Experiencing major lags in games on a fast pc

March 21, 2011 at 03:53:45
Specs: Windows 7 Professional 32-bit, Intel Core i7 860, 4GB of RAM
Please help me, experiencing a major problem here.

my friend has the following pc specs :

intel core i7 860
nvidia geforce gt220 - 2gb vram
4gb ram
win7 pro x86

he can't run any game with good graphics´╗┐ above low settings. for example, he can't run GTA IV even on medium settings. he has to put everything on lowest settings in order to run the game without lags.

any solution to this problem? please answer ASAP!

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March 21, 2011 at 07:14:07
Tell your friend to change the video card(220gt with ddr3 is a gaming card but it can't handle games like gta iv or crysis 2 at high settings). I recommend gtx 460 1gb normal of FTW(not 768mb or SE version) or if he has some xtra cash gtx 560 Ti. Make sure the PSU can provide enough juice for the video card mentioned.

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March 21, 2011 at 08:23:13
thanks for your reply.
Yes, a few people already told me that this card is awful, but I've watched plenty of gameplays of games that lag on my friend's PC, and they all worked at extreme speed compared to the game framerate on my friend's PC.

I also forgot to mention that he has downloaded the latest drivers from nVidia.

And I've seen something about "GPU Underclock/Overclock", what does that exactly mean?

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April 13, 2011 at 11:36:36
also he cant run GTA IV even on low settings, he has to put it on lowest settings in order the game could work properly.

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April 14, 2011 at 18:26:25
Graphics carD?

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April 15, 2011 at 06:37:03
The graphics processor used on the GT 220 only has 48 stream processors, which makes it 's a very low end gaming card. In fact, calling it a "gaming card" is a bit of a stretch. Some games will run OK, some others will lag & be unplayable even with the game settings dialed all the way back. Basically, you have a crappy card & you shouldn't expect to get anything but crappy performance from it

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