here's my beef.
I just acquired a copy of "The Call of Juarez". The system requirements say I need a 2.2GHz processor. Mine is 1.6GHz. I didn't clue into this until after installing the game and setting the graphics to a hopeful High. The game was quite laggy so I naturally balanced the graphics out more, assuming I was asking too much of my GeForce 7300 GS. The game requires a GeForce 6600. So it should be ok there, right?
After balancing out the graphics, the game ran a bit smoother, but not by much. Cinematics are slow to load and the time between voices is excruciatingly long.
Comparing this to the Sims 2, I have full graphic settings but am required to turn shaders off due to an nVidia error of blue screens that Maxis (the company) is currently trying to solve. The Sims runs fairly well. It could be a whole lot better, especially in bigger lots and community lots, and the only solution I can think to get the most out of The Sims is to get a new graphics card.
But after today I'm beginning to wonder if that's the true problem.
What would you folks update?? The processor? The graphics card? Both? If I, for instance, had a top of the line graphics card, could I successfully run The Call of Juarez, or would it still run the same because of the processor speed I have vs. what's required? Basically I've decided I should probably update my processor. The processor could be a bonus for the Sims, but be required for newer games like the call of Juarez or other potential releases.
How should I go about shopping for a better processor?