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3rd_Recall

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#1 15 years ago

My problem:

Just got a new alienware P4 2.4 gig w/ 512 MB of DDR RD Corsair XMS RAM and I'm getting more lag in BF1942 then I did on my 600 mhz POS! I'm using the same graphics card (GeForce 3 Ti 200 -updated drivers), the same sound card (Audigy 5.1 Gamer -updated drivers), and the same OS (XP Pro). Even though I have around 60-70 FPS and a load time of 10 seconds I'm getting these annoying lag spikes. I also played it in single player to make sure it wasn't my internet. BF1942 seems to be the only game doing this... I did a defrag and reinstalled the game. I even disabled the sound in BF1942 and turned all the graphics settings to low and I'm still getting the same spikes. I don't get it! Should I move my cards into different PCI slots or something? :'(

Full Specs: P4 2.4 gig 512 DDR RD RAM Mobo: Asus P4 PE Gold 80 gig HD Intel Pro/100 S Desktop Adapter Win XP Pro DirectX 9

I'd be grateful for any advice / help.




Fragnasty99

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#2 15 years ago

Try turning your sound settings down a bit. I had the same kind of problem and was remedied by doing this. Hope this helps.




Fragnasty99

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#3 15 years ago

Sorry mate, I didn't see that you disabled your sound. I'm not sure then that my advice would be helpful. Try if you like, maybe it'll work. I have to pay more attention when reading post.:uhm:




3rd_Recall

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#4 15 years ago

lol no problem man, I appreciate the fact though that you cared enough to reply :D




apocalypse_kid

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#5 15 years ago

Hi 3rd_Recall,

First, if you have any cards (sound/network etc) in the slot next to the AGP slot you may find that it will help moving it, cause the AGP slot and that particular PCI slot are shared.

Second, have you checked you net connection for problems as well. Single player BF1942 is a very bad way to check, cause of all the lag you get from the CPU overhead for the bots. Try another online game like rtcw etc.

Hope this helps

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Airix

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#6 15 years ago

I don't know if you did a clean install of WinXP but I assume you did. But did you change the Defaultvideo.con file of Battlefield to accept all refresh rates?




VibratinDonkeyhead

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#7 15 years ago

I'm getting wierd lag spikes too ever since I upgraded to Win2k. The game just freezes for 3 secs then countinues. It's damn annoying.




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#8 15 years ago

I noticed that after installing directx9 I started to suffer from lag when I never had any before. What I did was open the direct x settings and set the sound acceleration to zero, now my game runs as before, no probs! (funny how this is the only game that I need to do this with, if I want to play any other games I need to put the acceleration back to full) I run ME




3rd_Recall

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#9 15 years ago

Hmm, ok thanks guys, I'll try some of these out




3rd_Recall

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#10 15 years ago

Damn... well none of them worked... :( thanks anyways though