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HL2 Lag issues

Discussion in 'Games' started by Sicarius1988, Mar 26, 2008.

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  1. Sicarius1988

    Sicarius1988 Thread Starter

    Mar 26, 2008
    hi guys,
    firstly if this is in the wrong section i apologize, and if an admin could move it that would be great.

    Built a new rig recently and grabbed a copy of orange box. Running hl2 lags, much to my dissapointment. If i am running around, indoors or outdoors(singleplayer), every now and again the sound will lag for a half second and the game will "catch" for a second. Secondly in addition to this, the graphics do not run smoothly and my frame rate is quite choppy. I have updated all sound drivers, graphics drivers etc, the computer is not overheating and my ram is not corrupt. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what might be causing this? I refuse to believe that my computer is not capable of running it! thanks in advance.

    xp sp2
    nvidia 8800GT zodac edition
    athlon 6400+ dual core
    2kg kingston ram
    250gb hdd
  2. like 45 ninjas.

    like 45 ninjas.

    Mar 24, 2008
    it sounds just like you need to lower your video game settings
    try setting a lower resolution and remove antialiasing
    if that doesn't work, turn every setting minimum
    if THAT doesn't work, try quitting every other background programs
  3. hypnotoad


    Mar 5, 2008
    Find a Patch fixing the problem?
  4. dman4862


    Mar 22, 2008
    do you have your rates set correctly? what type of ISP do you have cable or DSL?
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