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Old 12-10-2008, 07:58 PM   #1
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Default Can someone look my computer over? Having some issues?

Hey everyone,

I just built a new computer with my friend (he's the tech savvy one, I just kind of helped). Anyways, I'll list my dxdiag below. The problem I'm having is stuttering at some points while playing Fallout 3 on max settings. I would imagine that this computer would have no problems doing that, but I do get some pretty big stutters some times. When looking into this, I found that my computer only recognized 2gigs of my RAM, when I should have 4. Do you think that is contributing to my problem? Any help would be appreciated, thanks

(It's not going to let me post the entire dxdiag because of the character limit, so I'll post the rest in a reply.

EDIT: Ugh...I hate vbulletin boards. It'll take like 10 replies to post my full dxdiag, so if you need any crucial parts of it just let me know

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System Information
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Time of this report: 12/10/2008, 19:55:58
Machine name: VICHOME
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_qfe.080814-1300)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: NVIDIA
System Model: 132-CK-NF78
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2814MB RAM
Page File: 494MB used, 4207MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: The file cmudax3.sys is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). You may be able to get a WHQL logo'd driver from the hardware manufacturer.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce GTX 280
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_05E1&SUBSYS_12823842&REV_A1
Display Memory: 1024.0 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1200 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0011.8048 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 11/12/2008 14:54:00, 6148864 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
Mini VDD Date: 11/12/2008 14:54:00, 6188320 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-46A1-11CF-8244-893200C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x05E1
SubSys ID: 0x12823842
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D ModeWMV9_B ModeWMV9_A
Deinterlace Caps: {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled
DDraw Test Result: Not run
D3D7 Test Result: Not run
D3D8 Test Result: Not run
D3D9 Test Result: Not run

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Sound Devices
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Description: HTO STRIKER 7.1 Audio Device
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_13F6&DEV_0111&SUBSYS_83847284&REV_10
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: cmudax3.sys
Driver Version: 5.12.0001.0008 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Debug
WHQL Logo'd: No
Date and Size: 3/3/2008 04:25:24, 1405632 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: HT OMEGA Inc.
HW Accel Level: Full
Cap Flags: 0xF5F
Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 192000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 65, 63
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 65, 63
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
Registry: OK
Sound Test Result: Not run

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Sound Capture Devices
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Description: HTO STRIKER 7.1 Audio Device
Default Sound Capture: Yes
Default Voice Capture: Yes
Driver Name: cmudax3.sys
Driver Version: 5.12.0001.0008 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Debug
Date and Size: 3/3/2008 04:25:24, 1405632 bytes
Cap Flags: 0x41
Format Flags: 0xCC0

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DirectMusic
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DLS Path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\drivers\GM.DLS
DLS Version: 1.00.0016.0002
Acceleration: n/a
Ports: Microsoft Synthesizer, Software (Not Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal, Default Port
HTO STRIKER 7.1 Audio Device, Software (Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal
MPU-401, Hardware (Kernel Mode), Input, No DLS, External
MPU-401, Hardware (Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, External
Microsoft MIDI Mapper [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
MPU-401 [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, External
MPU-401 [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Input, No DLS, External
Registry: OK
Test Result: Not run
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Old 12-10-2008, 07:59 PM   #2
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DirectInput Devices
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Device Name: Mouse
Attached: 1
Controller ID: n/a
Vendor/Product ID: n/a
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: Keyboard
Attached: 1
Controller ID: n/a
Vendor/Product ID: n/a
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: Gaming Keyboard
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC221
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: Gaming Keyboard
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC221
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: G11 Keyboard
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC225
FF Driver: n/a

