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Slow Running online Games

I have a game, battlefield 1942, and I pass the min requirements. The game plays offline without any problem (sure the computer is a little stupid in the game but i cant play) but when i go online is when i run into problems. I get 60-100 FPS offline and barely 10 FPS when i play online.
Specs:
CPU: AMD Athlon 1Ghz
Ram: 384MB SDRAM PC100
Vid Card: GeForce 5900
OS: WinXP Home
Internet: Cable at 3.5 MB/s

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You can try a lower video setting, but 1GHz is (was?) a great machine where most things began to work well. But I moved all the lab machines to 2.0 GHz P4 minimum and office machines to 1.0 GHz minimums.

You met the minimum so (excuse the words and I'm not slamming anyone/thing) so you get the minimum performance.

In closing, be sure the machine is pest free. Scan with Adaware, Spybot and Housecall.

Bob

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I know its an old comp but i i nearly double every requirement i need to run this game.
It take 500Mhz, i have 1 Ghz. 128MB Ram and 32MB Vid Card. I beat it all. Offline im running the game completely maxed out in detail and resolution but i play online and now matter how low i set the setting (to the point that i cant tell the difference between and guy and a tree) and i still get slow performance from it.

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You didn't reply to my hint about pest control. The clue is that your performance drops online. Many pests kick in when online.

And the minimum is what it is. Such is a game in itself. I've noted such, but my bet is online requirements are steeper. Also, the typical modem user will have a Winmodem and that will eat up that CPU.

Bob

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