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#1 13 years ago

hi guys Was getting choppy gameplay, so purchased a new graphics card Radeon 9800 pro, although my older games are improved the new Pacific Assault demo on medium settings is slow and choppy, and I can only play doom3 on medium settings ! I understood that this was a good card for gameplay so why is it struggling with recent games, I've only had the card a week and was hoping it would last me a while ! 1.8 ,p4 ,512ddr ,80gb ,sony lcd monitor full specification below , thanks for any feedback --------[ Summary ]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Computer: Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition OS Service Pack - Internet Explorer 6.0.2600.0000 (IE 6.0 - Windows XP) DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c) Computer Name YOUR-L77YAPKTQ7 User Name steve Motherboard: CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 1816 MHz (18 x 101) Motherboard Name Asus P4B266 (6 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 CNR, 3 DIMM) Motherboard Chipset Intel Brookdale i845D System Memory 512 MB (DDR SDRAM) BIOS Type Award Medallion (12/18/01) Communication Port Communications Port (COM1) Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1) Display: Video Adapter RADEON 9800 PRO - Secondary (128 MB) Video Adapter RADEON 9800 PRO (128 MB) 3D Accelerator ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (R350) Monitor Sony SDM-S51 [15" LCD] (4537503) Monitor Sony SDM-S51 [15" LCD] (4537503) Multimedia: Audio Adapter Intel 82801BA(M) ICH2 - AC'97 Audio Controller [B-5] Storage: IDE Controller Intel(r) 82801BA Bus Master IDE Controller Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive Disk Drive Maxtor 4D080H4 (80 GB, 5400 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100) Disk Drive Memory Stick Slot Optical Drive PIONEER DVD-ROM DVD-117R (16x/40x DVD-ROM) Optical Drive SONY CD-RW CRX175E (24x/10x/24x CD-RW) SMART Hard Disks Status OK Partitions: C: (NTFS) 30725 MB (18770 MB free) D: (NTFS) 47434 MB (47361 MB free) Input: Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard Mouse PS/2 Compatible Mouse Network: Network Adapter Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC Network Adapter WebSTAR DPX USB Cable Modem Adapter (82.32.169.68) Modem Lucent Win Modem Peripherals:




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#2 13 years ago

It's not your new graphics card as it is the rest of your settings. You really shouldn't expect to run Doom3 on the higher settings without having the latest and greatest currently made. A 1.8ghz processor in todays market is on the lower end of processor power. Also, how old is the LCD monitor? Most older models are not game friendly and will not refresh fast enough to keep up with the speed of the game. You would normally see flickering if trying to play a game that required a high refresh rate.


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romperstomper1

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#3 13 years ago

Thanks catbert , the computer and monitor is only about 1.5 years old was one of the highest specs at the time, I don't get flickering,its 60hrtz the same as the graphics card ! I just get brief pausing during gameplay unless I have it on a low setting.

It seems to me you have to keep renewing your PC every year if you expect good gaming!

Perhaps I should give up on PC gaming and purchase PlayStation 2/ x box or such !

Thanks for reply




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#4 13 years ago
romperstomper1 It seems to me you have to keep renewing your PC every year if you expect good gaming![/QUOTE]. One of the few sad and expensive facts of PC gaming:(. [QUOTE=romperstomper1]Perhaps I should give up on PC gaming and purchase PlayStation 2/ x box or such !

You can get one there good with games like GTA Sa and halo 2 but have 1/4 the graphics power of your current pc.




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#5 13 years ago

1 gig of total memory will help a lot for Doom 3. Purchase another 512, should give you a nice boost.




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#6 13 years ago

yep i did wonder about doing that ,thanks !