Game problems on Vista x64

Posted: 08-18-2008, 01:10 PM

Hi everyone

Can anyone help me about my gaming problems on Vista x64

I am using

- Intel Q6600 Processo
- Intel DP35DP Media Series MB with 4 Giga PC-6400 DDR2 RA
- GeForce 8500 GT 512Mb DDR
- WD5000AVVS Sata HDD (500 Giga
- Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Operating Syste
I have problems on my games such as Assasin's Creed, Crysis, CoD4, Th
Witcher, World in Conflict, Need for Speed Prostreet, Hellgate: London
especially NBA Live 2008; they are not running smoothly. When I wa
still using Windows XP before and I am not yet using those specs
mentioned above, they are working fine in medium graphic settings, oh
NBA Live 2008 ran smoothly on maximum settings before. And now I a
using Vista x64 with all the specifications mentioned above and it seem
that it is better before than the specs I am using now. What should b
the problem? When I change graphic settings to maximum, everything is
mess! Even in minimum settings in NBA Live 2008 is like hell on m
machine. Can someone give me a piece of advice? I just bought my new P
for these games. Thanks a lot

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Game problems on Vista x64


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skunksmash
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Re: Game problems on Vista x64
Posted: 08-18-2008, 01:32 PM

tangster03;812934 Wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> Can anyone help me about my gaming problems on Vista x64?
>
>
> I am using:
> > > >
- Intel Q6600 Processor
- Intel DP35DP Media Series MB with 4 Giga PC-6400 DDR2 RAM
- GeForce 8500 GT 512Mb DDR2
- WD5000AVVS Sata HDD (500 Giga)
- Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Operating System
> > >
> I have problems on my games such as Assasin's Creed, Crysis, CoD4,
> The Witcher, World in Conflict, Need for Speed Prostreet, Hellgate:
> London, especially NBA Live 2008; they are not running smoothly. When
> I was still using Windows XP before and I am not yet using those specs
> I mentioned above, they are working fine in medium graphic settings,
> oh, NBA Live 2008 ran smoothly on maximum settings before. And now I
> am using Vista x64 with all the specifications mentioned above and it
> seems that it is better before than the specs I am using now. What
> should be the problem? When I change graphic settings to maximum,
> everything is a mess! Even in minimum settings in NBA Live 2008 is
> like hell on my machine. Can someone give me a piece of advice? I just
> bought my new PC for these games. Thanks a lot.
it maybe as simple as updating your video driver ...
do you know what driver your currently running....?


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tangster03
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Re: Game problems on Vista x64
Posted: 08-18-2008, 01:55 PM

skunksmash;812953 Wrote:
> > tangster03;812934 Wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > Can anyone help me about my gaming problems on Vista x64?
> >
> >
> >
> > I am using:
> > > > > > > >
> - Intel Q6600 Processor
> - Intel DP35DP Media Series MB with 4 Giga PC-6400 DDR2 RAM
> - GeForce 8500 GT 512Mb DDR2
> - WD5000AVVS Sata HDD (500 Giga)
> - Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Operating System
> > > > > > I have problems on my games such as Assasin's Creed, Crysis, CoD4,
> > The Witcher, World in Conflict, Need for Speed Prostreet, Hellgate:
> > London, especially NBA Live 2008; they are not running smoothly.
> > When I was still using Windows XP before and I am not yet using
> > those specs I mentioned above, they are working fine in medium
> > graphic settings, oh, NBA Live 2008 ran smoothly on maximum settings
> > before. And now I am using Vista x64 with all the specifications
> > mentioned above and it seems that it is better before than the specs
> > I am using now. What should be the problem? When I change graphic
> > settings to maximum, everything is a mess! Even in minimum settings
> > in NBA Live 2008 is like hell on my machine. Can someone give me a
> > piece of advice? I just bought my new PC for these games. Thanks a
> > lot.> >
>
> it maybe as simple as updating your video driver ...
> do you know what driver your currently running....?
I have updated driver of my video card. I downloaded it from
nvidia.com. I am using version 175.19.


