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#1 12 years ago

Hi, I found this forum via a google search. There appears to be a lot of knowledge here, so I thought I might give it a go and ask for your help... The basic problem is an unacceptable low framerate in MP. On the absolute lowest graphic settings (@1280x1024) I get around 50 fps. I tried SP with exactly the same settings and the framerate there is OK. Depending on the surroundings (dust and smoke or clear) I get between 90 and 250 fps. This is what I would expect from my system and this is what my friends get on similar systems in MP. I have no other problems on my system, internet and other games are running perfectly. I ran 3DMark06 and my score of 2631 confirms this. Also the connection to the server I use (owned by a friend) is very good. My ping is usually below 20 ms and the lagometer shows no lag whatsoever. All ingame settings are normal, although I played with /com_maxfps. I changed this from the default 85 to 100. Higher is no option since the gameplay gets jerky and I suffer from motionsickness ;) Also it doesn´t improve fps much, turning the fps cap off completely results in an increase of max 10 fps... :uhm:

I tried different display drivers and different settings. The strangest thing is I´m running at 1280x1024 but when I change to (for example) 640x480 I get EXACTLY the same framerate... Strange.... :rolleyes: I have been struggeling with this for weeks now and it´s quite annoying. I usually solve every computer problem I encounter (and those of all my friends ;) ) but I can´t seem to tackle this one :mad: Please help ! Thanks very much in advance !!! :bows: My system: CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3800+ Running on the normal clockspeed of 2.4 GHz VGA: ASUS EN7600GS TOP SILENT Driver 6.14.10.9371 (de latest NVIDIA drivers) Engineclock = 550 MHz Memory clock = 950 MHz RAMDAC clock = 400 MHz 512MB 128-bit DDR II SDRAM Motherboard: ASUS M2N-E with nVidia 570 chipset and recent bios (aug 2006) RAM: Kingston 2x512MB DDR2 SDRAM PC4200 CL4.0 CoD2 graphic settings: Video Mode: 1280x1024 Screen Refresh Rate: 75 Hz Aspect Ratio: Auto Texture filter: Bilinear Anti Aliasing: 2x Rendering Method Preference: DirectX 7 Sync Every Frame: Yes Optimize for SLI: No Soften Smoke Edges: World only Texture settings: Auto 3DMark06 (1280x1024, no AA, optimal filtering) 2631 3DMarks SM2.0: 1151 HDR/SM3.0: 1014 CPU: 910




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#2 12 years ago

I would imagine your problem is the 64 bit processor you are using, as COD2 doesnt like 64 bit.

What version of Windows are you using? Windows XP 64 edition has known problems for COD2.

Have you looked up on the net about setting your parity when running COD2? If you havent then I suggest you look it up.




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#3 12 years ago

Sorry, I thought I mentioned my OS.. It´s 32bit Windows XP Pro, with SP2 and all the latest updates. Some of my friends use 64bit AMD´s too (even dual cores) and they have no problems... I´m not sure what you mean by setting parity. I´ve heard of it in the modem age, but forgot what it means... A quick google didn´t help much either so if you would please help a bit more that would be great :bows: I´m afraid I´m not a real networking crack ;-) I checked the advanced settings of my network controller: Checksum Offload enable Flow Control enable IEEE802.1P Support disable Jumbo Frame Payload Size 1500 (standard frame) Low Power State Link Speed disable Network Address not present Optimize for cpu Segmentation Offload enable Speed/duplex settings full autonegotiation VLAN Id 1 VLAN Support disable Wake on Magic packet enable Wake on pattern enable WakeOnLAN From PowerOff enable




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#4 12 years ago

Ok, a little more information. I just ran a server on my own machine and the framerate there is identical to the framerate on any server on the internet. So my guess is that it has nothing to do with the connection...

Must be some bug in the game or a faulty setting....?




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#5 12 years ago

Hi guys,

Just wanted to let you know that it's sorted now. It was a problem with the soundcard drivers. The soundcard was eating up a lot of cpu capacity so the graphics card was waiting for the cpu... New soundcard drivers and some new settings in the soundcard did the trick...

Running supersmooth @ DX7 now with all eye candy on, @ approx. 100 fps... :cool:

Thanks for helping :D