Hello everyone, I have searched and searched but to no avail.
I have a x1950xt 256mb PCIe graphics card made by Sapphire. I have VERY low performance coming from this card. I opened up Counterstrike: Source and turned off AA and AF. All the rates checked out. I have tried every possible setting combo with no luck. So in hope of fixing this problem, I tried many different versions of Catalyst drivers, and yes, I did uninstall the old ones before installing the next driver. I even tried using OMEGA's driver. No luck. I tried manually controlling AA and AF in ATT and CCC, no luck. So then I went on to swapping out my 2gb's of memory with brand new sticks, no luck. I checked my PSU's amperage on the 12v rails, i have 25 amps, and the PSU itself is a 550 watt. So that rules out lack of power. Now, I know CS:S is a CPU intensive game, but I do have a 3.5ghz P4, which also should be enough. I checked the temps of my system, and my mobo runs between 30 and 45 degrees celcius, and the gfx card itself runs at 50c steady. When attemping to play a game online in CS:S, it goes to about 60c and hovers around there. So basically, that means heat isnt an issue either. Getting a little more frustrated, I decided to remove my sound card to see if that would make a difference. No luck. Also, in case you were wondering, this IS a fresh install of Windows XP Pro, meaning there is no spyware or virii that could be bogging my system down. I have DirectX 9.0c.
So, I ask you, what is going on? I remember having a 9800 Pro that would run CS:S at 100 fps constant on medium, this card can't even do that.
What usually happens in game is the FPS would be around 80-90 when theres NO ONE around me, but as soon as one person approaches, the FPS drops down to 15-20.
Windows XP Professional SP2
Seagate 250Gb SATA HDD
Asus P5GC-MX 1333 Motherboard (brand new)
3.5ghz P4 HT processor (LGA 775 if that matters)
2x 1gb 667 DDR2 RAM
Writemaster DVD+RW Optical Drive
ATi Radeon x1950xt 256Mb by Sapphire
use a 3rd party driver uninstaller here: http://www.guru3d.com/index.php?page=detonatorrip to completely uninstall previous nvidia drivers, then use ccleaner or glarys utilities to clean system and registry or use both to thouroughly clean your system then install the...Nvidia Omega Drivers 2.169.21 (Forceware 169.21) reboot, disk cleanup, defrag and try running your games again.
your p4 is not the problem, sounds like a previous driver install.
1 more thing check the bios to see what the pci-e slot is running @?
4x, 8x or 16x.
also, its been recommended to run catalists drivers for x1+ cards with drivers 7.6 and no higher.
im running a x1650pro 512mb 128bit agp card on 1 of my rigs with latest omega drivers with no problems on all games i throw at it. but when i used the ati drivers not only do they have a large foot print but theyre noticeable slower performing when it comes to games. w/omega u get quick loading small footprint and fast optimized for gaming. heres my sons rig: