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8800gts with an asverage of 15-20 fps

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July 22, 2007 11:45:21 PM

i just started playing games on my new gaming pc with my 640mb 8800 gts. i notices a lag while playing bf2. i ran 3dmark06 and my score was 4934, and the cpu tests were at 0 fps. during the graphic tests my fps was only abouy 15(except on deep freeze it was a constant 22fps). at the end it said that my processor(p4 @3.0ghz) is the 7th slowest of all the ones reviewed and my 8800gts was pretty slow too. Im not worried about the cpu becuase with the price drops i will get a q6600 soon, but I am wondering if this is normal for a 88oogts or if i have a bad one. all the resolutions were on 12x10. thanks.

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July 25, 2007 12:10:12 PM

No its not normal for a 8800 gts , i know cause i own it .

Also i can tell you that it is your cpu which is holding you back big time .
Another thing what psu do you have , you need about 30a on the 12 rail .

July 25, 2007 1:21:41 PM

A P4 at 3gigs is bringing your card down, and 3dMark reacts quite favorably to better cpus as well, so the overall isnt really indicative of your true gpu score (they add the cpu and the gpu for total) Check your gpu scores then compare them to others. And as I said, that cpu will make your GTS look like its lacking
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July 25, 2007 4:50:13 PM

i plan on getting a quad soon, but it might not be till mid august. as for the psu i have a 700w ocz.

on a seperate note, i just installed stalker and started playing it. the resolution is fine, but i notice a lag every now and than. when it started to rain i saw these weird triangles of light flickering on the screen.

i just wanted to know if a better processor would fix this.

thank you
July 25, 2007 7:00:17 PM

Don't get a quad core any time soon, we don't even have full dual core support on all of the application and games out there and you want a quad core, just save your money and get a e6600.
July 25, 2007 9:57:40 PM

cristip60 said:
Don't get a quad core any time soon, we don't even have full dual core support on all of the application and games out there and you want a quad core, just save your money and gett a e6600.


Actually for the same price as the quad he could get the E6750 and be even better off. But I agree, don't get a quad yet. Quads aren't the best for gaming. Don't get me wrong, they aren't slouches, but the E6600 actually beats the Q6600 in some game tests.

As for the artifacting (triangles on screen), did your card come overclocked? It may be a bad overclock which means either lower the speeds or send it back. But you do need something better than that P4.
July 27, 2007 12:22:27 AM

the card was never overclocked. its just a regular 8800gts. i was thinking of getting the quad becuase i heard that crysis was going to support up to 4 cores, but if i will get a better performance out of a dual core i would go with that
July 27, 2007 12:51:25 AM

if it is artifacting even at all, you should send it back. especially if it is under warranty still.
July 27, 2007 1:09:02 AM

Your artifacts could be caused by outdated drivers or old chipset drivers. Also, is your pci-express slot on your motherboard 16x?
July 27, 2007 2:03:47 AM

Yah, P4's are teh suxxor... still, u should be getting more with that card.
As a guide my 4300 @3.1Ghz with a gts320 gets ~10,000 on 3dmark
July 27, 2007 2:35:09 AM

Your processor, given the resolution you play it, will be a bottleneck as you rely on cpu power at lower resolutions more than you do at higher resolutions where the gfx card "takes over". Even then, a p4 3.0ghz should net you decent gaming especially in games like bf2.

A better processor will not fix your artifact issue. You're going to need to call tech support on your gfx card as that is typically a hardware issue and will need to be replaced. Ignore what people are saying about not getting a quad core. Games can, will, and are using quad core cpu's. Supreme Commander uses quad core, intel has released code to help game developers multi thread in parallel to increase performance. You will not regret getting a quad core now, as with all technology its better to be ahead of the curve in order to maximize value in your investment.

-Get tech support to replace your gfx card
-Go ahead and get quad core, its a very good purchase to make, better than any dual core
July 27, 2007 3:50:36 AM

eric54 said:

Ignore what people are saying about not getting a quad core. Games can, will, and are using quad core cpu's. Supreme Commander uses quad core, intel has released code to help game developers multi thread in parallel to increase performance. You will not regret getting a quad core now, as with all technology its better to be ahead of the curve in order to maximize value in your investment.


This statement couldn't be more correct.
July 27, 2007 5:53:50 PM

ya i think that i'll do that, but about replacing the card- its not under warrenty anymore... so i dont know what to do there.
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July 27, 2007 6:47:11 PM

eric54 said:
-Get tech support to replace your gfx card
-Go ahead and get quad core, its a very good purchase to make, better than any dual core


I agree, while Quad core may only have a smattering of support now, if he's talking about going up from a P4 then he's likely going to hold on to this well into/past next year, so go with the quad core for long term.

But if he's looking for raw frames in current things then a dual core would be better, but I prefer a longer term strategy for someone not upgrading often.
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