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A 7950GX2 Problem

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August 9, 2006 7:22:59 AM

Okay, first things first, here is my PC:

CPU: Pentium D 820 @ Stock 2.8 GHz
RAM: 4x 512mb DDR2 533/PC2 4200
GPU: 7950GX2 @ Stock 500/1200
MB: ECS 945P-A Revision 1.1
P/S: Ultra 600Watt HERE
+extra stuff that shouldn't matter for this topic anyways

The problem is that when I am playing Oblivion, I get about the same frame rates as my old 7800GT, and its real slow for what I paid for. BUT, on the other hand, Call of Duty 2 plays at a much higher fps than my 7800GT ever did. I have the latest drivers for everything, and have even updated my motherboard BIOS, but I'm still confused.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

Thanks

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August 9, 2006 1:28:27 PM

I have this card and have my own problems in other areas. However, this card does not start to show its worth until you get up to the higher resolutions, where other cards drop off.

I'm talking about resolutions above 1280 x 1024. This card is overkill for the resolution I just mentioned and any below.

Sorry to say that if you don't have a monitor capable of higher resolutions, you have basically wasted your money.

hball
August 9, 2006 1:40:11 PM

Oh I forgot to mention sorry. I am running on 1600x1200 (a major reason why I got the card). I'm thinking that the CPU might be bottle-necking the GPU cause of the power Oblivion requires, since other games like Call of Duty 2 run way faster than my old 7800GT, but those games aren't CPU intensive.
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August 9, 2006 6:41:00 PM

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Oh I forgot to mention sorry. I am running on 1600x1200 (a major reason why I got the card). I'm thinking that the CPU might be bottle-necking the GPU cause of the power Oblivion requires, since other games like Call of Duty 2 run way faster than my old 7800GT, but those games aren't CPU intensive.


Good point, your CPU might be bottle-necking the system. Perhaps an upgrade to Conroe and 1066 FSB will improve the situation.

That's what I'm planning to do, just as soon as I get the problems with my 7950 GX2 sorted out.

hball
August 10, 2006 10:03:24 PM

Well I think I'm gonna go for a brand new PC (except carrying on this graphics card :p ), since that was my plan when Conroe came out. Anyways, I think its time to upgrade from this crappy CPU and high latency RAM. Now the only think to do is get my parents to put forth the money, but thanks to good grades and some awards I might have a 25% chance =)
August 10, 2006 10:39:56 PM

Make sure you have SLI enabled in the Nvidia driver.
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