Crucial Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

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Crucial 10th Anniversary logo

Yes, Crucial is celebrating its 10th Anniversary and to celebrate its offering a limited-edition memory module. The module is high-performance, PC2-5300 (DDR2-667), featuring a raised, diamond-cut anniversary logo and silver edging over a striking blue heat spreader.

10th Anniversary Module

For those interested, Crucial have also made available commemorative websites which offer visitors an interactive timeline, tracking technology changes throughout the past decade, as well as celebratory desktop wallpapers. You can find the sites here and here

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17-09-2006, 06:32:35

Rastalovich
During the windo$e installation procedure, u get the option to hit F6 to install stuff, ultimately u can press f5/7/10 and go into a dos style selector which asks you what kind of processor setup your computer has.

I haven`t mentioned this as anything that I think has a bearing on the fps drop, but as a AMD x2 user I was interested as to what you selected.

Often during windows installations, if nothing is selected from the hal, it will assume the ACPI Processor arrangement and install windows accordingly - this will include all the hibernate/standby/power-saving stuff that as a desktop game playing pc - the average game player will not want/need and it does effect the efficiency of windows, including fps.

When I looked in hal, all I could see that was semi-relevent was ACPI Multiprocessor, so I selected it - but I`d rather not have coz the ACPI stuff is not required and hampers the system unecessarily.

I just asked out of interest, you can tell if your pc is using the x2 as a dual core and not a single processor by going to CP->System->Hardware->Devicemanager and see if 2 processor drivers are installed in the Processor listing. If there`s only 1, windows is using u`r x2 as a single core.

17-09-2006, 06:35:15

PV5150
HAL - Hardware Abstraction Layer ;)

Scaarj - what hal setting u install wondo$e under ?

You've got me there too mate. Erm the Windows kernel or the device driver I guess rofl :crazy: :confused: :rollingla

I'm thinking it's ventrilo that's part of the issue. Try deactivating direct sound and using wave, and see if that helps.

Oh Hi :wavey: too Scaarj. I see Telstra DSL, you must be an Aussie :D

17-09-2006, 06:43:32

Scaarj
vent doesnt have to be running for it to happen, it makes it worse though >_> but ill try that, ta

sure am aussie

17-09-2006, 06:48:14

llwyd
does Vent have any animations to it? that could be a problem aswell. is your graphics card OCd?

17-09-2006, 06:49:27

Scaarj

does Vent have any animations to it? that could be a problem aswell. is your graphics card OCd?



im not sure bout the animations question?? but my graphics card isnt OC'd id prefer to keep it that way :D

17-09-2006, 06:59:07

Scaarj

I just asked out of interest, you can tell if your pc is using the x2 as a dual core and not a single processor by going to CP->System->Hardware->Devicemanager and see if 2 processor drivers are installed in the Processor listing. If there`s only 1, windows is using u`r x2 as a single core.



two processor drivers are installed

if that tells you anything :D

17-09-2006, 07:54:42

Ham
Could it be that CS is trying to split itself between the two cores? And as its not a multi-threaded program (yet) its getting confused?

17-09-2006, 07:57:43

Scaarj
possibly, when i play and it happens it seems like the cpu power has halfed itself.. the normal fps i should be getting is halfed where ever i am.. yeh i dont know. any chance you know what i need to do?

probably just wait for an update or something >_>

ooh and how come other non multi-threaded programs dont do the same.. i dont think neway?

17-09-2006, 08:01:49

Ham
I dont know if the X2 patch fixed this or what, but llwyd used to have to launch the game, alt+tab out, ctrl+alt+del to bring up task manager and allocate hl2.exe & steam.exe to single cores. It think he put hl2.exe on core 0 and steam.exe on core 1.

If he didn't do that it made the models look liek they were having fits standing up.

17-09-2006, 08:03:12

Scaarj
lol okay thank you i will try that
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