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Is there a link with the way a game runs (ex.: slowing down, skipping, etc) and what part of the PC isn't good enough (ex.: video card, rams, hard drive speed, processor...) Thanks
21st December 2003
Well, as far as differences, they're really crashing, reseting computer, choppiness, and just plain not working. But as far as slowing down and skipping and stuff, it's not really easy to tell what's acting up.
What does the Fox say?
23rd November 2002
billgt;3377431Is there a link with the way a game runs and what part of the PC isn't good enough
Uh, that question is too off the mark.
There are links, but they are "examples" of PCs that didn't "cut the mustard", and a few that did. The results are explained in a bit of a review.
It won't tell you anything about YOUR PC. I don't there are any websites that can tell you about how well your computer can play games. You will need a Benchmarking Utility. Such as Everest, 3DMark, or SiSoft Sandra.
Games are balanced on a triangle of sorts. As long as this triangle is balanced, the game should run, but if it is unbalanced, it won't run.
1st, check the "Minimum System Requirements" for the game, what parts of your PC meet those. Then check the "Recommend" specs. To reduce choppiness, you need to meet atleast one of the recommended specs.
The "triangle" I mentioned consists of the following.
--------------------------------------------- 1. The GPU, or Graphics card . It is the single most important part of the system, and WILL determine game playability.
2. The RAM, the more RAM, the smoother the game will run.
3. The CPU/Processor. The faster the Processor, the faster the game runs. ---------------------------------------------
Each one can reduce the load on the other, but if two are more are below the minimum, then the game will be almost unplayable.
I would die without GF
15th March 2006
I'd say that it's most often the graphics card that is causing poor performance in gaming. The reasoning behind that is that most people have pre-built PCs, and almost all pre-built PCs (aside from the very cheapest) are supplied with decent (ish) processors and 'enough' RAM to work properly, but then rely on onboard graphics (or cheap and underpowered budget cards).
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25th November 2003
Yeah, for gaming the single most important part of your computer is the video card. you could have the fastest processor out there with loads of ram but if you video card sucks, so will your gaming.