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 Post subject: Lag problems in games
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2003 9:22 pm 
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xp2100 , shuttle ak32, 640mb ddr, g2ti 64mb ddr , cable modem , have the latest drivers for everything. lags in games.

is it the vidcard?

upgrading to a ati 8500 128mb ddr on thursday.

think it will still have same problem?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2003 9:56 pm 
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Lags in what games?
Do a speed test of your cable uplink at peak and off peak hours, you might be surprised. Sometimes cable companies will put a serious cap on your upload speed during peak usage, which can hurt your online gaming performance.

Try here:

http://www.dslreports.com/tweaks

or here

http://www.testmyspeed.com/

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2003 5:01 am 
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More info on the games you're playing would help alot. also what settings are you setting in the games (not necessary to list everything, just if you're going full detail or medium detail.)

To see if it's the video card I'd try lowering the video settings to the minimum. if the problem persists then it's not the video. (that should be a decent card however if you go with the 8500 you will not be disappointed)

If you've got chat software (AIM, ICQ, MSN, Other) or a firewall/anti-virus enabled, try disabling those. (those can cause all sorts of problems sometimes)

you may also want to check game web sites. They often have forums. There may be a problem with the game itself. You say you have the latest drivers for everything, do you have the latest patches for all the games as well. (I know you probably do but no harm in checking)

Here's a funny little fact for you. I often play Diablo2 with friends online. they use dial-up connections and I'm on cable. I often get lag when they don't. I even lose my connection to battle.net and they can keep playing as though nothing was. Sometimes I wonder about those large broadband ISP's if they're not so worried for their hides that they don't go on a money grabbing scheme.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2003 7:17 pm 
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this is actually for a friend..
his connection is good.
games played are Americas Army and Generals

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2003 7:21 pm 
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also the lagg is in single player too

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Well, there's definitely something wrong somewhere.
I play America's Army on my PIII 700 512mb laptop, and it lags a little.
Compared to that, your friends system should smoke!
Especially in single player.

A little more detail though please. If it's single player also, it could be a number of problems.

What OS, video modes, etc., etc.

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Any known issues with those games and Win XP

(I assume he's running XP or possibly 2K)

If so there's compatibility mode.

I had serious problems with rogue spear, needed to be set to 98 compatibility mode to run properly. (1 keystroke in game seemed like you kept your finger on the key)

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2003 12:02 pm 
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ok he just told me he had a faulty mouse.

he's got a new one and all is fine.

lol a simple undetected problem had him pissed off for days

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