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Windows 7: Please Help, Playing 8 year old Game at 1440p and drops frames.

26 Jan 2016   #1
passion4tech

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Please Help, Playing 8 year old Game at 1440p and drops frames.

Please help me guys. I am playing a very old game. Burnout Paradise is a old 8 year old racing video game. I have a very powerful and capable computer to run a 8 year old game. Just check my system specs. I have a MSI R9 280X Twin Frozr 3GB. This card is a beast at running an 8 year old game. When I played Burn out Paradise at 1440p the game was dropping frames below 60fps but was getting above 30fps. This is a weird issue because the GTX 960 has similar performance to the R9 280X, In this video this person has a GTX 960 and is playing Burnout Paradise at 1440p 60fps no problem. Has the exact same settings as me, all max settings. So I assume this is a driver issue with the R9 280X. What drivers do I need to download so Burnout Paradise will play better? Also the audio is messed up too. Burnout Paradise is the only game that is giving me audio problems. I hear a buzzing noise from my monitor speakers whenever I play Burnout Paradise. I know there is nothing wrong with the monitor speakers. My monitor is the Acer H257HU.


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26 Jan 2016   #2
passion4tech

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

BTW here is the video of a person playing Burnout Paradise at 1440p with a GTX 960.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyHSx5oVkc0
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26 Jan 2016   #3
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

It may very well be a driver issue. ATI/Radeon has limited support in its drivers for older games, at least in my experience. I would recommend downloading the latest drivers, which are the "Crimson" version, I believe, and try tuning the settings in the Catalyst Control Centre. That might help the issue.
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26 Jan 2016   #4
passion4tech

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
It may very well be a driver issue. ATI/Radeon has limited support in its drivers for older games, at least in my experience. I would recommend downloading the latest drivers, which are the "Crimson" version, I believe, and try tuning the settings in the Catalyst Control Centre. That might help the issue.

Yeah I think this is defintely a driver issue. Amd Radeon Settings keeps crashing. Do I need to install an older driver so Burnout Paradise will play better at 1440p 60fps? What driver is the most stable? I installed the latest driver from amd website and the latest driver is not stable and crashes a lot.

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27 Jan 2016   #5
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

I would start with the next oldest driver and work my way down, keeping in mind that there have not been too many releases since the 280X was released. 14.6 (if I recall my numbers correctly) was pretty good for stability.
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12 Feb 2016   #6
passion4tech

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

You guys will not believe this bullcrap!! All this time I thought my computer had a R9 280X. It turns out I had a R9 270 all along. The R9 270 is extremely weak and slow graphics card. No wonder it could not handle Burnout Paradise at 1440p. The seller that sold me the computer lied to me and said he put a R9 280X in the computer. I am so fed up now
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12 Feb 2016   #7
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Well then, it's not surprising that you're getting performance issues at 1440p with that card. The 280X will blow it out of the water, performance wise.

I would go back to the seller and demand the 280X that they said they put into it. It looks as though they've cheated you.
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