1. Post #1
    dustbusta's Avatar
    May 2009
    1,447 Posts
    Whenever I try to run BioShock on anything except low, it lags. A lot. I can run TF2 fine on high, but for some reason BioShock won't. Does anyone else have this problem?

  2. Post #2
    Hawkfight207's Avatar
    October 2008
    912 Posts
    Specs?

  3. Post #3
    ThatDamnGrei's Avatar
    September 2008
    918 Posts
    Maybe your computer is shit. It would be nice if you at least included your specs.
    "Hey guys my car won't go 100MPH but it can reach 60MPH. Does anyone else have this problem?"

  4. Post #4
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    lum1naire's Avatar
    October 2008
    6,707 Posts
    Spex or no sex

  5. Post #5
    dustbusta's Avatar
    May 2009
    1,447 Posts
    lol sorry good point

    Intel Pentium 4
    1.5 gigs of ram
    nvidia geforce 8400

    shitty computer lawl

  6. Post #6
    Prime Minister of Australia
    MisterMooth's Avatar
    June 2008
    7,145 Posts
    TF2 on high? Well, that sure gives us an accurate measure of your computer specs now, doesn't it?

    Edited:

    Oh, hai there.

  7. Post #7
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    DementNeo's Avatar
    April 2006
    3,485 Posts
    coz your pc is old

  8. Post #8
    Prime Minister of Australia
    MisterMooth's Avatar
    June 2008
    7,145 Posts
    shitty computer lawl
    I don't understand. You seem to already know your problem.

  9. Post #9
    dustbusta's Avatar
    May 2009
    1,447 Posts
    i'm just wondering why it's the only game i have a problem with.

  10. Post #10
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    lum1naire's Avatar
    October 2008
    6,707 Posts
    I don't know.. He should be able to run it Medium settings I think.. I have a friend who runs it medium with a worse graphics card. But he has more ram..

    Edit: Oh yeah you could go ahead and check your results at canyourunit.com, since that'll give you an idea at what you're lacking in some places. It might or might no help answer your question.

  11. Post #11
    dustbusta's Avatar
    May 2009
    1,447 Posts
    I don't know.. He should be able to run it Medium settings I think.. I have a friend who runs it medium with a worse graphics card. But he has more ram..

    Edit: Oh yeah you could go ahead and check your results at canyourunit.com, since that'll give you an idea at what you're lacking in some places. It might or might no help answer your question.
    Thanks.

    Dang, I passed every aspect except the amount of RAM on my graphics card.

  12. Post #12
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    AugustBurnsRed's Avatar
    May 2009
    5,639 Posts
    lol sorry good point

    Intel Pentium 4
    1.5 gigs of ram
    nvidia geforce 8400

    shitty computer lawl
    What kind of Pentium 4 and how fast
    What kind of RAM
    If that's PCI-e get an 8600 at LEAST, the 8400 is terribad.

  13. Post #13
    PrismatexV0's Avatar
    December 2008
    226 Posts
    I don't know.. He should be able to run it Medium settings I think.. I have a friend who runs it medium with a worse graphics card. But he has more ram..

    Edit: Oh yeah you could go ahead and check your results at canyourunit.com, since that'll give you an idea at what you're lacking in some places. It might or might no help answer your question.
    Fuck that site.
    Fuck that site to hell.
    It is comepletely inaccurate.

    OP, what's the resolution of your monitor?

  14. Post #14
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    Foda's Avatar
    April 2006
    2,735 Posts
    get the pixel shader 2.0 patch

  15. Post #15
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    Dennab
    February 2007
    6,746 Posts
    It's all in the RAM baby.

    I use:

    Intel Pentium 4 OC'ed 3.10 3.0
    2.50GB Ram
    NVIDIA 7800 GS 256MB VRAM
    Windows XP

    My computer is worse than yours, technically. But I can run bioshock on high.

  16. Post #16

    January 2009
    65 Posts
    I recently bought this on steam, my comp is insanly powerful, i cant even run it on low, its an Nvidia driver issue, revert back to 182 and problem solved.

  17. Post #17
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    sleepyperson's Avatar
    July 2006
    905 Posts
    I had this too and the game recommended I run it on medium.
    Not like it matters I played it all the way through and ignored.

  18. Post #18
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    pebkac's Avatar
    January 2009
    2,640 Posts
    It's all in the RAM baby.

    I use:

    Intel Pentium 4 OC'ed 3.10 3.0
    2.50GB Ram
    NVIDIA 7800 GS 256MB VRAM
    Windows XP

    My computer is worse than yours, technically. But I can run bioshock on high.
    No it isn't. You have a much better graphics card.

    8400=complete shit low end 8 series
    7800= high end 7 series
    7800>>>>>>8400
    People really need to learn that higher number does not equal better.

  19. Post #19
    Sasoreh's Avatar
    November 2008
    520 Posts
    lol sorry good point

    Intel Pentium 4
    1.5 gigs of ram
    nvidia geforce 8400

    shitty computer lawl
    Just a wild guess here, but not enough RAM?

  20. Post #20
    Mains sexually confused champions in LoL.
    eXperion's Avatar
    June 2006
    1,267 Posts
    No it isn't. You have a much better graphics card.

