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Oblivious

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#11 12 years ago
Naked Lemon;3523817So If you had a rubbish cpu, but a great graph card it would play better than a medium card and a medium cpu?

In most cases, I'd say yes.

Your cpu isn't really rubbish though. While it's not top notch, it's certainly adequate enough to play any of the games you mentioned.




Vince

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#12 12 years ago

Ok. Then awnser me this. 1024MB RAM Pentium D Processor, 2.80Ghz 512MB NVidia GeForce 7300 SE - CSS DOESNT RUN SMOOTH 1GB Pentium 4 Processor, 3Ghz 128 NVidia GeForce (cant remember) - CSS RUNS PERFECTLY ON HIGHEST DETAIL AND HDR EFFECTS ?? Hmm.




Oblivious

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#13 12 years ago

Naked Lemon;3523848Ive tried that. No dice. Hah!

Ive updated my driver from the Packard Bell website. And alot of people have told me to do this, but I need a brief explanation how to sort this mess out.[/QUOTE]If you're referring to the clean driver install, here's how below. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent. :D (quoting myself from many months ago)

I have doubts that a driver conflict is your problem (since your pc is new), but anyways... [QUOTE=Me]...try doing a driver cleanup and a clean driver install. It's a good idea to do this when installing a new driver. It's possible that there's still old nvidia display drivers left over that are conflicting with your latest nvidia driver.

In case you've never done it, here's how:

-->Download the latest Nvidia driver if you don't already have it -->Download the free app Driver Cleaner Pro from here and install it. -->Go to add/remove programs and uninstall the nvidia driver (select "display drivers only" if there's more than one) -->Restart your pc in "safe mode" (after the Dell/HP/etc. splash screen, press f8 repeatedly at startup for windows startup options. If it gives you a screen with all your drives, select your windows drive and then immediately start pressing f8 again, then select "safe mode") -->After logging in, run driver cleaner pro and check [x] the "Select multiple cleaning filters". -->Select "nvidia" and press start. When it's done, restart your pc. -->Cancel or select "No" on all the little pop-ups that will ask about installing new hardware -->Install the latest Nvidia driver and restart your pc again

Test it out in some games, 3DMark or whatever you use to guage your pc's performance.




Oblivious

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#14 12 years ago

Naked Lemon;3523848Ive tried that. No dice. Hah!

Ive updated my driver from the Packard Bell website. And alot of people have told me to do this, but I need a brief explanation how to sort this mess out.[/QUOTE]If you're referring to the clean driver install, here's how below. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent. :D (quoting myself from many months ago)

I have doubts that a driver conflict is your problem (since your pc is new), but anyways... [QUOTE=Me]...try doing a driver cleanup and a clean driver install. It's a good idea to do this when installing a new driver. It's possible that there's still old nvidia display drivers left over that are conflicting with your latest nvidia driver.

In case you've never done it, here's how:

-->Download the latest Nvidia driver if you don't already have it -->Download the free app Driver Cleaner Pro from here and install it. -->Go to add/remove programs and uninstall the nvidia driver (select "display drivers only" if there's more than one) -->Restart your pc in "safe mode" (after the Dell/HP/etc. splash screen, press f8 repeatedly at startup for windows startup options. If it gives you a screen with all your drives, select your windows drive and then immediately start pressing f8 again, then select "safe mode") -->After logging in, run driver cleaner pro and check [x] the "Select multiple cleaning filters". -->Select "nvidia" and press start. When it's done, restart your pc. -->Cancel or select "No" on all the little pop-ups that will ask about installing new hardware -->Install the latest Nvidia driver and restart your pc again

Test it out in games, 3DMark or whatever you use to guage your pc's performance.




Oblivious

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#15 12 years ago

(Re-posting to avoid the initial post jump confusion as it ended up way above)

Naked Lemon;3523848Ive tried that. No dice. Hah!

Ive updated my driver from the Packard Bell website. And alot of people have told me to do this, but I need a brief explanation how to sort this mess out.[/QUOTE]If you're referring to the clean driver install, here's how below. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent. :D (quoting myself from many months ago)

I have doubts that a driver conflict is your problem (since your pc is new), but anyways... [QUOTE=Me]...try doing a driver cleanup and a clean driver install. It's a good idea to do this when installing a new driver. It's possible that there's still old nvidia display drivers left over that are conflicting with your latest nvidia driver.

In case you've never done it, here's how:

-->Download the latest Nvidia driver if you don't already have it -->Download the free app Driver Cleaner Pro from here and install it. -->Go to add/remove programs and uninstall the nvidia driver (select "display drivers only" if there's more than one) -->Restart your pc in "safe mode" (after the Dell/HP/etc. splash screen, press f8 repeatedly at startup for windows startup options. If it gives you a screen with all your drives, select your windows drive and then immediately start pressing f8 again, then select "safe mode") -->After logging in, run driver cleaner pro and check [x] the "Select multiple cleaning filters". -->Select "nvidia" and press start. When it's done, restart your pc. -->Cancel or select "No" on all the little pop-ups that will ask about installing new hardware -->Install the latest Nvidia driver and restart your pc again

Test it out in some games, 3DMark or whatever you use to guage your pc's performance.




