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20-Feb-2010, 01:45 AM #1
Solved: Modern Warfare 2, What in my computer should be improved??
So I just bought this computer from tiger direct. Here's the listing:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?Sku=G180-0122

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Intel Core i5 3.2GHz processor
NVIDIA GeForce G310 512MB Graphics Card
8 gigs of ram
300 watt power supply


The problem I have is Modern Warfare 2 runs, but not as well as I wish. The most I can get out of it with a decent frame rate (very seldom falls below 60) is a resolution of 800x600 and all low settings (like no anti-aliasing, low texture quality, no shadows, no spectoral map, no ragdoll, no nothing)



What do I need to get a better quality? 1080p would be GREAT, but I'm pretty sure that's not gonna happen. What needs to be upgraded? Any suggestions would be very helpful. Thanks!


I don't know if this small bit of info helps: I am using a dvi to hdmi cable from my video card to my monitor.

The following is from systemrequirementslab.com:
My computer is at the very top of the meter on the site.

CPU Minimum: Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 3200+ processor or better supported You Have: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz PASS
CPU Speed Minimum: Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz or AMD Athlon 64 3200+ processor or better supported You Have: 3.19 GHz Performance Rated at: 6.061 GHz PASS
RAM Minimum: 1 GB You Have: 7.9 GB PASS
OS Minimum: Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 (Windows 95/98/ME/2000 are unsupported) You Have: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition (build 7600), 64-bit PASS
Video Card Minimum: 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT or better or ATI Radeon 1600 XT or better You Have: GeForce 310 PASS
Features:
Video RAM Required:256 MB You Have 4.0 GB
Hardware T&L Required:Yes You Have: Yes
Pixel Shader version Required:3.0 You Have:4.0
Vertex Shader version Required:3.0 You Have:4.0
Sound Card Minimum: Yes You Have: Realtek High Definition Audio PASS
Free Disk Space Minimum: 12 GB of free hard drive space You Have: 867.3 GB PASS

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20-Feb-2010, 03:23 AM #2
I don't know but i have the game and it works perfectly

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windows xp home edition
intel Pentiume 4 3.06 Ghz
1.5 Gb of RAM
nVidia geforce 512Mb G8400

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Call of duty : Modern warfare 2
OS: Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 (Windows 95/98/ME/2000 are unsupported)
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 3200+ processor or better supported
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT or better or ATI Radeon 1600XT or better
DirectX: Microsoft DirectX(R) 9.0c
Hard Drive: 12GB of free hard drive space
Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
Internet: Broadband connection required for Multiplayer Connectivity. Internet Connection required for activation
Hard Drive Space: 16 GB free hard drive space
Operating System: Windows Vista/XP
Processor: AMD 64 3200+ or Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz or better
RAM: 512 MB RAM (XP) / 1 GB RAM (VISTA)
Video Card: Shader 3.0 or better 256 MB nVidia GeForce 6600GT / ATI Radeon 1600XT or better
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20-Feb-2010, 12:03 PM #3
Do you think it is just because I am running windows 7? I'm not an EXPERT, but I thought my hardware should blow this game away.
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20-Feb-2010, 12:14 PM #4
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Do you think it is just because I am running windows 7? I'm not an EXPERT, but I thought my hardware should blow this game away.
Its your video card. The rest of your computer is great.
Your graphics card is an onboard card? Id recommend getting a decent pci-e card. a a gts250 perhaps?
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20-Feb-2010, 12:24 PM #5
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NVIDIA GeForce G310 512MB Graphics Card
The GeForce G310 (64 bit memory interface) is the reason for the poor game performance.
When it comes to video card performance, you pretty much get what you pay for.
Quite simply, a ~ $50.00 video card isn't likely going to provide the graphics
power that you need if you want higher frames per second.
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20-Feb-2010, 02:07 PM #6
not onboard...
my computer comes with an onboard, but it also comes with the geforce 310, which is PCIe...

Anyway, I guess I can agree that it's the video card that is the problem. With my setup, what card should i buy to be able to run 1080p, all high settings, and fps never below 60?

also, that nvidia gts 250 looks good, and good price. How much performance do you think i'd be able to get out of that?

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20-Feb-2010, 02:07 PM #7
Your GPU PSU are underpowered.

I would recommend a nvida 200 series card with a modextreme powersupply. 600+ watts
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20-Feb-2010, 02:22 PM #8
Yeah I was just looking at the specs for the gts 250. says it needs 450 w power supply. I only have 300w. What's the best card I can get to go with my 300w power supply?

I'll think about upgrading the power supply too, but I'd rather not if I don't have to.
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20-Feb-2010, 02:48 PM #9
Let's just say I have... $250 that I can use to upgrade my computer. Sounds like I need a new power supply and a new video card. Could you provide me with links to what you would recommend I buy?

also, do you think I would get better performance if I were to just upgrade my power supply? Is the problem possibly that the geforce G310 that I have is just underpowered? or should I upgrade the card too?
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20-Feb-2010, 03:03 PM #10
Links

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-211-_-Product
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341010

And just so you know a power supply has no effect what so ever on performance. It just gives your hardware the required juice it needs. Without the proper wattage a system will likely have power drops causing it to fail.
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20-Feb-2010, 03:25 PM #11
Thanks a lot for your help! now just before I go ahead and buy these two, what kind of performance would you expect after these are installed? how high could i put settings and still get at least 60 fps?
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20-Feb-2010, 04:01 PM #12
A lot depends upon the game resolution (1024x768,1680x1050,1900x1200, etc.)
and in game settings that you want to use. You might get an idea of how your system
will play by checking some Modern Warfare 2 game benchmarks.
Google "Modern Warfare 2 benchmark" and have a look.
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21-Feb-2010, 02:52 AM #14
they aren't too big to fit in my box, are they? Anybody forsee any issues (compatibility, size, whatever) if I were to take that combo deal?

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21-Feb-2010, 04:07 AM #15
you will be very happy with that 5850! (beast of a card even though im a nvidia fan boy FTW)

As for wondering if it will fit in your box only you can decide that, the dims for that card are 9.5" x 4.38" x 1.5"

So break out the ruler! : )
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