Anyone got a Dual-Core PC for games - does it work?? 19 replies

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#11 13 years ago

Presume you've all had to set affinity - although I think there's a program called 'Run First' which does this for you.




super6-4

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#12 13 years ago

yep i had to do that affinity thingy i dont bother wit it anymore i just play, it usually doesnt give me connection probs only crashes to desktop...I HATE THAT....:banghead:




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#13 13 years ago

Battlefield 2 does have some problems with dual-core proessors. But I believe that version 1.4 should have fixed that.




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#14 13 years ago
Adam Dunbar;3259921Right, 3 out of 3 ain't bad Just out of interest, were any of yours processor upgrades, or were they brand new PCs?

Entirely new pc build.




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#15 13 years ago
Adam Dunbar;3259921Just out of interest, were any of yours processor upgrades, or were they brand new PCs?[/QUOTE]Entirely new pc build.
Adam Dunbar;3262834Presume you've all had to set affinity - although I think there's a program called 'Run First' which does this for you.

FWIW, I've yet to manually have to set affinity for any game I've run.

And, on a side note, I've never had an issue with BF2 running on my dual core. I did apply the AMD patch (dual core optimizer or whatever it's called) if that matters, but I don't recall issues prior to that either. [QUOTE=Count_Chocu1a;3261733]Just installed my x2 4600 last night, tested with all games(including bf2 & cod2) & they run like a champ!!

Sweet! Is the performance as good as you expected over your old cpu (which was a 3700+ as I recall)? And yours was a cpu upgrade only, correct?




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#16 13 years ago

Isn't this supposed to be in the tech forum? Anyway Dual-cores are very good for games i have 1 and it runs like a charm




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#17 13 years ago

Download and install the AMD dual core optimizer if your having problems. http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/TechnicalResources/0,,30_182_871_13118,00.html

It is related to some games being incompatible with timing issues with the dual core. The patch fixes the timing issues.

Most games have played fine but I play EQ2 and had tons of problems with warping and outrunning on foot people with horses.




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#18 13 years ago

I have an AM2 x2 4200+ Runs all games like a dream. Cant OC is right now though..shity ram.

Cant wait till december..when i buy my ddr2 800 2gig dual channel kit from ocz :D




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#19 13 years ago

I've a few old games that I'm into but haven't got into the meat of them yet, so to speak. (eg Baldur's Gate 2, Planescape:Torment) Has anyone tried old games such as these or others on their Dual-Core? I've heard there could be problems.




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#20 13 years ago

Even if there are, you can just disable one of the cores.




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