Serious 9600GT Problems Tags: Graphics Cards Graphics Last response: June 12, 2008 3:48 PM in Graphics & Displays Share bungeeboy June 12, 2008 2:04:46 PM Hi This is my new build which is having some serious issues running any 3d. Core2 Quad 9450 2.66GHz Vista (32) SP1 4GB ocz Platinum (2x2Gb) DDR3 1066MHz Gigabyte GA-EP35C-DS3R rev2.1 Gigabyte 9600GT 512Mb PCI-e 2.0 500w ocz stealthxstream 2 x seagate barracuda 160Gb - Raid 0 1TB Western Digital Should be fairly quick but im only getting a horrible 1100 score on 3d mark 06 CPU score was 3995 This system should definatly be 12k+ What could be wrong? Faulty GPU? Its running at 53deg idle. All help greatly appreciated Thanks More about : 9600gt problems knotknut June 12, 2008 2:26:35 PM Go to Nvidia web site download, and save to desk top, driver for Vista. From control panel uninstall ALL video card drivers. Reboot Install from desk top saved driver. Reboot and run 3dmark06 (no AA) cranbers June 12, 2008 2:51:21 PM Keep in mind the settings for 3dmark, higher resolution or any other aa settings will severely cripple the score. The "common" benchmarks are based on default settings. Also yes, make sure you get the most recent drivers for your motherboard and video card. If none of those help, try another benchmark, like 3dmark 05 or 03 see if you get the same results. Usually grahpics have issues other then just slow performance if there is somethign wrong with the card itself. Like display corruption or system instability while playing games. Related resources Serious problems while trying to play almost anything! - Forum Serious pc problems - Forum Serious overclocking problems - Forum Serious Memory and Performance Problems - Forum IMPORTANT - My Computer is having SERIOUS problems - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer bungeeboy June 12, 2008 3:05:01 PM Hi, I uninstalled the driver and restarted. Reinstalled the latest driver from nvidia website. No luck - still running at 2-4fps. (aa off) all settings at default There are some settings in bios - but even on the standard settings this should be doing something good. PsyKhiqZero a b U Graphics card June 12, 2008 3:31:13 PM did you plug a power cable into the 9600gt? evongugg a b U Graphics card June 12, 2008 3:41:40 PM 3DMark 06 is not the best benchmarking utility. Results can vary widely. Try 3DMark Vantage. knotknut June 12, 2008 3:48:00 PM Under "Advanced Bios Features" C1E = Disable EIST = Disable INIT Display First=PEG Option: Send video card back (poor display performance) defective. Reorder something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solved9600gt Standby problems Forum SolvedI desperately serious problem - 100% disk usage laptop windows 8.1 Forum New graphics card causing problems. Need serious help. Forum SolvedSerious Problem - Black screen on new computer Forum Intel i7 920 serious cooling problems Forum SolvedSerious Problems with ATI Radeon 6770 HD Forum Serious freezing/blue screen problems when gaming - even old games please help Forum SolvedSerious unexplainable windows/explorer.exe problems Forum SolvedMotherboard and static problem [Long/Serious thread] Forum SolvedFinished new build - a few problems some more serious than others Forum SolvedSerious Booting Problem Forum SolvedSerious Problem Installing Windows 8.1. Please Help!! Forum SolvedSerious Problem! | Unexplained noises from PC! Forum Serious problems with 4770k and Z87 temperatures Forum Max Payne 3 video problems with Geforce 9600GT Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !