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Old 01-24-2006, 06:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have had my X2 4400+ for about a month now and i have recently installed Need For Speed Most Wanted and sometimes when i load my game up it seems to jump alot.. not lagging its like every 2 seconds the game will go doubble speed..

it also happend in CS.. i am sure i have played CS on this cpu and it aint gone dubble speed..

but see the funny thing is.. if i alt tab out and set the game process CPU afinity to only 1 core the game will work fine.. but when afinity is set to both cores the game seems to doubble speed every 2-3 seconds for some reason.

It does'nt seem to happen all the time just on the odd ocassion.. happend twice today but as soon as i set the afinity to 1 cpu it works fine...

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Old 01-24-2006, 11:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Our systems are similar, I have no problems in Quake4. Possible driver issue somewhere, incorrct memory timings, could be a lot of things. I don't have NCQ on either...

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Old 01-24-2006, 04:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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there actually an option to turn NCQ off?, not that i would.
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Old 01-24-2006, 07:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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List the rest of your specs. I know of some incompatibility issues that have caused such problems as you describe them.

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Old 01-24-2006, 07:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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That used to happen to me, when i play NFS MW or CS and i got banned because they thought i was speed hacking
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Old 01-24-2006, 08:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I am using 81.98 drivers for my video card, with direct x 9c december vesion installed.

(As u may have noticed above my SATA HD died on me about 2 hours ago, i have just sent it off to be replace and this is the first Seagat HD i've ever heard that died .... so anything you guys suggest i will not be able to test until the replacement HD arrives.)

I am guessing you might point your finger at the ram mixing but i was still having the problem befor i added the PC2700 Sticks.

I am also experiancing Random Reboots normally when i have a full screen appliaction running like a game or a movie i am wathing in full screen... but you never know this all could be to do with my HD that just died....
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Old 01-24-2006, 09:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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ive heard of dual core does that thing to games. ive read in some forums.
not sure the solutions tho..
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Old 01-25-2006, 03:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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the only solution i have found it setting the affinity of the process to only 1 core.
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Old 01-25-2006, 08:18 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally posted by PZEROFGH
That used to happen to me, when i play NFS MW or CS and i got banned because they thought i was speed hacking
I love how in console games it's called, "Glitching" & in PC games it's called "Hacking".
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have you run memtest 86? if not, do so. let it run at least 3 passes

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