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 Problem With My 9600GT - Forum Six monitors running with three 9600gt 's - Forum The Geforce 9600GT Question and Info - Forum MSI 9600gt Artifacts - Forum 'NVIDIA's shady trick to boost the GeForce 9600GT ' - 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 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: Forum3870 vs 9600gt battle continues... ForumIs the Inquirer to be believed? 9600gt recalled? 9800gx2 delayed? Forum9600GT temperature problem ForumNEW Serious Editing/Gaming/Media Build ForumNeed serious help with my GPU Forum4850 vs. 9800gtx vs. 8800gt vs. 9600gt ForumNvidia 9600GT vs Nforce 210 1 gb vid card ForumAsus 8800GT 512MB or Asus 9600GT 1024MB! Urgent Help!! Forum8800gt or 9600gt ForumSerious "lag"-like problem ForumATI 3870 or Geforce 9600GT Forum9600GT Performing like crap.. why? Forum9600GT SLI beats 3870X2 ForumProblem with my Gigabyte 1gb 9600gt graphics card ForumJust bought a 7970... 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 !