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Any hardware bottlenecking my 7800GT?

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March 29, 2006 2:11:48 PM

I've had this system for about two months and I was just curious to know if any of my current hardware is bottlenecking or hindering my video card in anyway.
None of the hardware has been overclocked at all. It's all still at the default clock speeds.
The reason I ask this is because I'm just trying to make sure that I'm getting the best performance out of my video card.

MSI P4N Diamond
Pentium 4 630 - prescott core, 3GHz
1GB Corsair DDR2-667 (PC 5400)
BFG GeForce 7800GT OC
300GB Seagate 7200.9 SATA HD

Also, any criticism, opinions about my system are welcome. Thanks for any help you guys can give me. :) 

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March 29, 2006 2:16:43 PM

aye ya got a horrible MSI board hehe (i hate em lots :(  ) other than that nothing really stands out. only way to get more out of it is to overclock the system.
March 29, 2006 2:42:02 PM

OK , Everything Is More Than Fine For Your 7800GT But There Is Some Suggestion :
1- Try Get 1More Gb Of Ram , This Will Help You In Future Games ...
2- OverClock Your CPU Just A Little If Its Cool , To 3.2 Or 3.4
Everything Esle Is OK :twisted:
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March 29, 2006 2:52:05 PM

PX7800GT: I was thinking the same thing about the memory. If I start liking this system more and the CPU gets cooler with the Zalman CNPS7500 that I plan on buying, then I'm definately getting another 2x512 MB sticks of the same ram. And I'll probably OC it a bit if the temps are nice and cool.

SamuraiBlade: What do you mean about the MSI board? What's so bad about it? It seems pretty good, other than the "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" blue screen that I've gotten a couple of times, but I don't think that's motherboard related.
March 29, 2006 2:54:21 PM

If you would turn on everything in BF2, then your computer wouldn´t handle it well, because you only have 1GB ram... You need atleast 1,5Gb or recommended 2Gb.

So buy 1Gb ram and insert that too and you´ll have a nice system.
March 29, 2006 3:42:17 PM

I have an old MSI KT6V-LSR that I have had no problems with and still use. A friend of mine has a newer MSI NForce4 something or other and he hates it. It has a few issues, but his biggest complaint is that it won't hold a RAID. I used to somewhat recommend MSI, but apparantly their quality has gone down-hill.

-mcg
March 29, 2006 4:32:09 PM

Quote:
I've had this system for about two months and I was just curious to know if any of my current hardware is bottlenecking or hindering my video card in anyway.
None of the hardware has been overclocked at all. It's all still at the default clock speeds.
The reason I ask this is because I'm just trying to make sure that I'm getting the best performance out of my video card.

MSI P4N Diamond
Pentium 4 630 - prescott core, 3GHz
1GB Corsair DDR2-667 (PC 5400)
BFG GeForce 7800GT OC
300GB Seagate 7200.9 SATA HD

Also, any criticism, opinions about my system are welcome. Thanks for any help you guys can give me. :) 


I think you should get another GB of RAM. It will be great for games and is recommended fo Vista. An overclock on your CPU would be great too, just a slight tweak, under 10%. Besides that, I see no immediate problem. Good luck! :D 
March 29, 2006 4:52:52 PM

I run BF2 great with my 7800GT and 1 GB of RAM at full everything, including 16x AF and 8x AA (forced by drivers) i get around 40-80 fps on Gulf of Oman single player.
March 29, 2006 5:00:22 PM

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I run BF2 great with my 7800GT and 1 GB of RAM at full everything, including 16x AF and 8x AA (forced by drivers) i get around 40-80 fps on Gulf of Oman single player.


Yes, I know but that aint hard for the computer...
Try Strike at Karkand online with 64 players connect, then your computer will have about 15-50 FPS. Because it will overload the ram with more than 1024Mb and then put the rest on the harddrive.

Ram-memory: 2000< Mb/s
Harddrive (normal, no RAID): 35-70 Mb/s

That is a big difference!

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I had 1024Mb before and I have 2x SLI 7800GT and they did about 15-70FPS, but with 2Gb ram it does 30-100FPS... Average about 60FPS.
March 29, 2006 6:59:04 PM

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If I start liking this system more and the CPU gets cooler with the Zalman CNPS7500 that I plan on buying, then I'm definately getting another 2x512 MB sticks of the same ram. And I'll probably OC it a bit if the temps are nice and cool.


I'd recommend 2 1GB ram sticks > 4 512MB sticks.

As for OC'ing... /chuckle sig!
March 29, 2006 7:33:00 PM

response to wkdadam: there probably good boards to some people but ive only ever seen problems with them reliability wise , just personal opinion of them thats all :)  ive always been a fan of either asus or a-bit mobo's just because of there oc'ing potential.

that "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" is often related to a pci card or agp card , if ya got any try either assigning an irq manually or moving there slots around , if you havent got any pci cards im stumped :D 
March 29, 2006 10:37:38 PM

I've got a SB Audigy 2 ZS in one of my PCI slots. That's the only PCI device I have on my system. Actually, that sound card hasn't been too good to me for a while and I probably should just remove it and use my onboard. Thanks for the suggestions guys.
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