Computer Help forum

General discussion

DVD problems?

by thesux / June 23, 2009 3:12 PM PDT

Hello, today my problem is the following.
I bought Bioshock. Wonderful Xbox game, wanted it on PC. You know the end of story. Everytime I try to play, I get weird *spikes* it's not lag nor anything it's just like it's taking alot of time to load and such, my fps can drop from 120 to like 5.

It's not my video card (Well, I hope) Because I can run Left 4 Dead on very high with 4x AA and Crysis with everything on high with 2x.

Help me pl0x.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: DVD problems?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: DVD problems?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
From some of your other posts
by lacsr / June 23, 2009 9:37 PM PDT
In reply to: DVD problems?

In those you say something about an AMD single core CPU. Is that the system you are speaking about today or did you upgrade? If yes, then something (another process) is starting that requires resources from the computer. That is knocking down the game FPS while that other process is running. I play a very old game (by today's standards) on two different computers. On the single core machine, when a process starts up that requires resources, then FPS drop considerably until it gets done. On the dual core machine, no notice of any FPS change.

Collapse -
Just a link.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 23, 2009 9:56 PM PDT
In reply to: DVD problems?
Collapse -
MY setup is..
by thesux / June 24, 2009 12:36 AM PDT
In reply to: Just a link.

I upgraded Happy
My setup is an AMD 64 x2 4200 oced at 2.5 ghz
a 8800 GTS 512 mb
2gig of ram (4x512mb
I'm on windows xp.

How come I could run Left 4 Dead with very high settings and 4x AA and Crysis everything on high with 2x AA with over 60 fps yet not be able to run Bioshock?

The problem is like the cd takes time to load.
Thanks for the link ^_^

Collapse -
by thesux / June 24, 2009 12:41 AM PDT
In reply to: MY setup is..

Double post, even with everything on low setting in Bioshock, this weird lag happen.

Collapse -
How come I could run Left 4 Dead with very high settings and
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 24, 2009 12:46 AM PDT
In reply to: MY setup is..

"How come I could run Left 4 Dead with very high settings and 4x AA and Crysis everything on high with 2x AA with over 60 fps yet not be able to run Bioshock?"

Good question. I have this title and without that tweak site it was nearly unplayable. I will not be answering your question directly but wanted to share the site that I used to get the game working well enough so my kid could play it.

Collapse -
by thesux / June 24, 2009 12:50 AM PDT

So, with my setup, you think I will be able to play it or it's just gonna be ****?

Collapse -
I can't answer that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 24, 2009 1:01 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks

My kid's machine is some 2GHz Intel dual core, 2GB RAM and a lowly Nvidia 6800. I can't answer your question directly since I don't own, operate your machine. All I have to offer is that tweak site saved the day.

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?