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Topic Subject:Game runs fine for 20 minutes, then starts speeding up. Very Odd! [dual-core cure]
gummyworms
Legionary
posted 09 January 2006 13:49 EDT (US)         
Hello,

Just got this fantastic game two days ago, but I'm almost ready to quit, I'm so frustrated...

Here is the problem:

Everything runs perfectly for the first 20 minutes or so.

As I continue on the Prologue mode, performance starts to stutter, my mouse will jump around the screen, the waves on the ocean on the campaign map will lag, and most oddly, my battles will SPEED up.

If I move my mouse to the edge of the screen during a battle, my camera will rotate extremely fast and I will not be able to control where I am looking. A command given to my troops looks like it is being carried out at 4X speed, even though I have doubled checked that everything is at normal speed.

Most oddly, when I change graphics modes, it will pop up a 15 second timer asking me if I want to keep the changes. This timer runs EXTREMELY fast, counting down from 15 in about 3 seconds.

I've experienced lag in other games slowing down gameplay, but not speeding them up!

I am running the latest patched version (1.5) of RTW. When this problem comes up, I have to reboot the PC, and the game will start running fine again for about 20 minutes.

I have tried manually ending the explorer.exe process and restarting it, this does not work.

I just built this computer, these are the specs:

Athlon 64 X2 3800+
DFI Lanparty nF4-Ultra D Motherboard
2 GB Corsair Memory
eVGA Geforce 6800 GS

I am running Windows XP SP2 w/ all updates.
nVidia 81.98 drivers for my video card
nForce4_amd_6.70_winxp2k_english drivers for my chipset

This problem seems to have all the symptoms of a memory leak, but I could find no mention of other people with this issue after poking around on this forum for a while.

If anyone has any ideas about how I can fix this, please please please respond.

Thanks,
Shawn

AuthorReplies:
Wartrain
Legionary
posted 09 January 2006 18:57 EDT (US)     1 / 11       
An interesting description.

1. Questions:
- What is your exact RTW install state, right now (e.g., RTW 1.4 BI installed, no mods, no patches?).
- Has RTW ever worked in that PC before?
- Do other 3D games work?
- Have you modded, or installed any mods at all?
- Are both cores enabled?

2. Post your RTW Preferences.txt: Copy all (CRTL-A) - Paste into a post (CTRL-V).

3. Post Output of DXDiag; to post your DXDiag: Start - Run - DXDiag - Save All Information - Open the saved file with Notepad - Copy all (CRTL-A) - Paste into a post (CTRL-V).

A first thought is to use one CPU, since RTW has been reported to have problems in some users' dual-core installlations. There are reports that certain issues are cleared up when one core is used in RTW. However, many seem able to use it with both cores. But the programmers did not develop RTW with dual-core dev kits. BTW, dual-CPU works fine, just not dual-core. MS expects that by the end of this year, this sort of thing won't be an issue in new software releases anymore.

If it is not a hardware issue, e.g., dual core related, then the most likely issue is driver conflict or registry issue.

I sit here tonight installing 2 machines, making about 100-300 custom registry entries on each one. However, I have not been working with hardware close enough to yours to observe such an effect. The 81.98 drivers are stable and well-recieved, particularly in dual-core. There are 82.12 drivers evidently even more suited to dual-core, but they are not officially up on the nVidia ite yet.

In the end, I know exactly what I would do, no hesitation. Install a pristine OS, using a custom install OS created from nLite. But even a stock XP SP2 install+updates and driver installs, and no extra stuff, should be enough to get a properly running RTW.

If the problem returns to a pristin install, then install yet another pristine OS, and use stock drivers (e.g., MS). Install only what drivers you must.

I think you will find that the issue is driver-related, and it is something in the hardware drivers, though not in 81.98, causing it. It is a gut guess that the problem lies in Sound or Network or the combinations of both, perhaps with certain services, and maybe even mouse drivers, causing the issue.

[This message has been edited by Wartrain (edited 01-09-2006 @ 06:58 PM).]

gummyworms
Legionary
posted 09 January 2006 20:28 EDT (US)     2 / 11       
Wartrain, I really appreciate you taking time to help me with this.

1. Questions:
- What is your exact RTW install state, right now (e.g., RTW 1.4 BI installed, no mods, no patches?).

RTW 1.5

- Has RTW ever worked in that PC before?

Nope, this is the first time I have installed it on this computer. My brother has it installed on his machine also, same version, same patches. He claims to have no such problem.

- Do other 3D games work?

I have played Counter Strike: CZ and Battlefield 2 with no issues.

- Have you modded, or installed any mods at all?

No Mods

- Are both cores enabled?

