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taskbot7

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#1 16 years ago

hello.

im having problems with my c-media onboard soundcard.

does anybody know of decent settings i can run this card on?

ive tried just about every combination of sound quality, sound detail, channel number, and even 'cache update' and 'refresh' i can think of, and still my BF lags like a bitch.

everything around me runs smooth, but when im in motion, its gets choppy. and its when more sounds are supposed to be played the chop is the worst.

my machine is amply suited to run BF, and run it well. actually, i never had problems until 2 months ago when i downloaded the new c-media drivers.

(note that my BF and all other component drivers are up-to-date. i cannot 'downgrade' my sound drivers, as it causes tons of errors when i attempt to do so)

so anybody who has a c-media card can give me some advice, id appriciate it.

thanks.

-taskbot7

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Bondfreak0079

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#2 16 years ago

Get a new video card. It sucks. Period. GF2 is like the bare minimum for BF. You'll get lag with that for sure. I even get lag with a Radeon 7500 sometimes that's why I'm getting a 9500PRO in like a week.




BF1942_AZ

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#3 16 years ago

I have the same mb with an XP2000+ also, 512 MB DDR RAM, and NVIDIA GForce4 Ti4600 128 MB DDR graphics card and it runs the game with no problem at all. The first time I played BF1942 I had the kind of problem you have, these setting fixed it and the game runs great now. Try: hardware acceleration: enabled quality: 22khz (44khz caused the game to crash often) detail: high sound level: 75% Also if those don't correct it, but helps try lowering your graphics settings some or do what Bondfreak0079 says.




ditchhopper

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#4 16 years ago

He didnt say anything about his video. He said he was having sound problems. Unfortunately the best solution I found when I had trouble with c-media onboard sound was to get a better sound card. The onboard c-media sound isnt that bad a chip but it does run into problems with some of these newer games.




taskbot7

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#5 16 years ago

yeah. my ive never had this problem before. i ran the game on my current specs 3 months ago, and it was just fine. got about 40-50 fps all the time.

ill try those sound settings, too.

im going to get a new hard disk on saturday, so ill let you know if it helps any.

i mean, the only thing i can think of thats different on my machine since the last time i had BF installed (when it worked fine) is the drivers for my soundcard.

im currently running version 5.12.1.29 of the c-media audio drivers ("x-ear 3d"). do you run these drivers, bf1942_az?

i dunno. just seems weird my bf starts having problems out of nowhere.

-taskbot7

(btw - my soundcard model is a cmi9737a)




BF1942_AZ

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#6 16 years ago

My drivers version is 5.12.1.25 and my sound card model # is CMI 9738. Also, I don't think OS makes a lot of difference, but I'm running XP Pro. Another idea is see if there is a update for your version of windows that has to do with the c-media, there is for XP. Good luck.




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#7 16 years ago

I'm runnin 5.12.1.643 with a CMI8738/C3DX and everything was fine UNTIL i went to 1.31. I think the suggested (can't find link) khz was 44 for these too.

w2k, xp2100+, 512, gf3ti200