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Compatible performance for L.A. Norie

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July 4, 2012 7:44:05 PM

Computer spec 1: (My PC)
CPU > Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93GHz (3M L2 cache) [2 physical, 2 logical]
GPU > NVIDIA GeForce 220 GT (ASUS, 1GB-DDR2) [Driver: v301.42]
RAM > 8GB (Kingston, DDR3-1333)
O/S > Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 [64-bit]

VS.

Computer spec 2: (My friend's PC)
CPU > Intel Core i3-530 @ 2.93GHz (4M L3 cache) [2 physical, 4 logical]
GPU > NVIDIA GeForce 220 GT (GIGABYTE, 512MB-GDDR3) [Driver: v301.42]
RAM > 4GB (Kingston, DDR3-1333)
O/S > Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 [64-bit]

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-Why my PC can't run well for L.A. Norie game? :( 
-My CPU usage is 99.90%

-But my friend PC can run for that game.
-His CPU usage is just only 54.00%


*Can you tell me that game need faster CPU or GPU?
*Please help me to solve this problem or I'm gonna cry :cry: 
July 4, 2012 7:51:08 PM

If you're CPU usage is 99.99% then that means its running at full capacity. It can't run any faster than that. I would interpret this as your CPU is bottle-necking your system performance in terms of games (or at least LA Norie). You need a faster CPU.

Since you and your friend have the exact same GPU but his is playing the game smoothly, I would say that the GPU is not the limiting factor.

July 4, 2012 8:49:59 PM

Thank you so much for let me know :) 
But "ReadMe" file said:
Operating System: Windows 7 / Windows Vista Service Pack 1 / Windows XP Service Pack 3
Processor: Intel Dual Core 2.2GHz to Quad Core 3.2GHz / AMD Dual Core 2.4Ghz to Quad Core 3.2Ghz
RAM: 2GB to 8GB

So why that game can't run on Core 2 Duo? That should be work as well as Core-i3.
Since I was changing the graphics settings that are not effect on performance.
Then I think maybe I need a faster CPU like "Core 2 Quad (or) Core-i3"
I also know my friend's CPU is 50% faster than my CPU

*I really want to know why they write "Intel Dual Core 2.2GHz" in ReadMe file?
*WHY? :fou: 
*I already have faster than that CPU. :( 
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July 4, 2012 8:59:05 PM

Your friends PC has L3 cache, and is faster than yours.
July 4, 2012 11:49:22 PM

There are many factors that can happen. One thing I can think of is that since your CPU is running at full capacity, it might be getting too hot. Are your running on stock CPU cooler or do you have an aftermarket? Check your temps and see how they are faring.

Note that when your temps are too high, your CPU slows down to attempt to reduce the heat.

Also, he has a newer generation CPU.

As for why its not running smoothly despite their claims, I'm not sure. Perhaps "Dual Core" is different from "Core 2 Duo."
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July 5, 2012 1:10:24 AM

The i3 is faster than your Core2Duo but not that much. Are you by chance running at a lower resolution than him? That would cause the game to be more CPU bound in your case.

Also don't forget the Dual Core 2.2Ghz is the minimum specs for the game. It will not necessarily run well with that setup. Your E7500 is better than a Pentium Dual Core though.
July 5, 2012 4:03:22 PM

My CPU temp is not too hot! It's only 48-54`C @ 99% usage.
As the minimum spec for "Need For Speed THE RUN" they said minimum CPU for that game is Core 2 Duo 3.0GHz
But my CPU can run smoothly!
And my CPU usage is only 90% !!

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I think there is nobody can't figure it out.
Today, I installed L.A. Norie game in my previous O/S > Windows XP [Driver: v301.42]
Then my PC is happily run that game so I get really really surprise on that game. :o 
The CPU usage is only 96% and I can play smoother than Windows 7. :) 
So I can play as my friend playing that game in Windows 7.
Also my PC can running at 1366x768 resolution (Native).

Graphics Settings:
Resolution 1366x768
Antialiasing 0
Antisotropic Filtering 4
Ambient Occlusion Yes
Facial quality Quality
Texture quality Performance
Shadow quality Balanced
Lighting quality Performance
Environment quality Performance
LOD quality Performance

*Frame rate may be: 20-30fps

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So what you-all think of that game? :p 
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July 5, 2012 4:30:01 PM

As I asked above, are you and your friend playing at the same resolution? At higher resolutions the graphics card is used more than the CPU. At lower resolutions games become more CPU bound. 1366 x 768 is a lower resolution.

The GT220 is really not a very good card for gaming. One reason you may be doing better in Windows XP is that running the game in Direct X 9 is less demanding than the Direct X 10 you were likely using in Windows 7. The GT 220 does not support DX 11 at all.

Is your friend overclocking his CPU?
July 5, 2012 5:20:57 PM

No, but my monitor's resolution is as same as my friend. (Native: 1366x768)
My friend playing at 1280x720 resolution (with FXAA Antialiasing x1)
Mine is 1366x768 (with no FXAA Antialiasing)

I know my Graphics card doesn't support DX11, so next year I'll upgrade my Graphics card like "GTX 550 Ti" or "GT 640"
Is that my CPU can handle that kind of Graphics card or faster card?
Should I need faster Graphics card (GTX 560,570) for 1366x768 resolution?

I already overclocked my CPU (3.53GHz) to test that game in Windows 7 but this is not effect on performance.
Now, we both no overclock our CPU.
July 6, 2012 6:13:00 PM

Helpless....
July 6, 2012 7:33:02 PM

Can someone tell me as I asked above?

-Is that my CPU (Core 2 Duo E7500) can handle that kind of Graphics card (GTX 550 Ti or GT 640) or faster card?
-Should I need faster Graphics card (GTX 560,570) for 1366x768 resolution?

*If nobody tell me or angry with me then I'm gonna delete this flag.
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July 6, 2012 8:22:50 PM

A GTX 550 Ti and a GT640 are lower end cards and should not bottleneck with your CPU.

At 1366 x 768 a GTX 560, GTX460 1GB, HD 6850 level card should let you max pretty much any games. With this level of card it would help if you could overclock your CPU.

A GTX 560 Ti or GTX 570 are too much for your low resolution monitor..

If you look at the specs required for LA Noire they are very high just like with any Rockstar game.

http://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=1145&ga...
July 7, 2012 9:52:41 AM

Thank you for let me know
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