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November 14, 2008 4:41:45 PM

Hi all hope u are fine :) 

Why cant i play STALKER CLEAR SKY DX10 with full settings smoothly ? i get <20 FPS which gives me a very poor performance i am using CATALYST 8.11 too but i cant max out this game, why ?

Another issue is that when i play COD5 WAW with everything max out and when there is some water on the ground and when i look @ it i see some little white lines around it and when i get closer they disappear.

Does anyone know ?

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November 14, 2008 4:57:01 PM

Lets start by providing more information:

Motherboard make and model, and bios version?
RAM Make and Model, Is it OC'd?
What Power Supply? Make and Model?
What Processor, Make and Model, and what stepping? overclocked?
What make and model of 4870x2? Fan settings, overclocked?
What Operating system, 32bit or 64bit?

Have you tried switching between 8.10 and 8.11? Have you ran 3dmark06? have you tried any benchmarks? Is your system stable? Have you tried to card in someone elses machine?
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November 14, 2008 5:00:21 PM

to w153r:

All is in my sig mate :)  and my card is not OC'd,my system is fully stable and i get 18k 3DMARK 06 and no i havent tested in other machine :) 

to aevm:
thanks mate :)  well the strange thing is that i ran STALKER on DX9 and it was alot better
November 15, 2008 7:27:22 AM

So does any one know why i cant run STALKER fine @ DX10 and about the COD5 WAW issue ?
November 15, 2008 12:48:51 PM

Thanks for the link :)  well read it and test
the strange thing is that i can run it max out with DX9 but as soon as i use DX10 it becomes very choppy.
November 15, 2008 1:50:49 PM

One of the tweaks I saw as I glanced at it was the lighting, tho he said it was in both DX9 and 10, so I dunno. Read it, tweak away, and see what you gain vs what you lose, hopefully itll work for you
November 15, 2008 3:22:29 PM

Well first i DLed the latest patch but it did some thing bad :(  i cant access "Options" in game menu,thats odd
November 15, 2008 3:40:24 PM

Have you DL's all the previous patches first? Sometimes theres conflict if you jump to the latest without having the previous ones in first
November 15, 2008 4:50:18 PM

I first installed 1.5.03 and then 1.5.04 patch and then i DLed 1.5.0.7 so shall i DL 1.5.05 and 1.5.06 ?
November 16, 2008 12:51:26 AM

Id do it in order. Sometimes one patch relies upon the existence of a previous patch already in. Thats a possibility, as I sorta checked for your problem on a certain forum, and found nothing, but I havnt read the release notes of the patches, so maybe thats what it is
November 16, 2008 10:23:05 AM

I did it and its still the same :( 
November 16, 2008 3:59:39 PM

Good news :D  i managed to DL the latest patch from elsewere and it worked and i accessed the options and i had extra DX10.1 options added,so i set everything to maximum quality with DX10.1 :D  and the FPS was better and u had a better gaming experience :D 
thanks all for your helps :) 

and about COD5 WAW i asked 2 of my friends,one of them has 2 PCs,one is with HD 4850 and one is with HD 3850 and ther friend has a 8800GT and they both had the same issue.
November 16, 2008 6:16:06 PM

They were saying there was some problems with the non english versions, or something of the sort. Glad to hear it,
November 17, 2008 7:43:30 AM

thanks mate :)  but still DX9 gives me better FPS but DX10.1 has improved and its playable but i will read the guide and may disable some options to get better performance :) 
November 17, 2008 8:35:00 AM

What I like about those tweak guides, is you have the right HW, you sacrifice little to no eye candy many times, and yet get nice performance in return. Nice to have someone whos already dabbled with all the possibilities on in game settings, as to what really matters, ands how much itll cost you in perf
November 17, 2008 1:29:05 PM

Yeah thats a very nice guide :) 
And btw i disabled AA (it was 4x) before and i didnt see a noticeable difference :) 
November 18, 2008 6:44:17 AM

You are not gonna beleive this guys :D  one of the most strangest things in PC gaming happened :D  i set everything to maximum details and then i went to sound options it was set the GENERIC SOFTWARE and i set it to the latest one,it said u have to restart the game to take effects. i didnt quit the game,i just pressed ESC and went to the game(I still had sound) and guess what,i got 20+ FPS increase in game !!! i couldnt believe it @ first i thought i changed some VGA settings but i was wrong,changing the Sound gave me more FPS.
Also when i quit the game and went back to game again,i didnt have any sounds,and when i set it to default(GENERIC SOFTWARE)i get the same low FPS before.
November 18, 2008 6:49:07 AM

Maybe some conflicts with your cards sound output and the game? This is interesting
November 18, 2008 8:10:38 AM

yeah :D  and more stranger than that is it doesnt always happen,for example sometimes when i do this job the FPS goes up but sometimes it doesn.
Does my sound card have a problem ?
November 18, 2008 11:35:56 AM

so ?
November 18, 2008 12:05:02 PM

No, what Im wondering is, is it somehow conflicting with your gpus sound? Ive read where its sometimes used, or even has to be bypassed, and cant remember which or why. Gosh, Ive read it somewheres....it does happen. Maybe Ill run into it again
November 18, 2008 4:47:47 PM

JAYDEEJOHN said:
Maziar, have you tried these tweaks? http://www.tweakguides.com/ClearSky_1.html
I dont have the game, and cant really help, unless I happen to pick something up from what Ive read. Im hoping this helps a lil


I've found the guides within that site to be useful but they're all designed for XP. Is there a Vista Version of those guides?
November 18, 2008 5:17:24 PM

It has vista verion too in that guide.

to jaydee:thx if u found it plz post it :D 
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