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My Computer lags when playing games!

Discussion in 'Games' started by GranTurismo, Dec 14, 2011.

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  1. GranTurismo

    GranTurismo Thread Starter

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    Hey guys,

    First of all I just registered yet this username wasn't taken!!!

    Anyway my computer goes really slow when I try to play Portal 2 on the lowest graphic specs.

    I've got a 2002 XP Packard Bell desktop with
    2.19 ghz of ...ghz?
    960mb RAM
    AMD athlon 64 processor 3400+
    Graphics ATI RADEON Xpress 200 series

    Soo apparently all those specs are good enough... Riiight

    Anyway if anybody has any ideas.. thank you!
     
  2. Viiresh

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    Try installing GameBooster and free up some ram for the game ;P
     
  3. Ent

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    Viiresh, I'm not familiar with that particular program. Could you explain where to get it and how it works?

    GranTurismo, according to this page on the steam website you'd be looking for at least a Gigabyte of RAM and a 3GHz dual core processor. While it should be possible to speed up your machine, it may not be possible to get it sufficiently lean to handle that. If you want to play Portal 2 you'll probably need to look into upgrading at least some of your computer hardware.
     
  4. GranTurismo

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    Ok and what kind of hardware would this be. I think my RAM is fine.
     
  5. Ent

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    To be perfectly honest you'd probably need to upgrade the majority of the hardware on such a machine if you want to play that game, which is why I'd have to suggest either getting a new computer or simply finding a different game to play.

    You haven't mentioned some of your hardware, including your video card, so no-one can know whether it's up to scratch. However it is a simple if annoying state of affairs that once a computer is nearly a decade old it won't be able to play most modern games.
     
  6. TheShooter93

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    Agreed.

    Take the money you would spend on upgrades and purchase a new computer.
     
  7. Courtneyc

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    Neither your RAM nor your video card meet minimum requirements for the game (RAM 1GB+, video card X800 or higher).
     
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