Well, I've used the system requirements checker and it says basically that my computer is going to be amazingly fast with COD2. It is until the map starts and I start to play. FPS count is 10 average and it will lag out during firefights. I know it is not a connection problem because I have cable and when connected directly to router the same things happened. I'm running the game at default settings. All background programs are closed. I recieved the computer on Friday.
GFX Card: ATI Mobility Radeon X1300
Processors: Duo Core 1.66 GHz
OS: Windows XP Media Center Edition SP2
also i thought i would mention that my main desktop runs COD2 perfectly average 70 fps, but it failed both requirement tests (minimum and recommended)
Try all of these to hopefully find a solution..
Make shure you have the latest drivers for your video card and directx.
auto-detect the video card settings again under the settings.. try running the game again if it still doesnt help, lower some of the video settings in the game. Look for antistrophic filtering and anti aliasing and turn them off. If they are on that card really isnt powerfull enough for af or aa. I wouldnt put it any higher than 2x max for both but I would put it to off with that video card.. Lower some of the other settings..
Last, try forcing the game to run on only one of the cores of the processor.. some games do not like the dual core processors.
Press control alt delete
goto applications tab
right click the cod2 under task
now right click the one that is highlited for you and goto set affinity.
uncheck one of the cpu's and press ok. It shouldnt matter which one.
Try the game again.