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XFX 8800GTS 512MB XXX edition problem

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March 26, 2008 4:14:53 PM

Hi..I just bought a XFX 8800GTS 512MB XXX edition. I hoped for better performance..but games like world in conflict, crysis and other 1/2 titles are jagging a lot..I got avg 18-20 fps for crysis at 1600x1200 res and 24-25 fps for 1200x1024 at all high settings..its the benchmark result ..and it goes down more in world in conflict. not sure whether its the normal scenario or my graphics card fault..or anything...GPU temperature on load doesn't cross 46C. Oh BTW i m using XP with SP2. But COD4, Bioshock, GRAW, HL-2 are just fine. In stalker I faced some artifacting problem when I changed the graphics settings within the game and after relaunching it was OK.

my spec ..

AMD athlon 3000+ 64 bit (754 PIN)
DDR 400 1 GB ram
750 watt thermaltake PSU
XFX 8800GTS 512MB XXX edition
Thermaltake Tai-Chi casing

So guys do you think think i should RMA it and get another one or get anything else like GT?
March 26, 2008 4:19:34 PM

BTW do I have to RMA it to get another GTS or GT or anything else???
March 26, 2008 4:26:22 PM

I've got exactly the same card and it just flies at everything inc. Crysis

I think the main problems are that your CPU is holding you back, and also games like Crysis and WiC like 2 GB of memory.

Interesting you say you've got a socket 754 Athlon, I always thought that they only were AGP only. What mobo are you using?
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March 26, 2008 4:36:47 PM

motherboard from sapphire..a really good motherboard
March 26, 2008 4:39:52 PM

any possibility that it can be faulty or anything like that..??
March 26, 2008 4:47:13 PM

Also remember to kick the fan speed up manually, it presets at 32% on my card, same as yours. And if your ram is ddr400, get some 800 if the mobo will let you, But if nothing else get 2 gigs of ram, that makes a huge diffrence.
March 26, 2008 4:57:41 PM

Its ur CPU! Make that ur next priority for an upgrade.

For smooth gaming get atleast 2 GB of ram.
March 26, 2008 5:56:49 PM

cpu and ram bottlenecks. Crysis uses 1.5gigs of ram for me on high at 1600x1200. You can add a gig of ram and try overclocking the processor, it might help, but it's probably time to look into upgrading the board, cpu and ram.
March 26, 2008 6:11:28 PM

yeah i would agree, time to play catchup, ask your boss for some overtime, and start researching, that way you can be happy knowing your getting the best performance at a good price.
March 26, 2008 8:07:57 PM

You've successfully strapped a V12 Biturbo onto a Lada Niva.

Sure, it'll excel at certain things, such as graphics benchmarks or drag races, but you'll be overlapped in any other form of race.

Get a new CPU, it won't set you back by much and RAM is almost free nowadays.
a b U Graphics card
March 26, 2008 8:20:14 PM

The artifacting concerns me. Make sure your card isnt getting too hot, check your gpu fan speeds and temps, and get another gig of ram
March 26, 2008 9:24:16 PM

Another vote for CPU and ram holding you back. Dam your card is worth 2 times as much as the rest of your system.

It is time to upgrade your system if you want to game. If money is an issue I recommend a P35 chipset motherboard: example Asus P5K SE $90.00 and a Intel e2180 for $79.00 and 2 gigs of Adata ram PC6400 800mhz for $46.00. Keep your PSU and DVD drive and HDD. Reformat HDD so it will run without problems on the new machine.

$215.00 and you will be kickingass compared to what you got now. You can overclock the e2180 to 3.0 real easy also.
March 26, 2008 9:55:32 PM

Same here it looks like its the combination of your cpu and ram that is limiting your performance for sure.
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March 26, 2008 10:44:31 PM

crusoe74 said.
"Interesting you say you've got a socket 754 Athlon, I always thought that they only were AGP only."
Several manufacturers produced motherboards with ATI 480 and nforce4x4 chipsets in 754 flavor they all had PCI-e
March 26, 2008 11:55:17 PM

rolli59 said:
crusoe74 said.
"Interesting you say you've got a socket 754 Athlon, I always thought that they only were AGP only."
Several manufacturers produced motherboards with ATI 480 and nforce4x4 chipsets in 754 flavor they all had PCI-e


I stand corrected
March 27, 2008 12:01:44 AM

Hmm, 1GB of DDR, a 754 AMD 3000+ and a 1600x1200 res... thar your problem! You most definately need to upgrade your RAM. These days there is just no excuse for having 1GB when 2GB can be had for $40 or less! Upgrading your RAM should be your first priority if you don't plan on upgrading your CPU. Your CPU is simply just holding you back. I'm afraid you will need to upgrade. I'm almost certain you will get significantly more FPS even if you upgrade to something like an AMD 4400, and 2GB of DDR2. If you're still experiencing problems, then definately RMA your device. Like others have said you should not be getting artifacting though. Check to make sure your vid card is not overheating.
March 27, 2008 12:52:08 AM

seems ram and cpu bottleneck.
March 27, 2008 2:14:03 AM

I have checked GPU temp when its fully loaded but it is cool like 45-46c from CPU-Z. I think temp is not an issue. Damn my CPU is too slow and I only have 1 gig of ram..planning to upgrade my rig but also in a budget range..
a b U Graphics card
March 27, 2008 2:36:37 AM

Was it CPUZ or GPUZ typo?
March 27, 2008 4:06:33 AM

sorry dude...its GPU-Z...
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