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Playing cod4, slow jerky poor performance

Installed this card and cant play cod4 worth a darn. dell dimension 3000 1024 ram. downloaded and updated everything i can think of, bios, drivers, for everything. installed cod patches 1.4 and 1.5 which did help some. HELP

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  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2008

    I know I don't have an ATI card, but I found this by searching Google for "cod4 jerky"

    When I launch CoD4 everything is very slow and jerky. I can't even get into the game. The very beginning "Infinity Ward" logo takes about 1 minute to do its thing (which is a stillframe of an "i" with a random bit of **** around that changes every 5-6 seconds). The game totally freezes as soon as it starts trying to show the game intro. If I minimize the game, all of the intro stuff can play out (the sound still plays) but as soon as I go back in, it freezes.

    Before I upgraded the RAM and OS the game would work perfectly if I restarted the computer AND DID NOTHING ELSE before playing CoD4. If I had even done a little web browsing, it would cause a little bit of jerkiness. If I tried CoD4 after playing a different game or after playing itself FORGET IT!

    I could tell when the game wasn't going to work by the background fog on the selection screens. It would pause for a second or so and then go real fast for a fraction of a second and then pause again... When the fog was paused, my mouse wouldn't move. Any mouse movement during the freeze would "catch up" to the on-screen cursor during the time that the fog would go fast, to be where I had moved. The length of time the freezes would last seemed to be directly linked to how much stuff I had done with my computer before trying to play CoD4. As I've said, I was able to get it to work perfectly by restarting before playing.

    My current problem, though, seems to be the same thing multiplied by a factor of 500. I tried launching the game in the safe mode it recommends, but it was exactly the same.

    As I said, I was able to run this game fine before I added 4gb of RAM and changed OS from XP to XP x64 bit. My system is:
    MB: ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe
    Proc: AMD X2 Dual Core 5600
    RAM: 6GB Corsair XMS2 (2x2GB & 2x4GB [the 4GB was just added]
    Vid: 2xEVGA GeForce 8600 GTS (Superclocked) 256MB running with SLI enabled.

    I just installed the newest drivers after installing my OS, so old driver-leftovers aren't possible. (I completely formatted before installing my OS)

    My friend has the same MB and OS and the game runs on his computer, so don't tell me to get Vista.

    Source works great, and this game ran fine on this same machine with 1 less video card and 4GB less RAM, so don't blame my computer.

    It seems like it's probably some sort of memory allocation issue, but, frankly, I don't know anything about that.



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First of all I hope that you properly uninstalled the graphics drivers and restarted before you installed the graphics drivers for your new card. Old left over drivers can cause a major problem.

Assuming you did it right read below.

What graphics settings do you have it on? And is your firewall set to let it open?

You should also list your processor and the speed and make of your memmory.

I play cod4 on high with an agp .1950 pro @ 1024x768 resolution.

turn off antileasing and aniostropic filtering. Turn all optional settings off but keep textures on medium

No offense but you have the low end version of the hd 2xxx series and can probly only play at medium at best.

You can also go into catylst control panel and make sure the settings are auto balanced.

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