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Try making a custom power profile in windows, and setting the cpu power min/max to 25%?
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How do you force VSync in a game's software mode?

Its easy to force it in the control panel but it does nothing in those games if you're not in OpenGL, Direct3D or something.

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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
I had this problem, I solved it by just recording everything I did with FRAPS. An odd solution, but it works quite well for any game. Since they are older your system should have no problem keeping 60fps solid.
My HDD filling up in 30 minutes doesn't agree. Besides I don't want to be writing on it all the time. It pisses me off though, because FRAPs pretty much works as the best FPS limiter in the world, but it can't just do that alone.

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Originally Posted by kenolak View Post
Try making a custom power profile in windows, and setting the cpu power min/max to 25%?
And how do I do that? Google has no idea.
Edited by SFJake - 8/5/11 at 5:33pm
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post #14 of 40
use V-Sync
on a side note I play Unreal alot
evren on my C2Q system
but I never have a prob. wiht it going over 60fps
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Like I said, VSync doesn't work in software mode.
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Like I said, VSync doesn't work in software mode.
why are you useing software mode
use DX or openGL (glide if you have a 3dfx card)
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why are you useing software mode
use DX or openGL (glide if you have a 3dfx card)
The only one that works is Direct 3D I think (or something) and it looks like absolute crap, is extremely bright, and the mouse feels totally wrong with it.

Updating the game with the unnofficial patch would give me better rendering options, but updating is -not- an option.
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How do you force VSync in a game's software mode?

Its easy to force it in the control panel but it does nothing in those games if you're not in OpenGL, Direct3D or something.



My HDD filling up in 30 minutes doesn't agree. Besides I don't want to be writing on it all the time. It pisses me off though, because FRAPs pretty much works as the best FPS limiter in the world, but it can't just do that alone.



And how do I do that? Google has no idea.
Not sure if will actually help your game, but this is how you'd go about changing it.



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post #19 of 40
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Its either not working, or even at 1% the game is still running too fast. But according to Task Manager it was still using the same amount of juice.

I also tried some program to load your processor by X% and while that one worked, the game was always running too fast.
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Maybe the 2500K's GPU is causing issues. I wonder if there's a way to disable it.
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