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Gaming doom 3 choppy as hell..

betrayed

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Doom 3 runs like shit on my comp..

Official Minimum Requirements:

Minimum:
P4 1.5Ghz CPU (or equivalent).
384MB of RAM.
64MB graphics card (see below for chip details).
2GB of free hard drive space.

Lowest supported GPU is a Geforce 4 MX (worse than Geforce 3).
Supported cards:
GF 4 MX.
GF 3.
GF 4.
GF FX (and higher).
Radeon 8500s, 9000s and higher.

PC Gamer were the first to review they themselves recommend:
2Ghz CPU.
512MB RAM.
Radeon 9800.
5-channel sound card and speakers.


My specs:
http://www.computerbargains.co.uk/shop/customer/product.php?productid=16559&cat=255


Does anyone know of any little programs or update packages that would make it run smoother? I'd like to try and have it run better without spending any money, like there are those little RAM updaters, stuff like that.. Anyone know of a few handy gaming utilities? And if not any free ones, what should I update in my comp as far as graphics card etc..
 
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Hmm

Have you turned off all of the details.
That can affect the game play.
But the graphics will suck.
 

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Yeah I have turned everything off.. I think I may ask for a new graphics card for christmas but I don't have any idea how to shop for one..
 

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i have the same problem. ill be going through a door and it will actually stop for like 45 seconds. the load screens are hell. i just get a book and wait...
 
#5
Lets see

Go to www.newegg.com
Or is there a computer show around you to go to.
They have a computer show at my sports plus every saturday.
If you need some help IM me on aim (ffuzzmeister64bit)
 

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p99 said:
Doom 3 runs like shit on my comp..

Official Minimum Requirements:

Minimum:
P4 1.5Ghz CPU (or equivalent).
384MB of RAM.
64MB graphics card (see below for chip details).
2GB of free hard drive space.

Lowest supported GPU is a Geforce 4 MX (worse than Geforce 3).
Supported cards:
GF 4 MX.
GF 3.
GF 4.
GF FX (and higher).
Radeon 8500s, 9000s and higher.

PC Gamer were the first to review they themselves recommend:
2Ghz CPU.
512MB RAM.
Radeon 9800.
5-channel sound card and speakers.


My specs:
http://www.computerbargains.co.uk/shop/customer/product.php?productid=16559&cat=255


Does anyone know of any little programs or update packages that would make it run smoother? I'd like to try and have it run better without spending any money, like there are those little RAM updaters, stuff like that.. Anyone know of a few handy gaming utilities? And if not any free ones, what should I update in my comp as far as graphics card etc..

Here's your likely problem:> Geforce4 MX420 64MB DDR That's a great card but not enough umph for D3
 

Fire_ze_Missles

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Just go buy a Radeon 9800 Pro... They are cheap now, and more than enough power for almost every game out there.
 

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Fire_ze_Missles said:
Just go buy a Radeon 9800 Pro... They are cheap now, and more than enough power for almost every game out there.
Questions:
1. How much?
2. Will it fit into my comp?
3. Does it require extra cooling?
4. Is it easy to put in my comp?
5. Where can I find a Radeon 9800 Pro?

Whew.. Thanks..
 

MaxPower

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p99 said:
Questions:
1. How much? $200
2. Will it fit into my comp? YES
3. Does it require extra cooling? Use a can opener, and a hair dryer set on cool
4. Is it easy to put in my comp? open the side. look for the AGP slot (Shorter then the rest, probably brown)
5. Where can I find a Radeon 9800 Pro? http://www.pricegrabber.com www.newegg.com
Whew.. Thanks..

Hope that helps
 

betrayed

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Yes it does..

Ok I got a foldgers coffee can.. I'm going to pick up a hair dryer tomorrow.. I'll get some quality duck tape to go with it..
 
#11
If you need anymore help post here

If you need anymore help post here.
I like to help people out with computers, It makes me feel good.
 
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FuzzMeister said:
If you need anymore help post here.
I like to help people out with computers, It makes me feel good.

We should be getting a tech forum pretty quick, I think we got all the votes we needed.
 

betrayed

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Man I just can't wait how Half-Life 2 will look.. LIKE SHIT..

Well I'll be purchasing/asking for christmas.. A new video card.. So.. Yay for me..
 

Descent

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Have you tried updating your drivers? That can really help.

I would suggest installing the latest Nvidia drivers from www.nvidia.com

Unistall your old ones first from Add/Remove programs in the Control Panel, or else you will be in serious shit.

Also, do this:

You know the little Doom 3 shortcut on your desktop?

Right click it, and go to properties.

Click the Shortcut tab, add this line of text in. Be sure to put a space before you paste it in:

+set com_allowconsole 1

Open the game up, and press the ~ key.

There! You now have the console!

Now, type this into the console:

seta com_useFaceCulling 1

After you do that, turn off specular mapping, bump mapping, and high quality special effects in the options menu.

Voila! You can now run Doom 3 at a stable framerate. It works grear on my overclocked Radeon 9200.

-Jim
 
#15
Good Idea

Good command for Doom 3!!!
seta com_useFaceCulling is good so the graphics dont get all choppy.
You only see what you want to see in the game.
But P99 I think you should still get a new video card.
Get The ATI Radeon 9800 Pro.
 

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FuzzMeister said:
Good command for Doom 3!!!
seta com_useFaceCulling is good so the graphics dont get all choppy.
You only see what you want to see in the game.
But P99 I think you should still get a new video card.
Get The ATI Radeon 9800 Pro.
Sweet..
 

Descent

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Actually, I would recommend a 9700 pro. It performs at almost the same level for about $80 less.

Go to www.pricewatch.com to find one.

There is no point in spending $80 for only about 5 extra frames per second.
 
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Yea thats the one.

yep thats the one, like jimmy said 9700 pro is better then 9800 pro because you save 80 $.Its not worth the money for 9800 pro just for 5 extra fps.
If I were rich I would get ATI Radeon x800 LOL, I wouldnt give a shit on how much of waste it is. Its the most powefullest video card ever.
 

Descent

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DON'T GET THAT CARD!

IT DOES NOT COME WITH ANY ACCESSORIES! IT'S JUST THE CARD ITSELF!

Unless you want to order all the accessories from ATI, don't buy that card!