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Mr GRiM
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Re: Game problems on Vista x64
Posted: 08-18-2008, 02:08 PM

HI 'tangster03,' (http://www.vistax64.com/members/tangster03.html

What was your old video card on xp, it might be that you hav
downgraded to a lowwer end vidieo card as the 8500 is a low rang
starting point video card you would be much better off with nvidea'
9600GT 512MB or better for the games you have mentione

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tangster03
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Re: Game problems on Vista x64
Posted: 08-18-2008, 07:54 PM

Mr GRiM;812982 Wrote:
> HI 'tangster03,' (http://www.vistax64.com/members/tangster03.html)
>
> What was your old video card on xp, it might be that you have
> downgraded to a lowwer end vidieo card as the 8500 is a low range
> starting point video card you would be much better off with nvidea's
> 9600GT 512MB or better for the games you have mentioned
Hi Mr. Grim,
I didn't changed my graphics card from XP. I was using my Nvidia
GeForce 8500 GT 512Mb on XP.


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Rob
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Re: Game problems on Vista x64
Posted: 08-19-2008, 05:25 AM
"tangster03" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
news:7c859ea58eec98b4b7aa127d89c17116@nntp-gateway.com...
>
> Mr GRiM;812982 Wrote:
>> HI 'tangster03,' (http://www.vistax64.com/members/tangster03.html)
>>
>> What was your old video card on xp, it might be that you have
>> downgraded to a lowwer end vidieo card as the 8500 is a low range
>> starting point video card you would be much better off with nvidea's
>> 9600GT 512MB or better for the games you have mentioned
>
> Hi Mr. Grim,
> I didn't changed my graphics card from XP. I was using my Nvidia
> GeForce 8500 GT 512Mb on XP.
>
>
> --
> tangster03

Vista shouldn't cause such a drop in performance. ur pc ain't bad, although the gfx is a little
slow like someone mentioned.

Verify plz the following checklist, and correct in order specified

1) sound driver is upto date
2) disk has been fully defragmented since installing these games
3) there is over 15% free disk space
4) that ur CPU isn't accidently under clocked (pressing Windows key + Pause, and check the GHZ
is reading 2.4)
5) please post ur vista spec scores here if u need more help, it may highlight a problem. shud
range from 1.0 - 5.9 max
6) with 4GB RAM, u can disable virtual memory (or page file). This will improve performance in
games. Goto control panel -> system -> advanced -> performance -> page file ---- change settings
from system managed to none. You will need to restart ur machine, and ignore the memory dump
message on crash, nobody understands those codes anyway lol.
7) check ur monitor resolution and refresh rate is right. Also in ur Nvidia control panel, goto
advanced, and turn down ur additional features, such as maximum texture quality which is as
auto.
8) download rivatuner, which lets u over clock ur Nvidia graphics card with a windows user
interface, just drag the sliders, u can easily get another 10% out of ur graphics card.




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Re: Game problems on Vista x64
Posted: 08-19-2008, 08:01 AM
64 bit drivers are a bit shaky for gaming
"tangster03" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
news:40e0c3e395b50cee431dc7a66bf6d1b0@nntp-gateway.com...
>
> Hi everyone,
>
> Can anyone help me about my gaming problems on Vista x64?
>
>
> I am using:
>
> - Intel Q6600 Processor
> - Intel DP35DP Media Series MB with 4 Giga PC-6400 DDR2 RAM
> - GeForce 8500 GT 512Mb DDR2
> - WD5000AVVS Sata HDD (500 Giga)
> - Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Operating System
> I have problems on my games such as Assasin's Creed, Crysis, CoD4, The
> Witcher, World in Conflict, Need for Speed Prostreet, Hellgate: London,
> especially NBA Live 2008; they are not running smoothly. When I was
> still using Windows XP before and I am not yet using those specs I
> mentioned above, they are working fine in medium graphic settings, oh,
> NBA Live 2008 ran smoothly on maximum settings before. And now I am
> using Vista x64 with all the specifications mentioned above and it seems
> that it is better before than the specs I am using now. What should be
> the problem? When I change graphic settings to maximum, everything is a
> mess! Even in minimum settings in NBA Live 2008 is like hell on my
> machine. Can someone give me a piece of advice? I just bought my new PC
> for these games. Thanks a lot.
>
>
> --
> tangster03

skunksmash
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Re: Game problems on Vista x64
Posted: 08-19-2008, 08:28 AM

