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Dense populated room = lag

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Dense populated room = lag

DaemonGrin's Avatar

12.23.2011 , 05:28 PM | #1
Ok just curious I only lag in closed in areas densely populated by objects such as Hutta Cantina or Korriban mission locals with 10+ enemy objects packed in a small room with a large tablet I am too collect. I am using the default Radeon HD 4200 vid card my tower came with and have a cpu speed of 3.0ghz everything passes the minimum specs. Would investing in a better vid card fix this or could it be something else? other then that I play perfectly fine and it's not a game breaking issue only frustrating to be getting mauled to death with no near by target until I die and it FLASH zooms across the map to my dead body XD. Im not very tech savvy so if I need to post my specs please tell me how I usually dont play PC games this is the first major one I ever truly played. I'm a console brat.


Owsley's Avatar

12.23.2011 , 05:32 PM | #2
Your video card's chip set is 5 years old and doesn't support DirectX 11. A new card will help. It is a choke point for what you are experiencing. The HD4200 is perfect for displaying HD video and Blu-Rays. It is not designed or capable of running any reasonably modern games at all - you'd have to go back to 2004 to find games you can run at decent settings.

Look for something like this but make sure your power supply can handle it.

Drumandbasselite's Avatar

12.24.2011 , 12:03 PM | #3
Question. I got an HP laptop two years ago and I too lag in highly populated areas/closed in areas. Is my computer up to date enough to run this?