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XyZspineZyX
01-15-2005, 05:01 AM
from across the road.......


Found neat utility at guru3d, being a Latency tuner thingy...anyway, I ran it and no hiccups (pauses) in the Black Death Track, especially at the opening salvo where the il's drop cassettes on the convoy.
Sound is a lot clearer as well

www.guru3d.com (http://www.guru3d.com) - frontpage and it is listed under Latest Downloads at the lower righthand corner of the page.

PCI Latency Tool 2.0



It is a tool that allows the user to reset the VGA (or other hardware) PCI Latency.

When looking at the list of hardware and their settings...all are at 32 whereas the VGA is set to 128.



IF you do not understand the BIOS do not edit any other than VGA

Any thoughts or theories?

XyZspineZyX
01-15-2005, 05:01 AM
from across the road.......


Found neat utility at guru3d, being a Latency tuner thingy...anyway, I ran it and no hiccups (pauses) in the Black Death Track, especially at the opening salvo where the il's drop cassettes on the convoy.
Sound is a lot clearer as well

www.guru3d.com (http://www.guru3d.com) - frontpage and it is listed under Latest Downloads at the lower righthand corner of the page.

PCI Latency Tool 2.0



It is a tool that allows the user to reset the VGA (or other hardware) PCI Latency.

When looking at the list of hardware and their settings...all are at 32 whereas the VGA is set to 128.



IF you do not understand the BIOS do not edit any other than VGA

Any thoughts or theories?

3.JG51_BigBear
01-15-2005, 06:53 AM
On my online machine this made a noticeable difference. I was having some minor stutters over large cities online and this seemed to clear them up. Note: for a lot of people their default latency on the graphics card will be 256 while others will be set to 64, just set the graphics card to 64 as well.

On my offline/LAN machine which is a beast, I saw no difference, but I didn't notice any performance hang ups at all before so I wasn't expecting an improvement.

d.burnette
01-15-2005, 11:10 AM
Yesterday evening, before using this tool, I was flying a campaign mission
in IL2 FB AEP/Pacific Fighters , protecting Midway. Ran into several enemy
fighters, plus there were 8 in my group. My fps came down to a crawl, with
stuttering, making it almost impossible to dogfight these guys.

I did the above latency tweak on my Radeon 9800 Pro. It was set at 255 I
believe,( may have been 155), and I changed it down to 32. My other pci
periphs, like soundcard, were already set at 32. They recommend trying 64
with this tool, but I went ahead and went for 32.

Loaded up the same mission, first thing I noticed after takeoff from the
carrier, was that my fps were about 5-8 fps higher. While I was on the
carrier they remained app the same as before. I think ok, so what will
happen now in the dogfight?

Here comes the enemy planes, and off we go to engage them. My fps barely
dropped. It was so smooth and completely flyable. My targeting was much
better, obviously due to the smoothness.
What a difference this has made for me.

My system specs:

Athlon XP 2800+ overcloced to 3200+ speeds.
Asus A7N8X Deluxe ver 2 mb
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128mb.
Audigy2 ZS
1 gb pc 3200 ddr ram.

I understand it works with Nvidia cards as well.

Anyone that is having fps/stuttering issues in combat, especially heavy
combat - you may want to check this out. Please note, that the readme
states you use it at your own risk, and your mileage may vary.

Don Burnette
Biggie1