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Nascar 2002! FPS=3!!!

#1
While in NASCAR 2002 I am going 3 wide and passing low and high- then all the sudden FPS goes to 3 and I still hear my engine RoaRing and the screen pauses and this isn't a good thing at 190MPH!

I do have a program called the RivaTuner and I have a GeForce 2MX/400 64Ram- didn't even think about it til now really...

Is that my problem- or does my pc just suck- b/c I'm convinced it does, extremely!...
 

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Ex Police Chief
#2
Does the game recover after a bit or do you keep going like that until you smack into a wall ?

Another thought,

As at this point you would have sound effects coming from all angles, is it your soundcard hogging all the processor time. try it without sound.
 
#3
The game does recover when I'm not in a turn that includes Daytona's front stretch which would be considered a turn. The only time it doesn't lock up to where I can't regain control of the car before it smacks into the wall or wipes out is mostly the turns. The backstraight is the only place it might lock up for a fraction of a second and then I can regain control.

I am also using a sound patch with 3dsound which is quite nice. I also have the channels down to 8; and thats as low as it goes...

I have also used this site to tweak the graphics side to get more FPS [http://www.discountdescramblers.com/nascar.html] I'm not sure if it worked or not- but its not worth finding out now unless it would solve my problem; which it may :rolleyes:

I'll try playing without sound but thats no fun- so I'll try to play 10 minutes or so and tell you what happens.
 
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da rock

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#4
i've noticed slowdown in the and after reading a review onit it
wasn't hard to figure out that this sim takes alot of processing
power to run it full out! so the only thing i could to do to make it
more playable was to turn some the "eyecandy" down. right now
i'm getting about 30 to 35 fps in a crowd and it'll go up to 55 or so
if i pull away from the pack. i,m running a amd 950 t-bird , 256 megs ddr and a geforce 2ti w/ 64 megs ddr. i'm building a newe sys now so it'll be interesting to see what happens with it

:)
 
#5
EyEcAnDy!

Well without the eyecandy this game is pointless- without seeing those awesome paintjobs its really no fun to play-

What exactly did you tone down in the eyecandy department?
I'd like to see the performance of my pc compared to yours ;)
 
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da rock

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#6
not much to turn down,in details evrything set to med, drawing
dist @ 72% ,no steering wheel off,anisotrophic filtering off and
running @ 800x 600. which is one part of why i' m putting a new
system togather! all the rest of the games i play w/ everything on! my 3D mark 2001 is 3912 w/ no oc(for what its worth!):)
 
#7
3D Mark2001 SE

I don't have just 3D Mark2001 but I do have the Second Edition.

My pc couldn't even run all the tests and I got 2232 3D Marks.

Although I can't upgrade I would try overclocking some things but it seems that its not possible with the Pentium III...
 

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Ex Police Chief
#8
CiRe,

That benchmark seems a little low for that card, I had the 32m variety and used to get a smidgeon over 3000 in 3dmark 2001 se.

Is your agp set to 4x in the bios ?

I have just upgraded to geforce 4 MX, and the difference is huge. I can now play Medal of honour in 1024 x 768 with everything turned on to maxinum and still get 80 FPS.

3D mark score now 5900

The best part is that this card is available for under £100 ( Sorry dont know what that is in Dollars ). As budget cards go this is awesome.
 
#9
I heard those MX cards suck- and because of that I was looking into getting a GeForce 3 Ti200 but I won't be able to afford that for a while now :(

I did have AGP 4X enabled but my Aperture size was I think 16 I just made it 64- So what exactly should I change in the bios?

I'm going to start a new thread- everyone vote and give me your opinion...
 
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da rock

Guest
#10
i'm not real familiar with your ram ,but have you tried different
memory settings in the bios? if not you might want to give that
a try.
 
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da rock

Guest
#12
be aware that i use a amd board and cpu so i don't know how your's will be different from mine.
in your bios look for,
DRAM TIMING CONFIG
SDR/DDR CAS LATENCY
SDR/DDR RAS ACTIVE TIME
SDR/DDR RAS PRECHARGE TIME
on my mobo these can be adjusted to diffrent speeds,in effect o/c
my ram.:)
 
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to take the pic you may need to take a digital picture of it b/c printscreen doesn't work until you get in windows; I think...
 

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