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AlJabberwockAlJabberwock ModeratorUSAModerators, Tech Moderators, Knights Posts: 7,701
edited June 2013 in Technology Discussion
Welcome to the Total War Technical Discussion Board Read Me, which also houses the General Faq, Link Library and jumplink lists.

Below find first, the Technology Discussion readme and posting rules. You don't have to follow these rules, but then we don't have to answer your questions either, so hopefully we can help each other and save time by doing it the easy way! :)

Below that is a repository of most of those items if you need some reading. If you would like to make a suggestion or addition, please post it in a new thread. Thanks!

The Tech Mod Team

Technology Discussion Posting Rules

Before you start a new thread, please check to see if your question has already been answered. There is a search tool near the top right of the forum.

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You may find within the title of someone else's thread that the issue has been solved in the past.

If you cannot find a thread with a similar problem, there are some basic checks and updates that you should perform first.


1. Is the inside of your computer free of dust?

2. Are your drivers up to date?

3. Have you verified the integrity of the game cache?

4. Have you checked to make sure that your computer is not overheating?


If none of the above resolves the problem you are experiencing, or if you do not understand how to perform those actions, you should post a new thread in the support section.


There is a format which you could follow that would make the process much faster.


1. Within the title of your thread, please state the problem clearly.



2. Post your Direct X diagnostics information.


A. Click the start button or press the windows key on your keyboard.

B. Type dxdiag. dxdiag.exe will pop up. Click it.

StartDXdiag.png

C. Click Save All Information.

Save.png

D. A window pops up asking you where to save it, choose Desktop on the left. Click Save.

SaveDXdiag.png

E. A text file called DxDiag.txt is now on the desktop. Open it and copy all of the text.

F. At the top of your thread, type (CODE) (/CODE). But, instead of parentheses, ( ), use brackets, [ ].

G. Paste the text from the dxdiag between the codes. = (CODE) paste here (/CODE) Don't forget to use brackets instead of parentheses.

H. If you get an error because there is too much text to fit in the code: Cut out the text from just above Sound Capture Devices to just above Gameport Devices.


It should look like this:
------------------
System Information
------------------
Time of this report: 2/28/2011, 08:54:58
       Machine name: TESSERACT
   Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
           Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: MSI
       System Model: MS-7640
               BIOS: Default System BIOS
          Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1090T Processor (6 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
             Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8192MB RAM
          Page File: 2658MB used, 13722MB available
        Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
   User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
 System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
     DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode

------------
DxDiag Notes
------------
      Display Tab 1: No problems found.
        Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
        Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
        Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
        Sound Tab 4: No problems found.
          Input Tab: No problems found.

--------------------
DirectX Debug Levels
--------------------
Direct3D:    0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw:  0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay:  0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow:  0/6 (retail)

---------------
Display Devices
---------------
          Card name: AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series 
       Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
          Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x6719)
           DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
         Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6719&SUBSYS_31301682&REV_00
     Display Memory: 1774 MB
   Dedicated Memory: 2030 MB
      Shared Memory: 3839 MB
       Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
       Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
      Monitor Model: SV420M
         Monitor Id: VIZ0057
        Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.000Hz)
        Output Type: HDMI
        Driver Name: aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx32,aticfx32,aticfx32,atiumd64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atidxx32,atiumdva,atiumd6a.cap,atitmm64.dll
Driver File Version: 8.17.0010.1065 (English)
     Driver Version: 8.821.0.0
        DDI Version: 10.1
       Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
  Driver Attributes: Final Retail
   Driver Date/Size: 1/26/2011 15:59:10, 708608 bytes
        WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    WHQL Date Stamp: 
  Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-2459-11CF-1B71-3A11BEC2C535}
          Vendor ID: 0x1002
          Device ID: 0x6719
          SubSys ID: 0x31301682
        Revision ID: 0x0000
 Driver Strong Name: oem1.inf:ATI.Mfg.NTamd64.6.1:ati2mtag_NICayman:8.821.0.0:pci\ven_1002&dev_6719
     Rank Of Driver: 00E62001
        Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C 
   Deinterlace Caps: {6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive 
                     {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch 
                     {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY 
                     {6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive 
                     {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch 
                     {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY 
                     {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x32315659) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                     {3C5323C1-6FB7-44F5-9081-056BF2EE449D}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive 
                     {552C0DAD-CCBC-420B-83C8-74943CF9F1A6}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive 
                     {6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive 
                     {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch 
                     {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY 
                     {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC1,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                     {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC2,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                     {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC3,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                     {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC4,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                     {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(S340,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                     {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(S342,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
       D3D9 Overlay: Not Supported
            DXVA-HD: Not Supported
       DDraw Status: Enabled
         D3D Status: Enabled
         AGP Status: Enabled

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Sound Devices
-------------
            Description: Speakers (High Definition Audio Device)
 Default Sound Playback: Yes
 Default Voice Playback: Yes
            Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0889&SUBSYS_14627640&REV_1000
        Manufacturer ID: 1
             Product ID: 65535
                   Type: WDM
            Driver Name: HdAudio.sys
         Driver Version: 6.01.7600.16385 (English)
      Driver Attributes: Final Retail
            WHQL Logo'd: Yes
          Date and Size: 7/13/2009 17:07:00, 350208 bytes
            Other Files: 
        Driver Provider: Microsoft
         HW Accel Level: Basic
              Cap Flags: 0xF1F
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 200000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
 Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
              HW Memory: 0
       Voice Management: No
 EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
   I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No

            Description: Digital Audio (S/PDIF) (High Definition Audio Device)
 Default Sound Playback: No
 Default Voice Playback: No
            Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0889&SUBSYS_14627640&REV_1000
        Manufacturer ID: 1
             Product ID: 65535
                   Type: WDM
            Driver Name: HdAudio.sys
         Driver Version: 6.01.7600.16385 (English)
      Driver Attributes: Final Retail
            WHQL Logo'd: Yes
          Date and Size: 7/13/2009 17:07:00, 350208 bytes
            Other Files: 
        Driver Provider: Microsoft
         HW Accel Level: Basic
              Cap Flags: 0xF1F
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 200000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
 Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
              HW Memory: 0
       Voice Management: No
 EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
   I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No

            Description: AMD HDMI Output (AMD High Definition Audio Device)
 Default Sound Playback: No
 Default Voice Playback: No
            Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_1002&DEV_AA01&SUBSYS_00AA0100&REV_1002
        Manufacturer ID: 1
             Product ID: 100
                   Type: WDM
            Driver Name: AtihdW76.sys
         Driver Version: 7.12.0000.7700 (English)
      Driver Attributes: Final Retail
            WHQL Logo'd: Yes
          Date and Size: 11/17/2010 05:04:32, 115216 bytes
            Other Files: 
        Driver Provider: Advanced Micro Devices
         HW Accel Level: Basic
              Cap Flags: 0xF1F
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 200000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
 Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
              HW Memory: 0
       Voice Management: No
 EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
   I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No

            Description: Digital Audio (S/PDIF) (High Definition Audio Device)
 Default Sound Playback: No
 Default Voice Playback: No
            Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0889&SUBSYS_14627640&REV_1000
        Manufacturer ID: 1
             Product ID: 65535
                   Type: WDM
            Driver Name: HdAudio.sys
         Driver Version: 6.01.7600.16385 (English)
      Driver Attributes: Final Retail
            WHQL Logo'd: Yes
          Date and Size: 7/13/2009 17:07:00, 350208 bytes
            Other Files: 
        Driver Provider: Microsoft
         HW Accel Level: Basic
              Cap Flags: 0xF1F
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 200000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
 Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
              HW Memory: 0
       Voice Management: No
 EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
   I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No

----------------
Gameport Devices
----------------

------------
PS/2 Devices
------------
+ HID Keyboard Device
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x1C4F, 0x0002
| Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_keyboard
| Service: kbdhid
| 
+ Terminal Server Keyboard Driver
| Matching Device ID: root\rdp_kbd
| Upper Filters: kbdclass
| Service: TermDD
| 
+ Terminal Server Mouse Driver
| Matching Device ID: root\rdp_mou
| Upper Filters: mouclass
| Service: TermDD

------------------------
Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives
------------------------
      Drive: C:
 Free Space: 501.9 GB
Total Space: 610.4 GB
File System: NTFS
      Model: WDC WD6401AALS-00J7B0 ATA Device

      Drive: E:
 Free Space: 723.9 GB
Total Space: 953.8 GB
File System: NTFS
      Model: WDC WD1001FALS-75J7B0 ATA Device

      Drive: D:
      Model: ASUS DRW-24B1ST   a ATA Device
     Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), , 0 bytes

--------------
System Devices
--------------
     Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1203&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&C3
   Driver: n/a

     Name: PCI Express standard Root Port
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5A1A&SUBSYS_5A111002&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&30
   Driver: n/a

     Name: Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_439C&SUBSYS_76401462&REV_40\3&267A616A&0&A1
   Driver: n/a

     Name: Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4390&SUBSYS_76401462&REV_40\3&267A616A&0&88
   Driver: n/a

     Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1202&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&C2
   Driver: n/a

     Name: PCI Express standard Root Port
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5A19&SUBSYS_5A111002&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&28
   Driver: n/a

     Name: Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4399&SUBSYS_76401462&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&A5
   Driver: n/a

     Name: ATI I/O Communications Processor SMBus Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4385&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_41\3&267A616A&0&A0
   Driver: n/a

     Name: JMicron JMB36X Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_197B&DEV_2363&SUBSYS_76401462&REV_03\4&28B85F88&0&00A9
   Driver: n/a

     Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1201&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&C1
   Driver: n/a

     Name: PCI Express standard Root Port
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5A18&SUBSYS_5A111002&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&20
   Driver: n/a

     Name: Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4397&SUBSYS_76401462&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&B0
   Driver: n/a

     Name: ATI I/O Communications Processor PCI Bus Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4384&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_40\3&267A616A&0&A4
   Driver: n/a

     Name: VIA 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3403&SUBSYS_640D1462&REV_01\0010DCFFFFB3E60A00
   Driver: n/a

     Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1200&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&C0
   Driver: n/a

     Name: PCI Express standard Root Port
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5A16&SUBSYS_5A111002&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&10
   Driver: n/a

     Name: Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4397&SUBSYS_76401462&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&98
   Driver: n/a

     Name: High Definition Audio Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4383&SUBSYS_76401462&REV_40\3&267A616A&0&A2
   Driver: n/a

     Name: Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller #2
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&SUBSYS_76401462&REV_03\04000000684CE00000
   Driver: n/a

     Name: High Definition Audio Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_AA80&SUBSYS_AA801682&REV_00\4&30701AFE&0&0110
   Driver: n/a

     Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5A11&SUBSYS_5A111002&REV_02\3&267A616A&0&00
   Driver: n/a

     Name: Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4397&SUBSYS_76401462&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&90
   Driver: n/a

     Name: Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&SUBSYS_76401462&REV_03\03000000684CE00000
   Driver: n/a

     Name: AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series 
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6719&SUBSYS_31301682&REV_00\4&30701AFE&0&0010
   Driver: n/a

