I'VE GOT tHE SAME FPS IN ALL SETTINGS ON EVERY GAME ; I'VE TRIED A LOTS OF THINGS ; I HAVE THIS PROBLEM SINCE I'VE BOUGHT MY 4850. BEFORE THAT,THE 8800GS WAS WORKING OK, NOW , BOTH CARDS WORK BAD. (8800GS and 4850)
I have already tried:
REMOVING 2gbs of my ram memory
Checked PSU Voltages
Checked GPU TEMPS
Checked CPU TEMPS
IN ALL GAMES I GET 20-30 FPS IN LOW SETTINGS (depending what game i play) and 20-35 FPS ON HIGH SETTINGS, I NEED HELP ; THIS IS VERY ANNOYING ; AND I CAN'T ENJOY MY 4850,
here are my specs:
Core 2 Duo E4600
Ati Radeon 4850 (now using 8800GS)
(one module of 2gb, (800MHZ) and two modules of 1 gb (667mhz))
Gigabyte E-P45 UD3L (my old motherboard was Intel DG35EC, ive changed it because i thought it was a PCI 1.1 problem (4850 uses 2.0)
Sorry for my bad english, it's not my main language.
Your cpu is the biggest a bottleneck. Try oc to say 3ghz, i guess you will need to raise Vcole a little. I've got email@example.com and it works quite good. I don't think that cpu will be the real reason but I have no idead what else it can be, oh almost forgot, do you have the newest drivers for that 4850? Tell us what result do you get. And btw. differences between pcie 1.1 and 2.0 are really marginal, ask first before you buy anything, ok?
I do not want to hijack this thread but instead provide another data point of reference for the same problem.
I too am getting low fps in games no matter what the quality or resolution I set it as.
My Specs: OS: Windows 7 64-bit Professional (happened in Win XP 32-bit as well) Memory: 4GB DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) - 4 x 1GB CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ (Overclocked to 2.889GHz from 2.5GHz) GPU: NVIDIA XFX Geforce 7950GT 256MB (Overclocked to Core/Memory of 670MHz/800MHz from 570MHz/730MHz) HDD: Seagate 250GB HDD @ 7200RPMs Monitor: LG 22" Widescreen running at 1600x1050
My 3dMark06 Scores: Score: 5867 SM 2.0: 2470 SM 3.0: 2418 CPU: 1914
The games this occurs in are: Team Fortress 2, Borderlands, and Left 4 Dead.
I am starting to think it's a bottleneck with my CPU but not sure. These games (except for Borderlands which I didn't own back then) used to run fine with all settings maxed out.