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Windows 7: stuttering in games. (mainly valve)

18 Nov 2009   #151
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

mine seems to be gone as well but i think im so anal any lil thing that happens im just waiting for it to happen again almost like im looking for the problem to happen.

That guy also made an update to his post.


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18 Nov 2009   #152
pinstripe

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Hey guys, glad my thread was helpful. A little +rep would be nice. Also, I have updated my post and extended it. While that registry fix helps smooth things out and reduce lag, I noticed in other games it could cause audio glitches. So I found another fix (more elegant), where you leave MMCSS running, but you disable the network throttling aspect of it (instead of nuking the entire thing). That way you get lag free games and balanced audio.

http://www.sevenforums.com/sound-aud...tml#post331641

Satorious, would you mind updating your original post so people know about the fix without having to go to the 8th page? Also, I see this fix helped and you have a quad core, which is very interesting, I thought only older, slower systems would have this issue, but it seems I was wrong.
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18 Nov 2009   #153
Dragoon

WinXP Pro (x86) / Win7 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hipzilla View Post
I enabled my onboard sound, and yanked the XFi out of my system. I also went and reversed the MMCSS fix that I had recently applied just so the testing was accurate.

The stutter came back.

Turned MMCSS off again, and the stutter was gone.

So I'm back on my XFi (onboard disabled via BIOS), MMCSS fix is applied, and the stutter is gone. It's stupid that I'd have to disable a service and kill a registry key to play these Steam games smoothly but what're you going to do? Hopefully Valve will release a patch for Steam/Source Engine games to fix this, but for now this is an ok solution.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hipzilla View Post
I enabled my onboard sound, and yanked the XFi out of my system. I also went and reversed the MMCSS fix that I had recently applied just so the testing was accurate.

The stutter came back.

Turned MMCSS off again, and the stutter was gone.

So I'm back on my XFi (onboard disabled via BIOS), MMCSS fix is applied, and the stutter is gone. It's stupid that I'd have to disable a service and kill a registry key to play these Steam games smoothly but what're you going to do? Hopefully Valve will release a patch for Steam/Source Engine games to fix this, but for now this is an ok solution.
I didn't disabled MMCSS, I just did the reg fix. MMCSS shutdown itself anyway after booting. I think you can keep you on-board turned on if you need it.
I myself have it. Has the advantage others can watch movies and get sound from stereo while I keep playing with my headset.

Beside that I'm the only one thinking X-Fi drivers are crap?
Considering the abilities of my on-board Realtek HD Audio to X-Fi Titanium with it lousy drivers, I regret the money I spent. EAX 5 is nice, but don't offset the investment.
Their drivers should the most stable you can get, at least compared to a free on-board sound.
I think when they missed the change from selling soundcards to consumers, to directly selling chips to mainboard manufacturer their company went downhill.
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18 Nov 2009   #154
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

everyone that did this fix can you upload your specs so we can determine if its mainly singe core or multi cores.

that would be very helpful, thank you.
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18 Nov 2009   #155
Dragoon

WinXP Pro (x86) / Win7 Pro (x64)
 
 

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
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18 Nov 2009   #156
mushroomboy

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

Something I've noticed that helped performance is disk cache flushing, Fear 2 was taking forever to load and would lag real bad but after I checked to disable windows right-cache buffer flushing it was better. Though mind you all I have is Fear2 and CSS installed. =P CSS works fine.
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