computer runs games slow and shouldent

Electronic arts Command & conquer 3: tib...
February 28, 2010 at 03:18:53
Specs: Windows 7
Hi, ive played this game long ago on the same system i have today and as i recall i was running everything on a smooth ultra-high setting with little to no problems with framerate or lag issues....about 2 years later i decide to play it again, nothing has changed with my computer since and when I go into the settings for the game itself, everything is already preset to ultra-high so I think everything is ok. Now when I start to play it's super lag lol, like 5 fps lag...it's bad. When i change all the settings to like low its fine but I still get some spikes sometimes, It really makes no sense as to why my computer wont't run this game great beacause i have all the recommened system requirments so what could be wrong? the only issues ive ever had was..I thought my video card was acting up once in awhile over the years so maybe its that but i dont want to go out and grab another one to find out that it didn't help. I would like peoples options on this issue im having...for other games dated 2008 and current still run just as bad...

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#1
February 28, 2010 at 03:32:37
U didn't mention the system specs (cpu,ram,video card etc.). Sometimes pci-e x16 video card can run pci-e x4 and u will notice peformance difference. Use gpu z to check if the card is running ok. What about other games?

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#2
February 28, 2010 at 09:20:57
Long paragraph but not even a hint about your system specs.

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#3
February 28, 2010 at 09:23:27
i got bored reading the paragraph waiting for ur system specs

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#4
February 28, 2010 at 15:05:19
2 gigs RAM
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00Ghz 3.62Ghz
ATI Radeon X1950 Series
Sound Blaster Live
Windows 7

sorry for not including these...if u want more i can CPUZ but how do i find out if my graphics card isnt working through that?


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#5
February 28, 2010 at 17:32:05
At least we know your system isn't a piece of crap. Well, it does have a P4 so it certainly isn't great....lol.

You left out the motherboard, power supply & RAM speed, plus it appears the CPU is overclocked. What's the CPU temp?


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#6
February 28, 2010 at 19:38:51
I assume it's pci-e card, use gpu z to check the card if it's running at normal speed x16. I also assume ram and video card aren't overclocked.

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#7
February 28, 2010 at 21:24:35
Ok well motherboard is a Asus P5KPL-CM.
Ive installed GPU-Z and the only thing i see that is 16 is the ROP...so im not sure. I don't know my RAM's speed or how to find it out but it's Crucial Ballistix Tracer brand, with 2, 1 gig sticks. I don't have the box for my power supply but I know it isn't bad.
How do i use GPU-Z to see if my card is working? i don't see an option?

Sorry for all the confusion, Im still learning computers


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#8
February 28, 2010 at 22:47:59
Open gpu z click graphics card tab & look at "bus interface"

for ram speed cpu z will tell the truth open cpu z and click SPD tab then u can the info of ram. If u want to see the current speed click memory there u will see. What happens to other games? Do they react the same way?


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#9
March 1, 2010 at 00:27:54
ok so RAM is 480.0 Mhz Frequency.
The Frequency for the JEDEC #1-2 are 333-400 Mhz.
The EPP #1-2 are 400-500 Mhz.
Graphics Card Bus Interface is PCI-E x16 @ x16

For other games this is fine...the only other graphical game compaired to C&C3 that has been played on my computer would be WoW and that is I guess comparied to C&C3 in the terms of preformance which isn't good. But WoW has the same story, around 2 years ago when i played i could run everything on a good-decent setting and now it's only like low just like C&C3.


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#10
March 1, 2010 at 01:27:02
"about 2 years later i decide to play it again, nothing has changed with my computer
since"

What version of Win7 were you running 2 years ago, that hasn't changed since?

Nigel

Mobo: Asus P7P55D LE
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional OEM
CPU: Core i5 750 @ 2.67 GHz
RAM: Corsair Dominator DHX+ DDR3 1600MH 4GB
GPU: Sapphire 4870 D


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#11
March 1, 2010 at 02:49:57
ok fine lol, i was using xp i guess, i don't remember, would it make that big of a difference? i know that windows xp is like the preferred gaming OS but still.

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#12
March 1, 2010 at 08:43:23
Win 7 isn't a issue x1950 was a good gaming card and the game he mentioned would rum high.

Do u have the latest graphic card driver?


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#13
March 1, 2010 at 12:56:46
Im pretty postive that i have lastest drivers but I will double check later, im in school at the moment.

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#14
March 1, 2010 at 14:22:08
I think its pretty obous what the problem. He's running a P4 with 2 GB of ram, and under XP it worked great, and now under Windows 7 it's not running all that great.

You need more RAM. Windows Vista and XP use way more memory than XP did for the OS itself. With only 2 GB of RAM your system is starved for memory. Your low framerate is probably due to your system swapping memory out to disk in order to try to keep the game running.


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#15
March 1, 2010 at 19:16:28
That's not true, friend of mine own 9800gt, e8500, 2gb ram and play crysis and other modern games in high settings 1440x900. So ram it's not a issue.


Try to remove graphic card clean it the install it.


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#16
March 2, 2010 at 01:13:48
thank you for all of the opinions but Im going to go with the one that is holds majority, and to Kuwese, last time i cleaned graphics card was about 3 weeks ago so im pretty sure it's clean lol.

keep them coming though lol.


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