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Windows Vista 64 bit woes

UrianUrian __BANNED USERS regular
edited February 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
Ok, so I just got Vista Ultimate 64 bit edition. I have 4 gigs of RAM, so I wanted to utilize all the power I could.

I've been having a lot of problems. Half-life 2 crashes within a few minutes every time, getting very bad fps in team fortress 2 and portal, crysis is unplayable on any setting (2fps), and more.

My specs:

Intel x6800 dual core 2.93 ghz
Nvidia 7900GTX 512mb
4 gb RDRAM

I know I could probably use a better video card, but I think my system is good enough for it not to be having this many problems.

Also, I keep hearing this weird "boop-boop-boop" sound even when i've disabled all other sounds. It just goes off every now and then for no reason.

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    FofamitFofamit Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Have you updated all of your drivers as well as updated windows?

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    ScrubletScrublet Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Additionally, what sound card is in your system? How was Ultimate installed (clean install from full version, upgrade install from XP, upgrade from Vista Home)?

    You ever say you could probably use a better video card when you're rocking a 7900gtx512 and I'll personally turn your balls into pancakes.

    By the way, is that RDRAM a typo? I didn't even know that stuff was still really sold on the market, and am not familiar with how it works as compared to DDR2/3.

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    tofutofu Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Urian wrote: »
    Ok, so I just got Vista Ultimate 64 bit edition. I have 4 gigs of RAM, so I wanted to utilize all the power I could.

    I've been having a lot of problems. Half-life 2 crashes within a few minutes every time, getting very bad fps in team fortress 2 and portal, crysis is unplayable on any setting (2fps), and more.

    My specs:

    Intel x6800 dual core 2.93 ghz
    Nvidia 7900GTX 512mb
    4 gb RDRAM

    I know I could probably use a better video card, but I think my system is good enough for it not to be having this many problems.

    Also, I keep hearing this weird "boop-boop-boop" sound even when i've disabled all other sounds. It just goes off every now and then for no reason.

    The sounds could be from your system speaker.

    Have you installed all the latest drivers?

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    UrianUrian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2008
    Yeah my bad, I meant DDR2 RAM.

    Windows and my video drivers are updated as much as they can be. I'm using realtek onboard audio and that is also updated.

    I formatted both my hdd's then did a full clean install of vista ultimate 64 full version. So it was the non upgrade version, the full $300 some odd bucks one.

    Also, the sounds are definently not any kind of malfunction. It sounds like the other vista sounds, like its from a music track or something. Like it should be making that sound, but I don't know why it is.

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