Poll w/ Interrupt: No
Registry: OK

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USB Devices
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+ USB Root Hub
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x10DE, 0x036C
| Matching Device ID: usb\root_hub
| Service: usbhub
| Driver: usbhub.sys, 4/13/2008 18:15:38, 59520 bytes
| Driver: usbd.sys, 8/23/2001 07:00:00, 4736 bytes
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+-+ Generic USB Hub
| | Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC223
| | Location: G11 Keyboard
| | Matching Device ID: usb\class_09
| | Service: usbhub
| | Driver: usbhub.sys, 4/13/2008 18:15:38, 59520 bytes
| |
| +-+ USB Human Interface Device
| | | Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC225
| | | Location: G11 Keyboard
| | | Matching Device ID: usb\class_03
| | | Service: HidUsb
| | | Driver: hidusb.sys, 4/13/2008 23:15:28, 10368 bytes
| | | Driver: hidclass.sys, 4/13/2008 23:15:28, 36864 bytes
| | | Driver: hidparse.sys, 4/13/2008 23:15:24, 24960 bytes
| | | Driver: hid.dll, 7/23/2008 13:03:04, 20992 bytes
| | |
| | +-+ HID-compliant device
| | | | Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC225
| | | | Matching Device ID: hid_device
| | | |
| | +-+ HID Keyboard Device
| | | | Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC225
| | | | Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_keyboard
| | | | Service: kbdhid
| | | | Driver: kbdhid.sys, 4/13/2008 18:09:50, 14592 bytes
| | | | Driver: kbdclass.sys, 4/13/2008 18:09:48, 24576 bytes
| |
+-+ Logitech USB G3 (MX518) Optical Mouse
| | Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC051
| | Location: USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse
| | Matching Device ID: usb\vid_046d&pid_c051
| | Lower Filters: LUsbFilt
| | Service: HidUsb
| | Driver: hidusb.sys, 4/13/2008 23:15:28, 10368 bytes
| | Driver: hidclass.sys, 4/13/2008 23:15:28, 36864 bytes
| | Driver: hidparse.sys, 4/13/2008 23:15:24, 24960 bytes
| | Driver: hid.dll, 7/23/2008 13:03:04, 20992 bytes
| | Driver: LUsbFilt.sys, 9/21/2007 03:11:02, 28432 bytes
| | Driver: WdfCoInstaller01005.dll, 6/22/2007 11:34:02, 1419232 bytes
| |
| +-+ Logitech HID-compliant G3/MX518 Optical Mouse
| | | Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC051
| | | Matching Device ID: hid\vid_046d&pid_c051
| | | Upper Filters: LMouFilt
| | | Lower Filters: LHidFilt
| | | Service: mouhid
| | | Driver: mouhid.sys, 8/17/2001 12:48:00, 12160 bytes
| | | Driver: mouclass.sys, 4/13/2008 23:09:48, 23040 bytes
| | | Driver: LHidFilt.Sys, 9/21/2007 03:10:40, 35088 bytes
| | | Driver: LMouFilt.Sys, 9/21/2007 03:10:46, 36240 bytes
| | | Driver: KHALMNPR.Exe, 9/21/2007 03:10:12, 55824 bytes
| | | Driver: WdfCoInstaller01005.dll, 6/22/2007 11:34:02, 1419232 bytes

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Gameport Devices
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PS/2 Devices
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+ HID Keyboard Device
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC221
| Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_keyboard
| Service: kbdhid
| Driver: kbdhid.sys, 4/13/2008 18:09:50, 14592 bytes
| Driver: kbdclass.sys, 4/13/2008 18:09:48, 24576 bytes
|
+ Terminal Server Keyboard Driver
| Matching Device ID: root\rdp_kbd
| Upper Filters: kbdclass
| Service: TermDD
| Driver: termdd.sys, 4/14/2008 04:43:22, 40840 bytes
| Driver: kbdclass.sys, 4/13/2008 18:09:48, 24576 bytes
|
+ Terminal Server Mouse Driver
| Matching Device ID: root\rdp_mou
| Upper Filters: mouclass
| Service: TermDD
| Driver: termdd.sys, 4/14/2008 04:43:22, 40840 bytes
| Driver: mouclass.sys, 4/13/2008 23:09:48, 23040 bytes

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DirectPlay Service Providers
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DirectPlay8 Modem Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
DirectPlay8 Serial Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
DirectPlay8 IPX Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
DirectPlay8 TCP/IP Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
Internet TCP/IP Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpwsockx.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
IPX Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpwsockx.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
Modem Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpmodemx.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
Serial Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpmodemx.dll (5.03.2600.5512)

