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Video is jumpy when playing PC games

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Outsider, Jul 23, 2004.

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  1. Outsider

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    Whenever I am playing PC games (eg. Sims, Tycoon games) I notice that my video is jumpy, or it pauses as if it is buffering. I have more than enough memory (1GB) in my system. Windows XP Pro. My hard drive is a 180GBB which was recently defraged. My CPU is a 2.6 Celeron. My video right now is an Intel integrated adapter. I also noticed that my CPU usage is at 100% when the game is active. My question is if this is a CPU or a Video problem? I am thinking of purchasing an 128MB AGP Video Card. Another thing is that the game is running from the CD-ROM. Any suggestions.


    P.S. I have my system setup for Best Performance.
     
  2. brite750

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    I wouldn't think you would need a fancy card for those kind of games, do you have an option of loading the game onto the hhd?? if so try that, but hey, I'm always up for a new video card.
     
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    Unfortunately I am not able to load everything on the HD...I haven't checked the buffer size of my CD-ROM yet. I guess I'll see if I have any similar games that are loaded on the HD and see if I get the same problem. May just be the buffer of my CD-ROM.
     
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    That could be
     
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