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
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:
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?
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
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.
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)
A steam upgrade has been released today to attempt to fix these issues. We should all see improvements when you restart steam tonight.
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
System Requirements (taken from Steam)
OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom X3 8750 or better
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
Last edited by SteveB; 19th November 2010 at 03:39 PM.
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