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Windows 7: Old games have lag spikes

18 Feb 2011   #31
alexgophermix

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I'll keep testing and I'll let you know. Need to do a full play test.


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18 Feb 2011   #32
ezeht

 
 

Have you guys tweaked out w7 for gaming? I mean turn off the areo glass and that type stuff- I use the basic to free up performance- I had read long ago areo in vista can cause probs- I think you find the options to turn it off under display- cant remember now.. You can type it into start search etc..

Also I do not install any programs to start on windows start up other than security- I do not use wmp so I do not have to worry about that on system start up- lil things like that can mean a lot- even with older games- odd maybe but true.. When gaming all extra stuff you can turn off messengers or even xfire etc causes some folks probs.

You might even want to disable monitor sleep- Tho games what ever or some media players say the monitor will not sleep or during full screen it still might do it- or be trying to do it tho the monitor is not turning off..

I never let windows put my system to sleep or anything like that- I will let it put my monitor to sleep if idel after 7 minutes it goes to screen saver then off 3 mins later 10 minutes total- If I had any probs I would turn it on off as needed before and after gaming- would be a pain in the neck maybe, but I do that stuff anyway- well all my security etc.. The only thing I never turn off is my firewall.

When I install programs or edit videos anything like that or play games. I first clear my chrome cache then ie8 cache- I always make it clear all passwords all of it. I never let my system store passwords its a security risk- then turn off all my security other than my firewall- I turn it all back on maybe reboot before surfing the net etc..When I do defrags I have all my security on.

Anytime I install new programs or games I clear all caches and then clean disc then defrag- I play 1 game at a time- if I go to playing a different game I do the same things as just typed- Some games or like playing steam games it will tell ya you should defrag etc. I always do that stuff- just sometimes I install a game and fire it up just to test it and set it up etc- but I always defrag and that good stuff before I really start playing it.. Lil things like this can help..

Some games you have the options to change the renderer- from d3ddrv or nullrender or opengl what ever it is- I think opengl is harder on a system if I remember right? You could maybe google such things..

Things to think about or try anyway..
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18 Feb 2011   #33
ezeht

 
 

It really makes me laugh- I read say comments at newegg- some guy just got a new rig says a quad or 6 core then says he is running virus scans running adobe premire editing videos and chatting on messanger all while playing crysis or something and has 1000fps bull crap. I think they are lying through their teeth.

I game I game- I am not multi tasking- Any say they are I really think they are lying..
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18 Feb 2011   #34
alexgophermix

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People who play crysis are generally douchebags who work at grocery stores and spend their life savings on super computers and try to develop status online by braggings about their rigs and the settings they can run crysis at. My opinion only...
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18 Feb 2011   #35
ezeht

 
 

I think the ones at newegg that say they are multi tasking and got 1000fps is some 9 year old on his mommys new rig lying..

Trips me out even with said super computers folks still can not max out crysis not with full aa and af anyway- or best I know or maybe they have some spider set up with 3 or 4 vid cards- I do not think they can even do it then- I say why bother.

Every video what ever I ever seen it was ugly and they was god like nothing could kill them tanks nothing??- I do not have either of them- might get them 1 day tho..

It is said not even government super computers can do it and for sure no pc or tech known to man can max out crysis 3 they said that them selves- said nothing can barely play it as a fact- ha ha they must make it at its lowest settings- its funny. So It will be ten years from now befor I even think of a crysis 3- not talking about 2 just out or out soon- I guess it is a monster too- I loved farcry and fc2- I know fc2 was not crytech- I wait for fc3 tho..
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18 Feb 2011   #36
Barbarian Roman

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Crysis players end up working at Burger King to provide money for top spech computers. However, that being said, my computer has a decent graphics card and a really good system... if u can see the specs on my first post (or the link to them, anyway). I have Empire and Napoleon Total War, and I can run them on ultra settings. I really don't think that anything can slow my computer down, seeing I never multitask anyway, even background programs... i have 8gb of ram and it only uses 1.5 on idle, and only uses 1% cpu power. I don't think the lag spikes in older games really have anything to do with a slow computer, seeing all my newer games run great. It's just an unsolved compatibility issue. How did ur tests go alex?
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18 Feb 2011   #37
alexgophermix

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I've been playing patrician for like 2 hours straight right now without a single lag spike. I may have solved my problem. You said you had an integrated intel graphics, and that you set your power settings to highest right away right? I know you probably did this already but could you double check that? Can you also tell me what your integrated graphics is called specifically? (e.g. my integrated graphics display is called Intel (HD) Integrated Graphics.
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19 Feb 2011   #38
ezeht

 
 

I installed yesterday and playing postal2 and aw and really awp- Got it all tweaked out ut03 04 style and had to tweak it to work with my wide screen- upped af to 8x looks and runs really nice- it is a flipping trip of a game- nasty and hard core really- some hot looking female bots too. Ha ha that game insults every 1- I love it. It is like me- not racist- it is an Equal Opportunity Offender- I will rip on any and every1 if I have to or if provoked.. I tell it like it is and I am not pc..

Makes me laugh when folks call me a racist- I am chrokee irish german- Both my wives was black and have mixed kids from my loins- and have a mixed asian child too- and have been with woman from all over this earth. Its comical really.

Postal2 awp is a hoot of a game- old most guns have no iron site or scope- but its tons of stuff to kill with or if that fails- you can wee wee on um or put your self out if on fire or others or what ever on fire- Then the bots have attitude and facial expressions- all talk crap- and its tons or different characters not just the few skins you see in most games. Offend cows cats and dogs elephants and some more chit- I love it.. Need some fish and some eagles to abuse and some more stuff.. Babies something space men gods what ever.. I chase and pick up all the cats I can- Ha ha..

The first time I seen the cat silencer I about wee wee on my self laughing so hard.. Hmm that is the most nasty smelling barrel I can guaranty ya that much.. nothing on earth smells any worst thats for sure.

I have fun not killing anything much or not even doing quests- I just look for stuff or secrete places or get on top of stuff looking for goodies walking on top of power lines etc- and just watching the bots- its a trip game..

Ha ha I see why it was ban in so many places- it should not be but was/is- sad really- guess some folks really miss out on a great game.. I love the rws gals that dance for ya when you win in ut04 too or if the servers are set up for it..

Great stuff.. See ya..
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19 Feb 2011   #39
Barbarian Roman

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alexgophermix View Post
I've been playing patrician for like 2 hours straight right now without a single lag spike. I may have solved my problem. You said you had an integrated intel graphics, and that you set your power settings to highest right away right? I know you probably did this already but could you double check that? Can you also tell me what your integrated graphics is called specifically? (e.g. my integrated graphics display is called Intel (HD) Integrated Graphics.
Same integrated graphics as u. I usually use my ati graphics card but i tried using the intel one, no difference.
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19 Feb 2011   #40
alexgophermix

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Yeah, if you have your power settings set to max in the control panel intel (r) graphics option and it still lags I don't know..
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