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February 10, 2010 6:11:51 AM


this is my PC specs do let me know if i have to update any driver or somethg to make far cry 2 , the saboteur , red faction guerrilla all work well cause its running slow in my system

the saboteur freezes at the main screen
red faction guerrilla and far cry 2 are running slow



OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Version 6.1.7229 Build 7229
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name PC
System Manufacturer INTEL
System Model DG31PR
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz, 2933 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Intel Corp. PRG3110H.86A.0065.2009.0421.1559, 21-04-2009
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale India
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7229.0"
User Name Mathew-PC\Mathew
Time Zone Pacific Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 2.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 1.65 GB
Total Virtual Memory 3.99 GB
Available Virtual Memory 3.50 GB
Page File Space 2.00 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
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I/O Port 0x00000000-0x00000CF7 PCI bus
I/O Port 0x00000000-0x00000CF7 Direct memory access controller

I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF ATI Radeon HD 4350
I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF Intel(R) G33/G31/P35/P31 Express Chipset PCI Express Root Port - 29C1

IRQ 23 Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27C8
IRQ 23 Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 27CC

I/O Port 0x0000E000-0x0000E0FF ATI Radeon HD 4350
I/O Port 0x0000E000-0x0000E0FF Intel(R) G33/G31/P35/P31 Express Chipset PCI Express Root Port - 29C1

IRQ 16 Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27CB
IRQ 16 High Definition Audio Controller

IRQ 17 High Definition Audio Controller
IRQ 17 Realtek RTL8168B/8111B Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)

Memory Address 0xD0000000-0xDFFFFFFF ATI Radeon HD 4350
Memory Address 0xD0000000-0xDFFFFFFF Intel(R) G33/G31/P35/P31 Express Chipset PCI Express Root Port - 29C1

IRQ 19 Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27C9
IRQ 19 Intel(R) 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) Serial ATA Storage Controller - 27C0

Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF PCI bus
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF ATI Radeon HD 4350
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF Intel(R) G33/G31/P35/P31 Express Chipset PCI Express Root Port - 29C1

I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB ATI Radeon HD 4350
I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB Intel(R) G33/G31/P35/P31 Express Chipset PCI Express Root Port - 29C1

I/O Port 0x0000D000-0x0000D0FF Realtek RTL8168B/8111B Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)
I/O Port 0x0000D000-0x0000D0FF Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Root Port - 27D2
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video codecs
c:\windows\system32\divx.dll DivX, Inc. DivX 6.8.0 Codec OK C:\Windows\system32\DIVX.DLL 6.8.0.14 666.50 KB (682,496 bytes) 05-02-2008 17:11
c:\windows\system32\iccvid.dll Radius Inc. OK C:\Windows\system32\ICCVID.DLL 1.10.0.12 81.00 KB (82,944 bytes) 04-06-2009 23:34
c:\windows\system32\iyuv_32.dll Microsoft Corporation OK C:\Windows\system32\IYUV_32.DLL 6.1.7229.0 48.50 KB (49,664 bytes) 04-06-2009 23:19
c:\windows\system32\msrle32.dll Microsoft Corporation OK C:\Windows\system32\MSRLE32.DLL 6.1.7229.0 12.50 KB (12,800 bytes) 04-06-2009 23:34
c:\windows\system32\msvidc32.dll Microsoft Corporation OK C:\Windows\system32\MSVIDC32.DLL 6.1.7229.0 30.50 KB (31,232 bytes) 04-06-2009 23:34
c:\windows\system32\msyuv.dll Microsoft Corporation OK C:\Windows\system32\MSYUV.DLL 6.1.7229.0 21.50 KB (22,016 bytes) 04-06-2009 23:19
c:\windows\system32\tsbyuv.dll Microsoft Corporation OK C:\Windows\system32\TSBYUV.DLL 6.1.7229.0 12.00 KB (12,288 bytes) 04-06-2009 23:19
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sound device

Name High Definition Audio Device
Manufacturer Microsoft
Status OK
PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_1002&DEV_AA01&SUBSYS_00AA0100&REV_1001\5&2081E967&0&0001
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\hdaudio.sys (6.1.7229.0, 307.00 KB (314,368 bytes), 04-06-2009 23:19)

Name High Definition Audio Device
Manufacturer Microsoft
Status OK
PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0888&SUBSYS_8086D608&REV_1000\4&3ACC46D&0&0201
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\hdaudio.sys (6.1.7229.0, 307.00 KB (314,368 bytes), 04-06-2009 23:19)
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display

Name ATI Radeon HD 4350
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_954F&SUBSYS_24621682&REV_00\4&91BBBF8&0&0008
Adapter Type ATI Radeon Graphics Processor (0x954F), ATI Technologies Inc. compatible
Adapter Description ATI Radeon HD 4350
Adapter RAM 1.00 GB (1,073,741,824 bytes)
Installed Drivers atidxx32.dll,atidxx64,atiumdag.dll,atiumdva.cap,atiumd64,atiumd6a,atitmm64
Driver Version 8.582.0.0
INF File oem1.inf (ati2mtag_R7X section)
Color Planes Not Available
Color Table Entries 4294967296
Resolution 1600 x 900 x 59 hertz
Bits/Pixel 32
Memory Address 0xD0000000-0xDFFFFFFF
Memory Address 0xFF820000-0xFF82FFFF
I/O Port 0x0000E000-0x0000E0FF
IRQ Channel IRQ 4294967291
I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB
I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\atikmdag.sys (7.1.1.871, 4.10 MB (4,303,360 bytes), 03-02-2009 23:29)
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a b $ Windows 7
February 10, 2010 6:27:59 AM

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

Have you tried this to trouble shoot the problems??

Have you installed all updated device drivers for your graphics card, Audio codec & ethernet controller

For latest Display dirvers,
http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx

For audio!
http://www.realtek.com.tw/download [...] o%20Codecs

For ethernet!
http://www.realtek.com.tw/download [...] Down=false

Install them first & try Playing again!
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February 10, 2010 6:28:20 AM

You need to upgrade your video card, it looks like you have a ATI radeon HD 4350. Far Cry 2 Minimum requirements are

* CPU:
Pentium 4 3.2 Ghz, Pentium D 2.66 Ghz
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ or better
* Video card:
NVIDIA 6800 or ATIX1650 or better
Shader Model 3 required
256 Mb of graphic memory
* Memory:
1 GB

According to Tom's Graphics Card hierarchy it appears your HD 4350 is 1 tier below the minimum radeon x1650. Not that it matters because that HD 4350 is not a gaming card anyways.

How much are you willing to spend to upgrade to a better video card? People can start suggesting once we know your budget. Do you know what your power supply is? Will have to factor extra cost if your power supply is some generic weak POS.
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February 10, 2010 7:42:02 AM

There is a beta patch for the saboteur that fixes the hang issue with aTi cards, think its version 1.03b
The hanging only affects aTi cards, happened on my 5870, applied the update/patch, no problems since.

as for the slowness, 4350 isn't what i call gaming grade... :) 
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February 10, 2010 8:54:04 AM

so i have to update my graphics card great

so i guess will forget about gamming for quiet a while now

thanx guys for ur reply
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a b $ Windows 7
February 10, 2010 8:56:12 AM

If you think my post was the most helpful, please remember to click on"SELECT AS BEST ANSWER"!
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February 10, 2010 6:55:10 PM

Don't worry too much you can get a nice graphics card for under $100.

Like they said, your current card was not designed for games, but more for hd video. In fact, yours is the slower version of these low end cards.
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February 10, 2010 7:03:26 PM

Yea, a new graphics card definitely should get you up to playable frames. But there's good news. ATI's 5570 is available for order online, for roughly $85 shipped. Should be able to pop that puppy right in and get to gaming.
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February 11, 2010 8:34:09 AM

is there no way i can run far cry 2 as i just checked a guys video in you tube it was running perfectly well in the same graphics card
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February 11, 2010 1:46:42 PM

You CAN run Far Cry 2. Except it will not be very fast.

