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April 18, 2009 5:07:30 AM

Hi,
i am a little dissapointed with my card.
This is the version with the bigger fan on it.
I play a lot of call of duty 4 and after awhile i start a multiplayer game, my fps go from 125 to sometimes 35 as the lowest.
The fan is working and i updated to the newest drivers, but still its messed up.
Btw. i run a quad core system (could that be the problem) and have 4gb ram.
Not sure if the card is broken, or part of it and if it needs to be rma'd.
If i need a new card, which card would be good for that kind a game and having a constand 125 fps?

Thanks for the input.

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a b U Graphics card
April 18, 2009 5:46:08 AM

First, FPS rates are not solely relative to the video card, but also the resolution of the monitor.

Second, I have a eVGA 8800GT 512MB (model 512-P3-801-AR) and it performs flawlessly in CoD4 at 1680x1050 resolution. Though I do not see often framerates over 100 except in close-quarters, I experience absolutely no slowdowns or choppiness at all with 4xAA and full AF. My framerates are usually in the 40-50 range during intense firefights.

I'm on a dual-core Athlon X2 5000+ @ 3.2Ghz, 4GB RAM, stock 8800GT 512, WinXP system.
April 18, 2009 5:53:34 AM

not sure what to say.
I run at 1440x900 and turned everything off and still get these fps drops.
My card has 1gb, but that does not matter really i think. Looks like yours works perfect and mine not. Perhaps it is broken after all then.
I would not complain if it drops here and then with 20 fps or so..
Not sure if the system matters, i forgot to mention. I run everything on Vista Home Premium (64).
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a b U Graphics card
April 18, 2009 5:58:31 AM

Direct X 10 updated? Maybe you're missing a motherboard chipset driver update, or BIOS update? Just taking stabs in the dark here, but you should look into all the possibilities.

And this is my 2nd one of these cards. The first one died a few weeks ago and I've only had this replacement for just over a week now. EVGA tech support is always open and they are VERY helpful. Give 'em a call - 1.888.881.EVGA (3842)
April 18, 2009 7:34:16 AM

yester64 said:
not sure what to say.
I run at 1440x900 and turned everything off and still get these fps drops.
My card has 1gb, but that does not matter really i think. Looks like yours works perfect and mine not. Perhaps it is broken after all then.
I would not complain if it drops here and then with 20 fps or so..
Not sure if the system matters, i forgot to mention. I run everything on Vista Home Premium (64).



:sarcastic: 

You won't believe this BULL *** i just found out...

You can't game on cod 4 at 1440x900 with a 8800gt on a 400mhz cpu...SON OF A BITCH!

....you get the idea right :whistle:  your hardware would be helpful to now..as well as the clocks of all your hardware
a b U Graphics card
April 18, 2009 8:35:07 AM

rewindlabs said:
:sarcastic: 

You won't believe this BULL *** i just found out...

You can't game on cod 4 at 1440x900 with a 8800gt on a 400mhz cpu...SON OF A BITCH!

....you get the idea right :whistle:  your hardware would be helpful to now..as well as the clocks of all your hardware


You're right, I won't believe it. :p 
April 18, 2009 10:44:15 AM

You need to over clock the pixel shaders. One 8800GT can max COD4 with all candy minus super sampling. 30-45 FPS with no CPU bottleneck. 8800GT SLI will max COD4 all candy minus super sampling @ Vsync 60Hz constant pretty much. This all at 1920x1200.

You claim to be getting 35 FPS at a significantly lower resolution that I stated so it sounds like a little bit of both CPU bottle neck and also it's only one 8800GT

Only thing you can do without upgrading to 3.2Ghz or SLI'ing is to over clock GPU core, memory frequency, and most importanly pixel shader clock.
April 18, 2009 3:01:21 PM

More detailed system info would be helpful,you say you are running 4g of ram ,,is that 4x1 or 2x2,if 4x1 then you need to go 2x2,would help with system timing..
My system is almost identical to RazberyBandit's except 2x1ram,works fine..:) 
April 18, 2009 3:16:11 PM

FPS are 100% video card related if you have an up-to-date system like yours. FPS are never consistantley at one frame rate. You will a lot of times be running a game like COD4 or 5 at 100 or so FPS but all during the game you will drop down to almost 20 or 30 FPS but it is for such a short time that your eyes never pick up on it. Your card is fine it's just when you see the minmum frame rate at something like 25 FPS and the average is 125 FPS it's normal, con't be alarmed.
April 18, 2009 4:55:24 PM

Hi, i already be happy that so many people answer to this. Thank You.

I took a snapshot from the Performance Information. It gives all the information. I hope.
You know the funny thing is that i bought that card in believing that i can run in my native resolution with everything on.
Right now i turned everything off and still get drops in the red (around 40fps) and i think that there is just something wrong with it.

Thanks again for helping me or for anyone who has the same problem.


Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium

System
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Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
Model P35-DS3L
Total amount of system memory 4.00 GB RAM
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, 2400 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
System type 64-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 4

Graphics
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Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
Total available graphics memory 2815 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 1024 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 1791 MB
Display adapter driver version 7.15.11.8250
Primary monitor resolution 1440x900
DirectX version DirectX 10

DirectX version: 10.0
GPU processor: GeForce 8800 GT
Driver version: 182.50
Stream processors: 112
Core clock: 600 MHz
Shader clock: 1500 MHz
Memory clock: 900 MHz (1800 MHz data rate)
Memory interface: 256-bit
Total available graphics memory: 2815 MB
Dedicated video memory: 1024 MB
System video memory: 0 MB
Shared system memory: 1791 MB
Video BIOS version: 62.92.16.00.49
IRQ: 16
Bus: PCI Express x16
July 7, 2010 3:49:11 AM

nice specs, but it doesnt tell us how well ur case is cooled. i have a nice antec case that had great air-flow, but overheated some while playing, got alot of framerate droppage... untill i got it loaded with fans setup in a good way (case only came with 2). NOW i can play most everything in high res without any hinderance.
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July 7, 2010 4:24:32 AM

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