Resolution not sticking
Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:27 PM
e5400 Dual Core Pentium @ 3.44 (oc)
4GB GSkill DDR2 @ 533
WD 160GB SATA1 (OS drive)
Seagate 1TB SATA2 (Games drive)
Sapphire HD3850 AGP (oc, dual output; DVI to monitor, CV to Phillips Plasma)
Win 7 Ultimate 32
Weird issue, both IV and EFLC (both retail discs) seem to be forgetting my resolution, which should stick at 1280x720@60hz. Not game breaking, but it requires me to save the resolution change, exit, then restart for the Plasma, as for whatever reason, the Plasma doesn't pick up the new resolution after a non-supported one. In game only though, once I'm back to windows, all is well.
Any thoughts? None of the other graphic settings get changed, just the resolution. For giggles, here's my latest benchmark (new RAM FTW!)
Average FPS: 40.54
Duration: 37.07 sec
CPU Usage: 94%
System memory usage: 54%
Video memory usage: 61%
Video Mode: 1280 x 720 (60 Hz)
Texture Quality: Medium
Shadow Quality: Off
Reflection Resolution: Off
Water Quality: Low
Texture Filter Quality: Anisotropic x2
Night Shadows: Off
View Distance: 22
Detail Distance: 11
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Service Pack 1
Video Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 3800 Series
Video Driver version: 220.127.116.119
Audio Adapter: Speakers (2- High Definition Audio Device)
Pentium® Dual-Core CPU E5400 @ 2.70GHz
Thanks in advance!
Posted 11 May 2013 - 06:19 AM
Posted 11 May 2013 - 10:51 AM
Posted 11 May 2013 - 05:03 PM
|Not game breaking, but it requires me to save the resolution change, exit, then restart for the Plasma, as for whatever reason, the Plasma doesn't pick up the new resolution after a non-supported one.|
sounds like gta iv just being its regular wonky self. you are lucky to get it to work well enough at all - GTA IV + windows 7 + 2GB DDR2 533 + hd 3850 agp + output graphics/sound to PLASMA TELEVISION = chicken god sacrifice
Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:52 AM Edited by ceedj, 12 May 2013 - 04:55 AM.
|QUOTE (unc13bud @ Saturday, May 11 2013, 13:03)|
|i am kind of impressed you got windows 7 to work at all with that kind of overclock|
Thanks, but I had a bit of help, a German person/group modded the BIOS for the ASRock board I have; it allows 4GB instead of the original 2GB, and somewhere made the cpu and memory clocks more stable at 266/533. Had one blue screen with the new memory thus far, but nothing since. I will eventually upgrade when I can afford it, but this is kind of a twisted hobby, keeping this very old tech running well.
And really, getting 40FPS in this game when some people with twice my specs can barely run it is it's own reward.
Anyway, good point highlighting the plasma; as good as the TV is (and as cheap as I got it), it's kind of quirky all around. I'll just live with it if I have to.
Posted 13 May 2013 - 02:01 AM
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