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Old 10-24-05, 07:15 PM   #1
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Default video & audio stutter after installing "Q4" creative beta driver?

Hi people,
Ever since I installed the "Beta" creative driver with OpenAL suport I get choppy playback at various games, both audio and video wise, it seems as if every 10 seconds there is 1 second pause, regardless of the FPS which is high and fluid.

This is very troubling and happends to me in Q4, Fear, GTA:SA, and Serious Sam 2 - the games I have installed at the moment.

It's interesting to note that I tried playign around with RightMark sound - and it sounded great, no coppiness there, including in EAX HD mode. So the stuttering may be graphics related...

I have no idea why now,
I have been Ocing my system in teh last week, but all went welll and I'm back at stock of course, yet still the stuttering is there.

I haven't installed any recent display driver (using the 78.01) which worked perfectly. I also scanned for viruses and spyware which were negative.

my rig appears bellow, please advise, Thanks!

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Old 10-24-05, 07:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: video & audio stutter after installing "Q4" creative beta driver?

I have the same audio hardware as you and I get audio stuttering in Quake 4- check out my recent post: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=58673. Personally I find no improvement in using the OpenAL/EAX BETA driver and the original drivers that came with my ZS...

Any video stuttering you're experiencing in Quake 4 is probably because you're running @ Ultra quality on that system, correct me if I'm wrong though.
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Old 10-24-05, 08:03 PM   #3
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I have the same audio hardware as you and I get audio stuttering in Quake 4- check out my recent post: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=58673. Personally I find no improvement in using the OpenAL/EAX BETA driver and the original drivers that came with my ZS...

Any video stuttering you're experiencing in Quake 4 is probably because you're running @ Ultra quality on that system, correct me if I'm wrong though.
Thanks mate,
No, I am runnig Quake on "HIGH" - as I have only 256MB video ram.
Also, I'm experiencing those stutters in many other games, including stuff like GTA:SA which used to run like butter on my system...

;-((

any ideas?
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Old 10-24-05, 08:06 PM   #4
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I also have a Audigy 2 but I don't use creative drivers, which I found suck and are more trouble than they're worth. Instead I use the 3rd party drivers found here: http://kxproject.lugosoft.com/. I haven't had any audio problems with them...ever. And I don't really miss EAX either.
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Old 10-25-05, 03:42 AM   #5
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I don't use Beta drivers, only last 'offficial' and update from CL www page.
OpenAL works OK on Quake 4.
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Old 10-25-05, 04:07 AM   #6
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Anyone knows how I can un install and roll back?

I'll try to remove the device in windows device manager and use Driver cleaner.
would that work?

God , how I hate creative!
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Old 10-25-05, 04:14 AM   #7
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use system restore? how did we get by before system restore?!
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Old 10-25-05, 05:02 AM   #8
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use system restore? how did we get by before system restore?!
Not sure I have it working, I'm one of those people who disabled System restore in the name of performance...
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Old 10-25-05, 08:33 AM   #9
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Not sure I have it working, I'm one of those people who disabled System restore in the name of performance...
System restore is your best friend, unless you enjoy installing os's.
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Bleh System Restore is crap. Just a cesspoll for viruses to hide in.
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Bleh System Restore is crap. Just a cesspoll for viruses to hide in.
Decide already... ;-))
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Old 10-25-05, 01:24 PM   #12
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if youre worried about the performance of system restore then enable it on your windows drive and turn it off on your virtual ram/programs/games/data drives..
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