Yes

2. Post your RTW Preferences.txt: Copy all (CRTL-A) - Paste into a post (CTRL-V).

///////////////////////////////////////////

SAFE_REFRESH:TRUE
USE_TRIPLE_BUFFER:TRUE
USE_WIDESCREEN:FALSE
SUBTITLES:FALSE
MORALE:TRUE
FATIGUE:TRUE
LIMITED_AMMO:TRUE
SUPPLY:TRUE
FOG_OF_WAR:TRUE
RESTRICT_CAMERA:TRUE
DEFAULT_BATTLE_CAMERA:RTS
SMOKE:TRUE
DESYNC:TRUE
SPLASHES:TRUE
GLINTS:FALSE
REFLECTIONS:FALSE
SHADOWS:TRUE
VEGETATION:TRUE
DETAILED_UNIT_SHADOWS:TRUE
GLOSS_MAPPING:TRUE
STENCIL_SHADOWS:TRUE
MULTI_TEXTURE:TRUE
AUTO_SAVE:TRUE
SHOW_BANNERS:TRUE
UNIT_SIZE:80
MASTER_VOL:100
SPEECH_VOL:100
SFX_VOL:100
MUSIC_VOL:70
CAMERA_ROTATE:100
CAMERA_MOVE:100
CAMERA_FOV:75.000000
ENABLE_AUDIO:TRUE
ENABLE_MUSIC:TRUE
DISABLE_BACKGROUND_FMV:FALSE
DISABLE_ARROW_MARKERS:FALSE
AUDIO_3D_PROVIDER:Miles Fast 2D Positional Audio
CLOUD_TRANSITIONS:TRUE
GRASS_DISTANCE:50
AA_QUALITY:AA_HIGH
STRATEGY_RESOLUTION:1024x768
STRATEGY_32_BIT:TRUE
BATTLE_RESOLUTION:1024x768
BATTLE_32_BIT:TRUE
UNIT_DETAIL:HIGH
BUILDING_DETAIL:HIGH
TGA_CAPTURE_WIDTH:1024
TGA_CAPTURE_ASPECT:1.333333
TGA_CAPTURE_INPUT_SCALE:1
TGA_CAPTURE_RESERVE_SPACE:FALSE
LABEL_CHARACTERS:FALSE
LABEL_SETTLEMENTS:TRUE
CAMPAIGN_MAP_MAX_SCROLL_SPEED_MIN_ZOOM:30
CAMPAIGN_MAP_MAX_SCROLL_SPEED_MAX_ZOOM:30
FIRST_TIME_PLAY:FALSE
ADVISOR_VERBOSITY:3
MUTE_ADVISOR:FALSE
BLIND_ADVISOR:FALSE
CAMPAIGN_MAP_CAMERA:FOLLOW_AI_FACTIONS
CAMPAIGN_MAP_SPEED_UP:FALSE
CAMPAIGN_MAP_GAME_SPEED:25
DISABLE_EVENTS:0
MICROMANAGE_ALL_SETTLEMENTS:FALSE
ADVANCED_STATS_ALWAYS:FALSE
UNIT_USE_SHADERS:TRUE
TERRAIN_QUALITY:HIGH
EFFECT_QUALITY:HIGH
VEGETATION_QUALITY:HIGH
KEYSET:0
UNLIMITED_MEN_ON_BATTLEFIELD:FALSE

///////////////////////////////////////////

3. Post Output of DXDiag; to post your DXDiag: Start - Run - DXDiag - Save All Information - Open the saved file with Notepad - Copy all (CRTL-A) - Paste into a post (CTRL-V).

///////////////////////////////////////////
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System Information
------------------
Time of this report: 1/9/2006, 19:19:50
Machine name: SHAWN-65EF889B6
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: NVIDIA
System Model: AWRDACPI
BIOS: )Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 509MB used, 3430MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
------------
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Display Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
--------------------
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
---------------
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 6800 GS
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_00C0&SUBSYS_033910DE&REV_A2
Display Memory: 256.0 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (75Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.8198 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 12/10/2005 03:06:00, 3955456 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
Mini VDD Date: 12/10/2005 03:06:00, 3536768 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4380-11CF-6853-332303C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x00C0
SubSys ID: 0x033910DE
Revision ID: 0x00A2
Revision ID: 0x00A2
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_B ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D ModeWMV9_B ModeWMV9_A
Deinterlace Caps: {212DC724-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) 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
{212DC724-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{212DC724-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x32315659) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x32315659) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{212DC724-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) 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

Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 6800 GS
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_00C0&SUBSYS_033910DE&REV_A2
Display Memory: 256.0 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (75Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.8198 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 12/10/2005 03:06:00, 3955456 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
Mini VDD Date: 12/10/2005 03:06:00, 3536768 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4380-11CF-6853-332303C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x00C0
SubSys ID: 0x033910DE
Revision ID: 0x00A2
Revision ID: 0x00A2
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_B ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D ModeWMV9_B ModeWMV9_A
Deinterlace Caps: {212DC724-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) 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
{212DC724-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{212DC724-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x32315659) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x32315659) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{212DC724-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) 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

-------------
Sound Devices
-------------
Description: NVIDIA(R) nForce(TM) Audio
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: NFORCE_VAD
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: nvapu.sys
Driver Version: 6.14.0457.0000 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
Date and Size: 1/11/2005 17:32:12, 413824 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: NVIDIA Corporation
HW Accel Level: Full
Cap Flags: 0xF5F
Min/Max Sample Rate: 200, 100000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 52, 49
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 48, 48
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

---------------------
Sound Capture Devices
---------------------
Description: NVIDIA(R) nForce(TM) Audio
Default Sound Capture: Yes
Default Voice Capture: Yes
Driver Name: nvapu.sys
Driver Version: 6.14.0457.0000 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Date and Size: 1/11/2005 17:32:12, 413824 bytes
Cap Flags: 0x41
Format Flags: 0xCC0

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DirectMusic
-----------
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
NVIDIA(R) nForce(TM) Audio, Software (Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal
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
Registry: OK
Test Result: Not run

-------------------
DirectInput Devices
-------------------
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: Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0x045E, 0x00DD
FF Driver: n/a

Poll w/ Interrupt: No
Registry: OK

-----------
USB Devices
-----------
+ USB Root Hub
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x10DE, 0x005A
| Matching Device ID: usb\root_hub
| Service: usbhub
| Driver: usbhub.sys, 8/10/2004 06:00:00, 57600 bytes
| Driver: usbd.sys, 8/10/2004 06:00:00, 4736 bytes
|
+-+ USB Human Interface Device
| | Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC50E
| | Location: USB RECEIVER
| | Matching Device ID: usb\class_03&subclass_01
| | Service: HidUsb
| | Driver: hidclass.sys, 8/10/2004 06:00:00, 36224 bytes
| | Driver: hidparse.sys, 8/10/2004 06:00:00, 24960 bytes
| | Driver: hid.dll, 8/10/2004 06:00:00, 20992 bytes
| | Driver: hidusb.sys, 8/10/2004 06:00:00, 9600 bytes
| |
| +-+ HID-compliant mouse
| | | Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC50E
| | | Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_mouse
| | | Service: mouhid
| | | Driver: mouclass.sys, 8/10/2004 06:00:00, 23040 bytes
| | | Driver: mouhid.sys, 8/10/2004 06:00:00, 12160 bytes

----------------
Gameport Devices
----------------

------------
PS/2 Devices
------------
+ HID Keyboard Device
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x045E, 0x00DD
| Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_keyboard
| Service: kbdhid
| Driver: kbdhid.sys, 8/10/2004 06:00:00, 14848 bytes
| Driver: kbdclass.sys, 8/10/2004 06:00:00, 24576 bytes
|
+ Terminal Server Keyboard Driver
| Matching Device ID: root\rdp_kbd
| Upper Filters: kbdclass
| Service: TermDD
| Driver: termdd.sys, 8/4/2004 01:01:08, 40840 bytes
| Driver: kbdclass.sys, 8/10/2004 06:00:00, 24576 bytes
|
+ Terminal Server Mouse Driver
| Matching Device ID: root\rdp_mou
| Upper Filters: mouclass
| Service: TermDD
| Driver: termdd.sys, 8/4/2004 01:01:08, 40840 bytes
| Driver: mouclass.sys, 8/10/2004 06:00:00, 23040 bytes

