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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 7:48 pm    Post subject: Vertical sync or Not? Reply with quote

OK ...well my machine has a ATI9600 pro 128Mb
running under the 2.2P4 with 768mb DDR 333

Im not a noob at fixing, building, trouble shooting etc...etc..

but when it comes to V-sync ?....its a pain in the A**...
some games run fine on 1280x1024 but when i switch back to 1024x768
the picture seems to flicker when turnning.. (CSTRIKE)..
its viewed on a 19" CRT. with 25.0 dot pitch.

how can i make my games run a little bit smoother...
i just cant see nout when the screens away up at 1280x

thx..
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

depending on your system, turning off Vsync can cause problems. If you have a fast enough processor and video card, you don't need to turn off Vsync especially if you are getting a decent frame rate. Turning off vsync is usually typical of those with lower end systems. But turning off vsync can cause tearing and other little abnormalities on your screen as well. Basically you try it on/off in any game and test. For HL, at one time it was ok to turn off vsync, but this also depended on your video card. Back then I had 3dfx... results vary from computer to computer. If vsync causes problems set off then put it back on, end of story.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you have a decent enough system, vsync on should be default for you.. you can try with it off, but you might experience strange results or choppy play.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or you could get an NVIDIA card and you should be fine.. haha..
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leave V-Sync on as it seems that your comp should be able to handle it. Don't listen to the nVidia fanboys, adding a nVidia card would slow down your system. Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2004 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blindside wrote:
Or you could get an NVIDIA card and you should be fine.. haha..


YOU SAID IT!!! Very Happy


turning off VSYNC on games where you turn left/right very quickly will usually result in bad screen-tearing. Car racing games(where you are moving forward tend to be ok
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2004 8:50 am    Post subject: You Said It Reply with quote

GoldenBear wrote:
Don't listen to the nVidia fanboys, adding a nVidia card would slow down your system.


YOU SAID IT!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2004 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love when you give an answer and then everyone else reposts your answer. Do people read entire topics before the post, or just lazy.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2004 6:30 pm    Post subject: Re: You Said It Reply with quote

Ock462 wrote:
GoldenBear wrote:
Don't listen to the nVidia fanboys, adding a nVidia card would slow down your system.


YOU SAID IT!! Very Happy


Here's a guy who spent way too much for his system. We should thank him for helping to reduce the costs! Thanks man! I hope there is more of you so you can lower the price more for me...Did you need a rig like that for Sims? Doom3? or what? what in hell does anyone need a 3GHz processor for?.. what a waste of money..lol. SATA RAID is just not proven yet from anything i read. Well at least your porn will come in faster. I haven't seen any reason yet to get rid of my 2GHz, 1Gb of 2100DDR. Not one game including BF or UT2k4 even hiccups on my screen.. then there's PCI Xpress coming and way faster ram and hard drives. Oh well..
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2004 5:43 am    Post subject: PAAAAHHHHH Reply with quote

Don't be jealeous of my computer Tom. There is a game called Halo, it will make your system its bitch. Same thing for Far Cry. I figured if I was going to build a new system I should build a top of the line one. That is why I bought a 9800xt because it rapes a 5900FX. I didn't feel like waiting another year for PCI-Xpress. Oh yeah your welcome now your cheap ass can go buy one now.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well "i" play halo without a problem on my 2GHz actually. top of the line? ya just not state of the art...9800xt doesn't rape a 5900FX(unless ur reading purely pro-ATI). ATI doesn't in drivers, doesn't in speed and doesn't period. considering the stupidity behind your computer purchase i'd have to characterize it with the stupidity in your video card purchase. but again, thanks for lower the costs for us. i too, love people like you. anyone know a game where it states on the box that quotes you need more than 2GHZ? even for a highly recommended system.. thanks.. be interested in knowing. i don't think you should chastize people when clearly you have to get a bigger cpu to compensate for less computer than adequate tweaking skills.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He prolly bought his computer so that he could run games at 1600x1280 with max everything, and so that he didnt have to upgrade for many years! Anyway, who are you to be judgemental? People are entitlted to spend their money as they wish!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i am xxxx, can't you read?
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