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Just wondering because I have it maxed out right now at 3.4ghz with my gtx 470 1280mb card with aa and resolutions at 1920x1200 and the game seems slightly out of sync like maybe it needs more power. Not sure if you knew this but Doom 3 wasn't meant to be played 1920x1200 that could also be one of the problems with a little slowdown every so often. I could probably also take off V-sync but I hate doing that because in some games it makes them look a bit uglier and when you move around you see slight lines.
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it doesnt need moar powa
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Lol @doom3 it's a 6-7 year old game the CPU at 1ghz should be able to handle it Ahaha but might as well try and see if it helps.
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it doesnt need moar powa
Whats up with the weird slight slowdowns then? Is it because I set it at a resolution of 1920x1200 or is it probably because I have vsync on?


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Lol @doom3 it's a 6-7 year old game the CPU at 1ghz should be able to handle it Ahaha but might as well try and see if it helps.
I'm running it maxxed out tho which it wasn't intended to be easily maxed out back when it came out especially at 1920x1200 resolution. And even tho its an old game the graphics still are beautiful even today, yes I know the graphics are a bit square on somethings but they are still nice a bit.
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post #5 of 16
It's because it's an old game, they aren't exactly making drivers for performance boosting in 6-7 year old games!

Any slow downs could just be caused by the fact it was meant to be played on older systems.
    
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Also, just check your nvidia settings, you could have a few settings that can conflict with Doom 3, do you know what FPS you get?

Cause it could just be input lag, especially if the resolution is so high which the game wasn't intended to play on.
    
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Also, just check your nvidia settings, you could have a few settings that can conflict with Doom 3, do you know what FPS you get?

Cause it could just be input lag, especially if the resolution is so high which the game wasn't intended to play on.
Want me to get fraps so I can check?
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lol i down clocked my processor earlier to 1Ghz per core and was playing starcraft 2 and it was just fine so i think there wouldn't be a major diff in that game
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Want me to get fraps so I can check?
Well that'd be a start, troubleshooting requires constant monitoring of all aspects of your system.

How much RAM usage?
How much CPU usage?
How much GPU usage?
What are the temperatures?
How long did you play for?
Are there any memory leaks?
Are your settings 100% okay, have you gone through Nvidia control panel and made sure your card isn't downclocking by enabling performance mode?
Are there any discrepancies in the data?
Are your drivers new? If so, you have to change your Nvidia settings again as new drivers don't always apply the settings.
Have you updated your drivers?
Have you backdated your drivers to see if it runs better?

You can go on and on all day with it really, but what you're looking for mainly is your FPS.

If there is input lag, do you have a slow response monitor and wireless mouse/keyboard, these can cause some strange lag issues.

You can edit the .ini file and change some of the configuration settings so that mouse acceleration is disabled etc... improves the feel of movement in the game.

I hope this helps
    
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doom 3 is maxin out mah quad!!
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