----------------------------
DirectPlay Service Providers
----------------------------
DirectPlay8 Modem Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.2180)
DirectPlay8 Serial Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.2180)
DirectPlay8 IPX Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.2180)
DirectPlay8 TCP/IP Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.2180)
Internet TCP/IP Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpwsockx.dll (5.03.2600.2180)
IPX Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpwsockx.dll (5.03.2600.2180)
Modem Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpmodemx.dll (5.03.2600.2180)
Serial Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpmodemx.dll (5.03.2600.2180)

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

-------------------
DirectPlay Adapters
-------------------
DirectPlay8 Serial Service Provider: COM1
DirectPlay8 TCP/IP Service Provider: Local Area Connection 2 - IPv4 -

-----------------------
DirectPlay Voice Codecs
-----------------------
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

-------------------------
DirectPlay Lobbyable Apps
-------------------------

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Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives
------------------------
Drive: C:
Free Space: 34.1 GB
Total Space: 50.0 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: WDC WD1200JB-75CRA0

Drive: D:
Free Space: 2.5 GB
Total Space: 190.8 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: ST3200822A

Drive: E:
Free Space: 52.8 GB
Total Space: 64.4 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: WDC WD1200JB-75CRA0

Drive: F:
Model: LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1673S
Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/10/2004 06:00:00, 49536 bytes

Drive: G:
Model: SONY DVD-ROM DDU1621
Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/10/2004 06:00:00, 49536 bytes

Drive: H:
Model: Generic STEALTH DVD SCSI CdRom Device
Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/10/2004 06:00:00, 49536 bytes

Drive: I:
Model: Generic STEALTH DVD SCSI CdRom Device
Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/10/2004 06:00:00, 49536 bytes

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System Devices
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Name: Ethernet Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_11AB&DEV_4320&SUBSYS_100A15BD&REV_13\4&13699180&0&50 48
Driver: n/a

Name: VIA OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3044&SUBSYS_100615BD&REV_80\4&13699180&0&48 48
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\ohci1394.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/10/2004 06:00:00, 61056 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\1394bus.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/10/2004 06:00:00, 53248 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\nic1394.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/10/2004 06:00:00, 61824 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\arp1394.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/10/2004 06:00:00, 60800 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\enum1394.sys, 5.01.2600.0000 (English), 8/17/2001 07:46:40, 6400 bytes

Name: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_00C0&SUBSYS_033910DE&REV_A2\4&33B7D061&0&00 58
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\nv4_mini.sys, 6.14.0010.8198 (English), 12/10/2005 03:06:00, 3536768 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nv4_disp.dll, 6.14.0010.8198 (English), 12/10/2005 03:06:00, 3955456 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe, 6.14.0010.8198 (English), 12/10/2005 03:06:00, 131139 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvhwvid.dll, 6.14.0010.8198 (), 12/10/2005 03:06:00, 573440 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvapi.dll, 6.14.0010.8198 (), 12/10/2005 03:06:00, 110592 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvoglnt.dll, 6.14.0010.8198 (English), 12/10/2005 03:06:00, 5402624 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvcpl.dll, 6.14.0010.8198 (English), 12/10/2005 03:06:00, 7311360 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvmctray.dll, 6.14.0010.8198 (English), 12/10/2005 03:06:00, 86016 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvwddi.dll, 6.14.0010.8198 (English), 12/10/2005 03:06:00, 81920 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvnt4cpl.dll, 6.14.0010.11014 (English), 12/10/2005 03:06:00, 286720 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvmccs.dll, 6.14.0010.8198 (English), 12/10/2005 03:06:00, 229376 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\help\nvcpl.hlp, 12/10/2005 03:06:00, 169507 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\help\nvwcplen.hlp, 12/10/2005 03:06:00, 55444 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvcod.dll, 1.00.0000.0035 (English), 12/10/2005 03:06:00, 35840 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvcodins.dll, 1.00.0000.0035 (English), 12/10/2005 03:06:00, 35840 bytes

Name: nForce4 HyperTransport Bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_005E&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A3\3&2411E6FE&0&00
Driver: n/a

Name: nForce4 PCI-Express Root Port
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_005D&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A3\3&2411E6FE&0&70
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/3/2004 23:07:48, 68224 bytes

Name: nForce4 PCI-Express Root Port
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_005D&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A3\3&2411E6FE&0&68
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/3/2004 23:07:48, 68224 bytes

Name: nForce4 PCI-Express Root Port
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_005D&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A3\3&2411E6FE&0&60
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/3/2004 23:07:48, 68224 bytes

Name: nForce4 PCI-Express Root Port
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_005D&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A3\3&2411E6FE&0&58
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/3/2004 23:07:48, 68224 bytes

Name: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_005C&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A2\3&2411E6FE&0&48
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/3/2004 23:07:48, 68224 bytes

Name: Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_005B&SUBSYS_CB8410DE&REV_A3\3&2411E6FE&0&11
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbehci.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/10/2004 06:00:00, 26624 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/10/2004 06:00:00, 142976 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\usbui.dll, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/3/2004 18:56:48, 74240 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/10/2004 06:00:00, 57600 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\hccoin.dll, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/10/2004 06:00:00, 7168 bytes

Name: Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_005A&SUBSYS_CB8410DE&REV_A2\3&2411E6FE&0&10
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbohci.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/10/2004 06:00:00, 17024 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/10/2004 06:00:00, 142976 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\usbui.dll, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/3/2004 18:56:48, 74240 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/10/2004 06:00:00, 57600 bytes

