i have an intel celeron d 2.53 ghz processor. with 1 gig ram and a ati video card w/ 128 megs mem. when playing a game like city of heros after 10 mins the gsame slows down. do you think it's the cpu should i go to the p4 w/ h.t?
and yes i am on a cable line 4.5meg down and 768k up. what should i do
Game slows down after 10 min. it could be the CPU temps or the connection. Does your pc slow down when you are playing games that are not online? If not then it could be just the connection but if it does then it could be the cpu temp.
I'd say you've got a heat problem with your graphics card. Unless you've got your HSF installed wrong on the processor, its definately not your processor. I have a machine here with the same processor and it plays COH/COV just fine. Just for a test, try opening up the side of the case and log into COH. Watch the CPU and Graphics (if the graphics card has one) fans. See if they are running clean (no dust) and full speed. Wouldn't be a bad idea at all to take some compressed air and blow them out. Make sure you have the most current drivers too. Cryptic Studios is using a more advanced graphics engine for COV and they are incorporating that same engine to COH. Problem is, there is tons of lag and instability during this process. Additionally, it has been noted in the forums that they are having tons of issues currently with ATI cards. Expansion 7 is supposed to address many of these issues.