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black ops lag?

March 12, 2011 at 19:48:10
Specs: Windows 7, 2 GB
hi there, i have installed call of duty-black ops but the problem is that it's bit slow and lagging.
i have installed all the updates but still it's slow..
my pc config:
intel core i5 650
2gb ram
nvidia 8400gs 1 gb graphic card
black ops is running smoothly in my friend's comp.
my frnd pcconfig:
intel core 2 duo
1 gb ram
128 mb graphic card
plz help me to solve this problem....

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March 12, 2011 at 22:54:22
The 8400GS is not a gaming card, but appart from that the rest of your system specs are OK. I suggest you get a real gaming card, if i were you i'd start with a Radeon HD 5670 with GDDR5.

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March 12, 2011 at 23:53:44
but most of the people able to play on this card and even on low config concerning to other specifications

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March 13, 2011 at 04:25:54
the 8400gs stinks plain and simple. even with 1GB of memory its still DDR2 which is slow not enough to take advantage of the full addition to that its interface is only 64-bit.a minimum today is 128-bit or 256-bit. u can see the difference. the other people who play it with 8400gs play the game on low resolutions and low settings.This is definitly not a gamers way to play a game on a resolution of 640x480\800x600 and low settings.
if u want to play the game perfectly with high resolutions and settings the card mentioned above should play it maxed out

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March 13, 2011 at 07:55:52
As the others have stated, the 8400GS is NOT a good card for gaming. It can't even keep up with many low end cards that are several generations old.

You didn't list the complete specs to your PC, but 2GB RAM isn't very much for Win7, especially for gaming. And when it comes to video cards, you need to look at ALL the specs, not just the memory. Just because a card has 1GB doesn't mean it's fast or slow. 1GB memory is a complete waste on the 8400GS because there's no way the weak GPU can take full advantage of it. You need to look entire spec sheet - GPU core speed, number of stream processors, type of memory (DDR2, DDR3, DDR5), memory buswidth (64-bit, 128-bit, 256-bit, etc). Price is also a pretty fair indicator of performance. In the US, the 8400GS 1GB sells for about $20, what does that tell you?

Have a look at this benchmark chart to see how poorly the 8400GS is rated & notice the long list of crappy old cards that beat it:

You need more RAM & a decent gaming card. It's also possible that you'll need a better power supply. Read this article:

Best Graphics Cards For the Money: March 2011

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