"Assassin's Creed 2" is an action-adventure game that can be difficult to run on many computers. If your computer does not meet the game's recommended or minimum system requirements, your game can lag and run slowly. Take several steps to increase your computer's performance when running the game to avoid spending hundreds of dollars upgrading your equipment or purchasing a new computer.
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Close any unnecessary background tasks that you are running. Although they might seem simple, an Internet browser window or music player can take up a considerable amount of your computer's resources. Closing any unnecessary programs when running the game will dramatically increase the game's performance and speed.
Update your graphics card and motherboard. Manufacturers often release updates for their products in the form of firmware. These updates are available from the manufacturer's website for free and typically increase system performance once applied.
Overclock your CPU. Overclocking dramatically increases the performance of your CPU, but it runs a huge risk of overheating and possibly frying the device. This step is not recommended unless you are proficient at technology and have a way to monitor your CPS's temperature, but you will see an instant boost in your system's performance. Each CPU has a unique way of overclocking it, but many CPU manufacturers display an overclocking guide on the "Technical Help" sections of their websites.
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