Game Lag

By justinone ยท 10 replies
May 20, 2007
  1. I have the wierdest problem whcih i have spent ages to fix and tried many ways to fix but nothing ever seems to work for me. The problem is that my games are always very jolty. e.g. when you fire guns it stutters and jolts slighty which causes lag and is very annoying. It often happens in call of duty: United offensive when explosions go off.

    I was once told a sound card upgrade would help my problem, it didn't help. I brought a creative audigy SE to replace my onboard ac'97 audio.


    XFX 7600GT
    Pentium 4 3.0 GHz HT
    2GB RAM
    creative 7.1 sound blaster audigy se
    Windows XP SP2
  2. _FAKE_

    _FAKE_ TS Rookie Posts: 116

    Updated all you drivers, patched up all your games, make sure you ain't running anything in the background. U used to have that problem with my 512MB of RAM (upgraded to 2x1GB DDR2 800, and all problems solved), perhaps your RAM is playing up?
  3. justinone

    justinone TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 152

    yeh i think it may be. Is there a way to find out if it is my ram?
  4. _FAKE_

    _FAKE_ TS Rookie Posts: 116

    Couldn't help you there mate sry. You said you had 2GB of RAM, perhaps you can right click "MY Computer", go to properties, and under computer, see if it says 2GB. Than you can press ctrl-alt-del, than go to the performance tab, and under Physical Memory, you should have something like:

    System Cache........1257336

    Well thats what mine says
  5. justinone

    justinone TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 152

    i see mine reads as....

    System Cache....581960
  6. justinone

    justinone TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 152

    It stutters around "firefights" and explosions giving me extremely low framerate where normaly the framerate would be much higher.
  7. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    That sound card, from my investigations, has NO acceleration.

    Thus, for gaming it will not be good.

  8. justinone

    justinone TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 152

    the card is fine for gaming it has EAX ADVANCED HD1 3.0 support for gaming.

    The only time it stutters is in firefights. for example, on CSS my framerate drops when they're is lots of people in a game (no more than 24) and when people fire when i am looking at them.
  9. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Okee dokee!

  10. IBN

    IBN TS Guru Posts: 487

    I think its the processor. Its not good for gaming. I have the same one and it gives me problems with my 7900gs
  11. justinone

    justinone TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 152

    i was told the northwood pentium 4 was good for gaming?
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