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why need for speed shift is running slow?


my specs:
MB: ASUS P5KPL AM SE
CPU: CORE 2 QUAD Q8400 2.66 GHZ 4MB
RAM: 2X 2GB DDR2
VGA: GF 9500GT 1GB DDR2 128BIT
HDD: SAMSUNG 500GB SATA 7200RPM
MONITOR: SAMSUNG 17 INCH LCD (might go for 19 inch LED in a few months)
PSU: GENERIC 600W POWER SUPPLY
OPTICAL: DVD RW
RESOLUTION: 1280x1020
OS: WINDOWS 7 PROFFESIONAL 64 BIT
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  1. Simple: Your GPU isn't up to the mark to handle the graphics. The rest of your rig is good enough for the game, but the 9500 is the bottleneck. It's old for today's games. Try bumping it up to something better/ newer.
  2. namelessonez said:
    Simple: Your GPU isn't up to the mark to handle the graphics. The rest of your rig is good enough for the game, but the 9500 is the bottleneck. It's old for today's games. Try bumping it up to something better/ newer.



    thanks.. what gpu would you recommend?
  3. For your resolution, even the GTS250 (1 gig) would do the job.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127478

    That's what I'm running at.

    But I'd recommend the GTX460 (1 gig) 256-bit for the simple reason that its the best bang for the buck for today. Plus, it'll keep you going for a good time in the near future. Your rig is pretty good, so you should be able to SLI later on should you want to. This MSI card is out of stock as of now, but if you can get your hands on a similar MSI card, grab it

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127510

    Another 460:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261075

    If you wanna go the ATI way, get the 5850
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127500&cm_sp=DailyDeal-_-14-127-500-_-Homepage

    One doubt: I dunno if your mobo will support the GTX460, or SLI. From the limited research I did, I couldn't find info.
  4. namelessonez said:
    For your resolution, even the GTS250 (1 gig) would do the job.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127478

    That's what I'm running at.

    But I'd recommend the GTX460 (1 gig) 256-bit for the simple reason that its the best bang for the buck for today. Plus, it'll keep you going for a good time in the near future. Your rig is pretty good, so you should be able to SLI later on should you want to. This MSI card is out of stock as of now, but if you can get your hands on a similar MSI card, grab it

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127510

    Another 460:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261075

    If you wanna go the ATI way, get the 5850
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127500&cm_sp=DailyDeal-_-14-127-500-_-Homepage

    One doubt: I dunno if your mobo will support the GTX460, or SLI. From the limited research I did, I couldn't find info.



    gtx460 is to expensive here in the philippines its 284 USD to be exact..... i only got 180 USD....... and my mobo has PCIE X16 only and not SLI compatible.....


    is gts 250 1gb good enough to play NFS SHIFT NBA 2K10 without a lag? plus gts 250 cost 177 USD here?
  5. Best answer
    Yup, its good enough. I played shift on my rig:

    Core2quad@2.33
    2x2Kingston DDR2 RAM
    MSI Twin frozrn250gts (1 gig)

    My resolution was a bit lower than yours and it ran smooth. Considering the fact that your processor is at 2.66 and the resolution is a tad higher than mine, I see no issues in your getting good performance with the 250GTS

    Verdict: Go for it!
  6. Best answer selected by kirby4284.
  7. namelessonez said:
    Yup, its good enough. I played shift on my rig:

    Core2quad@2.33
    2x2Kingston DDR2 RAM
    MSI Twin frozrn250gts (1 gig)

    My resolution was a bit lower than yours and it ran smooth. Considering the fact that your processor is at 2.66 and the resolution is a tad higher than mine, I see no issues in your getting good performance with the 250GTS

    Verdict: Go for it!



    thank you very much!!!!!!!thanks for the time
  8. im gonna buy the gts 250 next week
  9. Glad to help! Enjoy!! :)
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