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November 29, 2010 9:51:24 AM

Hi everyone,
I got a problem I've been living with for quite sometime when I play games like call of duty or assassin's creed it lags then plays smoothly then lags again a lot this time I don't understand I have 4GB of ram it's just weird please help!

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November 29, 2010 11:26:36 AM

What are the rest of your specs, inc. PSU and OS.
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November 29, 2010 11:31:39 AM

Please post the info of your PC spec for us to be able to help
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November 29, 2010 2:26:04 PM

^^ Agreed, post your specs, ram isnt the only thing that depends-
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November 29, 2010 2:51:32 PM

Flyingsparrow101 said:
I got a problem I've been living with for quite sometime when I play games like call of duty or assassin's creed it lags then plays smoothly then lags again a lot this time I don't understand I have 4GB of ram it's just weird please help!

buddy u haven't mentioned ur GPU in ur configurations.
Which GPU r u having?
Your CPU is good but tell us about ur GPU.
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November 29, 2010 4:11:32 PM

Thank you all for you're posts here are my specs.


Processor: Intel Core i3 530 @2.93GHz

Motherboard: Evga P55 Sli

Memory: Corsair xms3 4GB 1600mhz 9-9-9-24

GPU: Nvidia Geforce 7950gt 512MB RAM

HDD: WD Caviar Blue 320GB 7200rpm

Hitachi 250GB 7200rpm

PSU: Thermaltake 750 watts.

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
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November 29, 2010 4:18:26 PM

Your gpu isnt really a gaming one, an upgrade would be nice, especially for gaming-
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November 29, 2010 4:26:24 PM

You're right I've stayed with this GPU for about 4 years now I think it's time for a change and thanks for you're reply.
Do you think that if I get the Nvidia Geforce 8800GT would be a good upgrade??
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November 29, 2010 4:30:17 PM

Well, 8800 gt is better than your current gpu, but ithere is much better, it depends what games you want to play and at what resolution.
For eg, if you plan on playing crysis at 1080 p medium/high settings, a 8800gt wont be able to provide the perf.
Then a gtx 460 will do great, before taking a decision, list the games you want to play, and your budget.
Also what is your screen resolution ?
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November 30, 2010 12:35:38 AM

You have not a good GPU.its very old.
If u can afford then go for GTX 460.Its a beast in terms of gaming.
It is future proof as well.
8800 gt is also old one n it will play the games but not all with good performance.
U should go for GTX 460.
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November 30, 2010 4:38:22 AM

The 8800GT is better than your existing GPU, agreed. But it's a li'l old for today. Heck, I can't even find it on newegg/ ebay anymore!

Depending on your budget, I strongly recommend you upgrade to at least the GTX 460 1Gb version. Its newer architecture and offers DirectX 11.
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November 30, 2010 9:21:44 AM

Thanks for your reply. My screen resolution is 1920x1080 games I'd like to play are like Call of duty black ops, Need for speed hot pursuit(2010) or Crysis those are games I
like to enjoy at high resolution. In other words thanks I'll go for it found the GTX 460 in eBay for $211 hopefully we've put this problem to bed!!!
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November 30, 2010 11:52:30 AM

Yeah, definitely at that res , you will be better off with a gtx 460.
Enjoy-
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December 1, 2010 9:27:01 AM

Well, np, if you want to thank, mark the post that helped you the most as -best answer.
Cheers.
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December 1, 2010 1:52:27 PM

I'm having similar issues. And it gets even stranger. Games that lag are NFS Hot Pursuit 2010, Assasins Creed2 and NBA2k11. As an example yesterday afternoon i used to get 20-25 fps then played a bit with OCing the CPU and suddendly all was ok got 60fps+ and i couldn't find any explanation.

My rig:

Athlon x3 445 - unlocked to x4 at 3.4GHz
Gigabyte MB 880GM-U2HD
4GB Ram 1600 MHz at 1760MHz Kingston hyper Blue
GTX460 1GB Gigabyte
450W PSU Powercool Modular (80plus certified).

After restart this morning wnt down to 20-25 again.

Installed lates nvidia drivers, did a flash Bios update... it didnt seem to change...

Played Mass effect 2 and demigod and no pb with those...
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December 1, 2010 6:46:32 PM

Your power supply is a bit low, try like a 500W psu
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December 2, 2010 6:42:23 AM

Paul_gren said:
I'm having similar issues. And it gets even stranger. Games that lag are NFS Hot Pursuit 2010, Assasins Creed2 and NBA2k11. As an example yesterday afternoon i used to get 20-25 fps then played a bit with OCing the CPU and suddendly all was ok got 60fps+ and i couldn't find any explanation.

My rig:

Athlon x3 445 - unlocked to x4 at 3.4GHz
Gigabyte MB 880GM-U2HD
4GB Ram 1600 MHz at 1760MHz Kingston hyper Blue
GTX460 1GB Gigabyte
450W PSU Powercool Modular (80plus certified).

After restart this morning wnt down to 20-25 again.

Installed lates nvidia drivers, did a flash Bios update... it didnt seem to change...

Played Mass effect 2 and demigod and no pb with those...

buddy what about ur cooling system.
It can happen when ur PC becomes hot.
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December 2, 2010 6:44:54 AM

Flyingsparrow101 said:
Hi everyone,
I got a problem I've been living with for quite sometime when I play games like call of duty or assassin's creed it lags then plays smoothly then lags again a lot this time I don't understand I have 4GB of ram it's just weird please help!

buddy are u providing good cooling to your system.
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December 2, 2010 1:14:58 PM

geniusender said:
buddy what about ur cooling system.
It can happen when ur PC becomes hot.


i have have discovered the culprit:)  it is the PSU. It only delivers 26A on total over the 12V leads which means it's underpowering my gtx460 (24A minimum recommended by Gigabyte). It's really funny, in the morning when system is cool and PSU cooler is not so loud, the games work fine then gradually decrease in FPS to 20-25 and it's unplayable. i also noticed if i undervolted the CPU it helped a bit.

ordered a new OCZ 600W Slient extreme 2. Should do the job.
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December 3, 2010 5:53:09 AM

Yes. My Gpu idles at 59-60 degrees Celsius and my processor 27-29 degrees celsius.
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December 3, 2010 7:44:58 AM

hello Flyingsparrow,
Simple buddy graphic card is your problem.
if u an afford easily then go for GTX 460.Its a beast.Otherwise go for HD 5770.As u have 3 PCI-e slots on your motherboard so if u join 2 HD 5570 then this pair can beat a single high-end graphic card.Its an excellent pair.
U still have enough RAM and good CPU.
U have enough power supply.
Just new good GPU is your solution.
Best Of Luck.
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December 3, 2010 8:09:05 AM

Flyingsparrow101 said:
Yes. My Gpu idles at 59-60 degrees Celsius and my processor 27-29 degrees celsius.

Whats the matter ?
I thought you decided to get a gtx 460..
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December 3, 2010 5:13:36 PM

I don't know which one to buy the HD5770 is much cheaper than the gtx 460, so I don't know if either I go for the gtx or the HD5770.
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December 5, 2010 1:56:58 PM

Best answer selected by Flyingsparrow101.
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