Why Am I Getting Bad Perfomance?

Discussion in 'Video Gaming' started by txdave34, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. txdave34

    txdave34 Geek Trainee

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    Hey Guys,

    I completed building my new PC today, and gave it a test run by downloading the Supreme Commander demo and Sid Mierer's Railroads. My PC has these specs:

    Consair 1 gig DDR 2 ram
    ATI 520 MB video card
    Intel Pentium D 2.66mhz processor

    I was shocked to see the games performed very sluggish at 1024 resolution with medium settings.

    My specs are well above the recommended ones on these game boxes so why does it perform piss poor? Should I upgrade to 2 gigs of ram, or is the Pentium D just a bad processor?
     
  2. Chelski

    Chelski Geek Trainee

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    Have you opted for Core Duo?
     
  3. edijs

    edijs Programmer

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    Could you post more specific info about your PC? ie. all HW and what software you're running.
     
  4. RHochstenbach

    RHochstenbach Administrator Staff Member

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    Pentium D CPUs aren't suitable for games, these are just basic workstations CPUs (I've used a PC with 2 GB of RAM and a Pentium D of 3.2 Ghz and it went very slow). I would recommend to use an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU or an AMD Athlon 64.
     
  5. txdave34

    txdave34 Geek Trainee

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    This is surprising though. The recommended requirements on Supreme Commander are 3.0 processor or higher. I would think a 2.66 Pentium D is faster than a single core 3.0 processor.

    My system specs are:

    OS: Windows XP SP2
    motherboard: intel DP965LT
    Video - ASUS AtI EAX1300PRO PCI Express
    Consair 187 pin DDR 2 1 Gig Ram
     
  6. RHochstenbach

    RHochstenbach Administrator Staff Member

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    You can't compare different CPUs by their number in Ghz. There are several other factors, like the chache. An Intel Core Duo of 2 Ghz performs just like a P4 of 3.2-3.5 Ghz.
     
  7. Swansen

    Swansen The Ninj

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    oh man, i guess you missed my post about SUPREME COMMANDER!!!
    http://www.hardwareforums.com/supreme-commander-17353/
    Bottom line, the game is mad nuts, its pushes my system past what it can do, and i have a beast, plainly put, supreme commander is completely crazy.
     
  8. pradeepmahato

    pradeepmahato Geek Trainee

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    My rig is P4 630 processor @3.00Ghz,512 DDR400 ram,80 GB HDD,sparkle 6600gt graphics card and a DVD writer. I installed "FARCRY" and when I ran it the water reflection in water was missing and solid blue colour was shown.I am using direct X 9.0c.I have tried to install the patch version 1.30 and also version 1.31.but it displays a message that to first install the game in the computer.But the game is installed in the computer.I have already tried installing it in DEFAULT location and also in my desired location.please help I cannot understand why the patch is not working .(NOTE: I have downloaded it 5 times from its original site).
     
  9. edijs

    edijs Programmer

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    To pradeepmahato:

    Well, what can I say, my old GeForce 4 MMX440 had a similar problem with FarCry, only that the textures were crippled. It's kinda system-configuration thing really. Try to paly around with different system/driver/game settings. It couldn't be a faulty piece of hardware, if other games run fine...
     
  10. cloud17

    cloud17 Geek Trainee

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    I for one Definatly think its the Pentium d that holds any system back, because i also play supcom with pentium d 3.4ghz and 2gb ddr2 ram and a x1950 pro 512, and mine is also slow so.
     
  11. Big B

    Big B HWF Godfather

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    What specific video card do you have? The amount of memory it has doesn't mean nearly as much as the graphics chip on the card.
     
  12. cloud17

    cloud17 Geek Trainee

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    if ur talkin to mee its the ati saphire x1950 pro which is sorta there latest before
    the x1950 xtx and then there hd card
     

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