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Windows 7: Crysis Warhead Choppy Gameplay...Why?

18 Sep 2009   #1
A320

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Crysis Warhead Choppy Gameplay...Why?

When it comes to games I mostly stick to my xbox360 and have never really played a modern game on my PC. But recently I decided with all this money I keep spending on hardware I should see what it's potential really is.

I decided to try 'Crysis Warhead' out. I have a separate 80GB SATA HD that I use exclusively for MS Flight Simulator so I decided to install Crysis on there. I am running Win7x64 the rest of my specs are below.

In the game's setup, I have:

Resolution - 1440x900
AA - 8x
Fullscreen - ON
VSYNC - ON

and for the rest of the detail I clicked 'find optimal settings' and it put everything to MAX on it's own.

I am finding the gameplay very inconsistent, choppy, and interrupted.

Is this normal???

As I said I am not much of a PC gamer and am not really sure how this game specifically measures up for hardware intensity but I am kind of shocked considering the type of hardware I am running.

Below is a screenshot during gameplay and other relevant info.

What do you guys & gals think?

PS - Cool&Quiet is always switched off during CPU intense use like this.




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18 Sep 2009   #2
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Crysis Warhead was not as intense as Crysis was but it can be quiet the hog. There are some tweaks you can do to make it much better and I think you can find them even here. If not Google is your friend.

I usually let the game dictate what the best or optimal settings are and I go from there.

It appears you are using the latest drivers for your video card but, what about your sound & monitor? do they also have the latest drivers? Outdated audio drivers can run a mock as well... personal opinion of course but I do Off-Line Gaming quiet a lot.

This is all I can think off at the moment, I am sure others will chime in soon enough... hang it there... we'll get you shooting w/o hiccups yet
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18 Sep 2009   #3
A320

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the quick reply. As for my drivers, everything in my computer is pretty much up to date, thanks to 'Driver Genius'.
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18 Sep 2009   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Turn AA down or off, and try lowering a few of the settings (shadows is a big FPS killer). Might even want to try rolling the video driver back to something from the 185xx series, haven't really seen a whole lot of positive about the 190 series.
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18 Sep 2009   #5
A320

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

for rolling back my video drivers, do I need to do anything special to be thorough or is it a simple, uninstall, then install.
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18 Sep 2009   #6
TGSoldier

 
 

If you try to run the game at default clocks on your video card, how does it perform?
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18 Sep 2009   #7
A320

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
If you try to run the game at default clocks on your video card, how does it perform?
Ya I thought of that and gave it a try earlier, it was pretty much the same. Thought maybe my card was chocking or something so I scaled it back to default but no changes really.
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18 Sep 2009   #8
TGSoldier

 
 

Have you tried any other games?

Have you ran 3DMARK on your card? Maybe your card is faulty?

In the BIOS do you have PCI-E frequency set to 100?

Is your card running at x16?

You can use GPU-Z to verify the speed it is running at...

http://www.filehippo.com/download_gpuz/
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18 Sep 2009   #9
A320

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
Have you tried any other games?

Have you ran 3DMARK on your card? Maybe your card is faulty?

In the BIOS do you have PCI-E frequency set to 100?

Is your card running at x16?

You can use GPU-Z to verify the speed it is running at...

Download GPU-Z 0.3.4 - FileHippo.com
F.E.A.R. 2 is another one I just tried out and it seems to run flawlessly on MAX settings.

PCI-E is 100

How does this look?


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18 Sep 2009   #10
TGSoldier

 
 

Have you tried re-installing crysis warhead?
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