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PC Hardware

Issue with AMD Dual core and Video/3D

Running grandMA Video and grandMA 3D at a AMD Dual Core computer gives you strange results, if you do not install:

AMD Dual-Core Optimizer

The AMD Dual-Core Optimizer can help improve some PC gaming video performance by compensating for those applications that bypass the Windows API for timing by directly using the RDTSC (Read Time Stamp Counter) instruction.

Applications that rely on RDTSC do not benefit from the logic in the operating system to properly account for the affect of power management mechanisms on the rate at which a processor core's Time Stamp Counter (TSC) is incremented.

The AMD Dual-Core Optimizer helps to correct the resulting video performance effects or other incorrect timing effects that these applications may experience on dual-core processor systems, by periodically adjusting the core time-stamp-counters, so that they are synchronized.

The Optimizer can be downloaded here:

Hardware/PC (last edited 2007-08-29 08:33:45 by ThomasBrockmann)