wife's computer being retarded when trying to play civ4

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by borborygmus, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. borborygmus

    borborygmus Guest

    it *should* be able to play it, but it is acting all stupid.

    system specs
    1.7ghz celeron
    FX5200 128mb video
    1gb ram

    for some reason her processor is spiking up and down like fucking crazy instead of just running at close to 100% during gameplay like it should. I have all the bells and whistles turned off on her game, and everything is still running on low, but the processor speed jumping up and down makes the game utterly retarded because it is like movement pause movement pause movement pause movement pause

    is there anything I can do?
     
  2. CyberBullets

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    celeron. problem right there.
    video card is a little lacking too.
     
  3. borborygmus

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    well, I got it to a point where it is at least playable. I updated the vidcard drivers from nVidia's website and also used rivatuner to bump the clock on the video card from 350 to 385 on the gpu and from 400 to 450 on the memory :mamoru:
     
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    stop spending your money on importing smarties and buy her a real comp ;)
     
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  6. borborygmus

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    I'll give that a try, because it *should* play a bit faster than it is
     

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