I got me a new ATI X800 GTO AGP card, and installed it, done the driver cleaner, and it is actually slower than my 9600 pro. In ATI Tool, it's showing Core of around 400 memory of around 496, but the framerates in games are slower.
Is there a setting I could be missing or bios setting or something? Thanks alot.
Have you checked the driver settings? Make sure that Atnti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering are turned off in the drivers.
What CPU are you using and what game(s) are you experiencing the problem in. I have a Sapphire X800GTO AGP and mine runs fine but I have a P4 overclocked to 3.5GHz. It could be your CPU is bottlenecking you. It also could be some kind of software glitch.
After you get that figured out you might want to try unlocking your pixel pipes. The Sapphire cards seem to have a high rate of success at that.
I don't understand this. So I underclock the card to around 270 on the memory, and in nascar racing 2003 get 25fps at the start. I up it to around 470 memory, and get the same fps.
That's because your computer probably hasnt had a hard drive format in over a year, you probably have a tone of spyware eating up your CPU cycles, and you're probably not testing the performance of your hardware correctly.
...and on top of that, you probably have a crappy R430 GTO to worsen your problems by a large margin.
GeneticWeapon is just prejudiced against the R430 X800GTO and the X800GTO in general. He had one that didn't unlock but overclocked like crazy and that wasn't good enough for him. He thinks that because a super overclocked 12 pipe GTO (which doesn't apear to be available now) is faster, 16 pipe GTOs that don't overclock very well are crap. I disagree.