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Why wont my computer run fast enough

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December 27, 2002 3:38:45 AM

I just recently purchased a new computer. It has a AMD Athlon XP 2100+ CPU, 1024mb of pc2700 DDR C2 ram, a Leadteck Geforce 4 ti 4400 128 mb AGP 8x video card, a Asus asv8x/r/gbl/r mother board, a creative labs audigy platinum sound card, and a DVD player. The computer works great I installed windows xp home edition on it and I plays games fairly well. My problem comes when playing need for speed hot pursuit 2 I cant run it at 32 bit color or else it is very jerky at high resolutions. What I am wondering is there and way to optimize my system to get it to run this game better? Are there any settings/drivers or just ways of optimizing my system that you could help me with. I would greatly appreciate any help.

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December 27, 2002 5:06:00 AM

Try latest detonator drivers at www.nvidia.com. Also, I don't think there are any AGP 8X Ti 4400s, not that it matters much. The card is probably a 4x, or a 4200.

How high of a resolution are we talking about for NFS2? You won't play at 2048x1800 or anything with a 2100+ and a (supposedly) 4400.
December 27, 2002 1:58:11 PM

Are the motherboard chipset and AGP drivers installed?Also, check in the bios to see that the AGP is 66 mhz and also, check in the bios to see that the AGP memery size is at least 64 mb. Make sure there are no viruses, and check to make sure the CPU is runnig at a good temperature.


<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by orpanyd on 12/27/02 10:58 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
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December 27, 2002 8:45:10 PM

Well lol I am certain that it is a 4400 and 8x I have no reason to lie about that. Thanks for the ideas I will try them and I am only trying to play at 1280x1024 and at high speeds it just might be that there are to many triangles for my computer to process. The other question I had is how much of a role does the cpu have I mean how much faster say would the game run if I had a 2800+ or a 3.1ghz intel?
December 28, 2002 3:49:50 PM

Well now I feel like a compleat idiot it is a 4200 sorry.
December 28, 2002 6:17:45 PM

everyone makes mistakes dude.. no sweat

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December 29, 2002 4:56:37 AM

hehehe

my computer is so fast, it completes an endless loop in less than 4 seconds!
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