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PNY 8800GT has been having bad frames for a while

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December 22, 2008 8:44:50 PM

Well I bought a Pny Geforce Nvidia 8800gt video card and At first I thought it was just great, but either I in updating the drivers or maybe it has always been like
this, I noticed that other people while playing like cod4 or codwaw on xbox live it was soooo much smoother. So I look back at mine and use fraps for fps... well
I am getting just kind of really bad fps, Even though at 1440x900 display not even 1680x 1050 and also pretty low textures and such with no aa it is like 15-24ish
fps while other people on the pc have been getting like 60ish with high settings?

These people have also had about 2-3 gbs of ram and p4 3.2ghz processors, so what is up? I am not sure when or if it changed and went wrong, or if it is just a
faulty card that still works but badly.

my system is this: using cpuz and another program and taking just some of the info, tell me what else you may need


CPU-Z version 1.49

Processors Map

Number of processors 1
Number of threads 2

Processor 0
-- Core 0
-- Thread 0
-- Thread 1

Processors Information

Processor 1 (ID = 0)
Number of cores 1 (max 1)
Number of threads 2 (max 2)
Name Intel Pentium 4 640
Codename Prescott
Specification Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz
Package Socket 775 LGA (platform ID = 4h)
Extended CPUID F.4
Core Stepping N0
Technology 90 nm
Core Speed 3192.1 MHz (16.0 x 199.5 MHz)
Rated Bus speed 798.0 MHz
Stock frequency 3200 MHz
Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, EM64T
L1 Data cache 16 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
Trace cache 12 Kuops, 8-way set associative
L2 cache 2048 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Control yes
FID range 14.0x - 16.0x
VID range 1.116 V - 1.420 V
Features XD


+2.5 gbs of ram all working

+a PSU with enough volts etc, I think it is like 650W? and it is a single rail I will check soon

air flow seems alright no super high temps, or atleast not poast like about 50C sot that shouldn't matter

uhm its an Dimension e510 dell mother board but it has PCI x16 which ppl said shouldn't matter too much with the 2.0 vid card


Name: NVIDIA GEFOrce 8800GT
REvision: A2
Tech: 65nm
Die size 330mm^2
Bios version: 62.92.1f.00.51
Device ID: 10DE - 0611
Subvendor Pny (196E)
ROPs: 16
Buss interface PCI-E 2.0 x16 @ x16
shaders: 112 unified
DX support: 10.0/SM4.0
Pixel Fillrate: 9.6 GPixel/s
Text fillrate: 33.6Gtexel/s
GGDDR3 memory
bus width: 256bits
Memory size: 512MB
bandwidth: 57.6gb/s
driver version: nv4_disp (ForceWare 180.48) / XP
NOTE: for the below this is also defualt no OC atm
GPU clock: 600mhz
memory 900Mhz
shader 1500mhz
NVIDIA SLI disabled
fan speed is 30% 871 RPM
gpu temp is 48.8 C this is kind of random its usually about 45 -53?
PCB temp is 45.5 C

More about : pny 8800gt bad frames

December 22, 2008 9:32:52 PM

So basically I just need to know what is getting me these super low fps when I should be able to max my settings for cod at 14x9 res. and have like 50-60 fps easily?
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a b U Graphics card
December 22, 2008 10:22:36 PM

It's possible that you are CPU limited - a 3.2GHz Prescott is getting on the older side.
December 22, 2008 11:17:45 PM

I have thought of that but many people have been using a p4 like 2.6 or something and they have better fps than me at betting settings with actually worse comp parts however they may not have a pny it may be like a diff company.

One thing i heard about was reinstalling xp, and I am not sure I want to do this or if it will just mess things up etc. but its really odd :<
December 23, 2008 7:59:41 PM

I guess it really could be the processor but I mean I don't seem to have a way of knowing that as any other cpu i have access to is very new and may not help much, but I will try to install these games on the suped up dad's comp i made for him a few months ago but

is there any other anwsers cuz i really do wana try and fix this etc....
December 27, 2008 7:46:34 PM

Anybody else have ideas, or know if it is cpu limited for sure?

my dads with the ati radeon 4850 computer with dual core 2.6 ghz or so works VERY well with this game
a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2008 3:11:44 AM

I would guess CPU. Right now dude, I've got a 9600gt video card on order. But I can tell you for example, I went from using an AMD Athlon 3500+, probably slightly faster than your P4, to an Athlon x2 5200+. Mind you for video I've been using an Nvidia 7300LE card.

Kinda slow, but I can tell you when I upgraded to the dual core chip, I saw a good difference in games even with the 7300LE. Get a better processor, maybe a little more ram, and that computer should scream.
January 7, 2009 10:17:58 PM

Ah sweet thanks,

Seems like all I do is replace on this computer haha, well anyway I bet a cpu would only make this computer last for another 1.5 years until another thing happens, which means that after I probably update this cpu when the next problem occurs I will just get a new computer.

1 last question: If I were to get a new cpu would it be best to just spend like 70 bucks and overcock a duo to a certain amount or spend an extra 25 and get around a 100$ chip for just a lot better performance, or whats the deal I mean the prescott motherboard or 745 or w.e doesn't seem like it would be going anywhere new in the next year so any ideas on a real nice deal nice fit off the top of ur heads?
such as this?:

Thanks guys :D 
October 22, 2010 10:30:20 AM

try using the on board control panel and set up your 8800gt over clocking can get the over clocking device control from the nvidia site!it's on the down load page.after you download it you can do the agreement thing for it and it opens up the settings try that out it might help.i have the same card for 3 years now and never had any problems!you can set the fan speed and set all the clocks for memory shaders ,core clock's.don't over do it just bump it up a little at a time and try it in till you get what your looking for.i only do like 615 for core clock, 950 for memory,and 1530 for shader's!hope it helps!
October 22, 2010 10:42:19 AM

oh and another thing turn your fan speed up to at least 70 or 80!i bought and after market fan for my 8800gt with two fans an its own speed control' works sweet at keeping it nice and cool!i also have an intel core 2 duo 2.93 ghz cpu and it fly's and 4gig of g series gaming ram made by patriot!no lag at all except when i play a game and have stuff running in the back ground! you could also download revatuner for the over clocking stuff its on major geeks!just be care full with the fan you don't want it to over heat and kill the card!or over clock it to much and kill it bump it up a little at a time so you don't over do it!
a c 271 U Graphics card
October 22, 2010 10:54:27 AM

@mjh214, check the last post date in future!