Name: NVIDIA(R) nForce(TM) Audio Codec Interface
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0059&SUBSYS_CB8410DE&REV_A2\3&2411E6FE&0&20
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ksuser.dll, 5.03.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 00:56:44, 4096 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ksproxy.ax, 5.03.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 00:56:58, 130048 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ks.sys, 5.03.2600.2180 (English), 8/3/2004 23:15:22, 140928 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\drmk.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/3/2004 23:08:00, 60288 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\portcls.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/3/2004 23:15:50, 145792 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\stream.sys, 5.03.2600.2180 (English), 8/3/2004 23:08:04, 48640 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdmaud.drv, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 00:56:58, 23552 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\nvax.sys, 6.14.0457.0000 (English), 1/11/2005 17:32:12, 53376 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\nvarm.sys, 6.14.0457.0000 (English), 1/11/2005 17:32:12, 66688 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\nvmcp.sys, 6.14.0457.0000 (English), 1/11/2005 17:32:12, 919424 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\nvapu.sys, 6.14.0457.0000 (English), 1/11/2005 17:32:12, 413824 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvack.dll, 6.14.0457.0000 (English), 1/11/2005 17:32:12, 7680 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvasio.dll, 6.14.0457.0000 (English), 1/11/2005 17:32:12, 30208 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvopenal.dll, 6.14.0457.0000 (English), 1/11/2005 17:32:12, 53760 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\OpenAL32.dll, 6.14.0457.0000 (English), 1/11/2005 17:32:12, 21504 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ALut.dll, 6.14.0457.0000 (English), 1/11/2005 17:32:12, 5120 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\NVCOAD.DLL, 1.00.0000.0016 (English), 1/11/2005 17:32:12, 32256 bytes

Name: NVIDIA Network Bus Enumerator
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0057&SUBSYS_CB8410DE&REV_A3\3&2411E6FE&0&50
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\nvnetbus.sys, 1.00.0000.0466 (English), 1/11/2005 17:32:14, 12928 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\nvnrm.sys, 1.00.0000.0466 (English), 1/11/2005 17:32:14, 275584 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\nvsnpu.sys, 1.00.0000.0466 (English), 1/11/2005 17:32:14, 208256 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\bdco1.dll, 1.00.0000.0000 (English), 1/11/2005 17:32:14, 9728 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\bdco1ins.dll, 1.00.0000.0000 (English), 1/11/2005 17:32:14, 9728 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvconrm.dll, 1.00.0000.0016 (English), 1/11/2005 17:32:14, 32256 bytes

Name: NVIDIA nForce4 ADMA Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0055&SUBSYS_CB8410DE&REV_A3\3&2411E6FE&0&40
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\nvatabus.sys, 5.10.2600.0479 (English), 1/11/2005 17:32:20, 87936 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\idecoi.dll, 1.00.0000.0001 (English), 1/11/2005 17:32:20, 295424 bytes

Name: NVIDIA nForce4 ADMA Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0054&SUBSYS_CB8410DE&REV_A3\3&2411E6FE&0&38
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\nvatabus.sys, 5.10.2600.0479 (English), 1/11/2005 17:32:20, 87936 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\idecoi.dll, 1.00.0000.0001 (English), 1/11/2005 17:32:20, 295424 bytes

Name: NVIDIA nForce4 Parallel ATA Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0053&SUBSYS_CB8410DE&REV_A2\3&2411E6FE&0&30
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\nvatabus.sys, 5.10.2600.0479 (English), 1/11/2005 17:32:20, 87936 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\idecoi.dll, 1.00.0000.0001 (English), 1/11/2005 17:32:20, 295424 bytes

Name: NVIDIA nForce PCI System Management
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0052&SUBSYS_CB8410DE&REV_A2\3&2411E6FE&0&09
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard ISA bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0050&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A3\3&2411E6FE&0&08
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\isapnp.sys, 5.01.2600.0000 (English), 8/10/2004 06:00:00, 35840 bytes

Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1103&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&2411E6FE&0&C3
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1102&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&2411E6FE&0&C2
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1101&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&2411E6FE&0&C1
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1100&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&2411E6FE&0&C0
Driver: n/a

