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Choppiness with 7600GT

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Post Sat Mar 17, 2007 6:08 pm

Choppiness with 7600GT

Bought an eVGA PCI-E Geforce 7600 GT KO, 256 meg, the works.

Oddly, during some cutscenes in the singleplayer game (QuickFix 1.0c, FLpatch 1.1), the display is choppy. In case it could be a driver conflict, the following information may or may not help:

Using WHQL Forceware video drivers 93.71 + DirectX 9.0c + 4X AA in Freelancer (with AA on application controlled the images are a bit jagged)

Computer specs:

Athlon64 X2 4200+ (have installed the AMD dual core patches as needed, and IIRC I installed the Microsoft patch as well)
Asus A8N-E (installed the nVidia audio/LAN/IDE drivers using the nForce4 driver set 6.86 from the website)

My hard drive has an 80-pin cable attached to it.

Any suggestions?

Edited by - Hahukum Konn on 3/17/2007 6:08:37 PM

Post Sat Mar 17, 2007 6:36 pm

I would try other games as well, and a DVD to "Test" it. If they work well, its freelancer that may be the issue. If they are choppy as well, it may be drivers/card problem.

Post Sat Mar 17, 2007 7:58 pm

Only weird thing I've noticed is that some DVDs "hiccup" on occasion but I would probably put that down to an aging drive.

Well, that and in SimCity 3000, after about an hour I very occasionally get MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION errors (0x0000009C - may be missing a zero but the last two digits are definitely 9C) and the machine hard locks, forcing me to use the reset switch.

Edited by - Hahukum Konn on 3/18/2007 1:05:00 PM

Post Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:18 am

I don't have any probs with Club3D nVidia 7600 GT... maybe you need tu update or even install the driver and nVidia control centre...

Edited by - magnet14 on 3/19/2007 9:20:50 AM

Post Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:38 am

If you will note very carefully, I said I put on the latest WHQL drivers from nVidia for my graphics card.

Post Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:33 pm

But the nVidia control centre? Maybe it's not necessary, but what if...?

Edited out sig

Edited by - Finalday on 3/23/2007 2:19:38 AM

Post Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:34 pm

How come I'm the only one in here who doesn't have those orange boxes???

Edit - Magnet, uncheck the add sig box after posting the first time in a thread.

Edited by - Finalday on 3/23/2007 2:19:11 AM

Post Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:31 pm

Yes, I put the blasted control center thing in too, which puts in that tray icon and adds tabs to the Advanced options.

Post Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:06 am

Then I'm out of ideas...

Post Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:23 pm

Incidentally the SimCity 3000 issues are known in XP Pro and have nothing to do with drivers. The drive WAS aging and causing issues, as a drive swap cured the bluescreening. Since SimCity 3000 isn't choppy (well, it's even older than Freelancer, so it's not THAT good of a torture tester), it might be a weird audio driver thing. There's an updated audio driver on the MS Update site and I'll probably try that, and see if it cures the problem.

Post Sun Oct 14, 2007 9:51 pm

Hey, all - apologies for the gravedigging but you might be interested to know that when I changed the 7600GT over to my Pentium D 945 + Asus P5B box (the CPU is comparable to an A64 X2 4200+), I spoke too soon.

The introductory ships-flying scenes are unchoppy, but the initial bar scene where Trent drinks the "good stuff" has some choppiness even when I drop from 1280x960 to 1024x768.

The integrated audio is definitely different since the chipset isn't nForce4, so I dunno what else could be doing this.

Using nVidia drivers as of the end of August this year.

Edited by - Hahukum Konn on 10/19/2007 6:00:14 PM

Post Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:21 pm


So I set up an old crapbox of a Sempron 2400+ (1.67 GHz, Socket A), 512 megs DDR, Geforce3 Ti200, and let 'er rip on the exact same bar scene (1024x768 resolution, too...) with the 93.71s because those work fine with the GF3.

Hardly any bloody choppiness on that bar scene! What in the world is going on here? Only thing I can think of is if Freelancer doesn't travel well with dual-CPU/core type systems.... (or maybe it's the usual driver bloat thing like with my 9200SE vs the GF3)

Edited by - Hahukum Konn on 10/29/2007 8:02:10 PM

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