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#1 t3hSurge

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Posted 06 March 2006 - 11:22 PM

Hey, I hope someone answers this...

My compy's been laggy in gameplay for Stepmania, CS, and my other games. Like, it's not a v-sync thing, because I've tried turning it on and off and that doesn't help. Periodically, my screen jumps. Arrows in Stepmania, not smooth moving. Getting 60 fps w/ vsync, and 200 w/o. I play CS and doesn't matter if it's vertical movement or whatever, just repeated jaggyness. I have, don't laugh it works well, a CuMine Pentium III 667mhz processor. My gfx card is an ATI Radeon 9200. I started out with Catalyst for my ATI drivers, then I moved on to "Omega" ATI drivers, for greater control. The Catalyst panel took forever to open. After I installed Omega a few days ago, for one brief afternoon, everything was smooth. Later that evening, jaggy again. I've tried reinstalling my programs, I'm going to try reinstalling Omega in a second here, and I've tried every configuration. Help me!!

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Posted 06 March 2006 - 11:35 PM

What are you video setting? refresh, color, size? How much Virtual Memory do you have allocated? How much system RAM do you have? Is you computer clean inside and could in be heat related? Are all the fans running? CPU and GPU heatsinks are clean?
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Posted 07 March 2006 - 02:23 AM

Is it jaggy all the time or in intervals?
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Posted 07 March 2006 - 08:38 AM

It's jaggy in intervals.

I run at:
1024x768
32bpp
75/60hz
256mb of ram
Internal Cooling is GOOD, CPU runs between 25-30 C.

And virtual ram...
Uh...
1 minimum
484 currently
750 maximum

That's just what I read for that.

Edited by t3hSurge, 07 March 2006 - 08:40 AM.


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Posted 07 March 2006 - 08:57 AM

In my experience when you've got "jagginess in intervals" it has been some kind of software problem. I've had a firewall with a memory leak and a ebook reader trying to update itself. You might want to keep and eye on the task manager and see if you can catch any process using a lot of CPU when it gets jaggy.
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Posted 07 March 2006 - 03:07 PM

I tried shutting down as many processes as I could before opening StepMania and that didn't help. Mabye a different problem or one of the processes that's unable to be forced to shut down?

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 06:40 PM

Try going into msconfig and disabling somethings at startup. I've had a similar problem, and come to find out that it was AOL instant messanger that kept doing that "auto update", not to mention that it was bad enough that it started when windows starts, which was just one more thing for the computer to run in the back ground. Try shutting off whatever you don't need. This site has a GREAT "Startup Programs" area that you should utilize to help you along with this. Not saying that this is the cause, but it's been the cause with my machine before.
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Posted 08 March 2006 - 12:42 AM

Use Startup Inspector instead of msconfig for startup control. Much easier and safer, and it tells you what the aps are for the most part.
http://www.windowsstartup.com/

Which 9200 do you have? The 64mb or the 128mb? 256 megs of system RAM is awful skimpy running high graphics aps. You're probably pulling almost half of it just for graphics aps during gaming.

The paging file takes a lot more time than RAM, and that's why you may be getting the jumpyness.

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 08:53 AM

I'll try your program and try adding some RAM today.

I have the 128 mb Radeon 9200

When I run stepmania, I run in a window to see my processes at the same time and it only uses half the memory and 42% cpu

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Posted 11 March 2006 - 08:18 PM

Sorry to double post, but I felt I should share my soluton.

I added RAM, but no go. With the onset of ram came the possiblity of using XP instead of 2000. I used Pro SP2 and when I installed it and booted, drivers for my Radeon were all ready there! No catalyst needed! Works great too.

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Posted 12 March 2006 - 11:11 AM

Sorry to double post, but I felt I should share my soluton.

I added RAM, but no go. With the onset of ram came the possiblity of using XP instead of 2000. I used Pro SP2 and when I installed it and booted, drivers for my Radeon were all ready there! No catalyst needed! Works great too.


Hmmmm....makes me wonder if the drivers that you had installed previously was meant for winxp, and was messing things up when your machine was on 2000. Makes sense to me. Glad to hear that you're problem is solved! :thumbsup:
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