View Full Version : choppy frames in games
02-20-2001, 02:42 PM
i have a p2 350, 128mb ram, pcchips m761 mobo, voodoo3 3000agp, sounblaster awe64 value card, 2 8.4 gig fujitsu drives. the problem is in fast action games, the video will stutter a frame or 2. is there things i could do to fix this?
02-20-2001, 04:04 PM
How much RAM does the Vid card have? What operating system ? If your vid card(I'm not familiar with the voodo) has at least 16 MB RAM then it is probably not the reason for frame studder; however, the settings can cause a problem (ie trying to run 32 bit might not work). Needless to say, you dont want to be running ANY other programs with a fast game on (esp. with a 350 mhz cpu) and lastly, it could be the speed of your CD Rom is too slow to handle some of the latest games (if slower than 32X ...might cause hangs).
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02-20-2001, 05:01 PM
Also check the AGP aperture in your BIOS the best setting (IMHO)is 64MB.
Did you check the Game's web site for a patch, FAQ, or a discussion board?
It could also be a sound problem. Make sure you've got the latest driver for your sound card and video card. Try running the game with no sound...does the problem go away? I had that problem with Mechwarrior 4 and Sound Blaster Live. The sound would crack sometimes and when it did the video stuttered for a sec. After checking I found that the game has some problems with the EAX settings. Downloading the latest SB drivers fixed the problem.
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02-11-2002, 11:13 AM
I know - this thread is old BUT something you said above hints at a sound problem I'm having with my AC97 onboard sound.
I have an old 12x CD-ROM and I'm experiencing choppy sound under only a few situations. Haven't rigorously checked, but I think it maybe when the CD-ROM is being "tapped" for sound effects. This seems to happen alot with certain games such as Squad Leader, the intro to Birth of the Federation, etc.
Funny thing is that back a month ago when I was using a P233MMX system the sound was usually fine. Is it possible that now that my PC is a 1.33GHz Athlon-based system with AGP that the CD-ROM simply can't keep up?!!
Gee...this upgrade business never ends...
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