Oblivious

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#16 12 years ago

Naked Lemon;3523848Ive tried that. No dice. Hah!

Ive updated my driver from the Packard Bell website. And alot of people have told me to do this, but I need a brief explanation how to sort this mess out.[/QUOTE]If you're referring to the clean driver install, here's how below. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent. :D (quoting myself from many months ago)

btw - Get your driver from the nvidia site, not Packard Bell's.

I have doubts that a driver conflict is your problem (since your pc is new), but anyways... [QUOTE=Me]...try doing a driver cleanup and a clean driver install. It's a good idea to do this when installing a new driver. It's possible that there's still old nvidia display drivers left over that are conflicting with your latest nvidia driver.

In case you've never done it, here's how:

-->Download the latest Nvidia driver if you don't already have it -->Download the free app Driver Cleaner Pro from here and install it. -->Go to add/remove programs and uninstall the nvidia driver (select "display drivers only" if there's more than one) -->Restart your pc in "safe mode" (after the Dell/HP/etc. splash screen, press f8 repeatedly at startup for windows startup options. If it gives you a screen with all your drives, select your windows drive and then immediately start pressing f8 again, then select "safe mode") -->After logging in, run driver cleaner pro and check [x] the "Select multiple cleaning filters". -->Select "nvidia" and press start. When it's done, restart your pc. -->Cancel or select "No" on all the little pop-ups that will ask about installing new hardware -->Install the latest Nvidia driver and restart your pc again

Test it out in your favorite games, 3DMark or whatever you use to guage your pc's performance.




Oblivious

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#17 12 years ago

It's really hard to say why as depending on how they're setup/maintained, every pc is inherently different, even one's with similar hardware.

It might be a 128mb 6600gt in the other pc, which is a pretty good card, I'd venture to say better than the 512mb 7300gs.

It may also be a driver issue. Perhaps try installing the latest video driver for your card. (I'd recommend a clean install, but that may get too confusing).

Here's the link to get the newest driver for WinXP:

Nvidia ForceWare Version 93.71 (Release Date: November 2, 2006)

One more thing to note is that Oblivion is a really graphically intensive game, even the really nice PC's have trouble running it smoothly. CSS though should run smooth on your current box, the HL2 engine is highly optimized, though it's a bit more cpu dependant than most games (though your cpu should still run it well).




Oblivious

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#18 12 years ago

^You think he has a 64 bit OS? Seems unlikely, but who knows

Naked Lemon;3523848Ive tried that. No dice. Hah!

Ive updated my driver from the Packard Bell website. And alot of people have told me to do this, but I need a brief explanation how to sort this mess out.[/QUOTE]If you're referring to the clean driver install, here's how below. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent. :D (quoting myself from many months ago)

btw - Get your driver from the nvidia site, not Packard Bell's.

I have doubts that a driver conflict is your problem (since your pc is new), but anyways... [QUOTE=Me]...try doing a driver cleanup and a clean driver install. It's a good idea to do this when installing a new driver. It's possible that there's still old nvidia display drivers left over that are conflicting with your latest nvidia driver.

In case you've never done it, here's how:

-->Download the latest Nvidia driver if you don't already have it -->Download the free app Driver Cleaner Pro from here and install it. -->Go to add/remove programs and uninstall the nvidia driver (select "display drivers only" if there's more than one) -->Restart your pc in "safe mode" (after the Dell/HP/etc. splash screen, press f8 repeatedly at startup for windows startup options. If it gives you a screen with all your drives, select your windows drive and then immediately start pressing f8 again, then select "safe mode") -->After logging in, run driver cleaner pro and check [x] the "Select multiple cleaning filters". -->Select "nvidia" and press start. When it's done, restart your pc. -->Cancel or select "No" on all the little pop-ups that will ask about installing new hardware -->Install the latest Nvidia driver and restart your pc again

Test it out in your favorite games, 3DMark or whatever you use to guage your pc's performance.




Vince

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#19 12 years ago

Ive tried that. No dice. Hah!

Ive updated my driver from the Packard Bell website. And alot of people have told me to do this, but I need a brief explanation how to sort this mess out.




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#20 12 years ago

You sound like my little brother who beat up on my old P3 becuase Far cry was running very slow and was laggy. But anyway you could easily reslove you're problem alot buy getting a better video card and it dosen't have to cost alot to. I've seen places were you can get a 7900 GS for under 200 dollars.