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DirectX Components
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ddraw.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 266240 bytes
ddrawex.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 27136 bytes
dxapi.sys: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 10496 bytes
d3d8.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 1179648 bytes
d3d8thk.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 8192 bytes
d3d9.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 1689088 bytes
d3dim.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 436224 bytes
d3dim700.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 825344 bytes
d3dramp.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 590336 bytes
d3drm.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 350208 bytes
d3dxof.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 47616 bytes
d3dpmesh.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 34816 bytes
dplay.dll: 5.00.2134.0001 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 33040 bytes
dplayx.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 229888 bytes
dpmodemx.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 23552 bytes
dpwsock.dll: 5.00.2134.0001 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 42768 bytes
dpwsockx.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 57344 bytes
dplaysvr.exe: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 30208 bytes
dpnsvr.exe: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 18432 bytes
dpnet.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 375296 bytes
dpnlobby.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 3584 bytes
dpnaddr.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 3584 bytes
dpvoice.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 212480 bytes
dpvsetup.exe: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 83456 bytes
dpvvox.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 116736 bytes
dpvacm.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 21504 bytes
dpnhpast.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 35328 bytes
dpnhupnp.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 60928 bytes
dpserial.dll: 5.00.2134.0001 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 53520 bytes
dinput.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 159232 bytes
dinput8.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 181760 bytes
dimap.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 44032 bytes
diactfrm.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 394240 bytes
joy.cpl: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 68608 bytes
gcdef.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 76800 bytes
pid.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 35328 bytes
dsound.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 367616 bytes
dsound3d.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 1294336 bytes
dswave.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 19456 bytes
dsdmo.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 181760 bytes
dsdmoprp.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 71680 bytes
dmusic.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 104448 bytes
dmband.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 28672 bytes
dmcompos.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 61440 bytes
dmime.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 181248 bytes
dmloader.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 35840 bytes
dmstyle.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 105984 bytes
dmsynth.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 103424 bytes
dmscript.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 82432 bytes
system.dll: 1.00.3705.6018 English Final Retail 1/6/2006 23:24:48 1179648 bytes
Microsoft.DirectX.Direct3D.dll: 9.05.0132.0000 English Final Retail 1/7/2006 21:59:47 473600 bytes
Microsoft.DirectX.Direct3DX.dll: 9.06.0168.0000 English Final Retail 1/7/2006 21:59:47 567296 bytes
Microsoft.DirectX.DirectDraw.dll: 5.04.0000.2904 English Final Retail 1/7/2006 21:59:47 145920 bytes
Microsoft.DirectX.DirectInput.dll: 5.04.0000.2904 English Final Retail 1/7/2006 21:59:47 159232 bytes
Microsoft.DirectX.DirectPlay.dll: 5.04.0000.2904 English Final Retail 1/7/2006 21:59:47 364544 bytes
Microsoft.DirectX.DirectSound.dll: 5.04.0000.2904 English Final Retail 1/7/2006 21:59:47 178176 bytes
Microsoft.DirectX.AudioVideoPlayback.dll: 5.04.0000.2904 English Final Retail 1/7/2006 21:59:47 53248 bytes
Microsoft.DirectX.Diagnostics.dll: 5.04.0000.2904 English Final Retail 1/7/2006 21:59:47 12800 bytes
Microsoft.DirectX.dll: 5.04.0000.2904 English Final Retail 1/7/2006 21:59:46 223232 bytes
dx7vb.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 619008 bytes
dx8vb.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 1227264 bytes
dxdiagn.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 2113536 bytes
mfc40.dll: 4.01.0000.6140 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 924432 bytes
mfc42.dll: 6.02.4131.0000 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 1028096 bytes
wsock32.dll: 5.01.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 22528 bytes
amstream.dll: 6.05.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 70656 bytes
devenum.dll: 6.05.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 59904 bytes
dxmasf.dll: 6.04.0009.1125 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 498205 bytes
mciqtz32.dll: 6.05.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 35328 bytes
mpg2splt.ax: 6.05.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 148992 bytes
msdmo.dll: 6.05.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 14336 bytes
encapi.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 20480 bytes
qasf.dll: 10.00.0000.3646 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 221184 bytes
qcap.dll: 6.05.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 192512 bytes
qdv.dll: 6.05.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 279040 bytes
qdvd.dll: 6.05.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 385024 bytes
qedit.dll: 6.05.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 562176 bytes
qedwipes.dll: 6.05.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 733696 bytes
quartz.dll: 6.05.2600.2749 English Final Retail 8/29/2005 21:54:26 1287168 bytes
strmdll.dll: 4.01.0000.3928 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 246302 bytes
iac25_32.ax: 2.00.0005.0053 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 199680 bytes
ir41_32.ax: 4.51.0016.0003 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 848384 bytes
ir41_qc.dll: 4.30.0062.0002 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 120320 bytes
ir41_qcx.dll: 4.30.0064.0001 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 338432 bytes
ir50_32.dll: 5.2562.0015.0055 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 755200 bytes
ir50_qc.dll: 5.00.0063.0048 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 200192 bytes
ir50_qcx.dll: 5.00.0064.0048 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 183808 bytes
ivfsrc.ax: 5.10.0002.0051 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 154624 bytes
mswebdvd.dll: 6.05.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 204288 bytes
ks.sys: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/3/2004 23:15:22 140928 bytes
ksproxy.ax: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/4/2004 00:56:58 130048 bytes
ksuser.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/4/2004 00:56:44 4096 bytes
stream.sys: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/3/2004 23:08:04 48640 bytes
mspclock.sys: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/3/2004 22:58:40 5376 bytes
mspqm.sys: 5.01.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/3/2004 22:58:42 4992 bytes
mskssrv.sys: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/3/2004 22:58:42 7552 bytes
swenum.sys: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 4352 bytes
mpeg2data.ax: 6.05.2700.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 62976 bytes
msvidctl.dll: 6.05.2700.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 1616384 bytes
vbisurf.ax: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 30720 bytes
msyuv.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 17408 bytes
wstdecod.dll: 5.03.2600.2180 English Final Retail 8/10/2004 06:00:00 50688 bytes

