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Choppy & laggy play in some games

Discussion in 'Games' started by Jayeff72, Aug 21, 2003.

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  1. Jayeff72

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    Hi everyone,

    I just hope someone can help me here. Here's my prob :

    I've worked with PCs for like 15 years now so I know a bit but this stupid problems is having me go nuts.

    In some games, especially NHL 2003, I get choppy/slow game play. Even if I play against the PC locally, I get a slow game. If I choose to play someone on-line well, of course, it's worst.

    My PC is : AthlonXP 1900+, 512Mb DDR Ram, GeForce4 128Mb vid card, Microsoft SideWinder Plug & Play, ViewSonic 15" monitor.

    Dont get me wrong I should'nt lag with a pc like that. My friend has a pc way under mine and the gaming is running super smooth. Even wiith MSN MEssenger running in the background.

    I tried everything, from changing my entire pc, trying another gamepad, updating ALL my drivers, etc.. I dunno what it is.

    The only things I did'nt touch nor changed are : The power switch where my pc is connected and my monitor. Could these be the problem ?

    HELP !!!!!
     
  2. Voodoo

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    Could it be that you have the game settings way to high for your computer? try taking them down a bit.
     
  3. Swiper

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    Sound should be set to hardware acceleration ( where necessary in game )
    Video card properties:

    Vertical sync : Always OFF
    Anisotropic Filtering : OFF ( application ) ( this was a killer for me ) too high made me feel seasick watching the graphics LOL )
    Anitaliasing : APPLICATION

    Turn off any unwanted/unused programs from running while playing such as IM programs / antivirus etc......

    Let us know if this helps.
    If not, could be possible BIOS settings itself.
    Have games every played well on same computer??
     
  4. GearType2

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    he should be able to run with max settings easily with that game. I mean it's not exactly doom III we are talking here :).

    Anyways, my educated opinion on it is that he has some hidden programs running in the background. Try running adaware or spybot search and destroy. I suggest ad aware from ahead before spybot, as spybot is a little anti-cookie.

    Also have you defragged recently? Seems like a simple task that a lot of people forget to do over the years and well it just builds up.
     
  5. Swiper

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    Well, I have a slightly faster computer, more memory, probably around the same video card, and my card will NOT let me set anisotropic filtering.

    HUGE , ENORMOUS amounts of lag. NOT playable/enjoyable at all.
    Highest settings within game is okay with me, but do NOT touch anisotropic filtering.....but of course, every computer, specs, are different.

    I was only providing some tips.......

    In any case, good luck!!!
     
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