|It depends. How to reduce lag in a game? Lower the quality settings in the game. If you are playing a new game that's resource hungry and the settings are set on middle or high it's going to start bottlenecking your pc. |
If what i'd mentioend doesn't work, I'd look to upgrade your processor. Your current processor Is not really suited for any real gaming at its defualt speed, It's a budget low-end dual core processor that has a small L2 cache. Now that's not to say that you couldn't turn it into a decent gaming processor if you overclocked it to say 3gz or more to make up for the speed and small L2 cache, but considering you have a namebrand pc and all your overclocking options are locked out in the Bios, you can't. The next best thing would be to upgrade to a dual core processor that's more on the lines of a Core 2 Duo E7xxx or E8xxx series and if your motherboard can accept it you can throw in a nice Core 2 Quad like the Q8300 for less then 190 bucks. These processors are much better suited for gaming, because they have a faster FSB and have a larger if not much larger L2 cache then the Pentuim D Exxx series does.
here is one for example.
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Wolfdale 2.8GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
120 dollars with free shipping.
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