     Name: PCI Express standard Root Port
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_43A1&SUBSYS_00001002&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&A9
   Driver: n/a

     Name: Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4396&SUBSYS_76401462&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&B2
   Driver: n/a

     Name: Renesas Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1033&DEV_0194&SUBSYS_76401462&REV_03\FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF00
   Driver: n/a

     Name: PCI Express standard Root Port
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_43A0&SUBSYS_00001002&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&A8
   Driver: n/a

     Name: Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4396&SUBSYS_76401462&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&9A
   Driver: n/a

     Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1204&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&C4
   Driver: n/a

     Name: PCI Express standard Root Port
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5A1C&SUBSYS_5A111002&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&48
   Driver: n/a

     Name: PCI standard ISA bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_439D&SUBSYS_76401462&REV_40\3&267A616A&0&A3
   Driver: n/a

     Name: Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4396&SUBSYS_76401462&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&92
   Driver: n/a

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DirectShow Filters
------------------

DirectShow Filters:
WMAudio Decoder DMO,0x00800800,1,1,WMADMOD.DLL,6.01.7600.16385
WMAPro over S/PDIF DMO,0x00600800,1,1,WMADMOD.DLL,6.01.7600.16385
WMSpeech Decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,WMSPDMOD.DLL,6.01.7600.16385
MP3 Decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,mp3dmod.dll,6.01.7600.16385
Mpeg4s Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,mp4sdecd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
WMV Screen decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,wmvsdecd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
WMVideo Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,wmvdecod.dll,6.01.7600.16385
Mpeg43 Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,mp43decd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
Mpeg4 Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,mpg4decd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
ATI Ticker,0x00200000,0,1,Ticker.ax,
DV Muxer,0x00400000,0,0,qdv.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Color Space Converter,0x00400001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
WM ASF Reader,0x00400000,0,0,qasf.dll,12.00.7600.16385
Screen Capture filter,0x00200000,0,1,wmpsrcwp.dll,12.00.7600.16385
AVI Splitter,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
VGA 16 Color Ditherer,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
SBE2MediaTypeProfile,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Microsoft DTV-DVD Video Decoder,0x005fffff,2,4,msmpeg2vdec.dll,6.01.7140.0000
AC3 P****r Filter,0x00600000,1,1,mpg2splt.ax,6.06.7600.16385
StreamBufferSink,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7600.16385
MJPEG Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
MPEG-I Stream Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
SAMI (CC) P****r,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
VBI Codec,0x00600000,1,4,VBICodec.ax,6.06.7600.16385
MPEG-2 Splitter,0x005fffff,1,0,mpg2splt.ax,6.06.7600.16385
Closed Captions ****ysis Filter,0x00200000,2,5,cca.dll,6.06.7600.16385
SBE2FileScan,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Microsoft MPEG-2 Video Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,msmpeg2enc.dll,6.01.7600.16385
Internal Script Command Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
MPEG Audio Decoder,0x03680001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
MMACE ProcAmp,0x00200000,0,2,MMACEFilters.dll,
DV Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,qdv.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Video Mixing Renderer 9,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Microsoft MPEG-2 Encoder,0x00200000,2,1,msmpeg2enc.dll,6.01.7600.16385
ACM Wrapper,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Video Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
MPEG-2 Video Stream ****yzer,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Line 21 Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,qdvd.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Video Port Manager,0x00600000,2,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Video Renderer,0x00400000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
VPS Decoder,0x00200000,0,0,WSTPager.ax,6.06.7600.16385
WM ASF Writer,0x00400000,0,0,qasf.dll,12.00.7600.16385
VBI Surface Allocator,0x00600000,1,1,vbisurf.ax,6.01.7600.16385
MMACE SoftEmu,0x00200000,0,2,MMACEFilters.dll,
File writer,0x00200000,1,0,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385
iTV Data Sink,0x00600000,1,0,itvdata.dll,6.06.7600.16385
iTV Data Capture filter,0x00600000,1,1,itvdata.dll,6.06.7600.16385
DVD Navigator,0x00200000,0,3,qdvd.dll,6.06.7600.16385
MMACE DeInterlace,0x00200000,0,2,MMACEFilters.dll,
Overlay Mixer2,0x00200000,1,1,qdvd.dll,6.06.7600.16385
AVI Draw,0x00600064,9,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
RDP DShow Redirection Filter,0xffffffff,1,0,DShowRdpFilter.dll,
Microsoft MPEG-2 Audio Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,msmpeg2enc.dll,6.01.7600.16385
WST Pager,0x00200000,1,1,WSTPager.ax,6.06.7600.16385
MPEG-2 Demultiplexer,0x00600000,1,1,mpg2splt.ax,6.06.7600.16385
DV Video Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,qdv.dll,6.06.7600.16385
SampleGrabber,0x00200000,1,1,qedit.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Null Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,qedit.dll,6.06.7600.16385
MPEG-2 Sections and Tables,0x005fffff,1,0,Mpeg2Data.ax,6.06.7600.16385
Microsoft AC3 Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,msac3enc.dll,6.01.7600.16385
StreamBufferSource,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Smart Tee,0x00200000,1,2,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Overlay Mixer,0x00200000,0,0,qdvd.dll,6.06.7600.16385
AVI Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
AVI/WAV File Source,0x00400000,0,2,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Wave P****r,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
MIDI P****r,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Multi-file P****r,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
File stream renderer,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Microsoft DTV-DVD Audio Decoder,0x005fffff,1,1,msmpeg2adec.dll,6.01.7140.0000
StreamBufferSink2,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7600.16385
AVI Mux,0x00200000,1,0,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Line 21 Decoder 2,0x00600002,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
File Source (Async.),0x00400000,0,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
File Source (URL),0x00400000,0,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Infinite Pin Tee Filter,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Enhanced Video Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,evr.dll,6.01.7600.16385
BDA MPEG2 Transport Information Filter,0x00200000,2,0,psisrndr.ax,6.06.7600.16385
MPEG Video Decoder,0x40000001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490

WDM Streaming Tee/Splitter Devices:
Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7600.16385

Video Compressors:
WMVideo8 Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,wmvxencd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
WMVideo9 Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,wmvencod.dll,6.01.7600.16385
MSScreen 9 encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,wmvsencd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
DV Video Encoder,0x00200000,0,0,qdv.dll,6.06.7600.16385
MJPEG Compressor,0x00200000,0,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Cinepak Codec by Radius,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Fraps Video Decompressor,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Intel IYUV codec,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Intel IYUV codec,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Microsoft RLE,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Microsoft Video 1,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385

Audio Compressors:
WM Speech Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,WMSPDMOE.DLL,6.01.7600.16385
WMAudio Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,WMADMOE.DLL,6.01.7600.16385
IMA ADPCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
PCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Microsoft ADPCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
GSM 6.10,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
CCITT A-Law,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
CCITT u-Law,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
MPEG Layer-3,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490

PBDA CP Filters:
PBDA DTFilter,0x00600000,1,1,CPFilters.dll,6.06.7600.16385
PBDA ETFilter,0x00200000,0,0,CPFilters.dll,6.06.7600.16385
PBDA PTFilter,0x00200000,0,0,CPFilters.dll,6.06.7600.16385

Midi Renderers:
Default MidiOut Device,0x00800000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490

WDM Streaming Capture Devices:
,0x00000000,0,0,,

WDM Streaming Rendering Devices:
ATI HD Audio HDMI out,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7600.16385
HD Audio Speaker,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7600.16385
HD Audio SPDIF out 5,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7600.16385
HD Audio SPDIF out,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7600.16385

BDA Network Providers:
Microsoft ATSC Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7600.16385
Microsoft DVBC Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7600.16385
Microsoft DVBS Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7600.16385
Microsoft DVBT Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7600.16385
Microsoft Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSNP.ax,6.06.7600.16385

Multi-Instance Capable VBI Codecs:
VBI Codec,0x00600000,1,4,VBICodec.ax,6.06.7600.16385

BDA Transport Information Renderers:
BDA MPEG2 Transport Information Filter,0x00600000,2,0,psisrndr.ax,6.06.7600.16385
MPEG-2 Sections and Tables,0x00600000,1,0,Mpeg2Data.ax,6.06.7600.16385

BDA CP/CA Filters:
Decrypt/Tag,0x00600000,1,1,EncDec.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Encrypt/Tag,0x00200000,0,0,EncDec.dll,6.06.7600.16385
PTFilter,0x00200000,0,0,EncDec.dll,6.06.7600.16385
XDS Codec,0x00200000,0,0,EncDec.dll,6.06.7600.16385

WDM Streaming Communication Transforms:
Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7600.16385

Audio Renderers:
Speakers (High Definition Audio,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
AMD HDMI Output (AMD High Defin,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Default DirectSound Device,0x00800000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Default WaveOut Device,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Digital Audio (S/PDIF) (High De,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
DirectSound: AMD HDMI Output (AMD High Definition Audio Device),0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
DirectSound: Digital Audio (S/PDIF) (High Definition Audio Device),0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
DirectSound: Speakers (High Definition Audio Device),0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490

---------------
EVR Power Information
---------------
Current Setting: {5C67A112-A4C9-483F-B4A7-1D473BECAFDC} (Quality) 
  Quality Flags: 2576
    Enabled:
    Force throttling
    Allow half deinterlace
    Allow scaling
    Decode Power Usage: 100
  Balanced Flags: 1424
    Enabled:
    Force throttling
    Allow batching
    Force half deinterlace
    Force scaling
    Decode Power Usage: 50
  PowerFlags: 1424
    Enabled:
    Force throttling
    Allow batching
    Force half deinterlace
    Force scaling
    Decode Power Usage: 0


3. Give as much evidence of your issue as possible.


A. To share files, such as saved games or replays, upload them to a free file hosting site such as mediafire.com and link to the file.

B. To display pictures within the thread, take the following steps.

Open Windows Paint.
Start the game.
Press CTRL + Print Screen when you are ready to take a snapshot.
Paste into Paint and save to your desktop.
Upload to your favorite picture hosting site, such as Photobucket.
Within your thread, click the Insert Image icon above the text entry and put the DIRECT LINK to the picture in, not the page URL where the picture is found.

C. To share a video, either use Fraps to record the issue or, use a camcorder. A camcorder is preferred because Fraps uses system resources and that could slow your system down.

Upload the video to a video hosting site, such as Youtube.com.
Within your thread, click the Insert Video icon above the text entry and put in the URL for the video.



4. Along with any of the above evidence that you provide, please give detailed, well thought explanations to accompany these items.




Please note that any abusive language toward The Creative Assembly, their staff, the moderators or any member of this community will not be tolerated and will result in a ban. The length of said ban will be dependent upon the severity of the offense and your past history. So, please be courteous as this will help get your issue resolved much faster.
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To Librarians: "Annexes" are already linked in other links and are retained in the list as they are pulled from threads no longer retained.
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“Every so often things happen that can’t be rationalized in a conventional way. People wanna know their government has a response. I am that response.”
― Kent Mansley (in "Iron Giant")

For most general problems, for which you have no idea of the culprit, your first port of call should be:
https://support.sega.co.uk/hc/en-us/categories/200307381-Total-War-Support

If you are aware of a bug or a specific issue for which you know the cause, post in the support section for the specific title on our forums. ~Al

https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/172193/forum-terms-and-conditions#latest
Post edited by AlJabberwock on

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  • AlJabberwockAlJabberwock Moderator USAModerators, Tech Moderators, Knights Posts: 7,701
    edited March 2011
    FAQ 1

    Where Error Logs Hide and how to look at them: Event Viewer (XP, Vista, Windows7), How to decode a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death), and yes!: Identify processes running in the background!

