Visiontek X1600XT 512mb

MAybe Im doing something wrong here but maybe someone can enlighten me. I just upgraded to a Visiontek Radeon X1600XT 512mb , Intel D955xbk Motherboard, 1 gb 5300 DDR Mem and a Intel D930 3.0 pentium. Sounds Good???? Well my Games run much Slower(frame rates) than when I had my Radeon 9800 pro 128mb Video card in a older system, but with similar specs. After triing to play my FPS the computer seems to just slow right down. Maps take long to load ,slow gameplay, ect ect.

Battlefield 2 , Half life{slow fpm} , Flightsim 9 { 6 fpm} all are basically unplayable. With BF2 I get a ping of 77 online but the frames per minute seem to be about 10 ! Whats wrong???? Help!! Is it the X1600XT? Whats slowing down my system to a crawl? Surfing online, and windows xp run good.>
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  1. What screen resolution are you running at? I have a X1600Pro 512 (moved up from a 9600Pro 128) and I can play BF2 online just fine at 1024x768 with med to high settings. I play HL2 on high settings (single player), on a old Athlon XP 2500 with 1.5MB of memory. Played singleplayer Fear okay also. BF2 likes more than 1GB of ram but I used to have 1 gig and it worked. You could try disabling some of the more intensive settings like soft shadows. Make sure you have the newest CAT6.9 video drivers, and see how recent your BIOS version is.
  2. Are you running the same settings as your old machine, or did you turn them up significantly. Also when you right click on your desktop and/or open something, does it slowly fade into view or is it instant or atleast pretty quick and responsive...a drive reinstall may be needed and you also may need to configure your ccc alittle better, the easiest way would be for you to put the 3D settings on Performance (the notch one left of the default middle setting), it doesnt sacrafice anything really noticable and your machine should run better, but I would suggest re-installation of all video drivers and software as well as the small config i just described and update your direct x through microsoft.com instead of off of a game and see how that works, also dont run alot of things in the background when you game...if you arent using it, turn it off!

    Best,

    3Ball
  3. I run at 1024X768 and get a frame rate of 12 to 29 with flightsim 9 but when I load Bf2 it takes forever to load the maps, Much longer than usaual and then after its loaded, the game runs extremly slow even with a good connection. IM wondering if it is the video card or somthing else because I cant see why that card would run some games so bad. I have Cat 6.9.

    System Info:

    Intel D955XBX motherboard
    Intel D 930 3.0 Pentium
    1 gb 5300 DDR Ram

    CATALYST® Version 06.9
    Provider ATI Technologies Inc.
    2D Driver Version 6.14.10.6635

    Graphics Card Manufacturer Powered by ATI
    Graphics Chipset Radeon X1600 Series
    Device ID 71C0
    Vendor 1002

    Bus Type PCI Express
    Current Bus Setting PCI Express

    BIOS Version 009.012.006.002
    BIOS Part Number 133-A892B5-100
    BIOS Date 2006/03/19

    Memory Size 512 MB
    Memory Type DDR3

    Core Clock in MHz 587 MHz
    Memory Clock in MHz 684 MHz
  4. Quote:
    I run at 1024X768 and get a frame rate of 12 to 29 with flightsim 9 but when I load Bf2 it takes forever to load the maps, Much longer than usaual and then after its loaded, the game runs extremly slow even with a good connection. IM wondering if it is the video card or somthing else because I cant see why that card would run some games so bad. I have Cat 6.9.

    System Info:

    Intel D955XBX motherboard
    Intel D 930 3.0 Pentium
    1 gb 5300 DDR Ram

    CATALYST® Version 06.9
    Provider ATI Technologies Inc.
    2D Driver Version 6.14.10.6635

    Graphics Card Manufacturer Powered by ATI
    Graphics Chipset Radeon X1600 Series
    Device ID 71C0
    Vendor 1002

    Bus Type PCI Express
    Current Bus Setting PCI Express

    BIOS Version 009.012.006.002
    BIOS Part Number 133-A892B5-100
    BIOS Date 2006/03/19

    Memory Size 512 MB
    Memory Type DDR3

    Core Clock in MHz 587 MHz
    Memory Clock in MHz 684 MHz


    A few words of advice, OVERCLOCK THAT CPU! Keeping it stock is a crime against mankind! Punishable by shitty gaming performance.
  5. Never Overclocked before... Not sure what to do But Ill give it a shot.
    Dont Laugh now......
  6. There's a very good guide over in the overclocking forums, written by Wusy i believe. I myself am quite a seasoned overclocker but i still refer to guides every now and then, burning your new hardware would really blow.
  7. Thanks Mate :lol:
  8. I'd try an older version of Catalyst. Also, the X1600 might be newer than the 9800, but it's not that much faster.

    EDIT: Could you post the complete specs of both systems? Also, despite what quantumsheep said (and the fact that he's my bud), I wouldn't overclock your CPU if you've never done it before. Your CPU, while not the best for gaming, will NOT bottleneck your graphics card. and overclocking will give you MAXIMUM 2-3FPS more.
  9. I only have this one system now. I will not overclock the chip but my X1600xtx is a lot slower than the 9800 was unless I have a software prob.

    OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name
    System Manufacturer INTEL_
    System Model D955XBK_
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor x86 Family 15 Model 6 Stepping 2 GenuineIntel ~3000 Mhz
    BIOS Version/Date Intel Corp. 11/11/2005
    SMBIOS Version 2.3
    Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
    System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    Locale United States
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
    User Name
    Time Zone Atlantic Standard Time
    Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB
    Available Physical Memory 648.51 MB
    Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
    Page File Space 1.65 GB
    Page File

    Graphics Card Manufacturer Powered by ATI
    Graphics Chipset Radeon X1600 Series
    Device ID 71C0
    Vendor 1002

    Subsystem ID 1890
    Subsystem Vendor ID 1545

    Bus Type PCI Express
    Current Bus Setting PCI Express

    BIOS Version 009.012.006.002
    BIOS Part Number 133-A892B5-100
    BIOS Date 2006/03/19

    Memory Size 512 MB
    Memory Type DDR3

    Core Clock in MHz 587 MHz
    Memory Clock in MHz 684 MHz

    Primary Display Yes

    Driver Packaging Version 8.291-060822a-035774C-ATI
    CATALYST® Version 06.9
    Provider ATI Technologies Inc.
    2D Driver Version 6.14.10.6635
    2D Driver File Path System/CurrentControlSet/Control/Video/{67A20ADB-5612-4308-95C1-6970FBC8ED51}/0000
    Direct3D Version 6.14.10.0431
    OpenGL Version 6.14.10.6067
    CATALYST® Control Center Version 1.2.2425.37188
    AIW/VIVO WDM Driver Version 6.14.10.6238
    AIW/VIVO WDM SP Driver Version 6.14.10.6238
  10. I second Angry Ducky's idea of reverting to older catalyst drivers and seeing if that works. One more reason the games might seem slower is that you could have had a faster single core CPU before (AMD64 3000+ onwards are better than your CPU for gaming, unless the game is multi-threaded.).

    Just my 2 cents.
  11. 1-what is your Power Supply ??it can be the problem... :?:
    2-Try to install a new fresh Windows XP SP2+Lastest Drivers... :!:
    3-try battlefield 2 in single player...maybe you have a connection issue... :!:
    4-don`t overclock anything right now... :evil:
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    3-try battlefield 2 in single player...maybe you have a connection issue... :!:


    Ah HAH! That could quite possibly be the problem. It happened with me before, my FPS went RIGHT down for no apparent reason. But this only happened when the game was over the internet, single player worked fine. This problem was solved by a quick format.
  13. @ sheep: I love the second line of your signature :lol:

    And I'll second PX's recomendation to try a Windows reinstall. Reformatting the HDD and reinstalling the OS completely rules out the possibility of having a software issue.
  14. Yeah it is a bit good innit.

    Formatting sounds like the best option here. Reinstall all the drivers etc then try playing games, if the problem persists RMA the graphics card.
  15. I have a 480 watt PS Cant find the Brand name
    Iv tried BF2 in single player. Its terrible. My connection when playing MP shows 77 to 80 PIng So connection is not a prob.
    I dont overclock.
    Ill try reinstalling Xp SP2.

    Quote:
    1-what is your Power Supply ??it can be the problem... :?:
    2-Try to install a new fresh Windows XP SP2+Lastest Drivers... :!:
    3-try battlefield 2 in single player...maybe you have a connection issue... :!:
    4-don`t overclock anything right now... :evil:
  16. Quote:
    I have a 480 watt PS Cant find the Brand name
    Iv tried BF2 in single player. Its terrible. My connection when playing MP shows 77 to 80 PIng So connection is not a prob.
    I dont overclock.
    Ill try reinstalling Xp SP2.

    1-what is your Power Supply ??it can be the problem... :?:
    2-Try to install a new fresh Windows XP SP2+Lastest Drivers... :!:
    3-try battlefield 2 in single player...maybe you have a connection issue... :!:
    4-don`t overclock anything right now... :evil:


    Good luck.
  17. Bf2 still goes to the internet in single player mode does it not?

    I deFragmented my hard drive last night. It was badly defragmented. That may have been one of my problems. When I try to reinstall Windows it tells me my system is newer than the install disk so it advises not to continue or ill lose some files and so on.

    Having trouble
    Quote:
    I have a 480 watt PS Cant find the Brand name
    Iv tried BF2 in single player. Its terrible. My connection when playing MP shows 77 to 80 PIng So connection is not a prob.
    I dont overclock.
    Ill try reinstalling Xp SP2.

    1-what is your Power Supply ??it can be the problem... :?:
    2-Try to install a new fresh Windows XP SP2+Lastest Drivers... :!:
    3-try battlefield 2 in single player...maybe you have a connection issue... :!:
    4-don`t overclock anything right now... :evil:


    Good luck.
  18. Check your CPU performance, if it's really high then it's not using the graphics card. It looks like it's all installed properly so it could be the 6.9 drivers, I've read a few posts with people having trouble with them
  19. Just ignore that message and install XP again.

    Should solve the problem.
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