Youtube. You know. It's a video.
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February 11, 2010 1:53:30 PM

agreed with strider. it may be possible to run FC2 with your graphics card, but don't expect phenomenal performance, especially with the rest of your system specs. Your graphics card is your bottleneck at the moment. Go for an inexpensive upgrade ($70-90) and you'll get the performance you want.
Besides, that youtube video, was it using the EXACT same system specs as your computer, or JUST the graphics card? could also just as easily be staged (maybe just ran the trailer on his computer and said it could play the game?)
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February 11, 2010 11:34:38 PM

what resolution are you running your games at? Also did you try putting them to the lowest graphical settings? Like what saran008 recommended did you update your video card to the latest drivers from ATI/AMD's website?
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February 12, 2010 12:40:29 AM

mark_tharakan said:
this is my PC specs do let me know if i have to update any driver or somethg to make far cry 2 , the saboteur , red faction guerrilla all work well cause its running slow in my system

the saboteur freezes at the main screen
red faction guerrilla and far cry 2 are running slow



OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Version 6.1.7229 Build 7229
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name PC
System Manufacturer INTEL
System Model DG31PR
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz, 2933 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Intel Corp. PRG3110H.86A.0065.2009.0421.1559, 21-04-2009
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale India
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7229.0"
User Name Mathew-PC\Mathew
Time Zone Pacific Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 2.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 1.65 GB
Total Virtual Memory 3.99 GB
Available Virtual Memory 3.50 GB
Page File Space 2.00 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
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I/O Port 0x00000000-0x00000CF7 PCI bus
I/O Port 0x00000000-0x00000CF7 Direct memory access controller

I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF ATI Radeon HD 4350
I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF Intel(R) G33/G31/P35/P31 Express Chipset PCI Express Root Port - 29C1

IRQ 23 Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27C8
IRQ 23 Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 27CC

I/O Port 0x0000E000-0x0000E0FF ATI Radeon HD 4350
I/O Port 0x0000E000-0x0000E0FF Intel(R) G33/G31/P35/P31 Express Chipset PCI Express Root Port - 29C1

IRQ 16 Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27CB
IRQ 16 High Definition Audio Controller

IRQ 17 High Definition Audio Controller
IRQ 17 Realtek RTL8168B/8111B Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)

Memory Address 0xD0000000-0xDFFFFFFF ATI Radeon HD 4350
Memory Address 0xD0000000-0xDFFFFFFF Intel(R) G33/G31/P35/P31 Express Chipset PCI Express Root Port - 29C1

IRQ 19 Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27C9
IRQ 19 Intel(R) 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) Serial ATA Storage Controller - 27C0

Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF PCI bus
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF ATI Radeon HD 4350
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF Intel(R) G33/G31/P35/P31 Express Chipset PCI Express Root Port - 29C1

I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB ATI Radeon HD 4350
I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB Intel(R) G33/G31/P35/P31 Express Chipset PCI Express Root Port - 29C1

I/O Port 0x0000D000-0x0000D0FF Realtek RTL8168B/8111B Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)
I/O Port 0x0000D000-0x0000D0FF Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Root Port - 27D2
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video codecs
c:\windows\system32\divx.dll DivX, Inc. DivX 6.8.0 Codec OK C:\Windows\system32\DIVX.DLL 6.8.0.14 666.50 KB (682,496 bytes) 05-02-2008 17:11
c:\windows\system32\iccvid.dll Radius Inc. OK C:\Windows\system32\ICCVID.DLL 1.10.0.12 81.00 KB (82,944 bytes) 04-06-2009 23:34
c:\windows\system32\iyuv_32.dll Microsoft Corporation OK C:\Windows\system32\IYUV_32.DLL 6.1.7229.0 48.50 KB (49,664 bytes) 04-06-2009 23:19
c:\windows\system32\msrle32.dll Microsoft Corporation OK C:\Windows\system32\MSRLE32.DLL 6.1.7229.0 12.50 KB (12,800 bytes) 04-06-2009 23:34
c:\windows\system32\msvidc32.dll Microsoft Corporation OK C:\Windows\system32\MSVIDC32.DLL 6.1.7229.0 30.50 KB (31,232 bytes) 04-06-2009 23:34
c:\windows\system32\msyuv.dll Microsoft Corporation OK C:\Windows\system32\MSYUV.DLL 6.1.7229.0 21.50 KB (22,016 bytes) 04-06-2009 23:19
c:\windows\system32\tsbyuv.dll Microsoft Corporation OK C:\Windows\system32\TSBYUV.DLL 6.1.7229.0 12.00 KB (12,288 bytes) 04-06-2009 23:19
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sound device