    Error Logs

    1) There are two ways to get to Event Viewer to look at errors. Click on the start button and type 'Event Viewer' in the search box...or

    2)If you like you can go to control panel;
    In XP -> Performance and Maintenance Administrative Tools ->Event Viewer;
    In Vista or Windows7 ->'Classic View' ->Administrative Tools, ->Event Viewer.

    3)Event Viewer will open (you may be asked to give permission first). In the main window you will see the list of events, warnings and errors for all of the items that are stored in the log you have selected in the far left bar under 'Windows Logs' (Event Viewer for XP). There are a number of ways to organize the view, often chronologically being the best. Do this by clicking on the 'Date/Time' heading button at the top of the log window. Double click on an error to get details and copy it, etc.


    Perhaps my favorite site for newer operating systems, constantly updated and extensive, this site has a library (see the 'Solutions' box upper left) as well as free basic and pay-for-upgrade software to help with errors and other issues. Must have for help bookmark lists:
    http://www.faultwire.com/

    Here is a site that will help you understand the error (in more understandable terms!)
    http://www.eventid.net/search.asp

    Here is a general source for information about the different log types:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc722404.aspx


    How to Decode a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death)
    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html


    How to Identify Background Processes
    http://www.ehow.com/how_6006576_check-processes-task-manager.html
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    “Every so often things happen that can’t be rationalized in a conventional way. People wanna know their government has a response. I am that response.”
    ― Kent Mansley (in "Iron Giant")

    For most general problems, for which you have no idea of the culprit, your first port of call should be:
    https://support.sega.co.uk/hc/en-us/categories/200307381-Total-War-Support

    If you are aware of a bug or a specific issue for which you know the cause, post in the support section for the specific title on our forums. ~Al

    https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/172193/forum-terms-and-conditions#latest
  • AlJabberwockAlJabberwock Moderator USAModerators, Tech Moderators, Knights Posts: 7,701
    edited March 2011
    FAQ 2

    How to disable automatic reboot for Win7:

    -> Go to control panel -> System -> advanced system settings -> advanced settings -> Boot & Repair -> uncheck the box for "automatic reboot"
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    “Every so often things happen that can’t be rationalized in a conventional way. People wanna know their government has a response. I am that response.”
    ― Kent Mansley (in "Iron Giant")

    For most general problems, for which you have no idea of the culprit, your first port of call should be:
    https://support.sega.co.uk/hc/en-us/categories/200307381-Total-War-Support

    If you are aware of a bug or a specific issue for which you know the cause, post in the support section for the specific title on our forums. ~Al

    https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/172193/forum-terms-and-conditions#latest
  • AlJabberwockAlJabberwock Moderator USAModerators, Tech Moderators, Knights Posts: 7,701
    edited March 2011
    Link Library 1

    Benchmarking and Comparison Data - Graphic Cards


    Historical Comparison of AMD Cards
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_AMD_graphics_processing_units

    Historical Comparison of NVidia Cards
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Nvidia_graphics_processing_units

    Abbreviated Comparison of AMD cards with useful rules of thumb for comparing
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/131

    Abbreviated Comparison of NVidia cards with useful rules of thumb for comparing
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/132


    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gts-450-gf106-radeon-hd-5750,2734-5.html

    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=606&Itemid=72&limit=1&limitstart=3

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/Radeon_HD_6850/1.html

    http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/video_lookup.php?cpu=GeForce+GT+330M

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/charts/2010-gaming-graphics-charts-high-quality/Supreme-Commander-2,2480.html

    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/gaming-graphics-cards-charts-2009-high-quality/3DMark06-v1.1.0-3DMark-Score,1829.html

    Jan 14th 2010 review of 5670 and other budget cards
    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1187/1/

    November 9 2010 review of Recent release cards and Sli/CF versus single card results - comprehensive-
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4008/nvidias-geforce-gtx-580/5

    Jan 25th 2011 Review of latest release and other current cards on standard screens (may have AMD skew)
    http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1103/pg1/palit-nvidia-geforce-gtx-560-ti-graphics-card-review-introduction.html

    Jan 25th 2011 Review of latest release and other current cards on 3-D Screen (may have NVidia skew)
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4137/amds-gtx-560-ti-counteroffensive-radeon-hd-6950-1gb-xfxs-radeon-hd-6870-black-edition

    Jan 25th 2011 review of latest release and other current cards with OC versions (mostly balanced-underrates 6950 2g imho)
    http://techreport.com/articles.x/20293/1

    March 8th 2011 review of 6990 and other current cards
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-6990-antilles-crossfire,2878-4.html

    lordmaximus's DX11 Chart (Annex)
    http://forums.totalwar.com/showthread.php/9180-Under-Construction?p=119921&viewfull=1#post119921

    CPU and GPU limits/bottlenecks in gaming
    http://forums.totalwar.com/showthread.php/9180-Under-Construction?p=119929&viewfull=1#post119929




    GERMAN LANGUAGE
    http://www.hardware-infos.com/grafikkarten_charts.php

    http://www.pc-erfahrung.de/index.php?id=32

    Vram useage
    http://www.computerbase.de/forum/showthread.php?t=636865
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    “Every so often things happen that can’t be rationalized in a conventional way. People wanna know their government has a response. I am that response.”
    ― Kent Mansley (in "Iron Giant")

    For most general problems, for which you have no idea of the culprit, your first port of call should be:
    https://support.sega.co.uk/hc/en-us/categories/200307381-Total-War-Support

    If you are aware of a bug or a specific issue for which you know the cause, post in the support section for the specific title on our forums. ~Al

    https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/172193/forum-terms-and-conditions#latest
  • AlJabberwockAlJabberwock Moderator USAModerators, Tech Moderators, Knights Posts: 7,701
    edited March 2011
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    “Every so often things happen that can’t be rationalized in a conventional way. People wanna know their government has a response. I am that response.”
    ― Kent Mansley (in "Iron Giant")

    For most general problems, for which you have no idea of the culprit, your first port of call should be:
    https://support.sega.co.uk/hc/en-us/categories/200307381-Total-War-Support

    If you are aware of a bug or a specific issue for which you know the cause, post in the support section for the specific title on our forums. ~Al

    https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/172193/forum-terms-and-conditions#latest
  • AlJabberwockAlJabberwock Moderator USAModerators, Tech Moderators, Knights Posts: 7,701
    edited March 2011
    Faq #3


    How to Get and post your DXDiag.

    Getting and saving your DXDiag
    Start --> Run --> Type 'dxdiag' (without apostrophes) press enter--> Choose 'no' when you are asked about WHQL signatures. -->Choose 'save all data' button at the bottom of the first page and save to desktop or some other location where you can easily find it. -->

    Posting your saved DXDiag on the forum
    Doubleclick on the file you saved to open the saved information-->
    choose 'select all' from the edit menu at the top of the window that opened when you clicked on the saved data-->select copy-->now in your forum post, click on the '#' sign which will open a codesection where your cursor is in the post-->move your cursor to the spot between the two codeand bracket markers and press 'paste'. Its posted! It should look like the sample below:
    ------------------
    System Information
    ------------------
    Time of this report: 1/28/2011, 01:08:34
           Machine name: HERETIC
       Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.100608-0458)
               Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
           System Model: System Product Name
                   BIOS: BIOS Date: 12/18/08 17:34:12 Ver: 08.00.15
              Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU         920  @ 2.67GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
                 Memory: 6134MB RAM
              Page File: 2031MB used, 10460MB available
            Windows Dir: C:\Windows
        DirectX Version: DirectX 11
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
         DxDiag Version: 7.00.6002.18107 32bit Unicode
    
    ------------
    DxDiag Notes
    ------------
          Display Tab 1: No problems found.
            Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
            Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
            Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
              Input Tab: No problems found.
    
    --------------------
    DirectX Debug Levels
    --------------------
    Direct3D:    0/4 (retail)
    DirectDraw:  0/4 (retail)
    DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectPlay:  0/9 (retail)
    DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectShow:  0/6 (retail)
    
    ---------------
    Display Devices
    ---------------
            Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285
         Manufacturer: NVIDIA
            Chip type: GeForce GTX 285
             DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
           Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_05E3&SUBSYS_0C7319F1&REV_A1
       Display Memory: 3813 MB
     Dedicated Memory: 1001 MB
        Shared Memory: 2811 MB
         Current Mode: 1920 x 1200 (32 bit) (60Hz)
              Monitor: Acer P243W
          Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
       Driver Version: 8.17.0012.5896 (English)
          DDI Version: 10
       BGRA Supported: Yes
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
     Driver Date/Size: 7/9/2010 15:38:00, 12471400 bytes
          WHQL Logo'd: n/a
      WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
    Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-46A3-11CF-496D-7F2C1FC2C535}
            Vendor ID: 0x10DE
            Device ID: 0x05E3
            SubSys ID: 0x0C7319F1
          Revision ID: 0x00A1
          Revision ID: 0x00A1
          Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C ModeVC1_C ModeWMV9_C 
     Deinterlace Caps: {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive 
                       {F9F19DA5-3B09-4B2F-9D89-C64753E3EAAB}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY 
                       {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY 
                       {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch 
                       {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive 
                       {F9F19DA5-3B09-4B2F-9D89-C64753E3EAAB}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY 
                       {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY 
                       {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch 
                       {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x32315659) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive 
                       {F9F19DA5-3B09-4B2F-9D89-C64753E3EAAB}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x32315659) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY 
                       {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x32315659) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY 
                       {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x32315659) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch 
                       {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive 
                       {F9F19DA5-3B09-4B2F-9D89-C64753E3EAAB}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY 
                       {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY 
                       {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch 
                       {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC1,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                       {F9F19DA5-3B09-4B2F-9D89-C64753E3EAAB}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC1,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                       {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC1,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                       {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC1,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                       {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC2,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                       {F9F19DA5-3B09-4B2F-9D89-C64753E3EAAB}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC2,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                       {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC2,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                       {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC2,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                       {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC3,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                       {F9F19DA5-3B09-4B2F-9D89-C64753E3EAAB}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC3,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                       {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC3,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                       {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC3,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                       {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC4,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                       {F9F19DA5-3B09-4B2F-9D89-C64753E3EAAB}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC4,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                       {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC4,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                       {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC4,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                       {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(S340,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                       {F9F19DA5-3B09-4B2F-9D89-C64753E3EAAB}: Format(In/Out)=(S340,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                       {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(S340,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                       {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(S340,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                       {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(S342,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                       {F9F19DA5-3B09-4B2F-9D89-C64753E3EAAB}: Format(In/Out)=(S342,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                       {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(S342,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                       {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(S342,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
         DDraw Status: Enabled
           D3D Status: Enabled
           AGP Status: Enabled
    
