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Hi, first of all, I hate orbital strikes. But to the point, when i'm playing bf and an orbital strike hits my FPS hit the floor and it is very skippy. When I turn to the opposite way my FPS go back up to around 60. I have heard that when you use the onboard sound card it drags the CPU down. Is this the problem? If so how can I make it so it doesn't do that? thanks

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Buy a pci sound card to take the load off of your cpu or lower your settings in-game (time to upgrade your graphics card?)
    
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I personally just think its because you have some of the settings like "effect" and "shadow" up too high for your 6800 to handle. Turn down the eyecandy and it will be fine. On the otherhand, I just hate OS because you can't see anything, esp. when sniping, and it gives a big hit to your health when you can't find cover :/
 
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On the otherhand, I just hate OS because you can't see anything, esp. when sniping, and it gives a big hit to your health when you can't find cover :/
Isn't that the point?

Great for cover to try and sneak by.
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Buy a pci sound card to take the load off of your cpu or lower your settings in-game (time to upgrade your graphics card?)

Send me that 8800, and we won't have a problem. But seriously, i'm looking into getting another 6800 from my grandpa. I have it overclocked to as far as i can get it without artifacting. I'm not at home, but it something like 460 core and 1300 on the mem.


Mirage, I love to sniper too, it gets very annoying when an orbital comes. Like I said, i'm not at home, but I will look at my shadows and see if it can be turned down some.

Thanks duckie, you gave me a great idea!

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Send me that 8800, and we won't have a problem.
Lol, I just got it today! I bought it from a member here at OCN!

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Hi, first of all, I hate orbital strikes. But to the point, when i'm playing bf and an orbital strike hits my FPS hit the floor and it is very skippy. When I turn to the opposite way my FPS go back up to around 60. I have heard that when you use the onboard sound card it drags the CPU down. Is this the problem? If so how can I make it so it doesn't do that? thanks

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A sound card will not help unless your CPU is bottlenecking your GPU, and given that you are using a 6800, I doubt that's the case.
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Haha, trust me, if I could afford one I would get one. But right now, RAM is on the list and I just got 60 bux today! I already have 40, so ima order tonight!

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Haha, trust me, if I could afford one I would get one. But right now, RAM is on the list and I just got 60 bux today! I already have 40, so ima order tonight!

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I hope you are increasing the amount of RAM, because simply replacing it with faster RAM will not help you in any noticeable way.
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I hope you are increasing the amount of RAM, because simply replacing it with faster RAM will not help you in any noticeable way.
Well, I have 2 gigs in now. I changed my sig because when I was overclocking I had mismatched 512's and the proc didn't like it so I took 2 out. I'm getting g.skill 2 1 gig sticks! , i'm happy. With pretty head spreaders to boot! So when I get them i'll be running 2.75 ghz on my proc! big inprovement!

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