Help With EQ2 Lagg and new Video Card Choice Please :)

Feb 8, 2013
Hello All, I have been having some bad experience with laggy/choppy I dont know if i need a another new video card or what. I was running asus gt 440

but now my computer specs are

motherboard-asrock 970de3/u3s3
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 8GB
amd fx 8120
evga gt 630
ssd samsung 830 boot C:/
wdc hd storage
power supply: Cosair 550w

I installed Razor game booster, and sg tcp optimizer, and im still getting some lag i really dont see why with this machine i am even get any lag, when i had my dual core and even quad core a year ago i didnt even lag this much, Please all the help and info would be good. Thanks so much for your time and help friends


Diamond Member
Aug 13, 2009
EQ2 is cpu bound..

The reasoning being is that the developers at SOE at the time were completely short sighted in their vision as to how cpu and video cards were going to be evolve in the future.

In other words SOE thought that the future trend of cpu's would be high megahertz cpu's which would surpass what video cards could be able to handle.

They did not at all realize or recognize the trend leading toward multi-threaded cpu's with more processing power, rather than higher speeds or that video cards would be tasked to do more of the graphical work in games than the cpu itself.

So if you really want to improve your performance in game you have to beef up the speed and processing power of your cpu however that does not mean you should get a quad core because EQ2 is not a multi-threaded application capable of using up multiple cores on a cpu.
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Senior member
Nov 9, 2011
Your FX is fine for EQ2. I would think the problem is elsewhere.

I would turn off gamebooster first.
Make sure you have the most updated drivers for your card.

If that doesn't help. I would go ingame, alt tab, and one by one, use task manager to shutdown unnecessary background applications. I have experienced issues that were caused by adobe or Zune software running in the background.


Platinum Member
Mar 24, 2002
Hello OP,

For that game your CPU is fine, your video card on the other hand is lacking.

I am sitting here wondering why you went from a GT 440 to a GT 630 because GT 630s are usually just re-banged GT 440s. They can even be slower if your old GT 440 had a higher clock speed.

Anand wrote up a review of it here.

I am willing to bet it's your video card. Those budget cards really are not desirable for 3d games. We have no idea what your settings or resolution are so we are only guessing. But the GT630's and GT440's 3d gaming performance is somewhat a joke. Intel's built in HD chips which are not even dedicated put the GT440 and GT 630 to shame.

I would recommend upgrading to something a little more formidable, and you should be fine. :)
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