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hey guys. man i built, what i consider to be, a bad ass rig.

phenom ii x4 955 @ 3.6
8gb ddr3 1600
biostar 790gx b3
sapphire radeon 6870 1gb

and it handles fallout new vegas on ultra everything turned on
(aa x8, ect)


but i still get some.. LOD. if you know what i mean
like when i turn 180 degrees its just not a crisp as i want it to be.

now i have tried the 4gb memory hack to see if it worked.
i noticed no improvements. and come to figure my fallout never uses over 500mb

my hard drive is an older stock out of a HP.
250gb 7200rpm. cache is prob 8mb or so. not to sure.

could this be the source ? or maybe my ram timings just arent stable.
i dunno.

if you have any experience in this area. please dont hesitate to comment lol
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are you running @ 1080p resolutions?
 
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post #4 of 13
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nope. 1680x1050

for some reason. on my tv when i swutch to 1080
it dosent fill the entire screen. even with hdmi or dvi.
so i just stick with that

but i really dont think its that. i even considered my 5ms response time.
but it just feels like its 'loading' of one second.
and i think. "this never happended to me on xbox or ps3" ya know?
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I get stutter sometimes, for me it's win7 doing a back up, but I am running RAID 0
so I pretty sure it's not my drives lagging

According to your sig you are running win7 64 bit so you should not have to hack the OS to access any reasonable amount of ram.

I was getting stutter in SC2 with a lot of action on screen until I went RAID 0
you should think about going RAID 0 or getting an SSD
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Do you notice the framerate dropping or does it just look choppy despite good framerates? I saw that cause 60Hz is pitiful for smoothness.
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yeah that is caused by under scanning, i think they call it under AMDs control panel, you can change that. It happens only because your TV doesnt support DCCI so it doesnt know what the max resolution is and its guessing.

But if the graphics dont look that crisp what is the AF setting on? As it reduces the LOD effect on textures
 
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Man IDK It might just be the game, I get lag on my sig rig still randomly playing FONV.. Going from single older 16mb cache 250GB OS drive to RAID0 HDD's for OS (on sig rig) helped a bit, but its still not quite as smooth as I would like I really think its just a bad game engine.

I can run UT3 on max settings with NO LAG...
Crysis2 Max no lag, Portal, Halflife2, GRID, CRYOSTASIS, CODWaW - all run without issues on max

One thing that can help you (I did it before going raid) use windows Ready boost. I used it with a super speedy CF card, CF can be much faster than flash drives & windows7 can use any flash media for Ready Boost.
Edited by Killam0n - 3/21/11 at 11:10pm
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post #9 of 13
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no. stays at a constant frame rate. just feels choppy, like you said.


and @slickwilly, its a hack especially for new vegas that allows the game to use 4gb instead of 2gb. and i believe its ONLY for 64bit os because i think max on 32 bit is around 2gb anyways. or so this is what ive come to learn in my pursuit of pc knowledge.
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@killamon. yea man, im thinking about gettin a SSD. but woh the prices are out of this world. but heard some good things on the 'intel ssd' we'll see. i heard raid 0 is to slow for the 100mps write speed on them tho. might have to go raid 5 which is pricey i heard.


@terra, thanks for the advice man! no seriously. ive been stummped on that one for nearly 4 months. and you just saved my ass haha. awesome


*EDIT.
@killamon, thanks for the advice on that too! i didnt even see the last part. overscanned it as a part of you signature or something. thanks bro
Edited by trusodapop - 3/21/11 at 11:22pm
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