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Grfx card update help

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November 6, 2005 3:11:54 PM

Hi-

help! This may be covered somewhere else in the forum-but I figured one of the regulars here (Crashman ?) would give me the best answer.

System:

Asus P4P800, 3.2 GHz P4 OC'd to 3.5 (and stable), FSB 880 mhz
1 GB OCZ PC3200 dual channel
ATI 9800 Pro 128 mb memory running at: Memory - 337.50 MHz
Engine - 378.00 MHz

I play a lot of DAOC, an MMORPG online, and with the latest upgrade to their graphics engine (Darkness Rising), in busy areas, my framerate sux-system turns into a slideshow or crashes to the desktop. I tried OC'ing the card with PowerStrip about 10% with no noticable difference.

Yeah yeah, I know that I should upgrade to PCI-E but it's not time to build a new system yet.

What do you think would give me the best bang for the buck and utilize the system the best-I don't want to underpower the grfx, but also don't want to overbuy. Plus-when I get the resources together I'll be putting together a new system at some point but it probably won't be for at least 6 months. In the meantime I can't put up with this performance. This system will stay together also after a new one is built.

Thanks guys!! :?:

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November 6, 2005 8:55:39 PM

Dark Age of Camelot. Ya think that the 9800 Pro is really out of date for the new game engines that are out now? If so, NP to upgrade.
November 6, 2005 11:46:02 PM

i HAVE TWO FRIENDS RUNNING P4 3.GHZ AND 9800 PRO
AND ALL GAMES (DOOM3, QUAKE4.BATTELFIELD2 ECT..) RUNNING FINE
NO EYE CANDY.
D'ONT BE AFFRAID TO OVERCLOCK YOUR CARD IT IS BEGGING FOR IT !

BUT IF YOU WISH TO UPGRADE LOOK AT THE AGP X850PRO... :wink:
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November 7, 2005 5:53:01 AM

When the areas aren't crowded it does OK-when there is a lot of graphics action, lots of players in the same area it's down to probably 2-3 fps or less and then at times will lock up requiring a reboot. :cry: 
November 7, 2005 1:00:47 PM

Have all the latest updates.

All the 6800 GTs that I see are PCI-E, not AGP. Looking in (all) the wrong places?

Edit: Never mind-looking in all the wrong places ;-) Found em
November 7, 2005 11:57:25 PM

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Do you have the lastest patch for that game? Just in case of a memory leak

If that doesn't help then all problems point to an aging gfx card.
6800GT should fix it up fine.

6600GT is a weak card.


fvck you 6600GT is not a weak card. It's my new PRECIOUSSSSSSS
November 8, 2005 5:21:25 AM

Oh yeahhhhh-who to believe? Been a Radion guy, is the 6600GT weak?
November 8, 2005 11:14:11 PM

Weak not ...but strong neither.... and not required !

it's good price quality ratio for sure and up to date for today's game.

I play highres with even weaker 6600le and i'm satisfied.

100' of fps and 5000 3dmarks look' geeky cool but does it worth it's weight in gold ?

NOT!
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