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I'm having trouble running BoB on my system. I get stutters with the bomber intercept. My system is as follows;

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Dell XPS710
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 2 GenuineIntel ~1862 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 2 GenuineIntel ~1862 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. 1.4.1, 5/7/2007
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
Total Physical Memory 2,048.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 1.62 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 3.85 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Video:
Name NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0292&SUBSYS_037010DE&REV_A1\4&26F877E6&0&0010
Adapter Type GeForce 7900 GS, NVIDIA compatible
Adapter Description NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS
Adapter RAM 256.00 MB (268,435,456 bytes)
Installed Drivers nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version 6.14.10.9145
INF File oem5.inf (nv4_overlay_OutputDevice_G71 section)
Color Planes 1
Color Table Entries 4294967296
Resolution 1680 x 1050 x 60 hertz
Bits/Pixel 32
Memory Address 0xDD000000-0xDDFFFFFF
Memory Address 0xC0000000-0xCFFFFFFF
Memory Address 0xDE000000-0xDEFFFFFF
I/O Port 0x0000DC80-0x0000DCFF
IRQ Channel IRQ 16
I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB
I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\nv4_mini.sys (6.14.10.9145, 3.77 MB (3,958,272 bytes), 11/21/2007 1:15 PM)


I know there may be more information here than is necessary but I don't know anything about computers. Except people always ask you what all the details are whenever you have a problem. :D

OH and if anyone knows what this means as to which device these drivers control please tell me. Thank you.

SM Bus Controller PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0368&SUBSYS_02071028&REV_A2\3&AD6EAB4&0&51 The drivers for this device are not installed.

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Welcome to BoBII, Target.

You system appears to be good enough to run BoBII, but you may need to tune things up a bit if they are choking at certain times.

First thing would be to bring up the framerate counter (Shift F) and check it's not dipping too far under 20. You don't need a whole lot more than that, in fact.

It's also worth bearing in mind that the biggest performance savers in BOBII are:

horizon distance = medium (saves 15%)
weather = medium/low
particle density = Medium/low
Object Density = medium/low

You may just need to fiddle with things a bit until it flies well.

I can't actually see what memory speed you have, but this can limit things a bit if that's not very high.
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