Just got a new computer and it is built well enough for this game I know for a fact. Windows 7 Home Premium, 4 GB DDR3 Memory, 500 GB HDD, and it keeps telling me to turn the resolution down, and it doesn't go down any farther. Can someone help? Thanks. I have not driven a truck or anything yet, just on the main menu it seems really laggy and the mouse moves really slow.
Also, the reflection detail, detail vegetation, and texture quality are set to low.
As this is a new PC chances are it has come pre loaded with loads of nice new apps that you don't really need (or want). As you mention a slow mouse in your 1st post, i think you have to much going on in the background. press ctrl alt + delete then go to task manager, check how many background processes are running, a basic win 7 setup is about 50 ish then the addons supplied by the manufacturer can make it even worse. If confident (knowledgeable) enough try turning some of the programmes off. Mine is down to 30 & runs perfectly. If not sure expand the task manager & take a screenshot & post in your next entry. Can not see a specific standalone graphics card so i presume it is an onboard chip which to be honest is rubbish these days & will not help the game graphics either. Update to latest drivers if poss. even better get a decent card. N.B. Reducing background processes will free up memory & reduce the processor capacity leaving more for the game.
I went through about half the list and these can be shutdown: Paint.net iexplorer (don't close explorer) lmanager any backup & scheduler ePowerEvent.exe
but you're going to have to go through them one by one to really know what can be shutdown. You can use msconfig to stop them from loading. As Radar said there's a lot of things loaded on new computers that aren't needed.
Checkout that link that I posted above for some real performance difference.
In config.cfg changing uset g_fps "0" to uset g_fps "1" might improve the video.
Acer backup you can do this manually about once a week Clear f movies Clear f agent Egis update All the Epower stuff ETDC both Flash Presentation F Sidebar Unless you really want it Paint Suite tray
Looks as if you have Norton which is an OK program but for your system spec is too much of a resource hog, get something else.
Indexing is turned on this is a resource hog as well, you can turn this off by going to properties on your local disc (normally C:// ) & un tick the allow indexing this will take a while but worth doing.
As Roger mentioned in his post you can turn these off by going to start run & typing msconfig look at the start up & un tick the programmes you do not want to come on every time you start the PC. (You can start them manually from the desktop whenever you need them)
Keep checking the start up every now & then as when some programmes update they add themselves to the start up, Flash player & adobe especially.
When you have done this restart your PC, do a disc cleanup & then defrag you will be amazed at the difference.
I quit everything that you guys listed, did an adobe update, did the cleanup and defragmentor, adjusted a view screen settings, restarted the computer, and it is still just as slow, did nothing. This really stinks.
So what does that mean? I have to update it? Buy something new? I'm not really all that smart when it comes to computers lol.
Well there are choices... you can look on ebay and gamble looking for a graphics card which means there is no garantee it will work. Or you can buy a new card at a computer store or online... like tigerdirect.ca or newegg.com.
Since you have a new computer i would presume you would want the latest video cards. Either an ATI or Nvidia video card. Nvidia cards cost more $$$, if you are looking for something cheaper then ATI would be the route to go.