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post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by DJINFERNO806 View Post

Ok so its not just me at least for that game. 

 

But the other games nobody else really seems to have the same issues...  which blows.

Honestly I'd be willing to bet that just nobody has noticed or bothered to report them. It's a really minor thing to most, and most games have a bunch of little flaws. I'm generally more concerned about things like "Why is my character's face suddenly glued to the ceiling?" than little pops every once and a while.

post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by chewy4 View Post

Honestly I'd be willing to bet that just nobody has noticed or bothered to report them. It's a really minor thing to most, and most games have a bunch of little flaws. I'm generally more concerned about things like "Why is my character's face suddenly glued to the ceiling?" than little pops every once and a while.

I see what you mean.  I guess it just annoys me more than anything.  What I am really looking for is that these are game issues and not my system especially since i have done almost everything i could think of.

post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by DJINFERNO806 View Post

I see what you mean.  I guess it just annoys me more than anything.  What I am really looking for is that these are game issues and not my system especially since i have done almost everything i could think of.

 

 

Only way to know for sure

is to try a youtube video of the game?

 

see if the clicks and pops still exist.

 

if it doesnt exist its not your system its the game.

 

edit: or maybe http://www.fraps.com/

 

if it allows sound too... just so you can record the video and watch it outside the game.


Edited by jake120 - 2/2/13 at 4:19pm
post #19 of 28

Sounds like you're overloading the bandwidth of the bus carrying the audio signal. increase your buffer if possible and check your game settings, most games have a setting for maximum number of sound effects played at any given time set that too high and you get all sorts of performance issues.

post #20 of 28
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Originally Posted by jake120 View Post

 

 

Only way to know for sure

is to try a youtube video of the game?

 

see if the clicks and pops still exist.

 

if it doesnt exist its not your system its the game.

 

edit: or maybe http://www.fraps.com/

 

if it allows sound too... just so you can record the video and watch it outside the game.

 

 

Im going to try that tomorrow when I have some time off work and see if they show up in a recording.

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Originally Posted by 65535 View Post

Sounds like you're overloading the bandwidth of the bus carrying the audio signal. increase your buffer if possible and check your game settings, most games have a setting for maximum number of sound effects played at any given time set that too high and you get all sorts of performance issues.

 

I had suspicions this could be one of the reasons i have these problems.  I have looked for buffer settings but I cant seem to find them.

post #21 of 28

Can you locate the audio settings in your game? I would set your sound card to 44.1kHz and 16bit for gaming and try to find a setting in the game about sound effects there is usually a setting that you can adjust the number of simultaneous audio effects, drop that setting down if possible.

post #22 of 28
Thread Starter 

Most of the games I play dont have option for the number of sound effects.  Straight forward just volume control.

 

I have tried with 44.1 khz, that didnt make a difference.

post #23 of 28

hmm.

 

only thing i can think of the top of my head is your case or something inside your case.

 

hmm... clicks/pops etc only ever existed in those games for me when I had a slow pc that kept dropping out/lagging.

i dont know if i had a Pentium 4 back when half life 2 came out or a Core 2 Duo.

 

only thing i do know is creative have bloatware; usually i just install the drivers these days and leave the rest out.

post #24 of 28

I just thought I'd bump this to say that I've recently gotten back to Hitman: Absolution and the pops are there for me. Relatively frequently actually. So I really doubt these issues are on your end.

post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by chewy4 View Post

I just thought I'd bump this to say that I've recently gotten back to Hitman: Absolution and the pops are there for me. Relatively frequently actually. So I really doubt these issues are on your end.

Did you notice it a lot in the library police level? That's where it was the worst for me.

It isn't dpc issues I have measured so it must be the game engine.

I wonder if you could tell me if far cry 3 presented the same issues for you?
post #26 of 28

Well I was already past that level so I dunno. They seemed to be present on most levels to some extent. I think I might remember a bunch being on the courthouse level, but maybe that's just because I spent so much time trying to figure that one out before eventually killing every cop in the parking lot. Luckily nobody inside noticed...

 

I don't have Far Cry 3, sorry. That's an AMD optimized game like Hitman, right? Wonder if that has anything to do with it since it's relatively poorly optimized for Nvidia cards.

 

But I can check Metro for you later tonight.

post #27 of 28

Alright, so I do hear a tiny click or two in Metro after using the gasmask for a minute or two.

post #28 of 28
Thread Starter 
Thanks a bunch for checking I do appreciate that. I'm glad it isn't just me but leaves me to wonder why no reports of this is mentioned anywhere online.

Ya farcry 3 is an AMD optimized game. I am also curious if nvidia hardware is the culprit for these few games.

I played through torchlight 2 and DMC lately and no sound issues.
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