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    Hey guys, just tried the experiment.

    I just played with 31 bots on CTF facing worlds with no lag!!

    System Specs:
    Windows xp pro service pack 3
    Intel 2.4 core 2 duo 4 megs cpu cashe
    Geforce 8800 GTX 768 megs video ram DDR3
    2 gigs DDR2 800 speed ram

    Get a better video card, wait for the quad prices to drop!!

    -me

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    Good question!

    You may need 768 megs on your video card for the extra push and have no chops.

    let me try something, i have the 2.4 intel, 4 megs cpu cashe, but the 8800 GTX 768 meg video card.
    i will setup a game and try it with max bots to see if it gets choppy.

    -me

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    Here is cheap chip, dual core, that runs UT3 as good as the expensive quad cores. The E7200 at $130 is a good low budget choice.

    http://www.techspot.com/review/100-i...00/page10.html

    If you want to look at what the best bang for the buck is, check this out.

    http://techreport.com/articles.x/14756/5

    One other thing to consider with a quad core. 2X the cores = 2X the power consumption and 2X the heat to remove. The Q6600 at 3.0 GHz uses 200 watts of power that must be removed while the E8500 uses less than half that and outperforms it. So, dual core saves on electric bill and the power supply..

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    Originally posted by xPloSiV View Post
    Quad Core, 1gb ram, ATI Raedon HD 2400 Pro and my UT isnt very stable..crashes on a few servers until i try for like the fifth time

    yes vista home prem 32 bit
    hd2400 is just above an onboard video card. Actually amd's newest onboard is faster. Your card is your problem. Also 1 gig of ram for vista is pretty low. You should go up to 2 gigs or more.

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    Quad Core, 1gb ram, ATI Raedon HD 2400 Pro and my UT isnt very stable..crashes on a few servers until i try for like the fifth time

    yes vista home prem 32 bit

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    im running a amd spider platform quad core, with a hd3870 gfx card on vista 64, runs very smooth imo

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    I have a QX6700 and it's very smooth at any resolution and detail setting.
    EXCEPT when I have VSYNC turned off. Then it is choppy.
    When I turn VSYNC on, all is very smooth.
    My other rig is a Phenom 9600 and is also pretty smooth (not quite as smooth as QX6700), same VSYNC issue though.

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    Dual core is the best way to go for now, as the vast majority of applications and games do not support multiple cores, so it's best to get fewer and faster. However UT3 is one of the rare few that can utilize two or more cores, particularly more than two. But I argue it's better to go dual core to generally speed up more things than just the few games that can really take advantage of it.

    Either way is good, however. But my vote is to go for dual core for now. That's what I did, as well.

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    Originally posted by Wasted Time View Post
    Hey. Will a Quad core make gameplay smoother? Right now it gets a bit choppy during a big firefight with over 20 players on. PC specs in my sig. i saw a picture where all 4 cores were being used on ut3 and it made me curious.
    Your problem is Vista. Many many others also have this problem. When they switch back to XP everything is OK.

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    I had a q9450 in my computer with a 9600GT, and I was getting nearly constant 60 fps even in Torlan with 31 bots. I went back to an e6700 because something was wrong with my quad, and my framerate dropped back to 29-35. It was an incredible difference, And I'm running Vista Ultimate.

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    Your better off with a dual core. The E8500 at $269 will run the game just as fast as the QX9775 at $1500. The math is pretty easy. Spend that extra money on 2X 8800GT for SLI.

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    No difference. Dont by a QC just for gaming - only buy it for like heavy graphics design - photoshop with like 50 layers : ) and so on... especially the good ones with cost like $1,500. Umm DC is fine remeber u can always overclock the CPU. I think urs might go up to 3.0ghz without changing the voltage - and therfore not removing the warranty.

    Anyways the problem would either be a) ur RAM @ 667mhz. Caz my system is very similar and i dont get laggy problems. i get a constant 60+ FPS/75 with 20+ players on a map. Oh b) but i have a 19" monitor, and that makes a hell of a differnce. caz it puts less strain on the GPU so i can play @ max settings getting 75fps, when u'd be playing @ mid-high on a 24" monitor with 75fps. hehe.

    So - just throwing this out there or c) but - i think it might be the servers and response time and PC power that they're hosted on.. and so on..

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    Originally posted by Jungle+= View Post
    Vista x64= stutter/hitching/input lag on ANY video card and any intel extreme chip ive used, regardless of ram,mobo,power supply,drivers.......etc.
    must be an intel thing..

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    Vista x64= stutter/hitching/input lag on ANY video card and any intel extreme chip ive used, regardless of ram,mobo,power supply,drivers.......etc.

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    look at this almost no difference:
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...d-q6600_8.html

    obviously quad core you will get a little bit more, but as you can see not a lot, really buy a faster disc faster memory and specially the best graphic card.

    sneh: you have a great graphic card and thats why...

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