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Hey everyone! I just received Black Ops as a gift from a great friend. The game itself seems alright, but as soon as I started playing, the game has been shuttering and my fps has been quite low. Is this another case of a quad core in need or is there a fix to this?

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Hey everyone! I just received Black Ops as a gift from a great friend. The game itself seems alright, but as soon as I started playing, the game has been shuttering and my fps has been quite low. Is this another case of a quad core in need or is there a fix to this?

Thanks,
pork
Well the new updates made everything buttery smooth for me.

You should overclock your CPU. Also, I'm not too sure how strong of a GPU the 4830 is, but I think a 4870x2 ~ 5870.

What res you playing at, and settings?
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chances are that you have a bad driver, or need to patch it. My friend can play it with a decent fps rate on low settings with integrated graphics.
    
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I play all low, 1024x768. It is patched to the latest, I mean it does run off steam.

EDIT: I am also running the latest vid drivers.
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I get the laggiest gameplay of any game I own. CPU usage is 100% and it drives me insane
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Thanks for your great input. Didnt the dame net like $400 million? So much for a "crappy game"

The game runs great on my system, it's not a crappy game.

As for you, latest drivers so thats probably not the problem. Is it constantly at a low FPS or does it dip during gameplay?

I thinK your CPU is limiting you for sure.
Its constant but it dips down even lower in fights.
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With my rig, with everything maxed on a single screen, I get 40-60fps. I get more frames per second playing BC2 across three screens. Wish they'd fix that.
    
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The game is very CPU dependent. Try these console tricks!
/r_multithreaded_device 1
/r_multiGPU 0

Try running the game at your native res, without shadows or AA, to remove a bottleneck..

Also, a overclock will help.
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theirs your problem
No, his graphics card is fine. For this game, anyway.


Black Ops sucks with dual cores. Nothing more. On my old Core 2 Duo I had the exact same issues as OP and it was even clocked at 4.3ghz. Unplayable hard-stutter and low GPU usage at around 40fps.
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