hi i play cod4 and i usually get a good 80-125 fps, but when an air strike is called, my fps drop down to below 30. i have an 8600 gts gpu i was considering upgrading either my ram to 4gb of pc6400 or processor to core 2 duo 2.66 to help with the problem but i am not sure which would be more effective for reducing air strike lag.
which upgrade will be most effective????
i currently have: gpu: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS processor: intel pentium D 3.2ghz (upgrade would be to core 2 duo 2.66) mobo:XFX MG-63Mi-7159 ram: 2gb pc5400 (upgrade would be to 4gb of PC6400) psu:ultra 600W ATX Os: Windows XP Home
Processor I'd say, though I don't know... does Call of Duty 4 use two cores?
not sure how many cores it uses, the minimum requirement is a pentium 4
Is it really that hard to scroll all the way down the forum front page to realize that we HAVE A FUCKING CALL OF DUTY 4 FORUM WITH ITS OWN HELP SECTION? And if that weren't enough, did you not notice the nice bright red line in the forum description, [COLOR=red]Please, no gaming related issues."[/COLOR]?
Anyway, you might as well upgrade all of it - the graphics card, RAM, and CPU. The 8600 is an average card these days at best, and single-core processors are really struggling. 4GB of RAM will do you a world of good as well.
sorry i didnt know about the cod4 help forum. i cannot get a graphics card that is any longer because it will block my SATA ports. i have a friend with the same card as me that has no lag what so ever. and i thought pentium d was a dual core not single
If it's mainly during air strikes that you get such a drop, it's most likely your CPU, as that is a part of the game that involves heavy physics effects. Though Pentium D is dual core, it's still just a Pentium vs Core 2 Duo, which is quite a bit better.
so an upgrade to a core 2 should solve this problem then?
I'll wager that this only occurs while the airstrike's explosions are going off, which is similar to behaviour that I've seen in other games. (SupCom comes to mind: I used to play this on occasion with a friend, whose video card was substantially better than mine but whose CPU was quite a bit older. Any time a nuclear device went off on his screen it would bring his system to a grinding halt while mine continued without too much trouble, and looked better while doing so.)
If this is the case, then the CPU will be the best choice to upgrade, but may require a new motherboard and, possibly, new RAM as well.
my mobo shouldnt need to be upgraded, it supports anything from a pentium 4 to the quad core extreme, the only thing it wont support is the i7
You should get a CPU then. COD4 shines once you start to overclock the CPU also. I clocked mine to 3.6 and the min FPS is much higher than it running @ 2.6