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DirectShow Filters
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DirectShow Filters:
WMAudio Decoder DMO,0x00800800,1,1,,
WMAPro over S/PDIF DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
WMSpeech Decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
WMVideo Advanced Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
Mpeg4s Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
WMV Screen decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
WMVideo Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
Mpeg43 Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
Mpeg4 Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
WMT MuxDeMux Filter,0x00200000,0,0,wmm2filt.dll,2.01.4026.0000
Full Screen Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
Nero Scene Detector 2,0x00200000,2,0,NeSceneDetector.ax,4.02.0000.0027
WST Renderer,0x00800000,1,1,WSTRenderer.ax,6.05.2700.2180
DV Muxer,0x00400000,0,0,qdv.dll,6.05.2600.2180
Nero Digital Audio Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,NeAudio.ax,4.02.0000.0027
DV Scenes,0x00200000,1,1,NVDV.dll,3.00.0002.0001
Color Space Converter,0x00400001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
WM ASF Reader,0x00400000,0,0,qasf.dll,10.00.0000.3646
Screen Capture filter,0x00200000,0,1,wmpsrcwp.dll,10.00.0000.3646
AVI Splitter,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
WMT AudioAnalyzer,0x00200000,1,1,wmm2filt.dll,2.01.4026.0000
VGA 16 Color Ditherer,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
Sonic Audio Depth Converter (Symphony),0x00200000,1,1,AudioDepthConverterS.ax,5.00.0000.0001
IndeoŽ video 5.10 Compression Filter,0x00200000,1,1,ir50_32.dll,5.2562.0015.0055
Windows Media Audio Decoder,0x00800001,1,1,msadds32.ax,8.00.0000.4487
AC3 Parser Filter,0x00600000,1,1,mpg2splt.ax,6.05.2600.2180
WMT Format Conversion,0x00200000,1,1,wmm2filt.dll,2.01.4026.0000
StreamBufferSink,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.05.2700.2180
WMT Black Frame Generator,0x00200000,1,1,wmm2filt.dll,2.01.4026.0000
Nero Resize,0x00200000,1,1,NeResize.ax,4.02.0000.0027
MJPEG Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
IndeoŽ video 5.10 Decompression Filter,0x00640000,1,1,ir50_32.dll,5.2562.0015.0055
WMT Screen Capture filter,0x00200000,0,1,wmm2filt.dll,2.01.4026.0000
Microsoft Screen Video Decompressor,0x00800000,1,1,msscds32.ax,8.00.0000.4487
MPEG-I Stream Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
SAMI (CC) Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
VBI Codec,0x00600000,1,4,VBICodec.ax,6.05.2700.2180
MPEG Layer-3 Decoder,0x00810000,1,1,l3codecx.ax,1.05.0000.0050
Nero Audio Stream Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,NeRender.ax,4.02.0000.0027
MPEG-2 Splitter,0x005fffff,1,0,mpg2splt.ax,6.05.2600.2180
ACELP.net Sipro Lab Audio Decoder,0x00800001,1,1,acelpdec.ax,1.04.0000.0000
Nero Digital AVC Audio Encoder,0x00200000,1,2,NeNDAud.ax,4.02.0000.0027
Nero Digital AVC File Writer,0x00200000,1,0,NeNDMux.ax,4.02.0000.0027
Nero Digital AVC Null Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,NeNDMux.ax,4.02.0000.0027
Nero Digital AVC Muxer,0x00200000,2,1,NeNDMux.ax,4.02.0000.0027
Nero Digital AVC Video Enc,0x00200000,1,2,,
Nero QuickTime(tm) Video Decoder,0x00400000,1,1,NeQTDec.ax,4.02.0000.0027
Internal Script Command Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
MPEG Audio Decoder,0x03680001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
File Source (Netshow URL),0x00400000,0,1,wmpasf.dll,10.00.0000.3646
Nero Digital AVC Subpicture Enc,0x00200000,1,0,NeNDMux.ax,4.02.0000.0027
Nero Format Converter,0x00200000,1,1,NeroFormatConv.ax,4.02.0000.0027
WMT Import Filter,0x00200000,0,1,wmm2filt.dll,2.01.4026.0000
DV Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,qdv.dll,6.05.2600.2180
Bitmap Generate,0x00200000,1,1,wmm2filt.dll,2.01.4026.0000
Windows Media Video Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,wmvds32.ax,8.00.0000.4487
Sonic RTStreamSink (Symphony),0x00200000,1,0,RTStreamSinkS.ax,5.00.0000.0001
Video Mixing Renderer 9,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
Windows Media Video Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,wmv8ds32.ax,8.00.0000.4000
Nero Photo Source,0x00200000,0,1,NePhotoSource.ax,4.02.0000.0027
WMT VIH2 Fix,0x00200000,1,1,wmm2filt.dll,2.01.4026.0000
Nero Video Analyzer,0x00200000,2,0,NeVideoAnalyzer.ax,4.02.0000.0027
Record Queue,0x00200000,1,1,wmm2filt.dll,2.01.4026.0000
Nero ES Video Reader,0x00600000,0,1,NDParser.ax,4.02.0000.0027
DV Source Filter,0x00400000,0,1,NVDV.dll,3.00.0002.0001
Nero Audio CD Filter,0x00200000,0,1,NeAudCD.ax,4.02.0000.0027
Windows Media Multiplexer,0x00600000,1,1,wmpasf.dll,10.00.0000.3646
ASX file Parser,0x00600000,1,1,wmpasf.dll,10.00.0000.3646
ASX v.2 file Parser,0x00600000,1,0,wmpasf.dll,10.00.0000.3646
NSC file Parser,0x00600000,1,1,wmpasf.dll,10.00.0000.3646
ACM Wrapper,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
Windows Media source filter,0x00600000,0,2,wmpasf.dll,10.00.0000.3646
Video Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
Frame Eater,0x00200000,1,1,wmm2filt.dll,2.01.4026.0000
Nero DVD Navigator,0x00600000,0,4,NeDVD.ax,4.02.0000.0027
MPEG-2 Video Stream Analyzer,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.05.2700.2180
Line 21 Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,qdvd.dll,6.05.2600.2180
Video Port Manager,0x00600000,2,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
WST Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,wstdecod.dll,5.03.2600.2180
Video Renderer,0x00400000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
Sonic MPEG Non-Pro Audio Decoder (Symphony),0x00200000,1,1,SonicMPEGAudioS.DLL,2.05.0004.1403
Nero Audio Sample Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,NeRender.ax,4.02.0000.0027
Nero Vcd Navigator,0x00600000,0,2,NeVCD.ax,4.02.0000.0027
Nero Audio Processor,0x00200000,1,1,NeAudioConv.ax,4.02.0000.0027
WM ASF Writer,0x00400000,0,0,qasf.dll,10.00.0000.3646
CBVA Filter,0x00200000,1,1,CBVAFilter.dll,5.01.2700.2180
WMT Sample Information Filter,0x00200000,1,1,wmm2filt.dll,2.01.4026.0000
Nero Mpeg2 Encoder,0x00200000,2,1,NeVCR.ax,4.02.0000.0027
VBI Surface Allocator,0x00600000,1,1,vbisurf.ax,5.03.2600.2180
Microsoft MPEG-4 Video Decompressor,0x00800000,1,1,mpg4ds32.ax,8.00.0000.4487
Nero Video Stream Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,NeRender.ax,4.02.0000.0027
File writer,0x00200000,1,0,qcap.dll,6.05.2600.2180
Sonic MPEG Video Decoder (Symphony),0x00200000,2,1,SonicMPEGVideoS.DLL,2.05.0004.1041
Nero PS Muxer,0x00200000,1,1,NePSMuxer.ax,4.02.0000.0027
WMT Log Filter,0x00200000,1,1,wmm2filt.dll,2.01.4026.0000
WMT Virtual Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,wmm2filt.dll,2.01.4026.0000
DVD Navigator,0x00200000,0,2,qdvd.dll,6.05.2600.2180
Overlay Mixer2,0x00400000,1,1,qdvd.dll,6.05.2600.2180
Nero Splitter,0x00600000,1,3,NeSplitter.ax,4.02.0000.0027
AVI Draw,0x00600064,9,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
.RAM file Parser,0x00600000,1,0,wmpasf.dll,10.00.0000.3646
Nero File Source / Splitter,0x00600000,0,3,NeFSource.ax,4.02.0000.0027
WST Pager,0x00800000,1,1,WSTPager.ax,6.05.2700.2180
WMT DirectX Transform Wrapper,0x00200000,1,1,wmm2filt.dll,2.01.4026.0000
G.711 Codec,0x00200000,1,1,g711codc.ax,5.01.2600.0000
MPEG-2 Demultiplexer,0x00600000,1,1,mpg2splt.ax,6.05.2600.2180
DV Video Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,qdv.dll,6.05.2600.2180
IndeoŽ audio software,0x00500000,1,1,iac25_32.ax,2.00.0005.0053
Windows Media Update Filter,0x00400000,1,0,wmpasf.dll,10.00.0000.3646
ASF DIB Handler,0x00600000,1,1,wmpasf.dll,10.00.0000.3646
ASF ACM Handler,0x00600000,1,1,wmpasf.dll,10.00.0000.3646
ASF ICM Handler,0x00600000,1,1,wmpasf.dll,10.00.0000.3646
ASF URL Handler,0x00600000,1,1,wmpasf.dll,10.00.0000.3646
ASF JPEG Handler,0x00600000,1,1,wmpasf.dll,10.00.0000.3646
ASF DJPEG Handler,0x00600000,1,1,wmpasf.dll,10.00.0000.3646
ASF embedded stuff Handler,0x00600000,1,1,wmpasf.dll,10.00.0000.3646
9x8Resize,0x00200000,1,1,wmm2filt.dll,2.01.4026.0000
WIA Stream Snapshot Filter,0x00200000,1,1,wiasf.ax,1.00.0000.0000
Nero Video Processor,0x00200000,1,1,NeroVideoProc.ax,4.02.0000.0027
Nero Video Decoder,0x00600000,2,2,NeVideo.ax,4.02.0000.0027
Allocator Fix,0x00200000,1,1,wmm2filt.dll,2.01.4026.0000
SampleGrabber,0x00200000,1,1,qedit.dll,6.05.2600.2180
Null Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,qedit.dll,6.05.2600.2180
WMT Virtual Source,0x00200000,0,1,wmm2filt.dll,2.01.4026.0000
MPEG-2 Sections and Tables,0x005fffff,1,0,Mpeg2Data.ax,6.05.2700.2180
WMT Interlacer,0x00200000,1,1,wmm2filt.dll,2.01.4026.0000
Nero Audio CD Navigator,0x00200000,0,1,NeAudCD.ax,4.02.0000.0027
StreamBufferSource,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.05.2700.2180
Smart Tee,0x00200000,1,2,qcap.dll,6.05.2600.2180
Overlay Mixer,0x00200000,0,0,qdvd.dll,6.05.2600.2180
Nero Scene Detector,0x00200000,1,0,NeSceneDetector.ax,4.02.0000.0027
AVI Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
Uncompressed Domain Shot Detection Filter,0x00200000,1,1,wmm2filt.dll,2.01.4026.0000
AVI/WAV File Source,0x00400000,0,2,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
QuickTime Movie Parser,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
Wave Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
MIDI Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
Multi-file Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
File stream renderer,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
XML Playlist,0x00400000,1,0,wmpasf.dll,10.00.0000.3646
Nero File Source,0x00200000,0,1,NeFileSrc.ax,4.02.0000.0027
Nero QuickTime(tm) Audio Decoder,0x00400000,1,1,NeQTDec.ax,4.02.0000.0027
Sonic Cinemaster MPEG Splitter (Symphony),0x00200000,1,2,SonicMPEGSplitterS.dll,1.00.0000.0103
Nero File Source (Async.),0x00400000,0,1,NeFileSourceAsync.ax,4.02.0000.0027
Nero DVD Decoder,0x00600000,2,2,NeVideo.ax,4.02.0000.0027
DirectShow Tap (Symphony),0x00200000,1,1,DirectShowTapS.ax,5.00.0000.0001
Nero Digital Parser,0x00600000,0,3,NDParser.ax,4.02.0000.0027
AVI Mux,0x00200000,1,0,qcap.dll,6.05.2600.2180
Line 21 Decoder 2,0x00600002,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
File Source (Async.),0x00400000,0,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
File Source (URL),0x00400000,0,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
WMT DV Extract,0x00200000,1,1,wmm2filt.dll,2.01.4026.0000
Nero Frame Capture,0x00200000,1,1,NeCapture.ax,4.02.0000.0027
WMT Switch Filter,0x00200000,1,1,wmm2filt.dll,2.01.4026.0000
WMT Volume,0x00200000,1,1,wmm2filt.dll,2.01.4026.0000
Nero Video Sample Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,NeRender.ax,4.02.0000.0027
Stretch Video,0x00200000,1,1,wmm2filt.dll,2.01.4026.0000
Infinite Pin Tee Filter,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.05.2600.2180
Nero DV Splitter,0x00200000,1,2,NeDVSplitter.ax,4.02.0000.0027
QT Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
MPEG Video Decoder,0x40000001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
IndeoŽ video 4.4 Decompression Filter,0x00640000,1,1,ir41_32.ax,4.51.0016.0003
IndeoŽ video 4.4 Compression Filter,0x00200000,1,1,ir41_32.ax,4.51.0016.0003

