Changed Ram on Windows 7, need to reactivate. 15 replies

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Babeman

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#11 9 years ago
>Omen<;4916429Even the fairly well optimized Burnout Paradise plays horribly laggy on W7 for me compared to the snap that XP offers.

Well, what are you PC specs omen?




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#12 9 years ago

Granted, it's older spec, but as I said, I can play Burnout Paradise fine in XP. I've even made several videos of it with Fraps. Only one of the videos has noticeable lag. I think it's the race called Demolition Derby, where you race from just south of the wind farm to Lone Stallion Ranch. There's a tight section of road with a median strip and lots of buildings along side and civvy traffic where lots of AI pile up. It's one of my fave races though because you can just let them duke it out in front of you, then take the huge jump off of that humongous cliff for a major shortcut. I think it's called Dead Man's Curve. All the flat spin record attempts are done there.

My spec is...

P4 3GHz X1950Pro 2GB RAM AGP platform

...and just in case you think it's the amount of RAM, I seriously doubt it. After running AlacrityPC to shut down background progs, non essential services, and defrag the RAM, I consistently get more free RAM in W7 than in XP. On average 1700 - 1800 MB free RAM in XP and 1800 - 1900 MB free RAM in W7.

There are several games made for dual core I can play at playable frame rates, and Prototype has just been added to that list. Only prob I have in Prototype is the cutscenes play slowly with lots of static sound. However that seems to be a common problem that needs to be patched. There's a several page thread about it on the official forum for the game. For the most part I have no audio issues when using XP though.




*The.Doctor

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#13 9 years ago

I've been hearing that Win7 is gaming a little better than Vista or XP for the most part, but that has been mostly with much newer hardware though.




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Modern Warfare

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#14 9 years ago

Well it also depends which bit version of XP you compare it to. I just tested Prototype in W7. With noticeably more free RAM in W7, it ran much worse than in XP. Including way more lag and much worse audio problems. The sound was crackling even in game vs just the cutscenes and menu, and that was with dropping the audio sampling rate to 32KHz.




Sgt. D. Pilla

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#15 9 years ago
Well it also depends which bit version of XP you compare it to. I just tested Prototype in W7. With noticeably more free RAM in W7, it ran much worse than in XP. Including way more lag and much worse audio problems. The sound was crackling even in game vs just the cutscenes and menu, and that was with dropping the audio sampling rate to 32KHz.

Curious... Runs fine for me, 60+ FPS. Can't say I've run it in XP, but I've seen it ran and it looks like it runs quite similar. Maybe dodgy drivers?




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#16 9 years ago
Sgt. D. Pilla;4917683Maybe dodgy drivers?

There's only one driver I've used that W7 has had issues with, the ATI Tool v2.7 kernel driver that allows it to change my GPU driver settings. I only use it for fan speed though, whereby I crank it up to 100%. The problem is, that app is the only one I've been able to get to adjust my GPU fan speed, so going without it would mean running my GPU fan at a much lower setting, making the GPU run hotter and less efficient. I couldn't even get CCC to launch after installing it in W7. I'm about ready to delete the W7 partition altogether and just run XP.




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