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#1 Danny3363


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Posted 07 May 2005 - 02:43 AM

Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2
System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
System Model: A7N8X2.0
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon™ , MMX, 3DNow, ~2.0GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Page File: 258MB used, 988MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 9800Pro 128Mb

This is all my system info can anyone tell me why I get reasonably goog graphical results in games like hl2 but when i come up to doors or what have you the game stutters? what causes game stutters not poor graphics?? I know it is a random question but this forum has been great and I hoped someone on here would be able to help. Thanks a lot guys.

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 04:34 PM

I have a 2.4 gig athlon and an nf-7 motherboard and a radeon 9000 128mb with 2x512 ram. I don't seem to have any problems even with my video card which gets errors in stress tests, lol. I can't see it being your video card and 2 gig processor should be enough for this game. I would say mabee if you havent formatted your hard drive in a while mabee try that. What it could very well be is your ram. 512mb is almost the least your can have for games comming out nowadays. What you could also do is try Memtest and see if you get any errors in your memory. I am just waiting for a 9700 AIW i bought off ebay to arrive and i am sure it will be a whole lot more fun killing online!!!

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 04:46 PM

I'm not a PC gamer, but it definitely sounds like your CD-ROM or HDD (depends on where the game is loading from) is the weak (slow) point in your system.
The game is loading additional parts of the map when you get near the doors, which is affecting performance.

Try a faster optical drive or higher RPM hard drive, or start by defragging as the previous poster mentioned. Also consider running the game from a different physical hard drive than where your operating system is located.

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