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Been looking around to see what tweaks there were to improve performace in 3d games and it looks like turning off hardware sound acceleration could help. I haven’t had time to test it yet but it might be worth having a go if you haven’t already and are trying to get that extra couple of frames per second.
1) Click Start->Run in Windows
2) Enter dxdiag end click OK
3) Go to Sound tab and set Acceleration to None
I’ll let people know if it makes any percievable difference once i get a chance to test it.
Yeh I found that tweak on an Eee user forum but I can’t see any difference in the games I play. Although apparantly it gives you better performance in GTA San Andreas.
Another option is to run a gaming hardware profile – I have already tried it, but didn’t notice an increase in performance; however, it may work for for different games.
Basically, it is just a glorified way of end-processing running procecess by stopping them running in the first place. There is a hole bunch of Windows processes (especially ‘under the hood’ ones) that you can kill off in a gaming profile.
However, I don’t see much more being squeezed from an NC10 as, in its current state, it isn’t really overclockable.
I’ll try it again and run benchmarks to see what gains, if any, a gaming hardware profile while have.
any update on how this has improved performance?
It makes some games more playable actually. Like GTA SA.
Yeah, I’ve noticed some improvements. It made a real difference for GTA:VC.
thanks for the responses. does this affect audio performance while watching movies or listening to music? i mean i dont want my movie watching and music to suffer for occassional gaming.
Just change it back to low when you want to do music/videos!
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