    -------------
    Sound Devices
    -------------
                Description: Speakers (SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio)
     Default Sound Playback: Yes
     Default Voice Playback: Yes
                Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_11D4&DEV_989B&SUBSYS_10438372&REV_1003
            Manufacturer ID: 1
                 Product ID: 100
                       Type: WDM
                Driver Name: ADIHdAud.sys
             Driver Version: 6.10.0002.6520 (English)
          Driver Attributes: Final Retail
                WHQL Logo'd: n/a
              Date and Size: 7/10/2008 08:01:46, 472064 bytes
                Other Files: 
            Driver Provider: ****ogDevices
             HW Accel Level: Basic
                  Cap Flags: 0x0
        Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
    Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 0, 0
     Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
                  HW Memory: 0
           Voice Management: No
     EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
       I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
    Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
    
                Description: Digital Output (SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio)
     Default Sound Playback: No
     Default Voice Playback: No
                Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_11D4&DEV_989B&SUBSYS_10438372&REV_1003
            Manufacturer ID: 1
                 Product ID: 100
                       Type: WDM
                Driver Name: ADIHdAud.sys
             Driver Version: 6.10.0002.6520 (English)
          Driver Attributes: Final Retail
                WHQL Logo'd: n/a
              Date and Size: 7/10/2008 08:01:46, 472064 bytes
                Other Files: 
            Driver Provider: ****ogDevices
             HW Accel Level: Basic
                  Cap Flags: 0x0
        Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
    Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 0, 0
     Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
                  HW Memory: 0
           Voice Management: No
     EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
       I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
    Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
    
                Description: SPDIF Interface (SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio)
     Default Sound Playback: No
     Default Voice Playback: No
                Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_11D4&DEV_989B&SUBSYS_10438372&REV_1003
            Manufacturer ID: 1
                 Product ID: 100
                       Type: WDM
                Driver Name: ADIHdAud.sys
             Driver Version: 6.10.0002.6520 (English)
          Driver Attributes: Final Retail
                WHQL Logo'd: n/a
              Date and Size: 7/10/2008 08:01:46, 472064 bytes
                Other Files: 
            Driver Provider: ****ogDevices
             HW Accel Level: Basic
                  Cap Flags: 0x0
        Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
    Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 0, 0
     Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
                  HW Memory: 0
           Voice Management: No
     EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
       I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
    Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
    
    ---------------------
    Sound Capture Devices
    ---------------------
                Description: Microphone (SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio)
      Default Sound Capture: Yes
      Default Voice Capture: Yes
                Driver Name: ADIHdAud.sys
             Driver Version: 6.10.0002.6520 (English)
          Driver Attributes: Final Retail
              Date and Size: 7/10/2008 08:01:46, 472064 bytes
                  Cap Flags: 0x0
               Format Flags: 0x0
    
                Description: Line In (SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio)
      Default Sound Capture: No
      Default Voice Capture: No
                Driver Name: ADIHdAud.sys
             Driver Version: 6.10.0002.6520 (English)
          Driver Attributes: Final Retail
              Date and Size: 7/10/2008 08:01:46, 472064 bytes
                  Cap Flags: 0x0
               Format Flags: 0x0
    
    -------------------
    DirectInput Devices
    -------------------
          Device Name: Mouse
             Attached: 1
        Controller ID: n/a
    Vendor/Product ID: n/a
            FF Driver: n/a
    
          Device Name: Keyboard
             Attached: 1
        Controller ID: n/a
    Vendor/Product ID: n/a
            FF Driver: n/a
    
          Device Name: Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000
             Attached: 1
        Controller ID: 0x0
    Vendor/Product ID: 0x045E, 0x00DD
            FF Driver: n/a
    
    Poll w/ Interrupt: No
    
    -----------
    USB Devices
    -----------
    + USB Root Hub
    | Vendor/Product ID: 0x8086, 0x3A36
    | Matching Device ID: usb\root_hub
    | Service: usbhub
    
    ----------------
    Gameport Devices
    ----------------
    
    ------------
    PS/2 Devices
    ------------
    + HID Keyboard Device
    | Vendor/Product ID: 0x045E, 0x00DD
    | Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_keyboard
    | Service: kbdhid
    | 
    + Terminal Server Keyboard Driver
    | Matching Device ID: root\rdp_kbd
    | Upper Filters: kbdclass
    | Service: TermDD
    | 
    + Microsoft PS/2 Mouse
    | Matching Device ID: *pnp0f03
    | Service: i8042prt
    | 
    + Terminal Server Mouse Driver
    | Matching Device ID: root\rdp_mou
    | Upper Filters: mouclass
    | Service: TermDD
    
    ------------------------
    Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives
    ------------------------
          Drive: C:
     Free Space: 633.3 GB
    Total Space: 953.9 GB
    File System: NTFS
          Model: WDC WD1001FALS-75J7B0 ATA Device
    
          Drive: E:
     Free Space: 0.7 GB
    Total Space: 8.0 GB
    File System: FAT32
          Model: Seagate ST340016A SCSI Disk Device
    
          Drive: F:
     Free Space: 5.8 GB
    Total Space: 30.1 GB
    File System: FAT32
          Model: Seagate ST340016A SCSI Disk Device
    
          Drive: D:
          Model: HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH22NS30 ATA Device
         Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 6.00.6002.18005 (English), , 0 bytes
    
    --------------
    System Devices
    --------------
         Name: Intel(R) ICH10 Family PCI Express Root Port 6 - 3A4A
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A4A&SUBSYS_82EA1043&REV_00\3&11583659&0&E5
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) ICH10 Family PCI Express Root Port 5 - 3A48
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A48&SUBSYS_82EA1043&REV_00\3&11583659&0&E4
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) ICH10 Family PCI Express Root Port 3 - 3A44
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A44&SUBSYS_82EA1043&REV_00\3&11583659&0&E2
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) ICH10 Family PCI Express Root Port 1 - 3A40
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A40&SUBSYS_82EA1043&REV_00\3&11583659&0&E0
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: High Definition Audio Controller
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A3E&SUBSYS_82EA1043&REV_00\3&11583659&0&D8
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 3A3C
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A3C&SUBSYS_82D41043&REV_00\3&11583659&0&D7
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 3A3A
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A3A&SUBSYS_82D41043&REV_00\3&11583659&0&EF
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A39
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A39&SUBSYS_82D41043&REV_00\3&11583659&0&D2
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A38
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A38&SUBSYS_82D41043&REV_00\3&11583659&0&D1
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A37
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A37&SUBSYS_82D41043&REV_00\3&11583659&0&D0
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A36
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A36&SUBSYS_82D41043&REV_00\3&11583659&0&EA
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A35
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A35&SUBSYS_82D41043&REV_00\3&11583659&0&E9
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A34
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A34&SUBSYS_82D41043&REV_00\3&11583659&0&E8
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) ICH10 Family SMBus Controller - 3A30
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A30&SUBSYS_82D41043&REV_00\3&11583659&0&FB
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) ICH10 Family 2 port Serial ATA Storage Controller 2 - 3A26
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A26&SUBSYS_82D41043&REV_00\3&11583659&0&FD
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) ICH10 Family 4 port Serial ATA Storage Controller 1 - 3A20
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A20&SUBSYS_82D41043&REV_00\3&11583659&0&FA
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) ICH10R LPC Interface Controller - 3A16
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A16&SUBSYS_82D41043&REV_00\3&11583659&0&F8
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub Throttle Registers - 3438
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3438&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_12\3&11583659&0&A3
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub System Management Registers - 342E
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_342E&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_12\3&11583659&0&A0
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub I/OxAPIC Interrupt Controller - 342D
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_342D&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_12\3&11583659&0&98
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) 5520/5500/X58 Routing and Protocol Layer Registers Port 0 - 3426
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3426&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_12\3&11583659&0&81
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) 5520/5500/X58 Physical and Link Layer Registers Port 0 - 3425
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3425&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_12\3&11583659&0&80
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub Control Status and RAS Registers - 3423
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3423&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_12\3&11583659&0&A2
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub GPIO and Scratch Pad Registers - 3422
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3422&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_12\3&11583659&0&A1
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port 7 - 340E
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_340E&SUBSYS_836B1043&REV_12\3&11583659&0&38
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port 3 - 340A
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_340A&SUBSYS_836B1043&REV_12\3&11583659&0&18
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port 1 - 3408
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3408&SUBSYS_836B1043&REV_12\3&11583659&0&08
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub to ESI Port - 3405
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3405&SUBSYS_836B1043&REV_12\3&11583659&0&00
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Intel(R) 82801 PCI Bridge - 244E
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_244E&SUBSYS_82D41043&REV_90\3&11583659&0&F0
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Marvell 61xx RAID Controller
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_11AB&DEV_6121&SUBSYS_82121043&REV_B2\4&28714A0B&0&00E4
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller #2
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_11AB&DEV_4364&SUBSYS_81F81043&REV_12\4&B1C1760&0&00E5
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_11AB&DEV_4364&SUBSYS_81F81043&REV_12\4&325840BC&0&00E2
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: VIA OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3044&SUBSYS_81FE1043&REV_C0\4&1B359D48&0&10F0
       Driver: n/a
    
         Name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_05E3&SUBSYS_0C7319F1&REV_A1\4&2EB3824&0&0018
       Driver: n/a
    