WDM Streaming Data Transforms:
Microsoft Kernel Acoustic Echo Canceller,0x00000000,0,0,,
Microsoft Kernel GS Wavetable Synthesizer,0x00200000,1,1,,5.03.2600.2180
Microsoft Kernel DLS Synthesizer,0x00200000,1,1,,5.03.2600.2180
Microsoft Kernel DRM Audio Descrambler,0x00200000,1,1,,5.03.2600.2180

Video Compressors:
MSScreen encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
WMVideo9 Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
WMVideo Advanced Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
MSScreen 9 encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
DV Video Encoder,0x00200000,0,0,qdv.dll,6.05.2600.2180
IndeoŽ video 5.10 Compression Filter,0x00100000,1,1,ir50_32.dll,5.2562.0015.0055
MJPEG Compressor,0x00200000,0,0,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
Nero Digital AVC Video Enc,0x00200000,1,2,NeNDVid.ax,4.02.0000.0027
Cinepak Codec by Radius,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.05.2600.2180
Intel 4:2:0 Video V2.50,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.05.2600.2180
Intel Indeo(R) Video R3.2,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.05.2600.2180
Intel IndeoŽ Video 4.5,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.05.2600.2180
IndeoŽ video 5.10,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.05.2600.2180
Intel IYUV codec,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.05.2600.2180
Microsoft H.261 Video Codec,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.05.2600.2180
Microsoft H.263 Video Codec,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.05.2600.2180
Microsoft RLE,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.05.2600.2180
Microsoft Video 1,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.05.2600.2180

Audio Compressors:
WM Speech Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
WMAudio Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
IAC2,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
IMA ADPCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
PCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
Microsoft ADPCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
ACELP.net,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
DSP Group TrueSpeech(TM),0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
Windows Media Audio V1,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
Windows Media Audio V2,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
GSM 6.10,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
Microsoft G.723.1,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
CCITT A-Law,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
CCITT u-Law,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
MPEG Layer-3,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749

Audio Capture Sources:
NVIDIA(R) nForce(TM) Audio,0x00200000,0,0,qcap.dll,6.05.2600.2180

