so i ended up getting rid of my 7950gx2 and getting a 2900pro and a water cooling system for the cpu. i got everything set up, installed the 7.10 drivers for my video card, and did a fresh install of windows. after getting all my temp reading to make sure nothing is overheating and that everything is on the safe side, i started trying to benchmark and play some video games. here come the problems:
-sometimes i notice some jerks in games with the new card.
-when i over clock the card, i get no performance benefit at all.
-3D and PC mark stop responding when they are collecting system information
here's the specs:
AMD 4800+ w/o IHS overclocked to 2.7GHz
2GB OCZ Golden Gamer DDR 450 at 2.5-3-3-5 1T
520W Corsair Power Supply and 250W Thermaltake VGA Power Supply
74GB Raptor Main Drive
the average fps of some of the games i play:
Need For Speed Carbon: 75PFS
Lost Planet (DX9): 30FPS
GRAW 2: 45-50FPS
Clive Barker's Jericho: 50-55FPS
overall, decent performance, but like i said, even if i overclock, i get no performance boost at all. and it's quite annoying that all the benchmarks i run stop responding.
Could it be the cpu holding me back in gaming, or maybe the nf4 chipset isn't playing too nice with the video card?