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08-27-2009, 03:37 AM
Well, this problem has plagued me for awhile but... I hate playing audition with space lag + other lag.... Being stuck at 60fps is pretty unbearable. I've done my own searching but I suppose no ones ever found a work around to force vsync off on windows vista?
Guess I might have to make another partition and just play audi on windows xp or 7 >.>... unless someone has a solution? xD
08-27-2009, 10:54 AM
well can't you just adjust the vsync setting in the ati catalyst thing?
08-27-2009, 02:15 PM
You can but with vista even turning vsync off globally it wont be turned off in audtion. Last I checked there was no way to force vsync on ati cards with windows vista. I dont know if its possible to do it if I use a program like RivaTuner or anything... but I guess it might be?
I'm stuck at a solid 60 fps, which drops to around 38 for a second when I get the random lag spikes in audi. I turned a lot of non-essential process and such off... which I think did stabalize my fps some... but 60 fps still doesn't cut it.
08-27-2009, 05:37 PM
I did not know that.... >_<
eff, the stupid ATI card...no wonder I'm always stuck at 60fps...my highest has been 61 *throws self off lag cliff*
08-27-2009, 05:43 PM
60fps is NOT lag... and lern2Catalyst.
ATI failsass against nVidia, but I can turn off vsynch in my nVidiaCP just as easily as a Catalyst user could.
i hope this one would help..
try to visit this link
08-27-2009, 05:56 PM
That link you sent me states quite clearly that when this information was written, no one knew a way to force vsync off for ATI + VISTA. Here's the quote copy and pasted:
"Now sadly IF your graphics card manufacturer is Intel Graphics, you are out of luck. If your manufacturer is ATI and you are using windows Vista, then you are out of luck, but if using ATI videocard and windows XP, you can turn vsync off. Same with NVIDIA graphics both in Windows XP and Windows Vista."
I'm not going into a debate which is better, NVIDIA or ATI. My laptop has dual Radeon video cards... that can play basically any game available on the market. My desktop has a single NVIDIA card in it, which is the 3rd? or 4th NVIDIA card I've owned. I actually prefer NVIDIA in most instances, some games run better with one or the other.
My question was, since that was written... I wanted to know if anyone had successfully disabled vsync using ATI + Vista. I know how to do it... I can show screenshots if you want. I can show you the solid 60fps I get. Its a pitty I cant force my refresh rate above 60.
Please dont tell me lern2catalyst when you dont even know what you are talking about. I also never claimed 60 was "bad". I know that my computer is capable of double that or more. Thanks for trying to help xYFa.
08-27-2009, 06:15 PM
A) Choco referred to 60 and lag in the same sentence. The "60fps =/= lag" was directed at her.
B) Google around. If you're mildly computer literate, you can find SOME way to disable vsynch with Catalyst.
My old Dell comp had ATI and Vista and I got vsynch off. I cbf to find the link again, but it IS possible, I know first hand.
08-27-2009, 06:35 PM
it's not lag, but it's not the best possible gameplay either *sighs*
yuh okai, so I'm glad I'm not at like 30fps...
08-27-2009, 08:50 PM
I can disable it, the same way the screenshots in the link show. Even disabled through catalyst, it still is enabled in game. I guess I might have to try using RivaTuner to force vsync off all the time by altering my drivers or something :/. Just need a workaround for Vista I guess... or just dual boot windows 7 :(.
08-28-2009, 12:26 AM
haha yea....ati...i've never had or experienced ati for myself so i can't say much, but all i know and from what i've heard from other computer experts is that ATI always seems to fail when it comes to driver updates and support, there's tiny bugs sometimes and etc and something as small as this issue ur having. and that's where nvidia kinda prevails, is the drivers and support they provide with each update and functions available for each graphics card they provide. so idk about ur current situation hopefully you can find a resolution to this issue, i'd try to look into it with you but right now im super busy, and other people have given some nice info already, hope u can work things out.
08-28-2009, 07:11 AM
I dont quite understand whats so different about their drivers, the software is basically the same as nvidia. For laptops, they dont even support updated drivers... i have modded drivers for the latest ones released. Oh well... I suppose I can do some googling or something to see if there's anyway I can fix it. Thanks for trying :/.
08-28-2009, 08:32 AM
Have you tried a third-party utility like ATI Tray Tools or RivaTuner's D3DOverrider? They're usually the way to turn VSync off as a Vista workaround.
08-28-2009, 06:13 PM
thanks for that, I'm going to go try~
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