BigJim;813845 Wrote:
> 64 bit drivers are a bit shaky for gaming
> "tangster03" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
> news:40e0c3e395b50cee431dc7a66bf6d1b0@xxxxxx-gateway.com...> > >
> > >
> > > Hi everyone,
> > >
> > > Can anyone help me about my gaming problems on Vista x64?
> > >
> > >
> > > I am using:
> > >
> > > - Intel Q6600 Processor
> > > - Intel DP35DP Media Series MB with 4 Giga PC-6400 DDR2 RAM
> > > - GeForce 8500 GT 512Mb DDR2
> > > - WD5000AVVS Sata HDD (500 Giga)
> > > - Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Operating System
> > > I have problems on my games such as Assasin's Creed, Crysis, CoD4,
> > The
> > > Witcher, World in Conflict, Need for Speed Prostreet, Hellgate:
> > London,
> > > especially NBA Live 2008; they are not running smoothly. When I was
> > > still using Windows XP before and I am not yet using those specs I
> > > mentioned above, they are working fine in medium graphic settings,
> > oh,
> > > NBA Live 2008 ran smoothly on maximum settings before. And now I am
> > > using Vista x64 with all the specifications mentioned above and it
> > seems
> > > that it is better before than the specs I am using now. What should
> > be
> > > the problem? When I change graphic settings to maximum, everything is
> > a
> > > mess! Even in minimum settings in NBA Live 2008 is like hell on my
> > > machine. Can someone give me a piece of advice? I just bought my new
> > PC
> > > for these games. Thanks a lot.
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > tangster03 > >
BULL....

vista is perfect for gaming there is another reason at work here.
the game you wanna play are pretty intensive & the 8500 is a terrible
card...but you say they worked well on XP...??

don't suppose you have another graphics card to hand...?

bottom line mate your rig is pretty smart apart from the GPU...
chuck that relic in the bin & grab your self an 8800


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Mr GRiM
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Re: Game problems on Vista x64
Posted: 08-19-2008, 08:28 AM

Another big difference is if you are using directx 10 shaders which were
not available on XP. This will be putting a big strain on your graphics
as i have done bench mark tests on company of heroes and it can lower
your frame rate as much as half with DX10 enabled try playing your games
in DX9 mode.


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tangster03
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Re: Game problems on Vista x64
Posted: 08-19-2008, 08:33 AM

Rob;813723 Wrote:
>
> Vista shouldn't cause such a drop in performance. ur pc ain't bad,
> although the gfx is a little
> slow like someone mentioned.
>
> Verify plz the following checklist, and correct in order specified
>
> 1) sound driver is upto date
> 2) disk has been fully defragmented since installing these games
> 3) there is over 15% free disk space
> 4) that ur CPU isn't accidently under clocked (pressing Windows key +
> Pause, and check the GHZ
> is reading 2.4)
> 5) please post ur vista spec scores here if u need more help, it may
> highlight a problem. shud
> range from 1.0 - 5.9 max
> 6) with 4GB RAM, u can disable virtual memory (or page file). This will
> improve performance in
> games. Goto control panel -> system -> advanced -> performance -> page
> file ---- change settings
> from system managed to none. You will need to restart ur machine, and
> ignore the memory dump
> message on crash, nobody understands those codes anyway lol.
> 7) check ur monitor resolution and refresh rate is right. Also in ur
> Nvidia control panel, goto
> advanced, and turn down ur additional features, such as maximum texture
> quality which is as
> auto.
> 8) download rivatuner, which lets u over clock ur Nvidia graphics card
> with a windows user
> interface, just drag the sliders, u can easily get another 10% out of
> ur graphics card.
>
>
>
>
> --
> Q9450 OC'd 3.8GHz
> 4x 2GB 1066Mhz RAM 1:1
> 9800GX2 1GB OC'd 680core/1060mem
> 1TB SpinPoint HDD
> 350GB secondary HDD
> 2x 22" HP w2207h
> TrackIR
> G15 keyboard
> Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
> MS ForceFeedBack 2 Joystick
Hi Rob,

I am at the office now so I can't tell you specifically if my processor
is under clocked but as far as I remember in the System of my Control
Panel, the processor is Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40 GHz but
followed by a hyphen ~ 2.39 GHz, also it's the same with my DirectX
Diagnostic Tool. So is it underclocked? And if it is underclocked, how
will I change it back to its normal clock timing.

Another thing Rob, can you help me how to use RivaTuner and how to
overclock my graphics card by 10%? Can i change it higher than 10%?

And about disabling my Virtual Memory, is it okay I disable it? No
harm will happen to my machine? And that memory dump error you were
saying, it it the "Blue Screen Error Message?"


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