As some of you have read I have been rebuilding my PC for Win7/64 and have had a few issues. One of them is with the COD4 game.
I have tried everything to make it stop locking for a msec or two. Today, I found out the reason.
I have an older video card which is an ASUS 9800GT NVidia card. It is a 32bit video card which will run under Win7/64. But, here is the
caveat. It passes off memory load, to and from the cpu, using two 32bit tubes. That is why it is doing this hiccup all the time. One line
will be going along and will stop to pass off the memory load to one of the 32bit caches, while the other plays the game for a few seconds,
then it will stop and pass off to the other one. Since it isn't a true 64bit video card, the motherboard takes over the pressure of the data
from the video. This little hiccup it does is when the motherboard passes off the data stream to the other 32bit line in the cpu.
It was explained to me like this. You have two water pipes coming from a dam full of water. Normally these two lines pass all the way to
the city (CPU) without any loss of pressure or volume. But I have one pipe coming from the dam, into a Y connector that splits the pipe into
two pipes that go to the city. In the Y there is a gate that makes the water try to use both pipes after the Y. That gate is constantly switching
back and forth between Pipe 1 and Pipe 2. Everytime it switches there is a momentary pause for the pipe to fill up again.
Or something like that. If you know what he is talking about, then write here. All I know is that the problem will go away after I get a new
64bit video card. Which I did.
I got this card coming this week.
It's not expensive but it will do the job very nicely.
With that I think I have the system done finally.
The guy that helped me said none of this stuff would have happened if I had gone with the Win7/32. Good to know.