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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-07-2004, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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Just got Doom3 and all the pictures are jumpy and none of the voice overs sync up. I'm guessing my comp is dated, but how do I check what the computer has so I can upgrade what needs to be upgraded? ....maybe I should just return it and wait for the xbox version in october......
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-10-2004, 05:46 PM
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I hate to sound like an asshole, but have you ever used a computer before?

Ok, the MINIMUM specs for Doom III are

-graphics card with at least 64 MB RAM that supports directx 9.0
-Pentium 4 @ 1.5 GHz or Athlon XP 1500+
-384 Mb RAM
-8x CD ROM drive, and 2.2 gigs of uncompressed space for the game files

Right click on My Computer and select 'Properties'

Your basic specs will be listed right there at the bottom. i.e. - processor speed, megs of ram

If you're running windows XP, click on the 'Hardware' tab, then click on 'Device Manager'.

Now click on 'Display Adapters' and you'll see twat kind of graphics card you have.

NOW, if you are sure that you have a computer fast enough, right click on the graphics card listed under 'display adapters' and select the 'Drivers' tab. Either update the drivers that way, or manually go to the manufacturers website and download them from their webserver.

Either THIS is the problem, or you have the graphics settings set too high(which also ties in with what I just wrote above about not having a fast enough rig). If I am not mistaken, there should be a "detect best configuration based on system specs" or something along those lines under "options" and then "system". Check that out and do it. Also, if you don't have a great graphics card, turn off anti-aliasing. It's nice, but don't worry about it unless you are hardcore.

Wow, I feel like a total computer nerd. Mainly because I am, but oh well.

I hope this helps you out, CZeplin, and if not, feel free to ask more questions and if I can't help, maybe someone else on here can. Laterz

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-18-2004, 10:11 AM
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Don't think it's playable on those min. specs either.....
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