    ------------------
    DirectShow Filters
    ------------------
    
    DirectShow Filters:
    WMAudio Decoder DMO,0x00800800,1,1,,
    WMAPro over S/PDIF DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
    WMSpeech Decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
    MP3 Decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
    Mpeg4s Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
    WMV Screen decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
    WMVideo Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
    Mpeg43 Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
    Mpeg4 Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
    Full Screen Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,,6.06.6002.18158
    Ulead Ogg P****r,0x00600000,1,1,ulOggP****rFilter.ax,1.00.0000.0002
    DV Muxer,0x00400000,0,0,,6.06.6001.18000
    Color Space Converter,0x00400001,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    WM ASF Reader,0x00400000,0,0,,11.00.6001.7000
    Screen Capture filter,0x00200000,0,1,wmpsrcwp.dll,11.00.6001.7000
    AVI Splitter,0x00600000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    VGA 16 Color Ditherer,0x00400000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    Microsoft MPEG-2 Video Decoder,0x005fffff,2,4,msmpeg2vdec.dll,11.00.6001.7110
    AC3 P****r Filter,0x00600000,1,1,mpg2splt.ax,6.06.6002.18005
    StreamBufferSink,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.6001.18000
    MJPEG Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    MPEG-I Stream Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,,6.06.6002.18158
    SAMI (CC) P****r,0x00400000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    VBI Codec,0x00600000,1,4,VBICodec.ax,6.06.6001.18000
    MPEG-2 Splitter,0x005fffff,1,0,mpg2splt.ax,6.06.6002.18005
    Microsoft MPEG-2 Video Encoder,0x00200000,2,0,msmpeg2enc.dll,11.00.6002.18005
    Internal Script Command Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,,6.06.6002.18158
    MPEG Audio Decoder,0x03680001,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    DV Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,,6.06.6001.18000
    Video Mixing Renderer 9,0x00200000,1,0,,6.06.6002.18158
    Ulead MP3 Encoder,0x00100000,2,1,uleaMP3.ax,
    Microsoft MPEG-2 Encoder,0x00200000,2,1,msmpeg2enc.dll,11.00.6002.18005
    ACM Wrapper,0x00600000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    Video Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,,6.06.6002.18158
    MPEG-2 Video Stream ****yzer,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.6001.18000
    Line 21 Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18005
    Video Port Manager,0x00600000,2,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    Video Renderer,0x00400000,1,0,,6.06.6002.18158
    WM ASF Writer,0x00400000,0,0,,11.00.6001.7000
    VBI Surface Allocator,0x00600000,1,1,vbisurf.ax,6.00.6001.18000
    File writer,0x00200000,1,0,,6.06.6001.18000
    Ulead OggVorbis Encoder,0x00400000,1,1,ulOggVorbisEncoderFilter.ax,1.00.0000.0001
    DVD Navigator,0x00200000,0,3,,6.06.6002.18005
    ULead Infinite Pin Tee,0x00200000,1,1,UInfTee.ax,1.00.0000.0010
    Overlay Mixer2,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18005
    AVI Draw,0x00600064,9,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    Ulead DVD Audio decoder 2,0x00200001,1,1,ulDVDAudio.ax,2.00.0000.0056
    Microsoft MPEG-2 Audio Encoder,0x00200000,2,0,msmpeg2enc.dll,11.00.6002.18005
    WST Pager,0x00800000,1,1,WSTPager.ax,6.06.6001.18000
    MPEG-2 Demultiplexer,0x00600000,1,1,mpg2splt.ax,6.06.6002.18005
    DV Video Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,,6.06.6001.18000
    SampleGrabber,0x00200000,1,1,qedit.dll,6.06.6002.18005
    Null Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,qedit.dll,6.06.6002.18005
    MPEG-2 Sections and Tables,0x005fffff,1,0,Mpeg2Data.ax,6.06.6001.18000
    Microsoft AC3 Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,msac3enc.dll,11.00.6002.18005
    StreamBufferSource,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.6001.18000
    Smart Tee,0x00200000,1,2,,6.06.6001.18000
    Overlay Mixer,0x00200000,0,0,,6.06.6002.18005
    AVI Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    Ulead MPEG Splitter,0x00400002,1,2,ulspmpeg.ax,1.00.0000.0118
    Ulead MPEG Audio Decoder,0x00400000,1,1,ulDVDAudio.ax,2.00.0000.0056
    Ulead MPEG Video Decoder,0x00400000,1,1,uldsmpeg.ax,1.00.0000.0079
    Ulead MPEG Audio Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,uleaMPEG.ax,1.00.0000.0022
    Ulead MPEG Muxer,0x00200000,5,1,ulmxmpeg.ax,1.00.0001.0160
    ULead File Source (Async.),0x00400000,0,1,ulasync.ax,1.00.0000.0013
    AVI/WAV File Source,0x00400000,0,2,,6.06.6002.18158
    Wave P****r,0x00400000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    MIDI P****r,0x00400000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    Multi-file P****r,0x00400000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    File stream renderer,0x00400000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    Microsoft MPEG-1/DD Audio Decoder,0x005fffff,1,1,msmpeg2adec.dll,11.00.6001.7000
    AVI Mux,0x00200000,1,0,,6.06.6001.18000
    Line 21 Decoder 2,0x00600002,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    File Source (Async.),0x00400000,0,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    File Source (URL),0x00400000,0,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    Ulead Audio Dual Channel Filter,0x00200000,1,1,UAudioDCFilter.ax,1.00.0000.0002
    Ulead OggVorbis Decoder,0x00400000,1,1,ulOggVorbisDecoderFilter.ax,1.00.0000.0001
    Infinite Pin Tee Filter,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6001.18000
    Enhanced Video Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,evr.dll,6.00.6002.18005
    BDA MPEG2 Transport Information Filter,0x00200000,2,0,psisrndr.ax,6.06.6002.18005
    MPEG Video Decoder,0x40000001,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    
    WDM Streaming Tee/Splitter Devices:
    Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter,0x00200000,1,1,,6.00.6001.18000
    
    Video Compressors:
    WMVideo8 Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
    WMVideo9 Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
    MSScreen 9 encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
    DV Video Encoder,0x00200000,0,0,,6.06.6001.18000
    MJPEG Compressor,0x00200000,0,0,,6.06.6002.18158
    Cinepak Codec by Radius,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6001.18000
    Intel IYUV codec,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6001.18000
    Intel IYUV codec,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6001.18000
    Microsoft RLE,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6001.18000
    Microsoft Video 1,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6001.18000
    
    Audio Compressors:
    WM Speech Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
    WMAudio Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
    IMA ADPCM,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    PCM,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    Microsoft ADPCM,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    GSM 6.10,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    DV Audio -- NTSC,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    DV Audio -- PAL,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    CCITT A-Law,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    CCITT u-Law,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    MPEG Layer-3,0x00200000,1,1,,6.06.6002.18158
    
    Audio Capture Sources:
    Microphone (SoundMAX Integrated,0x00200000,0,0,,6.06.6001.18000
    Line In (SoundMAX Integrated Di,0x00200000,0,0,,6.06.6001.18000
    
    Midi Renderers:
    Default MidiOut Device,0x00800000,1,0,,6.06.6002.18158
    Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth,0x00200000,1,0,,6.06.6002.18158
    
    WDM Streaming Capture Devices:
    SoundMAX HD Audio I,0x00200000,1,1,,6.00.6001.18000
    
    WDM Streaming Rendering Devices:
    HD Audio digital out,0x00200000,1,1,,6.00.6001.18000
    HD Audio digital out 2,0x00200000,1,1,,6.00.6001.18000
    SoundMAX HD Audio O,0x00200000,1,1,,6.00.6001.18000
    
    BDA Network Providers:
    Microsoft ATSC Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.6000.16386
    Microsoft DVBC Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.6000.16386
    Microsoft DVBS Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.6000.16386
    Microsoft DVBT Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.6000.16386
    Microsoft Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSNP.ax,6.06.6002.18005
    
    Multi-Instance Capable VBI Codecs:
    VBI Codec,0x00600000,1,4,VBICodec.ax,6.06.6001.18000
    
    BDA Transport Information Renderers:
    BDA MPEG2 Transport Information Filter,0x00600000,2,0,psisrndr.ax,6.06.6002.18005
    MPEG-2 Sections and Tables,0x00600000,1,0,Mpeg2Data.ax,6.06.6001.18000
    
    BDA CP/CA Filters:
    Decrypt/Tag,0x00600000,1,0,EncDec.dll,6.06.6002.18005
    Encrypt/Tag,0x00200000,0,0,EncDec.dll,6.06.6002.18005
    XDS Codec,0x00200000,0,0,EncDec.dll,6.06.6002.18005
    
    WDM Streaming Communication Transforms:
    Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter,0x00200000,1,1,,6.00.6001.18000
    
    Audio Renderers:
    Speakers (SoundMAX Integrated D,0x00200000,1,0,,6.06.6002.18158
    Default DirectSound Device,0x00800000,1,0,,6.06.6002.18158
    Default WaveOut Device,0x00200000,1,0,,6.06.6002.18158
    Digital Output (SoundMAX Integr,0x00200000,1,0,,6.06.6002.18158
    DirectSound: Digital Output (SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio),0x00200000,1,0,,6.06.6002.18158
    DirectSound: SPDIF Interface (SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio),0x00200000,1,0,,6.06.6002.18158
    DirectSound: Speakers (SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio),0x00200000,1,0,,6.06.6002.18158
    SPDIF Interface (SoundMAX Integ,0x00200000,1,0,,6.06.6002.18158
    
    
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    “Every so often things happen that can’t be rationalized in a conventional way. People wanna know their government has a response. I am that response.”
    ― Kent Mansley (in "Iron Giant")

    For most general problems, for which you have no idea of the culprit, your first port of call should be:
    https://support.sega.co.uk/hc/en-us/categories/200307381-Total-War-Support

    If you are aware of a bug or a specific issue for which you know the cause, post in the support section for the specific title on our forums. ~Al

    https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/172193/forum-terms-and-conditions#latest
  • AlJabberwockAlJabberwock Moderator USAModerators, Tech Moderators, Knights Posts: 7,701
    edited March 2011
    Link Library 3


    (Please note that specialty component sites are too numerous and some quite esoteric, and would render the site too difficult to maintain or keep up to date. Also note that typically this is to provide a starting place for first-time builders or upgraders, and is _not_ intended as a compendium of all known general sites. As such, some country lists may exclude some very fine sites for the sake of brevity and manageability - no preference is indicated or intended other than that for comprehensiveness of product lines offered.)


    General Computer Component Sites for purchasing online by country:

    Canada
    NCIX Canada
    http://www.ncix.ca/
    Newegg Canada
    http://www.newegg.ca/

    Germany:
    Heise
    http://www.heise.de/preisvergleich/

    United Kingdom:
    EBuyer
    http://www.ebuyer.com/

    Overclockers UK
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/index.php

    United States:
    Newegg
    http://www.newegg.com/

    Tiger Direct
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/indexus.asp?SRCCODE=WEBMSNACBR&cm_mmc_o=mH4CjC4bgyBlBufCjCECjCE

    Amazon
    http://www.amazon.com/computer-pc-hardware-accessories-add-ons/b/ref=topnav_storetab_pc?ie=UTF8&node=541966
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    “Every so often things happen that can’t be rationalized in a conventional way. People wanna know their government has a response. I am that response.”
    ― Kent Mansley (in "Iron Giant")

    For most general problems, for which you have no idea of the culprit, your first port of call should be:
    https://support.sega.co.uk/hc/en-us/categories/200307381-Total-War-Support

    If you are aware of a bug or a specific issue for which you know the cause, post in the support section for the specific title on our forums. ~Al

    https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/172193/forum-terms-and-conditions#latest
  • AlJabberwockAlJabberwock Moderator USAModerators, Tech Moderators, Knights Posts: 7,701
    edited March 2011
    Faq /Link Library#4


    System information, Sensor Data and Benchmarking programs:
    The following links will take you to various free programs that are capable of getting all sorts of information out of your system from heat, to voltage, from speed to how many BSODs you've gotten! We encourage you to check out the free downloads if you would like to start checking out your own system, troubleshoot, benchmark, or just learn more about PCs in general. Always make certain you have checked for the latest version and any updates as we cannot guarantee this list is always going to be current.

    CPU-Z, PC Wizard, Perf Mon, HW Mon, HWpro Mon, TMon
    http://www.cpuid.com/softwares.html

    Aida64 (was Everest)
    http://www.aida64.com/downloads
    (Note this is a limited period trial version, although 30 days should last long enough to find out if something ails ya!)

