Call Of Duty: First Strike (PC) Speedup Tutorial
If Call Of Duty: First Strike (Release Date: 03/25/2011) is running slow on your PC, it generally suggests that you have some sort of issue with the various parts of your system, which will be leading the game to run slower. This problem is normally caused by either your system having “too many files”, having corrupted drivers, or having a problem with its registry settings. In order to resolve the problems you’re experiencing, you should first look to use a program that’s going to repair any of the problems that COD may have, as well as ensure the continued smooth operation of your PC.
What Leads Call Of Duty: First Strike To Run Slower?
When a game runs slower, it’s generally the case that it’s unable to read the files that allow it to run. This problem is present on ALL versions of Windows, and is essentially where your PC will be unable to properly process the various important files that it will use to help it run, preventing it from processing your commands quickly enough. The problem for COD: First Strike will likely be with your PC being unable to read the files that allow it to run smoothly, as well as having some sort of issue with the various issues inside your PC. Here are the potential causes of the issue:
- Call Of Duty will be damaged / corrupted
- Your PC will have corrupted settings inside
- Your system will be unable to properly read the files that allow it to run
The way to resolve the problems you’re seeing is to make sure that you can fix any of the possible problems that Windows may have, along-side any of the issues that will be preventing COD from running smoothly.
How To Make Call Of Duty: First Strike Run Faster
Step 1 – Use Lower Settings In The Game
The most important step is to make sure you only use the lowest game settings on your PC. Yes, it’s lame, but it speeds the game up; and will give you a great overview of whether the application has problems or whether it’s your system itself. To ensure the resolution to this problem, you should load up COD, click onto “Settings” and then click “Video Options” / “Graphics Options”. This will allow you to read the various options that control how advanced the graphics of your system are – which will boost your system’s ability to run faster. This is really more of a test to see whether your computer will have problems with the graphics options of your system, or whether there’s another cause of problems.
Step 2 – Re-Install Call Of Duty
The next step is to re-install the entire Call Of Duty game. This may seem drastic, but it’s recommended to help replace any of the corrupted or damaged files that this game may have – preventing it from operating smoothly. The problem with many of these games, especially ones that have “expansion packs” (which is what First Strike is), is that if any potential problems come from the issue, you have to be able to repair any of the issues that it may have. This will not only ensure the continued smooth operation of your system, but will also refresh all the potentially damaged files, making your game run significantly faster as a result.
Here’s how to do this:
- Click “Start”
- Locate “Control Panel” & Click It
- Click Onto “Add / Remove Programs” / “Uninstall A Program”
- Remove Any “Call Of Duty” Listings
- Restart Your PC
- Re-Install COD From The Disc
This will basically make sure that your computer is able to process the files & settings which will allow it to run smoothly again. The only problem with this is that it will generally lose all your saved data, as well as preventing any patches from being installed.
Step 3 – Re-Install The Graphics Of Your System
The next step is to update the graphics of your system, which can be done by downloading the latest driver for your graphics card. This is best done by clicking onto the website for your specific graphics card, downloading it and then making sure that you’re able to get the most out of it.
Here’s a simplified way of how to achieve this:
- Click “Start”
- On “Computer”, right-click and then select “Properties”
- Click onto “Device Manager”
- From the list of devices, select the “Graphics Adapter” category
- Take a note of the graphics card make you have
Now you have the information required to find the graphics card, you should then look to click onto either the “NVidia” or “ATI” websites, and download the latest drivers for the specific card that you have. If you do this, you will basically make sure that you can get the most out of the cards, ensuring the continued smooth operation of your PC. This will speed up COD because of the way it’s able to repair any of the potential problems that your PC may have, boosting its speed and reliability.
Step 4 – Clean Out The Registry Of Windows
The final step is to clean out the registry of your PC. The registry is a central database which all Windows computers will use to help them process the various important files & options which allows it to run smoothly, but we’ve found that a lot of registry errors will continually prevent your PC from being able to run as smoothly as possible. The registry will often become damaged through overuse, or problems with various problems on your system. Unfortunately, COD First Strike will often run slower because of a lot of registry errors, meaning that if you want to fix this problem, you should use RegAce System Suite to fix any of the problems that your system may have.