Turning down hardware acceleration sound helps framerate

By Tha General ยท 4 replies
Sep 27, 2008
  1. turning down your hardware acceleration sound helps framerate and sound issues in certain games. I have this game called Street Legal redline, with sound on full acceleration the game crawls or seems to drag a bit, so turning off the sound acceleration to none, i can play the game at the highest settings running at 15-20fps.
    And the lag is gone, nice and smooth.
  2. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    Of course it helps frame rates, your running a Pentium III... If I turn the HA all the way up on my old Coppermine the system lags unbelievably and barely runs any of my older games. If you had a slightly newer setup, you probably wouldn't notice that much of a difference... because of the more powerful hardware devices.
  3. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,106

    Well it only works with certain games, maybe about 5 of them. I haven't tested this on all my games which give me trouble, but nevertheless, pretty good.
  4. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Your point is valid - even some newer comps have problems with sound driver/hardware versus game conflicts.

  5. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,106

    yes i know, i read other topics dealing with the hardware sound acceleration with new computers. Only works with certain games.

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