Team Fortress 2 doesn't run properly

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  1. Harsky
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    Harsky Madmin

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    Since I got the game, it doesn't seem to run as smooth as I liked. Then it gets to a point where if there's a ton of action on the screen, everything grinds to a snails pace. I'm sure the connection isn't the problem so I figure it's a part of my PC that needs upgrading (already got 2gb RAM). Which needs upgrading first?

    The Nvidea Geforce 7500 LE or Pentium D processor?
     
  2. cubin'

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    Depends how fast the Pentium D is. You should be able to run it OK but it's not gonna be 100% smooth all the time. Get the newest nvidia drivers they help a fair bit. You only need 1gb of RAM for this game so that's not the problem. A faster videocard wouldn't hurt.

    I have a

    AMD Athlon 64 3000+
    7800GT 256mb
    1GB RAM

    I can run it on almost max settings with no slow down.

    http://www.tweakguides.com/HL2_1.html

    Follow that guide and you should be able to smooth the FPS a fair bit.
     
  3. Linkiboy

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    Turn everything to lowest settings, then work up by adding more.

    I find motion blur slows down the game the most, and HDR.
     
  4. superrob

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    Hmm i think my graphichs card is the bad bad one for me.

    AMD Athlon 64 3200+
    Nvdia 6600 TurboCache 64mb ram (WTF it said 256 on the box!!)
    512MB 200Mhz DDR Ram (Year lol)
     
  5. Linkiboy

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    When it said 256MB, it probably meant like 256MB max, not onboard. TurboCache borrows RAM to use in games.

    But a 6600 chipset is enough to run it, actually. Just upgrade your RAM.
     
  6. smallkidd

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    he already has 2gb of ram thats enough, video card is where its at!
     
  7. Linkiboy

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    I was talking to superrob
     
  8. cubin'

    cubin' GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    turbocache is the sux dude [​IMG] As linkiboy said it takes its ram from your system ram...and if you only have 512MB of ram then your videocard is gonna be draining it all instead of using its own rom like a proper videocard does.

    you should be able to pick up a cheap videocard that performs like 4X better then the one you've got. or if you want your comp to be semi-awesome for cheap get another 1gig or 512MB of ram.