DirectPlay Voice Wizard Tests: Full Duplex: Not run, Half Duplex: Not run, Mic: Not run
DirectPlay Test Result: Not run
Registry: OK

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DirectPlay Adapters
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DirectPlay8 TCP/IP Service Provider: Wireless Network Connection - IPv4 -

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DirectPlay Voice Codecs
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Voxware VR12 1.4kbit/s
Voxware SC06 6.4kbit/s
Voxware SC03 3.2kbit/s
MS-PCM 64 kbit/s
MS-ADPCM 32.8 kbit/s
Microsoft GSM 6.10 13 kbit/s
TrueSpeech(TM) 8.6 kbit/s

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DirectPlay Lobbyable Apps
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Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives
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Drive: C:
Free Space: 70.5 GB
Total Space: 80.0 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: ST364032 3AS SCSI Disk Device

Drive: D:
Free Space: 588.6 GB
Total Space: 610.5 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: ST364032 3AS SCSI Disk Device

Drive: F:
Free Space: 524.4 GB
Total Space: 530.5 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: ST364032 3AS SCSI Disk Device

Drive: E:
Model: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223Q SCSI CdRom Device
Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 5.01.2600.5593 (English), 7/23/2008 12:36:57, 62976 bytes
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:13 PM   #3
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32 bit operating systems can only address 4GB of memory in total

So it will add your gpu memory and all other system device memory together and display the remainder up to 4GB as your the amount of RAM

4096MB -1282MB (gpu & system memory) = 2814MB displayed as RAM

EDIT: As to your stuttering problem, it may be driver related, it may be temperature related, it may be game related.

What temp does your gpu display under full load?

Have you tried a different driver?
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You have a 32 bit operating system. Those are only capable of using 4GB of RAM. But, graphics memory and cache are subtracted from that. You only have 2GB left. It's probably only reading 3.5Gb to begin with. You have to manually go into the BIOS and change the RAM timings and voltages to recommended speeds. The RAM out of the box is only tuned to get your system to boot. Not to actually perform as advertised. So, take out 2 sticks and setup the other two. What RAM are you guys using?
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Try lowering the settings on fallout 3 and see if you have the same problems.
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This is the RAM I'm using:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...tent-_-text-_-

So, are you saying that I have to enter BIOS and configure the computer to use more RAM? Is that something that I can leave once I do it, or will it be something I need to toggle in order to keep everything from overheating? Also, do you think that'll help the stuttering problem?
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Aye, you need to get a 64-bit operating system to acces all your RAM. Right now your using a 32 Bit OS (Windows XP) You need to buy a 64 Bit version to use all your ram.

That, and I see your running at 1920 x 1200 which is an extremely high resolution and even here: http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/articl...50aHVzaWFzdA==
Their frames drop to the lower 20's through the 40's and they are using a quad core at 3.6Ghz.

Download fraps and check your FPS. Try updating the Video Card drivers as wll if you haven't already.

Also, this made me confused:
Current Mode: 1920 x 1200 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200

Check the settings on your card. It seems like your card is running at a resolution that your monitor can't support which is highly unusual.
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That's what I ordered. It's been in a city 45 minutes away from where I live, for about 7 days now. Go into the BIOS and manually set the timing for 4-4-4-15 at 2.1V. I'm confident that should fix your problem. If you want to sell one of your sticks, I'll take it.
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I actually had Windows 64bit installed orinignally and it was like completely screwy. Like it took forever for the computer to load up, and was really slow, so I ditched it. I read that Dual Core processors are better for gaming than Quad cores currently, so shouldn't it be able to handle the resolution?

As for the RAM, I'll give that a try, thanks. Hahah I don't think I'll be selling though, sorry =/
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I actually had Windows 64bit installed orinignally and it was like completely screwy. Like it took forever for the computer to load up, and was really slow, so I ditched it. I read that Dual Core processors are better for gaming than Quad cores currently, so shouldn't it be able to handle the resolution?

As for the RAM, I'll give that a try, thanks. Hahah I don't think I'll be selling though, sorry =/
It's straight. When you start cranking up the resolution, your computer hardware begins to stress more. It's just using more resources. Adjust your timings and voltage and come back and tell me if it becomes any better.
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