    "How do I obtain sensor data readings with AIDA64 ?"
    Download and install the software, then run it. You will see a navigation tree on the left and at first an empty window on the right. In the navigation tree select -> computer -> sensors -> voila all current sensor readings of your computer. You can also log those data to a file by going to the top menu section and select "file" -> "options"
    There scroll down to the "logging" sections. There on the right side you have a list of loggable items and above that there are two checkboxes. You either log the data to a html or CSV file and edit the location where those files shall be stored. Just after you enable a checkbox AIDA will start logging the selected sensor data.

    RealTemp360
    http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/Real_Temp/

    Core Temp
    http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/

    GPU-Z
    http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

    Everest 5.50
    http://www.lavalys.com/support/downloads/index.html
    Discontinued (stable)

    Everest 5.02
    http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/1398/EVEREST_Ultimate_Edition_5.02_.EXE_Package.html
    Discontinued (stable)

    FaultWire
    Useful for reading errors and other types of codes and issues- also has some free and upgraded-for-pay software. Look at the "solutions" box to the upper left to search codes and problems:
    http://www.faultwire.com/

    Process Explorer
    This free Gizmo, from Mark Russinovich and friends at Windows Sysinternals, allows you to track physical and virtual system memory useage totals and BY PROCESS, as well as allowing you to view virtual address space used in each process, Dll versions, paths, and all of the paths each program and subprogram tries to access. Also shows CPU operations/useage, HDD useage and operations and lots more...
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    “Every so often things happen that can’t be rationalized in a conventional way. People wanna know their government has a response. I am that response.”
    ― Kent Mansley (in "Iron Giant")

    For most general problems, for which you have no idea of the culprit, your first port of call should be:
    https://support.sega.co.uk/hc/en-us/categories/200307381-Total-War-Support

    If you are aware of a bug or a specific issue for which you know the cause, post in the support section for the specific title on our forums. ~Al

    https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/172193/forum-terms-and-conditions#latest
  • AlJabberwockAlJabberwock Moderator USAModerators, Tech Moderators, Knights Posts: 7,701
    edited March 2011
    FAQ # 5


    How to find your preferences file, savegames, replays, and other odds and ends for ETW/NTW/TWS2


    Open 'RUN' -->Type %appdata% -->press enter --> choose CreativeAssembly Folder--> choose game folder you want preference for (ETW, NTW and STW will all have the same format)-->choose scripts folder-->preferences will be the only file in this folder. Save games, replays and other files are at the same level as the scripts folder, so you would open those instead if that was your objective.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    “Every so often things happen that can’t be rationalized in a conventional way. People wanna know their government has a response. I am that response.”
    ― Kent Mansley (in "Iron Giant")

    For most general problems, for which you have no idea of the culprit, your first port of call should be:
    https://support.sega.co.uk/hc/en-us/categories/200307381-Total-War-Support

    If you are aware of a bug or a specific issue for which you know the cause, post in the support section for the specific title on our forums. ~Al

    https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/172193/forum-terms-and-conditions#latest
  • AlJabberwockAlJabberwock Moderator USAModerators, Tech Moderators, Knights Posts: 7,701
    edited March 2011
    FAQ #6

    Common Steam Related Workarounds


    These actions can often solve a "game unavailable" repetitive error in Steam, and are sometimes useful for solving other common problems. Useful as a basis for basic troubleshooting first steps.


    Running Steam as Administrator
    If you are seeing issues with Steam and Steam games, please try the following:
    •Exit from Steam.
    •Right click the Steam.exe from C:\Program Files\Steam or your default location and choose the "Run as Administrator" option to launch Steam. The option may not work with a Desktop shortcut to Steam so be sure to use the direct Steam.exe.
    This process is not permanent. If this corrects your issue, you can continue to launch Steam in this manner or upgrade your Windows User account to Administrator status.

    Verify integrity of game cache
    1.Open Steam
    2.From the My Games tab, right-click on the game and select Properties from the menu.
    3.Select the Local files tab and click the Verify integrity of game cache... button.
    4.Steam will verify the game cache files (GCF's) - this process may take several minutes.
    5.Once the process is completed, the Check Window will automatically exit.

    Deleting Registry.blob
    1. Exit and restart Steam
    2. If the issue persists, exit Steam and delete the clientregistry.blob file under the Steam installation directory (C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\ by default) and restart Steam
    3. If deleting the clientregistry.blob file does not resolve the issue, please exit Steam and delete everything under the Steam installation directory except Steam.exe and the /SteamApps/ folder - this will force Steam to update when you log in

    Disabling Steam Community
    Another fix for some conditions where TW games won't launch, is to go to steam settings, in-game and disable the Steam community in game.
    Now see if you can launch the game.

    Make sure UAC is off
    Turn the User Account Control off. You must be signed in as administrator or owner to turn these account settings off.

    Compat Mode
    You might try running Win 7 in Compatability mode, or turning OFF compatability mode. In either case, if changing it did not do the trick, return it to whatever setting you had it on initially.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    “Every so often things happen that can’t be rationalized in a conventional way. People wanna know their government has a response. I am that response.”
    ― Kent Mansley (in "Iron Giant")

    For most general problems, for which you have no idea of the culprit, your first port of call should be:
    https://support.sega.co.uk/hc/en-us/categories/200307381-Total-War-Support

    If you are aware of a bug or a specific issue for which you know the cause, post in the support section for the specific title on our forums. ~Al

    https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/172193/forum-terms-and-conditions#latest
  • AlJabberwockAlJabberwock Moderator USAModerators, Tech Moderators, Knights Posts: 7,701
    edited March 2011
    FAQ/LL #7

    Low Virtual Memory and Address Limitations: System and Application Limits
    Applications dramatically slowing and then crashing can often be attributed to _Application_ memory address limits...
    Limitations to the physical amount of memory that 32 bit operating systems can use often can limit the user to less than 4 gigabytes of _System_ physical memory.

    SYSTEM
    Memory Address Space On your Operating System
    http://members.cox.net/slatteryt/RAM.html

    HP White Paper Specific to XP Pro, however it applies in general to all 32 bit Systems, and 64bit XP OS's
    http://h20331.www2.hp.com/Hpsub/downloads/RAM_Allocation_w-WinXP_HP_MWP_x64.pdf

    APPLICATION
    Explanation and method used for Empire TW (by MAD BORIS)
    http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=238484

    General Reference for Application limits for all Windows OS's and more!
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366778(printer).aspx#memory_limits

    EXTRA CREDIT
    For those in need of court-approved Diversion Plans (or you just feel like hurting yourself!):

    PAE-Making some 32 bit OS's have more physical _System_ memory available
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366796(VS.85,printer).aspx
    (Note that MAD BORIS's Empire fix can be traced to the 4GT (tuner) link at the bottom of this article)

    How 32 bit applications can be converted to 64 bit use, and how 64 bit systems treat them
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms973190.aspx
    (Not all applications will be treated the same, and how much memory address you get to use depends!)

    What it takes to get WOW64 to work on a 32bit application, and what will happen if you don't do it right!
    http://bilbrobloggins.com/wow64/hidden-secrets-of-w0w64-ndash-large-address-space/
    (Gives a peek at where some access and DEP errors can come from)



    Further (and rather technical) reading on Memory Address limitations for Programmers:
    http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/driver/kernel/mem-mgmt.mspx
    (Note that the actual Article will be a download link in the upper right corner)
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    “Every so often things happen that can’t be rationalized in a conventional way. People wanna know their government has a response. I am that response.”
    ― Kent Mansley (in "Iron Giant")

    For most general problems, for which you have no idea of the culprit, your first port of call should be:
    https://support.sega.co.uk/hc/en-us/categories/200307381-Total-War-Support

    If you are aware of a bug or a specific issue for which you know the cause, post in the support section for the specific title on our forums. ~Al

    https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/172193/forum-terms-and-conditions#latest
  • AlJabberwockAlJabberwock Moderator USAModerators, Tech Moderators, Knights Posts: 7,701
    edited March 2011
    FAQ#8

    Possible Driver Issues -Corrupted Driver

    I have just updated my drivers for my video card and am getting artifacting, and other odd/unstable behavior. The card easily meets the specs to run the game but has these problems no matter how low I turn all the settings?

    This may be due to a corrupted driver or vestiges of a previous driver that was not completely or properly removed before the new driver was installed.

    A thourough method to troubleshoot this potential problem:

    1)
    Download and install both of the following:
    Driver Sweeper 2.8.0 (2.8.5 is not working properly)
    http://phyxion.net/Driver-Sweeper/Dr...Version-2-8-0/
    Ccleaner
    http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download

    2)
    Now uninstall the driver currently installed.

    3)
    Boot your system in Safe mode (Tap F8 as Post-BIOS, and in the menu select: Safe Mode).

    4)
    Run Driver Sweeper, and clean ATI/AMD or NVidia files. After that run Ccleaner, and perform the 2 cleanups available, REGISTRY INCLUDED.

    5)
    When this is done, boot up your system normally, and reinstall your drivers.

    6)
    Check your game now. If it's still a not working, perform the following:
    1. Click Start,
    2. MSCONFIG, and press enter.
    3. Go to General tab, and uncheck "Load Startup Items" - *This will make your computer boot up without 3rd party applications so don't be alarmed if the applications showing usually in the systray are gone*
    4. Ok, and restart your PC
    5. Run the game, and let us know if it is improved.

    PS
    You may need to reinstall DX (After Ccleaner) and C++ (vcredist), and .Net 4 framework.

    If you would like to try some different free, and realtively recent versions of alternative cleaners, try:

    Guru3D Driver Sweeper
    http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1655

    Driver Cleaner Pro 1.5
    http://www.download3k.com/System-Utilities/Other-Utilities/Download-Driver-Cleaner-Professional.html

    Note that if you use Procleaner or other driver 'cleaners' your instructions may vary.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    “Every so often things happen that can’t be rationalized in a conventional way. People wanna know their government has a response. I am that response.”
    ― Kent Mansley (in "Iron Giant")

    For most general problems, for which you have no idea of the culprit, your first port of call should be:
    https://support.sega.co.uk/hc/en-us/categories/200307381-Total-War-Support

    If you are aware of a bug or a specific issue for which you know the cause, post in the support section for the specific title on our forums. ~Al

    https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/172193/forum-terms-and-conditions#latest
  • AlJabberwockAlJabberwock Moderator USAModerators, Tech Moderators, Knights Posts: 7,701
    edited March 2011
    LL # 9


    This is a general repository for other (non CPU/GPU) component and supporting benchmarks and other references for these that may be explanatory or differentiate between different technology types or history of the devices. Eventually some of these may be seperated out to their own sections, or some of the non benechmark articles may make their way into other organizational themes. (This section is a work in progress, and with much work still to be done, we always appreciate suggestions!).