Name High Definition Audio Device
Manufacturer Microsoft
Status OK
PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_1002&DEV_AA01&SUBSYS_00AA0100&REV_1001\5&2081E967&0&0001
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\hdaudio.sys (6.1.7229.0, 307.00 KB (314,368 bytes), 04-06-2009 23:19)

Name High Definition Audio Device
Manufacturer Microsoft
Status OK
PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0888&SUBSYS_8086D608&REV_1000\4&3ACC46D&0&0201
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\hdaudio.sys (6.1.7229.0, 307.00 KB (314,368 bytes), 04-06-2009 23:19)
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display

Name ATI Radeon HD 4350
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_954F&SUBSYS_24621682&REV_00\4&91BBBF8&0&0008
Adapter Type ATI Radeon Graphics Processor (0x954F), ATI Technologies Inc. compatible
Adapter Description ATI Radeon HD 4350
Adapter RAM 1.00 GB (1,073,741,824 bytes)
Installed Drivers atidxx32.dll,atidxx64,atiumdag.dll,atiumdva.cap,atiumd64,atiumd6a,atitmm64
Driver Version 8.582.0.0
INF File oem1.inf (ati2mtag_R7X section)
Color Planes Not Available
Color Table Entries 4294967296
Resolution 1600 x 900 x 59 hertz
Bits/Pixel 32
Memory Address 0xD0000000-0xDFFFFFFF
Memory Address 0xFF820000-0xFF82FFFF
I/O Port 0x0000E000-0x0000E0FF
IRQ Channel IRQ 4294967291
I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB
I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\atikmdag.sys (7.1.1.871, 4.10 MB (4,303,360 bytes), 03-02-2009 23:29)
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Why dont you install tune up utilities and then try the turbo mode, maybe there are too many thing running in background
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February 15, 2010 8:45:49 AM

Best answer selected by mark_tharakan.
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February 15, 2010 8:49:58 AM

that exactly was the case the windows 7 ultimate has many thgs running in background but i now downgraded to windows xp service pack 3

thgs lookin good for far cry 2 but others dint try it out yet

as far as graphics card are concerned will upgrade but in India its priced way above the US rates so do let me know which one will be the prefferred in the sense long time run


thanx guys a lot for ur suggestion
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November 8, 2010 4:11:06 AM

Here are my system specs and my games lag like crazy even on the lowest performance any one know why.

Windows: Windows 7 Home Edition, Version 6.1.7600, , 64 Bit.
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Memory (RAM): 8192 MB
CPU Info: Intel(R) Celeron(R)
CPU Speed: 3837.4 MHz
Sound Card: Speakers (Realtek High Definiti
Display Adapters: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX/9800 GTX+ | NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX/9800 GTX+ | RDPDD Chained DD | RDP Encoder Mirror Driver | RDP Reflector Display Driver
Monitors: 2x; Generic PnP Monitor | Generic PnP Monitor |
Screen Resolution: 1280 X 1024 - 32 bit
Network: Network Present
Network Adapters: NETGEAR 108 Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter WG311T | NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
CD / DVD Drives: E: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3540A | F: SlimtypeDVD A DS8A2L | I: | J:
Ports: COM1 LPT1
Mouse: 3 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 931.5GB | D: 931.4GB
Hard Disks - Free: C: 821.0GB | D: 914.0GB
USB Controllers: 5 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): Not Detected
Manufacturer: Award Software International, Inc.
Product Make: GA-N650SLI-DS4L
AC Power Status: OnLine
BIOS Info: AT/AT COMPATIBLE | 06/03/08 | GBT - 42302e31
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
Battery: No Battery
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-N650SLI-DS4L
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a b $ Windows 7
November 8, 2010 7:08:20 PM

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