TechSpot

Some Games Run Like they Are on Speed

By BlazingDragon15
Mar 3, 2008
  1. problem
    At first games that my gf played run like 10x the normal rate (guess). cheap games like divinci code and some other ones i cant remember. at first i thought it was because my computer is better then what they were design to run on but now some of my games do it. Madden 08 , GTA San Andreas ( only when inside) runs fine when outside running around the city. The games play at a super fast rate. amost like the game is on speed. But then others play fine like Rise of Nations ( which is a few yr old) Crysis, GRAW, And so on.

    what i tired
    disable crossfire
    dumb down the graphics and upscaled them
    cant think of anything else.
    I had this problem b4 i upgraded to my current setup.

    old setup
    motherboard = asus a8r or somthing
    cpu = amd 64x2 2.2ghz
    ram =1gb of great value
    vid = x1950 pro


    current Setup

    Motherboard = Asus m2r32-mvp
    Cpu = Amd 64x2 6000+ (3.0) dual core
    Video card = 2 x1950 pro 512mb ati radeon running in crossfire
    ram= 4 1gb oxz ati crossfire cert. ram
    os = Win xp pro sp2


    I tried to included everything i could think of.
    it's just a weird problem i never heard of a computer being to good for a game.
    If anyone can help me i greatly appreciate it.
    I wonder if its the processor because if it is it makes me a little worried about upgrading to the new amd 3.0ghz quad core when ever that comes out.
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    The problem is with your CPU scaling its frequency according to load.
    Solution: look for a game patch or set your CPU to fixed speed
     
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Once the game is launched, you need to alt-tab back to the desktop, launch the task manager & then for the game's process you set the affinity to one core. You should also install the AMD Dual Core Optimizer.
     
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.