u see i am using intel 946gzis mobo

    wat is the easiest way to overclock my processor .

    any software to do that?

    please help me with the settings if so if i can get a speed of 2.2 GHz from my cpu

    tell about the cooling modification.. if any

    thank you
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,703   +1,886

    The C2D "Conroe" E63XX (@1.86Ghz) is vastly superior to a "Pentium D" 8XX or 9XX processor running @ 2.6Ghz.

    Overclocking is going to be accomplished by adjustments in the computer's BIOS, if your board allows it.

    You did miss my point about the 7300GT Video Card, it simply won't run your game smoothly and it's the system "bottleneck".

    If you clock up the CPU, you'll still likely get the symptoms you're describing.

    To tell you about cooling, I'd need to know what you're doing about it now.
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    The game asks for a 2.6GHz Pentium D as minimum, which your CPU is way faster than as cap said. Don't worry about that part. The main fact is that you need a better video card. The 7300GT is just not powerful enough. The 8600GT is available for pretty cheap now and will give you a significant boost in performance.
  6. pcnthuziast

    pcnthuziast TS Rookie Posts: 313

    Agreed. An 8600GT can easily be picked up for about 100 bux and coupled with your 1.86ghz C2D should be able to run the game at max/near max settings(probably 0xAA though)@ 1024 x 768.
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,703   +1,886

  8. pcnthuziast

    pcnthuziast TS Rookie Posts: 313

    256mb will suffice for the res I recommended and probably 1280 as well, but beyond that 512 would probably help alot.
  9. phoenix87

    phoenix87 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    but in the minimum requirement it is said that even 6 series g- card that as a 256 mb supports this game

    i thought mine will be sufficient for this ... too bad

    wat a crap ....

    can anyone suggest me some good strategy games which my g card supports with good graphics

    will crysis be ..ok?
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,703   +1,886

    That's a 6800GT card. In spite of the 6XXX series it's still is more potent that the 7300GT.
    Crysis is doubtful also. It's time to start saving for one of the new 8XXX or 9XXX cards.

    Sorry,I'm not really a gamer so I can't help you with games that will work with your system. So, we'll keep the thread open, maybe somebody else will have some ideas.
  11. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Crysis will lag very badly with that card. It also needs at least a 6800GT to run acceptably.
  12. skitzo_zac

    skitzo_zac TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 418

    1.86Ghz Core 2, that must be the E6300, same model I have.

    Your problem is definately your graphics card as other people have stated. I have that same CPU and I overclocked mine from the stock 1.86 to 2.4GHz and I saw no performance improvement in crysis.

    Overclokcing the CPU may improve performance for somethings, but gaming wise you really need to look into getting a new graphics card.
  13. pcnthuziast

    pcnthuziast TS Rookie Posts: 313

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