So you?ve finally got your hands on a copy of ?Call Of Duty Black Ops? and have eagerly installed it onto your computer. You click the ?icon? it has placed onto your PC to get it to play but within 15 minutes of playing the game, it starts lagging and running slow. This can be very irritating and is generally caused by the way in which your computer will either be unable to correctly read the hardware of your system, or have some problem with the settings of your PC. Here?s how to fix the issue for good:
Reasons Why Call Of Duty Black Ops May Run Slow
There are a number of reasons why COD: Black Ops may run slow, or lag, on a Windows PC. There are problems including the likes of having a slow computer to start with, but there are also a number of other problems including the likes of slow Internet connection, registry errors and graphical interface problems. If you want to make sure that Black Ops is able to run at its fastest, you need to be able to use the correct tools and software which are going to be able to fix any of the issues that are leading it to run slow.
The general problems which cause Call of Duty Black Ops to lag are:
- Software issues
- hardware problems
- Outdated graphics driver
- Registry settings have been changed
How To Stop Call Of Duty Black Ops From Lagging
Step 1 - Update Windows
The first thing you should do is update your entire operating system by using the “Windows Update” feature. This does not mean upgrade from Vista to Windows 7, but does mean downloading all available updates, hotfixes and patches that may be available for your PC. It’s often the case that the latest games will rely on a lot of the new patches that your computer uses to run – meaning that if you want to resolve the problems which are leading it to run slow, you need to make sure that your version of Windows is 100% up to date. Here’s what to do:
- Click Start
- Click All Programs
- Click Windows Update
Step 2 - Update The Graphics Driver
The next thing you should do is to update the graphics driver on your computer. The driver processes information about the game so the user is able to view it as an image on the screen. Because Call Of Duty is by far one of the most graphically advanced games to ever be released, it relies on many of the most up to date graphics drivers to run. If your PC does not have the correct versions of graphics drivers available, you need to be able to download and update your current version of the driver on your system. To obtain the latest updates for your graphics driver you should visit the manufacturers website and download the latest patches and updates.
Step 3 - Test The Internet Speed For Your PC
If you’re trying to play COD: Black Ops online, and find that it’s continually running slow, it suggests that you may have a slow Internet connection. To be sure that your connection is not running slowly, you first need to test its speed, which can be done by clicking onto the link above and then seeing how fast it’s running. Depending on how fast your connection is meant to be, you may wish to contact to your Internet Service Provider (ISP) if you think you’re not receiving the correct speed to your system.
Step 4 - Re-install The Game
If you find that your graphics driver is working correctly, and that you don’t have any Internet connection problems, you should then look to reinstall the game on your PC. This can be done by clicking onto the “Add / Remove Programs” part of Windows and then removing the program from your system. To can see how to reinstall the game here:
- Click ?Start > Control Panel > Add / Remove Programs?
- Locate ?Call Of Duty Black Ops?
- Click ?Remove? next to the listing
- Follow the uninstall process
- Restart Your PC
- Re-install the game from the original installation CD
Step 4 - Scan The Registry
Finally, it is recommended that you clean out the “registry” of your system with a registry cleaner program. The registry of Windows is a central list of files & settings that your PC will use to recall all the files & settings it requires to run, and is used continually to help your computer load up the files and settings that it requires to run. If you find that you have problem with your system, it’s likely because various registry settings have either been damaged or corrupted, leading your system to run much slower as it tries to read the files it needs to run. You can resolve this problem by using a registry cleaner program to completely scan through your computer and fix any of the errors which are inside.