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    What could be causing the stutter/lag do you think?

    I've just installed Call of Duty Black Ops on my gaming PC.

    TBH, it dont run great...and i think i might need to upgrade

    My PC doesnt miss a beat with COD2, MW1, WAW or MW2....but, on Black Ops, there's some serious lag/stuttering.

    Current spec is:

    Intel e8400
    Nvidia 8800GT
    2GB RAM
    Mobo is Asus P5Q

    TBH, i've been waiting for this day to arrive...but, i thought it would be the release after Black Ops which would force me into an upgrade.

    Current PC is 2 and a half years old, so i should have expected it tbh.

    Would you recommend a full upgrade, or do you think one component could be the problem?

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    Don't rush out just yet....I don't think your the only one having problems PC Black Ops Suffering Mysterious Lag Issues (video) | Geeky Gadgets

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    oooo...thanks for the link. What is mentioned in the article is true of my situation too. In high tempo parts of the game, its ok, but, in slower parts...lag lag lag lag

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    As a Bit of general advice - defrag the game cache in Steam (right click -> Properties) and make sure your Anti Virus has on Access scanning turned off for the game folder, see if that makes any difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronjwilkinson View Post
    Current PC is 2 and a half years old, so i should have expected it tbh.
    I think it's time to upgrade. More and more games are going to struggle with a dual core processor. I know GTA: IV was much better with a quad core (and that game is almost two years old). Regarding Black Ops...

    While I didn't have any problems playing the single-player portion of the game, there have been widespread reports of the sort of stuttering and low performance we saw in the multiplayer portion. This seems to be due to the game being CPU bound, which would explain why we didn't see any performance hit: the system I played on features a quad-core Intel Core i7 950 3.06GHz chip overclocked to 4.0GHz. If you have a less capable machine, and who doesn't, you may run into some chop, even if you ran previous Call of Duty games adequately. Dual-core systems are going to have some problems, while anyone running a quad core should be fine. (Source)

    Quote Originally Posted by aaronjwilkinson View Post
    Would you recommend a full upgrade, or do you think one component could be the problem?
    Everything, but I would wait until the Core i5-2500K / Core i7-2600K and GeForce GTX 560/570 are released to make it worthwhile.

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    A steam upgrade has been released today to attempt to fix these issues. We should all see improvements when you restart steam tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Is it possible to get a demo of the game and also will it run on windows xp ( which ever service pack ) ??

    Or is this a windows 7 jobby ?

    Only asking as curious to try it on my old 2008 mac pro which has an 8800GT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Everything, but I would wait until the Core i5-2500K / Core i7-2600K and GeForce GTX 560/570 are released to make it worthwhile.
    6950 and 6970 will be out before then mind and the 6870 already runs it perfectly well, doesnt drop below 30fps at 2560x1600.

    Sandy Bridge, on the other hand, definitely looks like it will be worth the wait: The Sandy Bridge Preview - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Is it possible to get a demo of the game and also will it run on windows xp?
    You will be fine with XP, but I don't think there is a demo available yet.

    System Requirements (taken from Steam)
    OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom X3 8750 or better
    Memory: 2GB
    Graphics: Shader 3.0 or better 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT / ATI Radeon X1950 Pro or better
    DirectX: DirectX 9.0c
    Hard Drive: 12GB
    Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    6950 and 6970 will be out before then mind
    The GTX 570 should be out mid-December.

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    Played with some settings and got a lag free game linky
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