    8400=complete shit low end 8 series
    7800= high end 7 series
    7800>>>>>>8400
    People really need to learn that higher number does not equal better.
    This. My friend kept saying his 8400 was tons better then my old 7800. I tried explaining but he didn't listen...

  21. Post #21
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    Psygo's Avatar
    July 2007
    4,447 Posts
    I recently bought this on steam, my comp is insanly powerful, i cant even run it on low, its an Nvidia driver issue, revert back to 182 and problem solved.
    specs of your so called insanely powerful computer?

  22. Post #22
    1.41gigawatts!'s Avatar
    July 2009
    157 Posts
    hey guys why can't I run properly?

    btw im paraplegic

    sound theory there OP

  23. Post #23
    Gold Member
    Dennab
    February 2007
    6,746 Posts
    No it isn't. You have a much better graphics card.

    8400=complete shit low end 8 series
    7800= high end 7 series
    7800>>>>>>8400
    People really need to learn that higher number does not equal better.
    I already knew that.

    My post was being dumb.















    Yeah.

  24. Post #24
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    KorJax's Avatar
    January 2007
    11,732 Posts
    This. My friend kept saying his 8400 was tons better then my old 7800. I tried explaining but he didn't listen...
    Hate that shit. People need to accept the fact that when they are wrong, they are wrong. It's so annoying and it just makes you look like a dumbass trying to "be right" all the time

  25. Post #25
    Jimjim32's Avatar
    April 2007
    368 Posts
    So where does that put my geforce gtx 260? better or worse than the 9800 GTX+? Looked into it properly and decided that this card was better.

    Edit: I see you all have faulty sarcasm detectors there.

  26. Post #26
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    January 2009
    7,777 Posts
    Gtx 260>9800 gtx+

  27. Post #27
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    January 2007
    11,732 Posts
    Gtx 260>9800 gtx+
    I dunno I've seen some benchmarks that show it's pretty close. It might have been a 9800GTX in sli though.

    See: http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3334&p=11

    Yeah, I think the GX2 implies dual video cards, or something.

  28. Post #28
    Phoenix3's Avatar
    May 2005
    367 Posts
    What resolution do you run TF2 at?

  29. Post #29
    M_B
    Also a fellow SHART fangirl
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    September 2005
    18,009 Posts
    Gtx 260>9800 gtx+
    only marginally

  30. Post #30
    Slasha00's Avatar
    May 2005
    909 Posts
    It's all in the RAM baby.

    I use:

    Intel Pentium 4 OC'ed 3.10 3.0
    2.50GB Ram
    NVIDIA 7800 GS 256MB VRAM
    Windows XP

    My computer is worse than yours, technically. But I can run bioshock on high.
    Actually yours is a little better.

  31. Post #31
    dustbusta's Avatar
    May 2009
    1,447 Posts
    What resolution do you run TF2 at?
    1024 x 768 I'm pretty sure.

  32. Post #32
    Large Aqua's Avatar
    June 2008
    256 Posts
    get an 8800 gt(x) and more RAM

    i run it great on highest settings with 8800 gt and 4 gigs of ram

  33. Post #33
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    B-hazard's Avatar
    July 2008
    5,507 Posts
    The 8800GTX is a very old card now, a ATI 4770 is a very good deal, but if you have more cash perhaps go for a 4870 or a GTX260.

  34. Post #34
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    Yumyumbublegum's Avatar
    January 2009
    7,777 Posts
    Why would you recommend him an older card?

  35. Post #35
    Large Aqua's Avatar
    June 2008
    256 Posts
    It's not a very old card at all, still supports all of my games on high settings, can play crysis almost perfectly on highest settings, and it's not too expensive.

    Edited:

    Does anyone know the current best nVidia card?

    Edited:

    Also, which is better, MSI, BFG, XFX, or w/e else?

  36. Post #36
    dustbusta's Avatar
    May 2009
    1,447 Posts
    thanks for all the help and suggestions guys

  37. Post #37
    M_B
    Also a fellow SHART fangirl
    M_B's Avatar
    September 2005
    18,009 Posts
    The 8800GTX is a very old card now, a ATI 4770 is a very good deal, but if you have more cash perhaps go for a 4870 or a GTX260.
    it's better than a 4770

  38. Post #38
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    taipan's Avatar
    September 2005
    5,543 Posts
    Your ram is fine.

    I have a very good pc.

    Core 2 duo E8600 3.16
    Ati 4870 1gb
    Intel dp4sg Extreme
    2gb ddr3 ram.

    I just have 2gb of ram and i can run Crysis maxed out. (it is ddr3 tough)

  39. Post #39
    JohnEdwards's Avatar
    July 2007
    4,954 Posts
    it's all in the ram baby.

    I use:

    Intel pentium 4 oc'ed 3.10 3.0
    2.50gb ram
    nvidia 7800 gs 256mb vram
    windows xp

    my computer is worse than yours, technically. But i can run bioshock on high.
    7800 > 8400

    Edited:

    OP Tf2 can run on a single core fine but bioshock won't 8400 is fine as TF2 is a cpu dependent game, update your drivers at www.nvidia.com

  40. Post #40
    M_B
    Also a fellow SHART fangirl
    M_B's Avatar
    September 2005
    18,009 Posts
    UE3 really needs a dual core. that's what you're missing.