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September 25, 2008 2:55:01 AM

Well, a month or so ago i built myself a new system....


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OCZ 4gb kit

Q6600 2.4 OC @ 2.8

2x EVGA 8800gt 512mb cards

500gb hd

antec 900 case

Vista ultimate 64 bit edition


Ok my problem is in the graphics area.. i feel liek i am not getting what i should be, i have most updated drivers, (have tried the evga one and the one from nvidia site). I got the 3dmark program right, i figured sweet ill see some pretty good fps... well think again... it was horrible, i was getting 17 to 38 on most test.... that janes test.... it is soooo laggy its not even funny... i have my sli set up correct.. i just dont know what is the deal... i hope this website can help me out :)  thanks

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a c 106 U Graphics card
September 25, 2008 4:48:09 AM

What games are you having trouble in and what settings are you running them at? If you're running at high settings just check the charts here to compare.
September 25, 2008 5:01:01 AM

well i have battlefield 2 and battlefield 2142, LOTR BFME 2 and expansion soon COD4, its just that, shouldnt i be getting higher FPS in that 3dmark if i get higher in games??? its just a bit confusing, oh and if u dont mind putting a link to charts? this is my first time on this site, it would be very appreciated :)  thanks
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September 25, 2008 6:17:50 AM

what scores are you getting?
September 25, 2008 7:48:07 AM

whats ur psu?
a b U Graphics card
September 25, 2008 11:05:55 AM

^+1
September 25, 2008 8:35:20 PM

i have a 650 watt psu max output is 750 watts, ill tell u my scores later on today
September 25, 2008 8:46:28 PM

what brand is that PSU? and what resolutions are you running at?
September 25, 2008 9:30:58 PM

it is a logisys , and the resolutions for games or screen resolution

my screen resolution for screen is 1280 x 1024 and games i play at same resolution
September 25, 2008 9:38:17 PM

Alright. Your PSU is extremely low quality, it could very well be the problem. How many Amps does it's 12v rail(s) give?

Also, running SLI on such a low resolution is almost worthless. At that res, the game is probably CPU bound; though that CPU is pretty fast. But still.

SLI is really powerful for resolutions like 1920x1200. Not so much as you decrease resolution.

If you have a better screen, use it.
September 25, 2008 9:43:18 PM

12v1:22A
12V2:22A
12V : 1A
a c 272 U Graphics card
September 25, 2008 9:46:15 PM

frozenlead said:
Alright. Your PSU is extremely low quality, it could very well be the problem. How many Amps does it's 12v rail(s) give?

Also, running SLI on such a low resolution is almost worthless. At that res, the game is probably CPU bound; though that CPU is pretty fast. But still.

SLI is really powerful for resolutions like 1920x1200. Not so much as you decrease resolution.

If you have a better screen, use it.

A bit misleading mate, 8800GT's work extremely well @1680x1050 above that and the GTS's do a better job. But I will agree with you about 1280x1040 being too low for a pair of GT's.
September 25, 2008 9:46:43 PM

22A is the minimum for the 8800GT, I believe, and you do have two rails for them, but since your PSU is of questionable quality, it could still very well be the problem.

Even with enough power, though, those 8800GT's won't even break a sweat gaming at 1280x1024. Turn up AA/AF all the way and see what happens.

And, to mouse, i never said it was limited to 1920x1200. Though, the performance boost from SLI will be greater at the higher res.
September 25, 2008 9:53:50 PM

ok, well I am going ot be getting 2 new coolers for the cards, so i might jsut get a new psu Frozen, if u can find me what i need to power 2 8800gt's have 4 sata and around 6 molex (and the usual) around 50$ for what u think would be better for it, it would be much appreciated

and i may jsut trade this monitor with my uncles, he has a 20" and resolution is set to the 1600x one and it is hard for them to read, this one at 1280 will be better for htem, so i may just do that

thanks for everyones input and solutions
a c 272 U Graphics card
September 25, 2008 10:24:28 PM

@sambo601, do NOT cheap out on the PSU, your GT's deserve the best.

@frozen, your comment, by stating a resolution, gives the impression that SLI only works on the higher res and more expensive (harder to come by for some) monitors, no offence meant.
September 26, 2008 12:49:06 AM

I was under the impression that 1680x1050 was a higher res...

anyway


I would never buy a power supply that was under $90. No matter what company it was from.

You look like you can do from a nice antec or thermaltake. I really like thermaltake's units, even if others don't agree.
September 26, 2008 7:50:01 AM

This topic is for discussion of helping sambo601 not discussion of PSU. I personally dont have an answer to sambo601's question;however, I am very positive that your PSU isn't the problem. I've seen people in this forum run higher Nvidia card in SLi with lower power supply than your PSU. Take these comments with a grain of salt because I dont want you to spend $XXX and nothing would improve.

ps: your PSU is an average PSU, so unless you got the faulty one than there should be something else that causes it.
September 26, 2008 2:14:35 PM

Discussing a PSU helps him - that's the point.

The other point is, he needs a new monitor, if his PSU is the problem or not.
September 26, 2008 2:32:20 PM

what modo do u have?
a c 272 U Graphics card
September 26, 2008 6:29:09 PM

magicbullet said:
This topic is for discussion of helping sambo601 not discussion of PSU. I personally dont have an answer to sambo601's question;however, I am very positive that your PSU isn't the problem. I've seen people in this forum run higher Nvidia card in SLi with lower power supply than your PSU. Take these comments with a grain of salt because I dont want you to spend $XXX and nothing would improve.

ps: your PSU is an average PSU, so unless you got the faulty one than there should be something else that causes it.

An 'average' PSU might not cut it, but then I am running a pair of 8800GT's in SLI so take that under advisement.
September 28, 2008 4:57:51 AM

thanks for all your help everyone, I am convinced that it is not the psu and it is the monitor, you all have helped me in one way or another, I thank you so much :) 
a b U Graphics card
September 29, 2008 11:05:02 AM

^Just replace that Logysis PSU. It is cr@p. Keeping it is just asking for trouble.
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