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Author Topic: Do I need to upgrade my computer? (20 messages, Page 1 of 1)
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sneak12
Joined: Aug 25, 2008


Posted: Jul 22, 2009 04:57 PM    Msg. 1 of 20       
Whenever i play halo 2 its always slow...

Here are my computer specs:

Memory - 2048MB
Hard drive - 250GB
Graphcis - nvidia geforce 6150 SE
Processor - AMD Athlon TM 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor 4000+

Its on a Compaq Presario PC running Windows Vista Home Premium.

I'm thinking it has something to do with the graphics.
What do you guys think?


Greenfuzz
Joined: Nov 18, 2008

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Posted: Jul 22, 2009 11:11 PM    Msg. 2 of 20       
Upgrade your drivers from Nvidia.com

That's the exact same card I have except it's a 6150 nForce 430 w/ updated drivers.

The processers is the same as mine as well except it's a 5600+

So yea, set everything low on your Nvidia control panel for halo 2 and your fine


chuckluck
Joined: Dec 27, 2008

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Posted: Jul 24, 2009 09:50 PM    Msg. 3 of 20       
I used to have the 6150 SE integrated... You'll have to settle for windowed mode on the lowest settings possible, at 17 FPS. Trust me... Get a new GPU soon.


Greenfuzz
Joined: Nov 18, 2008

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Posted: Jul 24, 2009 10:19 PM    Msg. 4 of 20       
Nah. You dont have to.

just change your settings at the satrtup setup menu and in your Nvidia Menu.

I can run Halo 2 on Medium detail


sneak12
Joined: Aug 25, 2008


Posted: Jul 26, 2009 06:31 PM    Msg. 5 of 20       
hey, greenfuzz, your meathod worked! halo 2 is running better than it ever has. 1 prob that i've never encountered before the driver download, whenever i'm outside these patches of really light fog pop up and it makes it really hard to see. any ideas on how to fix this prob?


Greenfuzz
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Posted: Jul 26, 2009 08:03 PM    Msg. 6 of 20       
Hmmm anyway you can post a pic?


sneak12
Joined: Aug 25, 2008


Posted: Jul 26, 2009 08:21 PM    Msg. 7 of 20       


Greenfuzz
Joined: Nov 18, 2008

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Posted: Jul 26, 2009 08:26 PM    Msg. 8 of 20       
You need to update it. Your halo 2 update isnt applied. Thats whats causing the "glitchiness" :p
Edited by Greenfuzz on Jul 26, 2009 at 08:27 PM


sneak12
Joined: Aug 25, 2008


Posted: Jul 26, 2009 08:46 PM    Msg. 9 of 20       
i just updated it...it didnt work.


Greenfuzz
Joined: Nov 18, 2008

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Posted: Jul 26, 2009 09:22 PM    Msg. 10 of 20       
1. Did you update it through LIVE or from the site?

2. Do you have the latest DirectX 10 installed?

If nothing works, update your drivers
Edited by Greenfuzz on Jul 26, 2009 at 09:23 PM
Edited by Greenfuzz on Jul 26, 2009 at 09:23 PM


sneak12
Joined: Aug 25, 2008


Posted: Jul 26, 2009 09:37 PM    Msg. 11 of 20       
1. i updated through the halo 2 vista site

2. i dont have directx 10

3. i did update drivers that was what i did to get halo 2 running smoothly


Greenfuzz
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Posted: Jul 26, 2009 10:15 PM    Msg. 12 of 20       
Sign into LIVE and update GFW and Halo 2

You sure you dont have DirectX 10? To find out what DirectX version you have, type in "dxdiag" in the Start Search bar after you click on the Start button
Edited by Greenfuzz on Jul 26, 2009 at 10:16 PM


sneak12
Joined: Aug 25, 2008


Posted: Jul 26, 2009 10:31 PM    Msg. 13 of 20       
if in halo 2 vista, how? and what does gfw stand for


Greenfuzz
Joined: Nov 18, 2008

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Posted: Jul 26, 2009 10:59 PM    Msg. 14 of 20       
Games for Windows

Click on LIVE, then Sign in or Sign Up.

It will then say "A update is available from the game" Would you like to download it?"

Click Yes and Wait. It will exit out of the game when installing.


sneak12
Joined: Aug 25, 2008


Posted: Jul 26, 2009 11:07 PM    Msg. 15 of 20       
ive already updated it that way, and turns out that i do have directx 10. and i have downloaded the drivers so what else could i do?


Greenfuzz
Joined: Nov 18, 2008

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Posted: Jul 26, 2009 11:16 PM    Msg. 16 of 20       
try restarting your computer to see if the changes take effect


sneak12
Joined: Aug 25, 2008


Posted: Jul 26, 2009 11:23 PM    Msg. 17 of 20       
if i wanted to go out and buy a new graphics card....what would be the best one?


Greenfuzz
Joined: Nov 18, 2008

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Posted: Jul 26, 2009 11:30 PM    Msg. 18 of 20       


sneak12
Joined: Aug 25, 2008


Posted: Jul 29, 2009 01:46 PM    Msg. 19 of 20       
fixed the blotches of light prob. just had to update windows.


RJ00125
Joined: Apr 14, 2007

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Posted: Aug 8, 2009 04:03 PM    Msg. 20 of 20       
it looks like it is your video card. I would try getting a new one.

 

 
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