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Windows 7: my game meets the system requirements but still lags


13 Aug 2012   #1

windows xp pro 32-bit
 
 
my game meets the system requirements but still lags

my game is nfs underground 1
i searched the req is p3 700mhz, p4 for better.. ram 256mb needed...gpu 32mb, 64mb better

my specs:
P4 1.8 ghz
ram 768mb
64mb integrated

it lags even at low to medium graphics settings


note: windows xp 32-bit, updated graphics and etc, direct x9 updated

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13 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The recommended system specs are just a guideline unfortunately, if I had a dollar every time my specs exceeded requirements to play a game and it was laggy, I'd be a millionaire.
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14 Aug 2012   #3

windows xp pro 32-bit
 
 

i also tried this on a dual core cpu @ 3.0ghz, fx5500 128mb gpu, ddr2 512mb ram
at max graphics it runs about 10-20 fps
is that still low
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14 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

The bottleneck probably is your graphics chip. The game needs 64mb VRAM, but that only goes for dedicated graphics cards and not integrated ones. Integrated chips are far less powerful.
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15 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

It could just be how old the game is, some old games have a bad rep. for being horribly integrated over to PC's. But it also might be due to the fact that you only have the required system specs, rather than the recommended system specs.
And to answer the other question, 10-20fps is still low.
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