SimCity 4 extreme lag with 9600GT

By nissanman
Nov 16, 2009
  1. Hi all

    Recently i upgraded from my integrated geforce 7025 graphics to a 9600gt. Ever since i did this, SimCity 4 has been lagging extremely badly and is pretty much unplayble.

    I know it is an old game but i would really like to play it again. The game ran flawlessly with no lag on my integrated graphics. All my other games however (Crysis, Cod4..) run perfectly fine.

    Does anyone else here have SimCity 4 on a 9600GT? And is anyone else experiencing this problem? My driver version is 186.18.

    These are my full system specs:

    AMD Athlon x2 7750 2.7Ghz
    Asus M2N68-AM Plus Motherboard
    2GB DDR2-800 RAM
    Nvidia GeForce 9600GT 512MB
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Final)
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,978   +362

    First I would install the most recent graphics driver for your card. If that doesn't help, then I would change the compatibility mode to, say, Windows XP.
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