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Windows 7: stuttering in games. (mainly valve)

17 Nov 2009   #131
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

i did it didnt get to test tf2 im trying to fix this thing in cod right now.. i also disabled and unisntalled the drivers for my onboard soundcard


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17 Nov 2009   #132
Dragoon

WinXP Pro (x86) / Win7 Pro (x64)
 
 

I think you have different problems than me or at least additional ones. Because I had only this lag issue in Source games and in Overlord. Every other game I tested runs smooth in Win7 and like I mention earlier, when I reboot into WinXP all games runs smooth. In fact I never experienced such an issue until now in Win7.

I tested C&C3, Red Alert 3, Civilization IV, Mass Effect, NWN2, Dragon Age, Call of Duty MW2, Oblivion, Dawn of War 2, Total War Medieval II + Empire, Splinter Cell, Mirror's Edge, Prey, Sims 3.
All this games runs smooth. Only all source games and Overlord had this strange lag and/or pauses.
Anyway, thanks to this reg fix, it is gone.
Thanks again to hipzilla for point this thread out too us.
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17 Nov 2009   #133
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dragoon View Post
I think you have different problems than me or at least additional ones. Because I had only this lag issue in Source games and in Overlord. Every other game I tested runs smooth in Win7 and like I mention earlier, when I reboot into WinXP all games runs smooth. In fact I never experienced such an issue until now in Win7.

I tested C&C3, Red Alert 3, Civilization IV, Mass Effect, NWN2, Dragon Age, Call of Duty MW2, Oblivion, Dawn of War 2, Total War Medieval II + Empire, Splinter Cell, Mirror's Edge, Prey, Sims 3.
All this games runs smooth. Only all source games and Overlord had this strange lag and/or pauses.
Anyway, thanks to this reg fix, it is gone.
Thanks again to hipzilla for point this thread out too us.
Yea i dont have that many pc games mostly steam / valve issued games...
as far as cod mw2 goes it runs smooth it just happens to be that 1 level which is weird every other level runs like a dream, but as far as MW2 i think im trying to fix a problem they need to fix, so im going to leave that alone. I just found it weird how i didnt lag on that level with absolutely no sound enabled. What i did now was that guy said in that thread, and uninstalled my on board sound card.

css seems to be ok but ever since i messed with my options i did something to the sound (not that big of a deal) and as of tf2 it seems to be a lot smoother even when the frame rate drops to about the high 40's thats also something they need to fix.

i think i done the best i can do i really dont know what else to do.. whats left is the hard drive that someone suggested in this thread.
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17 Nov 2009   #134
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Ok, this might sound stupid but lets give it a go.
If the problem is in the HD, lets try to run it directly from the RAM.

First, download RAMDisk, install it. Follow all those steps, if you have any problem installing it just PM me.
Then, setup the size of the RAM Partition and pick a game that stutters which is not really big, so you don't have to use so many RAM.
Copy the game directory in the RAMDisk partition and run it.
If it stutters, then the problem is not in the HD and we rule it out.
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17 Nov 2009   #135
mushroomboy

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

Well maybe you won't have to do anything crazy after all, but next time you get a new hdd remember how to partition it. =P
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17 Nov 2009   #136
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mushroomboy View Post
Well maybe you won't have to do anything crazy after all, but next time you get a new hdd remember how to partition it. =P
Or better, don't partition it at all
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17 Nov 2009   #137
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

ill try that when i get home, but i never added a dxdiag for you guys. I mean everything seems to be going ok now just if you guys want to double check it.


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17 Nov 2009   #138
burger

Windows 7 Pro x64 Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hipzilla View Post
I wanted to say that after reading an earlier post in this thread about sound, I went and disabled my sound card in the device manager and managed to play TF2/HL2:EP2 without the annoying stutter. As soon as I re-enabled my sound card, the stutter was back. In TF2 it's bad enough to make the game unplayable. So nothing new to add really, just wanted to let you know that you aren't alone in this problem.

Previously I had removed both CPU and GPU overclocks, and tried 3-4 different Nvidia driver sets. The only non-Source games I have installed at the moment are Dragon Age and COD:MW2, both of which work stutter-free.

Win 7 Pro 64
8800GT w/ 191.07
XFi Xtreme Music w/ 2.18.13
Almost same setup and just tried this and seem to seem to play smooth again. The only bad thing is now I have to confront creative to fix there driver and to switch back and forth from onboard for play and creative for everything else.
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17 Nov 2009   #139
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by burger View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hipzilla View Post
I wanted to say that after reading an earlier post in this thread about sound, I went and disabled my sound card in the device manager and managed to play TF2/HL2:EP2 without the annoying stutter. As soon as I re-enabled my sound card, the stutter was back. In TF2 it's bad enough to make the game unplayable. So nothing new to add really, just wanted to let you know that you aren't alone in this problem.

Previously I had removed both CPU and GPU overclocks, and tried 3-4 different Nvidia driver sets. The only non-Source games I have installed at the moment are Dragon Age and COD:MW2, both of which work stutter-free.

Win 7 Pro 64
8800GT w/ 191.07
XFi Xtreme Music w/ 2.18.13
Almost same setup and just tried this and seem to seem to play smooth again. The only bad thing is now I have to confront creative to fix there driver and to switch back and forth from onboard for play and creative for everything else.
either that or wait for steam to fix it with an update.
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17 Nov 2009   #140
hipzilla

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by burger View Post
Almost same setup and just tried this and seem to seem to play smooth again. The only bad thing is now I have to confront creative to fix there driver and to switch back and forth from onboard for play and creative for everything else.
So you're able to play TF2/etc. online stutter free with your onboard sound enabled? I've got my onboard sound disabled via the BIOS (has been this way since I built this system), didn't even bother to try gaming with it instead of my XFi.

Creative and their drivers have been really disappointing for a while now (there was definitely trouble with Vista as well), I wouldn't hold your breath for a fix from them.
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