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Windows 7: games that lag!


27 Sep 2012   #1

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games that lag!

Hi,
I recently purchased a new desktop pc which I bought primarily for gaming, but no matter what I play the game lags, I've updated my drivers and searched the internet for answers, only to have failed. its getting very annoying now.

any help would be appreciated,
Thanks

Gigabyte Z68 Motherboard Technology
Intel I5 2500K Unlocked CPU
1TB Sata Hard Drive
8gb DDR3 1333 Memory
Nvidia Geforce GTX 550TI 1gb GDDR5
Mars Galaxy Gamers Style Case
24x Dual Layer Sata DVD Writer

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27 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What do you mean by lag? Typically this is when you're playing online and the movement is very choppy. So are you talking about online gaming or something like an offline campaign mode that's giving you trouble?
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27 Sep 2012   #3

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for both online and none online games. well i bought guild wars 2 recently and there are blue lines shooting accross the screen and objects flying everywhere.
world in conflict jumps even on low settings.
warhammer 40000 2 doesnt even allow me to play.
battlefield 3 unplayable.

Thanks
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27 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Are you sure you're plugged into the video card and not the onboard graphics?
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27 Sep 2012   #5

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well... it seems my computer has been running off the integrated graphics the whole time, thanks for the help its much appreciated and you have probably saved me alot of money buying another
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27 Sep 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's always a relief when it turns out to be an easy fix! The Z68 boards will have onboard plus an optional card. I actually built a PC for my dad last summer that has pretty much the same specs as yours. One cool thing you can set up with the Z68s is GPU switching. Basically you leave the video cable plugged into the video card but it will switch to using the onboard graphics when appropriate to save power and in cases where the onboard is actually faster.

Have a look at this: GIGABYTE Z68 Series Motherboards

Also, if you're just plugging in to your GTX for the first time, don't forget to stop by Nvidia's site and get yourself a copy of the latest driver. They usually release a new one every month or two and the cool thing is that they recently started including an update notifier so you no longer have to keep checking the site for updates.

Best of luck with the new rig!
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27 Sep 2012   #7

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

lol my first thought the second I saw it was a z68.
Glad you guys already had him sorted.
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