Windows 7 issues with Need for Speed Shift


26.10.2009

If you are having problems with Need for Speed Shift on Windows 7 and by trouble I mean, a black screen immediately after the Need for Speed logo is displayed this will solve the problem.

I tried a lot of advices but, none of them worked. The solution is very simple.

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

It worked for me so it should work for you.(I tried also the compatibility mode but only windows 98 compatibility was working  with a huge frame loss)

AMD Athlon 64 X2

Windows 98 compatibility works because it doesn’t use both cores of a Dual Core Processor.

So definitely this is your problem also.

Try downloading this http://support.amd.com/us/Pages/dynamicDetails.aspx?ListID=c5cd2c08-1432-4756-aafa-4d9dc646342f&ItemID=153 and install it.

Although it’s not specific for Need for Speed Shift and is a general driver/tool that optimizes the use of the cores when a program or game is not designed for multicore CPUs this 1.1.4 version has some fixes specially for Need for Speed Shift.

Still this won’t solve other problems that Windows 7 has with AMD processors. (by this I mean those up to 30 seconds freezes).

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