    How Much Power does a Computer Use

    System Power Consumption
    http://www.complang.tuwien.ac.at/anton/computer-power-consumption.html

    System Power Estimators
    http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp


    Bus and Other Data Transfer Types and Rates

    AMD's Hyper Transport Bus
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/19

    PCIe: The difference amongst 1, 2 and 3 and everything in between
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express

    Comparative Device Bandwidth or Interface Rates (literally ANY device- if it has a bit rate, its listed- note that there are some debateable and dateable statistics that I have noted on this list, so use it as a thumbnail reference, not a court document!)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_device_bandwidths

    Benching PCIe Bandwidth 4x vs 8x vs 16x: Comparing Tom's 2004 article with 2007 on 1.0
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pci-express-scaling-****ysis,1572-10.html


    Cooling

    Heatsink Guide
    http://www.heatsink-guide.com/content.php?content=faq.shtml

    12 Heatsinks tested on an i7 (most are useable on any current CPU)
    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1531/6/

    80 TIMs tested in mind-numbing numbers! (Theraml Interface Material)
    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=150&Itemid=62&limit=1&limitstart=1

    Brief Overview of Why some people use Liquid Cooling
    http://www.xoxide.com/water-cooling.html

    The Step by Step Parts List and How to Make Liquid Cooling Work Guide
    http://computer.howstuffworks.com/liquid-cooled-pc5.htm


    RAM

    Understanding Intel Board Memory Arrays (How to know and use multi-channel ram)
    http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-011965.htm



    Motherboard Subcomponents

    I thought the Chipset was the CPU? What are the North and South 'bridges'??
    http://www.directron.com/chipsetguide.html

    Solid versus Wet-Electrolyte Capacitors (Is a solid capacitor a GOOD thing?)
    http://www.capacitorlab.com/capacitor-types-polymer/

    What is a Mosfet and how is it made
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOSFET
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    “Every so often things happen that can’t be rationalized in a conventional way. People wanna know their government has a response. I am that response.”
    ― Kent Mansley (in "Iron Giant")

    For most general problems, for which you have no idea of the culprit, your first port of call should be:
    https://support.sega.co.uk/hc/en-us/categories/200307381-Total-War-Support

    If you are aware of a bug or a specific issue for which you know the cause, post in the support section for the specific title on our forums. ~Al

    https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/172193/forum-terms-and-conditions#latest
  • AlJabberwockAlJabberwock Moderator USAModerators, Tech Moderators, Knights Posts: 7,701
    edited March 2011
    FAQ/LL #10


    GLOSSARY of Technical Terms and PC Jargon

    This is a glossary intended to help with terms that are not neccessarily common usage outside of the PC discsuiion boards and shops. If you think a term needs to be added, please feel free to make a post in the FAQ/LL Suggestion thread, or send a PM to one of the tech mods. These are in sections and although some items might fit in more than one, we have limited this to not make it too enormous.


    General Terms For COMMON PC Components

    CPU= Central Processor Unit, processing chip (your computer's brain)

    GPU= Graphics Processing Unit, loosely applied:Video card (your computer's painter), strictly applied it means the processor on your video card or imbedded on your motherboard.

    RAM= Random Access Memory, usually your 'system memory' (your computer's current, conscious thought muscle)

    MOBO= Slang for Motherboard, system board (what everything is attached to)

    HDD= HardDrive, where your data is stored (your computer's long-term memory)

    Optical Drive= CD/DVD/Bluray, disc drive (one of the computer's mouths)

    PSU= Power Source Unit (Your computer's heart muscle)

    VRAM= Video Ram , graphics active memory (your graphics card's dedicated 'legs'/thought muscle)

    Chipset= The north and southbridge chips on your MOBO that alllow all the components to inter-communicate.

    Heatsink= An apparatus (usually Aluminum or Copper) that allows a component to be cooled by distributing heat into fins or other structures and then allowing air or liquid to pass over these carrying away heat.

    Fan= Fan (just checking to make sure you are paying attention!).

    Fan Controller= a board or card that allows for manual control of fan speed.

    Capacitor= A sub-component of the motherboard used to control circuits in numerous ways (http://www.kpsec.freeuk.com/capacit.htm)

    Mosfet= A subcomponent of the motherboard used to control electronic signals (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOSFET)



    Terms related to Graphics Cards

    GPU= Graphics Processing Unit: the microprocessorr unit that specializes in graphical rendering and relieves the CPU of having to deal with that intensive chore .

    Vram= Dedicated Ram on a discrete (independent stand-alone) video card. Much faster than regular or 'system' ram. Usually more is better, but sometimes some is more than needed...

    DVI= Digital Video Interface, the current common form of plug one will find for modern computer monitors.

    VGA= An older interface/plug type for older m onitors and video cards

    HDMI= High Definition Multimedia Interface, the typical plg type needed for use with a hi definition television monitor.

    Mini-HDMI= a miniatrure version of the above, requiring an adaptor if one end or the other is a regular HDMI plug.

    SPDIF= Sony/Phillips Digital Interconnect Format, a means of carrying compressed data usually for sound or hometheater systems.

    Bandwidth= A measurement of a Video Card's data transfer capacity (usually rendered as bits per Mem clock x Mem clock rate/8). Bigger numbers are better.

    GFlops= Giga Floating Point Operations Per Second- a measure of the computing power of the GPU per second.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FLOPS



    Terms Related to the CPU

    Hz- A unit to denote the number of times per second a particular function is performed.

    Mega- The prefix for one million.

    Giga- The prefix for one billion.

    Clock Speed- Measured in Hz, this is the number of times per second that a processor executes instructions or processes (sorts), data. For example, until recently, the fastest commonly available CPU for consumers was 3.4GHz.

    Instruction Set- The set of 'programs' the CPU understands instructions for... SSE, SSE2, etc. Some programs cannot run without the proper instruction set on the CPU.

    Turbo Charge- In i-core Intel CPUS, the ability for the CPU to increase its overall frequency when faced with greater demand for CPU resources. In some AMD CPUs, the use of some cores as 'dedicated cores' to increase the frequency of fewer cores when other cores are not being used by a program with support limited to fewer cores than available.

    Core- A single CPU on a multi-CPU die.

    Cache- A fast memory storage place within the CPU which is used for rapid retrieval of information. Having additional "levels" of cache (and more of it) is supposed to aid the CPU as it reaches higher and higher rates of data processing. This is not always a straight line. Socket Type- The form factor used to denote the size, shape and number of pins on a CPU.

    Pin- The physical connection between the CPU and motherboard.

    TDP (Thermal Design Power) - The heat dissipation, in watts, that a CPU is designed to withstand when running currently available, challenging software over a long period of time.

    HT (Hyper Threading) - A proprietary form of information processing used by Intel, which allows the operating system to process more than two threads per core.

    HT (Hyper Transport) - A form of Front Side bus developed by AMD to increase the speed at which the CPU could communicate with Memory and other components at higher speeds than the older forms of FSB because of its parallel form and scalability.

    QPI (Quick Path Interconnect) - An Intel version of the AMD Hyper Transport FSB communication system, based on scaleale parallel lanes as well.

    DMI (Direct Media Interface) - An older form of Intel Front side bus also based on parallel lanes of communication



    Terms Related to System Memory (RAM)

    'Slots' -how many spaces you have for individual 'sticks' or modules of ram on your motherboard

    DDR, DDR2, DDR3- Different bandwidth 'classes' of ram. 2, 4, and 8 bits per clock respectively, meaning DDR3, _potentially_ can be fastest based on other factors. Supported type is determined by the 'MOBO'/CPU.

    Single, Dual, or Triple Channel- Whether modules work singly, in pairs or in triples. Gettng the right number of modules in the right 'slots' is important, and depoends on the 'MOBO'

    PC XXXX (e.g. PC 10666, or transfer rate name)

    XXXXMhz (e.g. 1333Mhz or Frequency designation name)

    Module- One stick of memory.

    Timings- (e.g. 7-7-7-21) Delays (measured in clock cycles) between Ram commands, effects overall actual speed. Combined and converted to milliseconds they add up to total 'Latency'

    Latency- The time, in milliseconds, it takes a module to complete a request.

    CAS-Clock Latency, one of the numbers included in Timings, usually indicative of, and used as a substitute for, all the timings in a particular DIMM

    DIMM (Dual In-Line Memory Module)- A memory module that has pins on either side for greater bandwidth than the old standard, SIMM (Single In-Line Memory Module).

    DIMM size- Limits determined by MOBO, currently usually in 1, 2, 3 or 4, gigabyte sizes, with larger sticks being developed. May come in groups.

    CPU Specification Limit - A CPU maker's specified limit on factory-supported speeds of Ram modules -those in excess may be down-clocked by the motherboard to maintain spec. without overclocking.



    Terms Related to Hard Drives

    Bare Drive- A hard drive sold without any information stored within. (No operating system.)

    SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment)- A form factor for interfacing motherboards to hard drives and optical devices. SATA I, II, and III for a total bandwidth of 1.5, 3.0 and 6.0 Gigabits/second, respectively. Greater Bandwidth translates into better transfer speed, so your programs will load faster. More is better!

    RPM (Revolutions Per Minute)- The number of time the drive platter completes a full revolution in on minute.

    Cache- A solid state chip used in a hard drive to store information for quick retrieval. More is better!

    Perpendicular Drive- an innovation by Seagate to use information stored 'into the depth' of the harddrive plate instead of across its surface, making the amount of space on a plate more efficient by using less surface per data bit.

    Acess time- the amount of time it takes to access data (measured in ms), less is better!

    Gigabyte- 1,000 MB, 500GB= 500 x 1,000 MB

    Terabyte-1,000 GB

    Platter size- Each harddrive has one or more circular disks, or 'platters' that spin inside the drive to be read by the driver's heads. The sice of that platter may make a difference in drive efficiency, and therefor speed. 500GB size is considered good in Terabyte-level drives.



    Terms Related to a Motherboard

    NB (Northbridge) - That which distributes information between the VGA, RAM, CPU and Southbridge. This is the "center hub" between the four. The new Intel Sandy Bridge chips integrate this onto the main CPU.

    SB (Southbridge) - This is the input/output chip on the motherboard. It handles communications between the hard drives, optical drives, the lesser PCI Express interfaces and sends this information to Northbridge or through it to the CPU.

    FSB (Front Side Bus) - The interface between the CPU and the Northbridge.

    RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) - Two or more hard drives working as a single unit. This can be either for redundancy (reliability), or performance (speed), applications.

    LAN (Local Area Network) - An information communications network within a limited physical area.

    USB (Universal Serial Bus) - A form factor used to communicate and connect a computer to input/output devices. Some examples include: flash drives, mice and keyboards.

    PCI-E (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) - Modern interface slots used for add on cards like Graphics and Sound.

    Integrated Video Chip - A non discrete (not separate) chip built in to the motherboard without dedicated ram, to provide graphical support. Cheaper, less demanding, henerally far inferior results to discrete cards for 3D gaming.
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    “Every so often things happen that can’t be rationalized in a conventional way. People wanna know their government has a response. I am that response.”
    ― Kent Mansley (in "Iron Giant")

    For most general problems, for which you have no idea of the culprit, your first port of call should be:
    https://support.sega.co.uk/hc/en-us/categories/200307381-Total-War-Support

    If you are aware of a bug or a specific issue for which you know the cause, post in the support section for the specific title on our forums. ~Al

    https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/172193/forum-terms-and-conditions#latest
  • AlJabberwockAlJabberwock Moderator USAModerators, Tech Moderators, Knights Posts: 7,701
    edited March 2011
    Annex to Link Library #1

    Wan't to know what graphics card to buy for running ETW & NTW on high settings and which also
    should be able to handle Shogun 2? Here's a "recomended" list with DirectX 11 capable hardware.

