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8500GT lag issue

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December 4, 2009 5:02:24 PM

hi

i have an 8500Gt 512MB DDR2 graphics card. Sometimes when i run a game a high pitched noise starts to come from the VGA and everything lags. This happens only in some games. I can play Call of duty 6 with very high specs and can't play battlefield 2 with even the lowest specs, caus the sound starts to come and everything lags. This happens in Crysis, not in Warhead though, GTA4, Mass Effect, Farcry 2 etc. I even have the drivers updated and everything.
Here are PC specs.
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.40GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
VGA Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 8500 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Memory: 499 MB

So pls can someone help me???

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a c 147 U Graphics card
December 4, 2009 6:08:16 PM

What power supply do you have? The high pitched noise is usually associated with a power supply and not a video card. Are you running this off a low wattage OEM PSU? That could potentially be the issue. The 8500GT is not a gaming card, and if this is in a lowend system it could be straining your PSU if for example it is a 250W oem PSU.
December 5, 2009 2:24:54 AM

mine's a 195W PSU...does this mean i hav to buy a new one?
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a c 106 U Graphics card
December 5, 2009 2:45:25 AM

You're lucky your PSU hasn't blown up already. I would efinetly recommend getting a newer, quality unit. That high pitched noise is likely caused by your PSU which is basically crying out in pain
a b U Graphics card
December 5, 2009 2:50:19 AM

8500GT is a low budget, low power card from 3 generations again. You really can't play GTA4 or FarCry2 with decent settings, and definitely not Crysis. If you have a standard ATX case, I suggest you upgrade that PSU and your graphics card.

Like the others said, that noise means your PSU is over-stressed or dying.
December 5, 2009 2:50:21 AM

thanks everyone i'll definitely buy a new one now today!!!
a b U Graphics card
December 5, 2009 2:51:36 AM

If you have around $400, you can build yourself an entirely new system that can run those games pretty well. (you can also sell your current system for $100-$150 for funds)
December 5, 2009 2:51:44 AM

Bluescreendeath said:
8500GT is a low budget, low power card from 3 generations again. You really can't play GTA4 or FarCry2 with decent settings, and definitely not Crysis. If you have a standard ATX case, I suggest you upgrade that PSU and your graphics card.

Like the others said, that noise means your PSU is over-stressed or dying.


Uh..dude no disrespect, but i'm already playing warhead with "gamer" settings.
a b U Graphics card
December 5, 2009 2:56:24 AM

How is that possible? O_o

An 8600GT can barely run Crysis at mainstream settings and that is 30-40% better than an 8500GT. Typically, I think an 8800GT (which is 12 tiers above the 8500GT, and so at least 400-500% better) is the minimum required to run Crysis at "gamer settings..."

What is your resolution and fps?

Are you sure what you have is an 8500?

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card,...
a b U Graphics card
December 5, 2009 3:03:53 AM

fasistkieth said:
yep definitely sure , caus that's says on the box [ASUS EN 8500GT MAGIC]
and my fps is usualy around 40 while in 800X600 resolution (ingame)


woah, that's pretty good actually. Even though it's 800x600, I'm surprised...
December 11, 2009 1:04:26 PM

megamanx00 said:
You're lucky your PSU hasn't blown up already. I would efinetly recommend getting a newer, quality unit. That high pitched noise is likely caused by your PSU which is basically crying out in pain

Alrite, i got a new PSU, still getting that damn noise and the stupid lag spikes :fou:  :fou:  :cry: 
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a b U Graphics card
December 23, 2009 2:19:17 PM

hi, you have to change your GPU, ATI retailers are proposing good prizes for HD 4000 series.
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