GAH!!! here are my computer specs, and the specs i use for hl2, and my problem is at the very end... Microprocessor: microprocessor type: intel p4 L1 cache: 8kb L2 cache: 512kb or 1mb pipelined-burst, eight way set associative, write-back SRAM Memory: Type: DDR 333 or 400 (non-ECC) Memory connectors: four Memory capacities: 128mb, 256mb, 512 mb, and 1gb non-ECC Minimum memory: 256mb Maximum memory: 4gb BIOS adress: F8000h Computer Information: System chip set: intel 875P DMA channels: eight Interrupt levels: 15 BIOS chip: 4mb NIC: integrated PCI network interface System clock: 533MHz or 800MHz data rate Video: Type: AGP 8x Audio: Audigy 2 Expansion Bus: Bus types: PCI and AGP Bus speed: PCI: 33 MHz AGP: 133 MHz AGP: connector: one connector size: 172 pins connector data width (maximum): 32 bits bus protocols: 8x/4x/2x modes at 1.5 V PCI: connectors: four connector size: 120 pins connector data width (maximum): 32 bits Other Info: p4 HT 3.0 GHz 512 mb ram 9800pro 128 mb 120 gig harddrive Windows XP dx9 48x dvd-rom now heres my problem... half-life 2 runs slowly and i run it at 1024 x 768 and all medium settings (water is on lowest setting)... y does it run slowly?? i should easily be able to run the game! my guess is cus i only have 512mb of ram, but i dont have 40 dollars to buy 512mb more of ram... (my virtual ram is set at almost 5 gigabytes, i did that to get as much ram as i could... should i keep it turned all the way up like that? i can easily take all that cus i have a 120gig harddrive...) PS I thought that hl2 was supposed to ONLY be able to run on dx9 and a dx9 supported graphix card....
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Try upgrading your video card with some new drivers You can download them at the homepage of your videocard
ill check for viruses, and spyware and stuff, but my drivers are all up to date, my computer makes sure of that for me so if i still have a problem (which i probly will) then can anyone help?
i already beat half-life 2, and it runs perfectly smooth, but the loads took a while and the game is really jerky for a while after the loading, then it calms down and runs fine... (sometimes the music is messed up, my sound quality for hl2 is on high) my brother plays half-life 2 now so...
keep in mind the 9800 PRO is a rather shitty card. 9600XT out performs it, all ATI Pro cards are an "after the thought" card. They make a card, sell it for 400$. They let it sell and come down in price, they need something to boost sales so they modify a couple things and put out a PRO. NOTHING special about a Pro really. Then they do some major work and make an XT.
Crash is right. Also, get 20 bucks from your brother and get more memory.
we orded this computer from dell at the end of 2004, and the 9800 pro was the 2nd best card it would let us pick for this computer, the better one (a dif brand and it was a 256mb card) was hundreds of dollars more and my dad didnt want to spend that much. looking at people talk on this forum about there computers i have really been amazed at the speeds i have seen, but for alot of the games i play my computer is better than pretty much everyone i have seen (not 2 surprised for one of the other games, cus one of the games i play is starcraft... lol) also, how did u even know i have a brother?
i almost forgot... the kind of ram my computer uses isnt the nice cheap stuff, i went onto bizrate.com and the cheapest i could find for ram that goes with my computer and is 512mb or more, was 40 dollars (thats pretty cheap, but with something like SDRAM u can find much cheaper)
DDR is sdram, they go together. The 9800pro is a good card, still runs alot of stuff at descent settings. oh yeah, get more ram, but not from the computer company, its crap.
He's right. Dell is crap.