I’ve been trying to play Quake 4 recently and am already half-way through the game. It hasn’t been without me getting pissed off though because of the extreme lag and choppiness.
Now, I don’t know a helluva lot about computer gaming but I tried checking my FPS for Quake 4 just now and it’s showing around 15 fps average. It gets down to a low of about 5 if there’s heavy action on the screen. It’ll be around 20 if there’s absolutely nothing going on onscreen. I keep hearing everyone say that it’s supposed to be at 60 fps. Hell, I’d be happy if it was around 25 because I’ve seen close to that and it seems smooth to me. By the way, I’ve got Q4 set on lowest quality setting even though when I have the computer do an automatic check to see which setting is the best, it gives me medium. I mean, shit. It’s just too damn unplayable at some points. I don’t even know how I got as far as I did already. And this same crap happened to me when I tried playing Doom 3. Unplayable.
My PC specs are:
** Processor**: AMD Athlon 64 3800+ (2.4 GHz)
** Cache Memory**: 512 KB L2 cache
** Cache Per Processor:** 512 KB
** RAM**: 1 GB (installed) / 4 GB (max) - DDR SDRAM - 400 MHz - PC3200
** Hard drive:** 250 GB Standard
** 2nd hard drive**: 150GB external
** CD / DVD drive: DVDR (+R DL) IDE**
** 2nd optical storage type**: None
** Graphics Processor / Vendor**: NVIDIA GeForce 6100 with available PCI Express slot
** Audio output**: Sound card
** Cabinet form factor**: Tower
OS provided: Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
I’ve cleaned up my computer and shutdown all background programs before I play this stuff and it doesn’t help.
My guess is it’s something in my hardware. That’s where you guys come in because I know diddly shit about computer hardware stuff. Especially graphic cards and I wanna guess that’s what it is.
Anyone have a solution?