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Why does CoD: Ghosts lag for me

Why does my game lag when playing online?

CPU: Bulldozer fx4100 (i know it isn't the best, but it never exceeds 70% usage when playing)
GPU: GeForce gtx650ti 2GB (my graphics card is fine)

But online I get random lag spikes but my cpu stays around 60% all the way through the game.
A friend told me it could be my HDD but i don't know too much about that.
I usually join the game about 20seconds later than my friends
Also my graphics settings are on minimum.

I'm using a playstation 3 controller and linking my pc upto my 42" tv with a hdmi cable

I know it isn't my internet because I get around 122mb on wired with Virgin Media

any ideas??
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  1. Best answer
    EDIT: It could be the TV screen size - too big for your computer to handle.

    I'm not sure about COD Ghosts, but because it's fairly new - there may be some issues bugs and server issues.
    1) How much RAM do you have?
    2) Update your graphics card driver
    3) CPU should be okay (not the best but its okay)
    4) Play with a mouse and a normal size screen

    COD Ghosts Requirements:
    >>> http://www.geforce.com/games-applications/pc-games/call-of-duty-ghosts/system-requirements
  2. @linckmichael I have 8gb RAM.
    I updated my graphics card driver and still have the issue
    I know my cpu sucks but it's fine on MoH BF3 etc
    i played on my 22" monitor and noticed alot less lag. But it's difficult playing on it when i can play on a 42" with hdmi not vga (my monitor sucks)
  3. markusfarwell-1382241 said:
    @linckmichael I have 8gb RAM.
    I updated my graphics card driver and still have the issue
    I know my cpu sucks but it's fine on MoH BF3 etc
    i played on my 22" monitor and noticed alot less lag. But it's difficult playing on it when i can play on a 42" with hdmi not vga (my monitor sucks)


    Yeah I just edited my post above, I am very sure it's the 42" TV screen. It might be squeezing the juice out of your system. I know playing BF4 on a PC monitor greater than 1920x1080 (1080p) resolution will require more than 2GB of VRAM. This is probably your holding you back.

    Because in gaming, 1st priority is your GPU, then comes CPU in a distant 2nd priority.

    And your 8GB of normal CPU RAM is good.
  4. If the TV is 1080p, then the performance WILL NOT CHANGE. I doubt that you have a 4K television, as they are not even remotely common. How did you come up with screen size affecting performance?
  5. It's most likely a combination of your CPU/GPU creating a less consistent frame rate. But I would put more blame towards the graphics card. I have 4GB of RAM, an HD7950, and an A10-5800K@4.3Ghz, and I can run it fine at the highest settings. ( Fine being 48+ FPS for me ) The A10-5800K is on par or slightly better than an FX-4100.
  6. Evankiller9 said:
    It's most likely a combination of your CPU/GPU creating a less consistent frame rate. But I would put more blame towards the graphics card. I have 4GB of RAM, an HD7950, and an A10-5800K@4.3Ghz, and I can run it fine at the highest settings. ( Fine being 48+ FPS for me ) The A10-5800K is on par or slightly better than an FX-4100.


    The A10-5800K is a bit more than 'slightly' better than the FX4100. The price difference of around £30 for starters, and performance-wise there's a huge difference.

    Please get off of these forums unless you have actual knowledge on what you're talking about.
  7. I love how you didn't notice that "linckmichael" thinks that screen size (Not Resolution) is affecting the performance of his PC. Wanna address that too? My answer was still correct and more helpful than the selected best answer. The only reason I mentioned my specs and FPS was to show that RAM was not the issue, seeing as I have only 4GB.
  8. I love how you didn't notice that "linckmichael" thinks that screen size (Not Resolution) is affecting the performance of his PC. Wanna address that too? My answer was still correct and more helpful than the selected best answer. The only reason I mentioned my specs and FPS was to show that RAM was not the issue, seeing as I have only 4GB.
  9. I love how you didn't notice that "linckmichael" thinks that screen size (Not Resolution) is affecting the performance of his PC. Wanna address that too? My answer was still correct and more helpful than the selected best answer. The only reason I mentioned my specs and FPS was to show that RAM was not the issue, seeing as I have only 4GB.
  10. Evankiller9 said:
    I love how you didn't notice that "linckmichael" thinks that screen size (Not Resolution) is affecting the performance of his PC. Wanna address that too? My answer was still correct and more helpful than the selected best answer. The only reason I mentioned my specs and FPS was to show that RAM was not the issue, seeing as I have only 4GB.


    Yes when I typed 'screen size' - I meant 'resolution'. Was it a mistake? Sure it certainly was. I believe I typed that solution was it was close to 2am.

    - 2GB is just enough to run 1080p. Anything more will require something more than that
    - Evan, whereas you've got 4GB RAM that's plenty enough for much higher resolutions. Our poster - Mark, doesn't have that VRAM luxury.

    Anyways by all means, you can have the best answer because it doesn't mean that much to me. It's not a competition - I'm just trying to help someone else.
  11. I was talking about 4GB of DDR3, not VRAM. I never said 4GB VRAM. I didn't know it was a mistake, there's some people that would actually say that I was just helping out with a better answer. It was still silly of you to assume that the 42" TV is not 1080p. I don't know of many people with beyond 1080p televisions. I'm not trying to make anyone angry, all I did was post a better answer.
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