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Inno3d 7950gx2 + games issue

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July 21, 2006 12:57:17 PM

Well here is a deal, im not sure exactly where to post this but I've got a problem with CSS and my Inno3d 7950gx2 nvidia card. my setup is in my signature. I got this computer not long ago (like 2 weeks or so) with an additional second 7950gx2 in the box waiting for some good quad SLi drivers and maybe a better monitor to come :p . But i have an issue with this one card itself and CSS. B

efore ive used a 9800xt on my old pc and i had 40-120 fps.. which is exactly what i get now on this card. Its supposed to be a beast etc but its not in css. I have the 91.33 drivers (checked out the other ones too... no point in saying the other drivers will give me the desired 150+ fps at all times). I did so much and nothing is helping.

Other games i guess seem to work pretty well, im not sure what it should be but quake 4 and Fear seem alright. CSS on the other hand (along with DoDsource etc, so i guess its the source engine as a whole) works like my old setup which was worth less then 10$ . If anyone has any questions/suggestions plz help me out. I didnt spend so much cash to have another 9800xt experience. thx

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July 21, 2006 1:08:36 PM

i dont see your signature, but what is your CPU, because, CSS is a CPU heavey game, more so then graphics i think. My 6800 ultra just died and i use to play with medium details and 4x aa 8x af, now i have a x300, and i play with low graphics and 2x aa. I could get around 100 - 200 fps with my 6800 ultra, and now with my x300 i can still get around 80. My cpu tends to get really hot, so i some times bring my OC down to about 2.4/2.5. And from 2.6 to 2.4, i lose about 10fps average, from 2.6 to 2.2 (stock) i lose alot more. But i rekon its your cpu that is keeping your fps lower, except 150 fps is still good.
July 21, 2006 1:12:27 PM

The new beta drivers from nvidia support die quad-sli for the 7950. But it doesnt work very good yet. But just download the beta drivers and probably your fps'es go up allot. Because nvidia is still very busy getting the 7950 to work properly
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July 21, 2006 1:14:56 PM

Athlon AMD DualCore 4400+
ASUS A8n-SLi Deluxe
Inno3d 7950gx2
2x1GB Corsair XMS 3200 Ram
Antec Neo HE 550watt PSU
Xaser III Thermaltake case

None of it is overclocked. See, i dont get 150fps, i want to and i thought thats what it would give me.. i get from 40 to the occasional 150-160 when no one is around on the server. usually is 40-120
July 21, 2006 1:17:53 PM

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The new beta drivers from nvidia support die quad-sli for the 7950. But it doesnt work very good yet. But just download the beta drivers and probably your fps'es go up allot. Because nvidia is still very busy getting the 7950 to work properly


but even with one 7950gx2 i should have more then minimum 40fps! its 1gb of graphics, an awsome card. i shouldnt get in the WORST CASE no less then 100 fps, or even 150, not talking about 40...
July 21, 2006 1:58:25 PM

Have you installed the beta drivers yet? because the drivers play a very big role with video cards, especially with cards that arent out there for a very long time. Nvidia is still bussy developing good drivers for the 7950.

So... first download and install the beta drivers from nvidia. Then check it again.
July 21, 2006 2:01:38 PM

alright, ill do it now and report back with what has happened, if i dont reply again then it is obvious what has happened :p 

getting the beta 91.37 drivers now
July 21, 2006 2:03:21 PM

haha ok. I'm looking forward to it. Because i've read the beta drivers really where better for the 7950x2. (you have to uninstall the current drivers first, but you probably already knew)
July 21, 2006 2:06:15 PM

dont underestimate my lack of knowledge ;)  But i know that this issue isnt because of the lack of knowledge because ive had a lot of experienced people try to help me and no results so far. they assumed it was the drivers themselves that werent developed well enough for the card to work well . I just have a question if u can check out my PSU and see if its good enough for this card. as it has 3 times 18x and the card needs 2x 20 if i remember right. just throwing things out there
July 21, 2006 2:12:21 PM

Well i certainly do NOT underestemate your knowledge. A lot of people on this forums know MUCH more about pc's then i do. But even still, I learn allot on this forums and also try to help people out of problems.

Im not really into PSU's but it CAN be insuficient. But the PSU question is one that other people here can better give a answere to.

But have you tried the beta drivers? And did it booked any results?
July 21, 2006 2:18:16 PM

i think we've come to the conclusion in another thread that source doesn't take advantage of the second core, therefore your only using one core which is like one 7900GT which it seems like thats it because of the FPS your getting...this has happened to other people before too, as far as i know there is nothing you can do about it either as of yet
July 21, 2006 2:19:43 PM

i said my lack of knowledge :p  i know maybe 1% of what most ppl know so thanks for the tip about uninstalling the old ones. i installed 91.37, it seems as though some icons that are supposed to be yellow appear black but whatever :p  ill write how it works in a bit
July 21, 2006 2:22:30 PM

Ow sorry then i read it wrong :oops:  ... happens ... :D 

But for the problem IcY18 said. I wouldnt worry about that. The 7900GT is a very good gaming card. Its just on to nvidia to release some good drivers with good support for the 7950x2.

BUT maybe the beta solves some problems :) 
July 21, 2006 2:23:12 PM

it doesnt take advantage of the second core? but would it still give me fps as low as 40?it hovers at times over 60, hardly over 100 but up to 120. i think one 7900 does the job better then that no?

installed the 91.37 drivers, same as before :( 
July 21, 2006 2:24:24 PM

Ahh thats too bad. Then its just to wait for nvidia. But dont worry, like i read it those 7950x2's sell very well so nvidia will probably launch good drivers soon :D 
July 21, 2006 2:32:07 PM

IcY18 could u maybe give me a link to that thread where it was already talked about?
July 21, 2006 5:44:24 PM

sorry but i either dreamed of talking about this already or i just can't find it, the only thing i can think of is you don't have multi-gpu enabled in the settings...
July 21, 2006 5:48:08 PM

u think u could help me check if i have it or not? i remember from before i think that there wasnt an option like enable multi- gpu

*edit* erm i just went into the nvidia control panel after installing the quad sli drivers 91.37, and it has an option for multi gpu and its on... so i dunno what else? :S
July 21, 2006 6:26:55 PM

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but even with one 7950gx2 i should have more then minimum 40fps! its 1gb of graphics, an awsome card. i shouldnt get in the WORST CASE no less then 100 fps, or even 150, not talking about 40...
It's not really 1GB, it's 2x512MB; all of the textures are copied into both sets of memory so it really only works as 512MB. As to the performance problems in CS:S, SLI actually hurts performance in Source games that don't use HDR; disable SLI on the card and your game should run better.
July 21, 2006 7:35:21 PM

ok well im going into the nvidia control panel, do i change something under the profiles in order to disable sli? or what do i do and where? Global settings/program settings?
91.37 drivers
August 5, 2006 10:29:55 PM

i have the same card and same fps, in stress test i got 84 - 95fps, drivers update didnt work. my cpu is amd64 x2 5000+

if u got a soulution pls pls pls let me know.

regards

andy
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