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Call of Duty lagging on lowest settings

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December 20, 2011 9:36:05 AM

I purchased a copy of Call of Duty 4 yesterday and it installed fine, I updated my graphics drivers and tried to play it. The settings were on their lowest by default but the game was lagging horribly. I've tried different combinations but it doesn't matter what resolution or settings I put it on, it just lags.

My PC Specifications -

HP Media Center Edition m700
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600 Build 7600
Intel Pentium D CPU 3.00GHz, 3000 Mhz, 2 Cores, 2 Logical Processors
RAM - 2.00GB
ASUSTeK Europa II Hybrid Capture Device Sound Card
NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX
December 20, 2011 9:42:46 AM

Well, your video card has at max 512 mb of memory, possibly 256. 2 gigs of memory so your constantly reading from your hard drive and the cpu is pretty dated. Sorry to say but that system is pretty dated for COD4, even at lowest settings. If you lower your resolution and settings your cpu cant keep up and if you crank up the eye candy your gpu doesnt have a chance.
December 20, 2011 9:51:09 AM

It's a decent PC, any components you would recommmend I should purchase?
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December 20, 2011 10:05:38 AM

No way. His system surpasses the minimum specifications by enough that he should be running lowest settings like butter. I'm betting a driver glitch occurred. I would uninstall all nvidia graphic drivers then run the latest version of driver sweeper in safe mode and then re-install the drivers and see if that helps.

Edit: Also, for a cheap upgrade another 2gb of ram would really help you out a lot. Ram is super cheap right now as well.
December 20, 2011 10:23:25 AM

lemlo said:
No way. His system surpasses the minimum specifications by enough that he should be running lowest settings like butter. I'm betting a driver glitch occurred. I would uninstall all nvidia graphic drivers then run the latest version of driver sweeper in safe mode and then re-install the drivers and see if that helps.

Edit: Also, for a cheap upgrade another 2gb of ram would really help you out a lot. Ram is super cheap right now as well.


Thanks, i'll give that a shot and report back ;) 
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December 20, 2011 10:25:52 AM

I agree 2 more gigs of ram, and how full and how long has it been since you defragged your hard drive?
December 20, 2011 10:37:09 AM

tlmck said:
I agree 2 more gigs of ram, and how full and how long has it been since you defragged your hard drive?


It's been a long time, had this PC for about 2 years and i've never defragged it! :ouch: 
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