Crossbow Jan 22, 2013 @ 7:23pm
Why am I lagging?
Though this is not a good computer I use to play the game on, it easily matches the minimum requirements, my stats are:
2.2 Ghz processor
ATI 4550
2 GB RAM
Windows 7

Even on minimum settings possible I get lag, can anyone explain why this is, or what I can do?
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Paul Blart: Meme Lord Jan 22, 2013 @ 7:24pm 
Are you connecting to servers in Luxembourg?
Crossbow Jan 22, 2013 @ 7:24pm 
No, I am testing it in offline training mode against 16 bots.
node357 Jan 22, 2013 @ 10:21pm 
Your laptop is too slow across the board for TF2, and that's too little memory to comfortably run Win7 and the game. You need a more powerful machine. Also, bots consume a lot of CPU time. Try again with less bots. You'll probably experience better performance online.
Gengur Jan 23, 2013 @ 2:08am 
*Cough* MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS *Cough*

The minimum specs are simply needed to RUN the game, it doesn't necessarily mean your PC will run it super fast or even adequetly. If you have spare cash on hand buy something much better then.
Crossbow Jan 23, 2013 @ 10:07am 
Originally posted by nwad:
Your laptop is too slow across the board for TF2, and that's too little memory to comfortably run Win7 and the game. You need a more powerful machine. Also, bots consume a lot of CPU time. Try again with less bots. You'll probably experience better performance online.
I can run games that have more taxing requirements and get a better framerate than this game. But if you insist.
Crossbow Jan 23, 2013 @ 10:10am 
Originally posted by nwad:
Your laptop is too slow across the board for TF2, and that's too little memory to comfortably run Win7 and the game. You need a more powerful machine. Also, bots consume a lot of CPU time. Try again with less bots. You'll probably experience better performance online.
Also, the recommended is 1 GB RAM, and I have two, the only thing that isnt recommended quality is the CPU, but the minimum requirements to play the game, has it at 1.7, which I exceed.
girdurloins Jan 23, 2013 @ 10:23am 
There might be background applications that are helping to create extra lag. Maybe you want to disable them.

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=5139-YADK-4769
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=8043-EUJN-5239
node357 Jan 23, 2013 @ 12:43pm 
Originally posted by Crossbow:
Also, the recommended is 1 GB RAM, and I have two, the only thing that isnt recommended quality is the CPU, but the minimum requirements to play the game, has it at 1.7, which I exceed.
Sorry if I sounded insulting. I'm only speaking from personal experience with previous PC builds and laptops I've used. The minimum requirements pretty much mean it'll just barely run. I play the game on 3.0 GHz dual core desktop machine with a GeForce 9800 GT and just barely scrape by, even more so with all the hats and performance-draining updates to TF2.
Crossbow Jan 23, 2013 @ 4:42pm 
Originally posted by nwad:
Originally posted by Crossbow:
Also, the recommended is 1 GB RAM, and I have two, the only thing that isnt recommended quality is the CPU, but the minimum requirements to play the game, has it at 1.7, which I exceed.
Sorry if I sounded insulting. I'm only speaking from personal experience with previous PC builds and laptops I've used. The minimum requirements pretty much mean it'll just barely run. I play the game on 3.0 GHz dual core desktop machine with a GeForce 9800 GT and just barely scrape by, even more so with all the hats and performance-draining updates to TF2.
Okay, thanks for the info.
Zyroxeon Jan 23, 2013 @ 4:47pm 
I can run the game at 60 fps at highest settings yet it drops to 25 with 24 bots, because... bots.
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