    I've put them in resolution catagories and I'm assuming you want to be able to set everything to, at least, "high" (maybe even "very high") and 4xAA, 16xAF.

    [HTML]
    1280 x 720 up to 1680 x 1050

    Nvidia AMD/ATi
    GeForce GTS450 Radeon 5750 1GB
    GeForce GTX460 768MB Radeon 5770 1GB


    1680 x 1050 up to 1920 x 1080

    Nvidia AMD/ATi
    GeForce GTX460 1GB Radeon HD6850
    GeForce GTX465 Radeon HD5850
    GeForce GTX470 Radeon HD6870

    1920 x 1080 and higher

    Nvidia AMD/ATi
    GeForce GTX480 Radeon HD5870
    GeForce GTX560Ti Radeon HD6950 1GB
    GeForce GTX570 Radeon HD6950 2GB
    GeForce GTX580 Radeon HD6970 2GB
    Radeon HD5970

    [/HTML]

    Note: This list only contains DirectX 11 capable hardware. Thinks something is missing?
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    “Every so often things happen that can’t be rationalized in a conventional way. People wanna know their government has a response. I am that response.”
    ― Kent Mansley (in "Iron Giant")

    For most general problems, for which you have no idea of the culprit, your first port of call should be:
    https://support.sega.co.uk/hc/en-us/categories/200307381-Total-War-Support

    If you are aware of a bug or a specific issue for which you know the cause, post in the support section for the specific title on our forums. ~Al

    https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/172193/forum-terms-and-conditions#latest
  • AlJabberwockAlJabberwock Moderator USAModerators, Tech Moderators, Knights Posts: 7,701
    edited March 2011
    Annex#2 to Link Library #1 and Link Library #2

    CPU and GPU Limits in Games: Example of how to find and identify CPU or GPU Bottlenecks
    Part 1
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/game-performance-bottleneck,2737.html
    Part 2
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/game-performance-bottleneck,2738.html
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    “Every so often things happen that can’t be rationalized in a conventional way. People wanna know their government has a response. I am that response.”
    ― Kent Mansley (in "Iron Giant")

    For most general problems, for which you have no idea of the culprit, your first port of call should be:
    https://support.sega.co.uk/hc/en-us/categories/200307381-Total-War-Support

    If you are aware of a bug or a specific issue for which you know the cause, post in the support section for the specific title on our forums. ~Al

    https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/172193/forum-terms-and-conditions#latest
  • AlJabberwockAlJabberwock Moderator USAModerators, Tech Moderators, Knights Posts: 7,701
    edited March 2011
    FAQ #11

    What to do if you are wanting to upgrade, build or simply get an opinion on an existing computer system

    There have been a lot of threads lately regarding hardware upgrades, full system building and questions about a current system's capabilities in anticipation of the release of Shogun 2. A lot of us check the Technology Discussion section regularly seeking to help answer any questions which we may encounter. Keep in mind that we understand that this is a Total War forum and not SuperMegaOverclockers.net, as such, we do not expect you to understand everything about computers. Don't be shy.

    First and foremost, if you are thinking of building a system, see the link for AMD and Intel Builds ... Ideas start here:
    http://forums.totalwar.com/showthread.php/9180-Under-Construction?p=119946&viewfull=1#post119946


    Once you have looked there, Secondly:
    There are major questions you could answer in your initial post which could get everything off and running:

    1. What is the resolution of the monitor which you intend to use?

    2. What (if any) components do you already have or want to reuse from an existing machine?

    3. What country will parts be ordered from (or where do you live)?

    4. When would you be ordering your parts?

    5. What is your budget?


    FInally, Third if you have a preexisting computer:
    As far as checking whether or not your computer can handle Shogun 2, we need you to list the following about your current machine:

    1. Motherboard - If you don't know, just open the side of the case, and look on the board for the largest set of numbers and letters.

    2. CPU - If you don't know, download CPU-Z When you run it, choose the CPU tab. Just the NAME is fine.

    3. RAM - Use CPU-Z again and choose the MEMORY tab. We need to know the TYPE, SIZE and DRAM FREQUENCY.

    4. Power Supply - Open the side of the case and get the model number.

    5. Graphics Card: Use CPU-Z again to find this under the GRAPHICS tab. Here you will find the NAME of your graphics card.

    6. What is the maximum resolution of your current monitor?




    -Total War: Shogun 2 Minimum and Maximum Requirements-



    Minimum:
    OS: Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    Processor: 2 GHz Intel Dual Core processor / 2.6 GHz Intel Single Core processor , or AMD equivalent (with SSE2)
    Memory: 1GB RAM (XP), 2GB RAM (Vista / Windows7)
    Graphics: 256 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card (shader model 3)
    DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    Hard Drive: 20GB free hard disk space
    Screen Resolution: 1024x768


    Recommended:
    OS: Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    Processor: 2nd Generation Intel⪚ Core™i5 processor (or greater), or AMD equivalent
    Memory: 2GB RAM (XP), 4GB RAM (Vista / Windows7)
    Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 5000 and 6000 series graphics cards or equivalent DirectX 11 compatible graphics card
    Hard Drive: 20GB free hard disk space
    Screen Resolution: 1280x1024
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    “Every so often things happen that can’t be rationalized in a conventional way. People wanna know their government has a response. I am that response.”
    ― Kent Mansley (in "Iron Giant")

    For most general problems, for which you have no idea of the culprit, your first port of call should be:
    https://support.sega.co.uk/hc/en-us/categories/200307381-Total-War-Support

    If you are aware of a bug or a specific issue for which you know the cause, post in the support section for the specific title on our forums. ~Al

    https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/172193/forum-terms-and-conditions#latest
  • AlJabberwockAlJabberwock Moderator USAModerators, Tech Moderators, Knights Posts: 7,701
    edited March 2011
    Faq #12

    Can you help me with overclocking?
    In a word, no. ;) We are here to help with non modded TW game issues, and non modded systems. We do not have the resources and cannot support overclocking nor the complications that may arise when one is doing so in conjunction with TW games we are supporting. If you wish to ask questions about this activity and all of its endless variety, here are a few sites we suggest as possible starting places:

    http://www.overclock.net/ Large site (huge actually), good starting points and loads of stickies.

    http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/ Good forum, and review source, and possibly one of the best places to start if you have some basic computer knowledge.

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/index.php? Best described as 'not a noob site', but useful sitckies and guides.

    http://www.overclockers.com/forums/Titanic amount of info on the site, friendly community, most likely forum to be able to find someone who knows something about anything. You can see me there sometimes...although I would be one of those who doesn't! ;)

    http://www.over-clock.co.uk/ivb/ UK based site, friendly and...well a bit nutty. ;) Another huge site.
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    “Every so often things happen that can’t be rationalized in a conventional way. People wanna know their government has a response. I am that response.”
    ― Kent Mansley (in "Iron Giant")

    For most general problems, for which you have no idea of the culprit, your first port of call should be:
    https://support.sega.co.uk/hc/en-us/categories/200307381-Total-War-Support

    If you are aware of a bug or a specific issue for which you know the cause, post in the support section for the specific title on our forums. ~Al

    https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/172193/forum-terms-and-conditions#latest
  • AlJabberwockAlJabberwock Moderator USAModerators, Tech Moderators, Knights Posts: 7,701
    edited March 2011
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    “Every so often things happen that can’t be rationalized in a conventional way. People wanna know their government has a response. I am that response.”
    ― Kent Mansley (in "Iron Giant")

    For most general problems, for which you have no idea of the culprit, your first port of call should be:
    https://support.sega.co.uk/hc/en-us/categories/200307381-Total-War-Support

    If you are aware of a bug or a specific issue for which you know the cause, post in the support section for the specific title on our forums. ~Al

    https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/172193/forum-terms-and-conditions#latest
  • AlJabberwockAlJabberwock Moderator USAModerators, Tech Moderators, Knights Posts: 7,701
    edited March 2012
    FAQ 21
    Microstuttering

    The following Tom's Hardware article gives a reasonable overview and test of microstuttering and graphical representation of multiple GPU use for both NVidia and AMD graphic solutions. Note that in general, 3 or more cards can overcome enough of the peak and valley behavior for most cases/observers.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-geforce-stutter-crossfire,2995.html
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    “Every so often things happen that can’t be rationalized in a conventional way. People wanna know their government has a response. I am that response.”
    ― Kent Mansley (in "Iron Giant")

    For most general problems, for which you have no idea of the culprit, your first port of call should be:
    https://support.sega.co.uk/hc/en-us/categories/200307381-Total-War-Support

    If you are aware of a bug or a specific issue for which you know the cause, post in the support section for the specific title on our forums. ~Al

    https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/172193/forum-terms-and-conditions#latest
  • AlJabberwockAlJabberwock Moderator USAModerators, Tech Moderators, Knights Posts: 7,701
    edited March 2012
    FAQ 23
    On MultiThreading Challenges


    This is informational for the technical reader who is not a specialist on the current state of multithreading in different environments

    http://www.edn.com/article/458575-Multicore_programming_easy_or_difficult_.php
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    “Every so often things happen that can’t be rationalized in a conventional way. People wanna know their government has a response. I am that response.”
    ― Kent Mansley (in "Iron Giant")

    For most general problems, for which you have no idea of the culprit, your first port of call should be:
    https://support.sega.co.uk/hc/en-us/categories/200307381-Total-War-Support

    If you are aware of a bug or a specific issue for which you know the cause, post in the support section for the specific title on our forums. ~Al

    https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/172193/forum-terms-and-conditions#latest
  • Maeda_ToshiieMaeda_Toshiie Senior Member SingaporeRegistered Users Posts: 3,596
    edited June 2013
    Shogun2: Total War Case Study

    by steve-hughes (Intel) on Mon, 07/23/2012 - 14:45

    http: http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/shogun2-total-war-case-study

    pdf: http://software.intel.com/sites/default/files/m/d/4/1/d/8/Shogun2_Case_Study.pdf

    Submitted by steve-hughes (Intel) on Mon, 07/23/2012 - 14:45
    Abstract

    Intel worked with Creative Assembly* throughout the development of Shogun 2: Total War* to support them in getting the best possible performance from the Intel® Core™ i7-2820QM CPU and Intel® HD 3000 Graphics. Through a series of analyses and experiments using Intel® tools Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE and Intel® Parallel Studio XE, we managed to identify and remove numerous locks causing bottlenecks and produced a final frame rate which was 1.28X on Intel® Core™ i7 processors compared to 2 core systems. The team also used Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers throughout development to identify bottlenecks in the terrain shaders that were impacting performance on Intel® HD 3000 Graphics and achieved a very playable frame rate of 28 frames per second. This case study looks at some of the efforts made by both Intel and Creative Assembly through the development to make Shogun 2: Total War a top class product on Intel® HD 3000 Graphics.
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