Midi Renderers:
Default MidiOut Device,0x00800000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749

WDM Streaming Capture Devices:
NVIDIA(R) nForce(TM) Audio,0x00200000,5,5,,5.03.2600.2180

WDM Streaming Rendering Devices:
NVIDIA(R) nForce(TM) Audio,0x00200000,5,5,,5.03.2600.2180

Multi-Instance Capable VBI Codecs:
VBI Codec,0x00600000,1,4,VBICodec.ax,6.05.2700.2180

BDA Transport Information Renderers:
MPEG-2 Sections and Tables,0x00600000,1,0,Mpeg2Data.ax,6.05.2700.2180

WDM Streaming Mixer Devices:
Microsoft Kernel Wave Audio Mixer,0x00000000,0,0,,

BDA CP/CA Filters:
Decrypt/Tag,0x00600000,1,0,encdec.dll,6.05.2700.2180
Encrypt/Tag,0x00200000,0,0,encdec.dll,6.05.2700.2180
XDS Codec,0x00200000,0,0,encdec.dll,6.05.2700.2180

Audio Renderers:
NVIDIA(R) nForce(TM) Audio,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
Default DirectSound Device,0x00800000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
Default WaveOut Device,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749
DirectSound: NVIDIA(R) nForce(TM) Audio,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.2749

WDM Streaming System Devices:
NVIDIA(R) nForce(TM) Audio,0x00200000,15,6,,5.03.2600.2180

///////////////////////////////////////////

Wartrain
Legionary
posted 09 January 2006 22:16 EDT (US)     3 / 11       
OK, I looked at all your settings and drivers. Nothing appears out of the ordinary, except the dual-core and RTW. Then I looked through a big pile of notes I keep. A dude from a few months back (October sometime) had an AMD3800+ dual core, same symptoms... jerky, then battle speeded way up. Problem was indeed solved when he disabled one of the cores through the process screen.
Wartrain
Legionary
posted 10 January 2006 21:10 EDT (US)     4 / 11       
Wartrain
Legionary
posted 11 January 2006 09:10 EDT (US)     5 / 11       
As a result of reading at AMD, it looks to me like you may not have the Dual-core drivers installed.

Try the link by J_Mann in this post.

AMD also explains how to set affinity for incompatible programs. Run RTW with one core, and see if the problems go away.

gummyworms
Legionary
posted 12 January 2006 00:41 EDT (US)     6 / 11       
Ack...I swear I posted back here, but I must have composed the message but never hit "post."

In short, everything runs perfectly now. It is definitely a dual-core compatibility issue. I have tried running the game to the stutter stage, CTRL-ALT-DEL out to turn off one of the cores, and coming back in to find everything perfectly functional again.

Thank you so much for your help, I would have never guessed that having the second CPU was slowing it down in this manner. No wonder people ask for you by name on these forums. =)

Thank you so much!

SwampRat
M2TW Ladder Leader
posted 12 January 2006 07:32 EDT (US)     7 / 11       
ahh, I've had this problem too. thanks, I never even knew you could disable one of the cores...
Wartrain
Legionary
posted 12 January 2006 11:07 EDT (US)     8 / 11       
This issue is one that even developers of software do not properly understand (I have had long and sometimes contentious discussions with some about this, off site and in real life). People often get emotional about hardware and drivers, which are emotionless. Make no mistake, dual-core and quad-core are the way of the future. The quad-core graphics GPU setups, however, hare plagued with problems. Quad-core general computing is rare. The developers have not caught up with the changing nature of development methods and software yet. I'm sure CA will, in their next game. Maybe even in a future patch of RTW, if Sega funds it.

But right now, sadly, the real answer for many software programs is to simply shut the other CPU off... which leaves you with a normal single-core. This is why I've posted for a long time that as of right now, most average gamers are better served by saving the high cost of dual-core (~triple cost at the moment), and get the a good single-core CPU, which means there is only one choice... the AMD64 San Diego core (3700, 4000, 4200, 4400, 4800).

This summer is when I personally estimate the price point will be better, and the software releases more compatible (almost all by 2007).

But those that have dual-core right now just need to understand that they must learn a little more about how to use it... they hype of "just put it in and whooosh, feel the rush" is not true in all cases.

And one more thing. Dual-core is not Dual-CPU. Dual-CPU does not have these problems, for technical reasons and reasons of maturity of technology. If you have a dual-CPU (like Dual Opteron, e.g.), then you will not need to shut the 2nd CPU down to play RTW. BTW, dual-CPU means there are two separate CPUs plugged into your motherboard, and the infrastruture on the motherboard to support them. Dual-core means two independent CPUs and their caches on one chip, plugged into a single Socket 939 for example.

Another related topic is Intel. Some Intel chips "fool" the OS into thinking that two CPUs exist, and the OS behaves accordingly... when in fact only a single physical CPU exists. This is basically "hyper-threading", and is why DXDiag reports you have 2 CPUs on some Intel machines, when in fact you are certain you have only one. But guess what... there are certain technical issues with division of work, even in this method. Which is why Intel has been evangelizing new development software to developers for a year now... they don't want their chips known as the "cause" of crashes and software problems. The new software is Intel-aware, and allows new releases to run smoothly.

So cutting thru all the crap, right now, the absolute best way for a non-tech person to go is very simple. Single core AMD64. Dual core AMD64+proper use for each software title is OK... if you have money to "burn" (but in a year when dual core hits stride, your $800 CPU will be $300 ).

Wartrain
Legionary
posted 12 January 2006 11:12 EDT (US)     9 / 11       
This forumer also had the same problem, and same cure.

I will sticky this thread for the time being, which also links the other thread.

Julesmat_50
Legionary
posted 13 April 2007 12:13 EDT (US)     10 / 11       
If you download the AMD Dual Core Optimiser from AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor Utilities & Updates on the AMD Support & Downloads website, this also seems to cure this problem. I downloaded it and ran the game for 5 hours without any problems at all.

[This message has been edited by Julesmat_50 (edited 04-17-2007 @ 05:14 PM).]

hawkmoth
Legionary
posted 30 August 2007 11:59 EDT (US)     11 / 11       
Having the same issue. Not entirely sure how you can turn off one of the cores though can someone please tell me?

EDIT: ahh figured it out. Seems to work.

[This message has been edited by hawkmoth (edited 08-30-2007 @ 01:34 PM).]

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