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September 19, 2006 11:27:17 PM

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.>
September 22, 2006 4:29:21 PM

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.
September 22, 2006 5:22:17 PM

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
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September 24, 2006 3:54:43 PM

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
September 24, 2006 4:13:41 PM

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.
September 24, 2006 4:19:05 PM

Never Overclocked before... Not sure what to do But Ill give it a shot.
Dont Laugh now......
September 24, 2006 4:20:43 PM

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.
September 24, 2006 4:22:45 PM

Thanks Mate :lol: 
September 24, 2006 4:24:30 PM

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.
September 24, 2006 4:35:14 PM

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
September 24, 2006 5:26:56 PM

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.
September 24, 2006 5:27:38 PM

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: 
September 24, 2006 5:31:22 PM

Quote:

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.
September 24, 2006 6:46:01 PM

@ 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.
September 24, 2006 7:01:35 PM

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.
September 24, 2006 10:41:31 PM

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: 
September 25, 2006 2:22:04 AM

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.
September 25, 2006 10:45:26 AM

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.
September 25, 2006 10:58:47 AM

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
September 25, 2006 3:58:03 PM

Just ignore that message and install XP again.

Should solve the problem.
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