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Test Drive Unlimited Is Lagging even when offline

After i load up test drive unlimited . the menu's all work perfectly but then when i load up the actual game it gets really laggy. i have a samsung 22" monitor a 8600gt graphics card and a dell vostro 200 desktop computer . do i need to upgrade any of this i hope its not the graphics card as my dad only just bought me this one as it was the one i wanted.

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  • Mike Davidson
    Mike Davidson May 11, 2010

    First a question. Are you running VISTA?

    if so, thats the problem and you will need to contact Microsoft tech support.

    If not go here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/detai... and get the DirectX drivers.

    Since I have no idea on what all you have done, I have some questions / suggestions.
    1st: Have you Defragmented your computer? If not this month, please do so ASAP.
    2nd: How much free space is left on your hard drive? You need over 15% free space.
    3rd: Have you cleaned out you cookies, temp Files & Temp. Internet Files?
    4th: Every item you add or install anything on your computer, it starts running each time you boot up.
    This eats up your limited power and processor.To see this you will need to use the CRTL/ALT/DELETE keys to open up

    your TASK MANAGER
    On the right side you will see a TAB called START UP. Each item that is checked or ********** is running in the

    background.
    You do not need this stuff running. Its a gift of Microsoft to make it start faster for you and is no longer a needed

    item since you have so much power.
    Uncheck most if not all items, like MSN or YAHOO chat, Games and anything not directly related to the computer

    operation.

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It could be the graphics card. It could also be the amount of disk space you have left and how much ram you have installed on the pc. To play highly graphical games on a pc you going to want to have at least 2 gig of ram. Go to www.crucial.com download the program to scan your computer and it will tell you how much ram you have and what type and speed of ram that your computer is compatible with. With new computers ram is pretty cheap more than likely you can get 2 gig for around 30 dollars at www.newegg.com. very trustworthy site

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