Hello, I bought my son a 9800 gtx+ graphics card for christmas. He was struggling with AION game graphics. I upgraded to an ocz modxtreme 700 watt psu for power also. We run windows xp w/sp3, and we have an asus a8 ae-le mobo with an ati radeon xpress 200 chipset. The processor is an amd x2 4400+. Using a gateway 20 inch hd lcd monitor.
Have seen some improvement in fps, but still getting graphics lag ie...slow to load details in the background. We also can't get more than 1440 x 900 as the highest option.
What am I not understanding? I'm learning as I go here...can anyone help?
"Great 1680x1050 performance in most games, 1920x1200 in most games with lowered detail"
So 1440 x 900 should be no issue at all.
How often do you "clean out" (dump temp files, degfrag, run AV, check startup programs which may be slowing system down, etc) machine ? When was last time you resintalled OS from scratch ? (I do my 3 son's yearly)
How much memory ?
That's a 4 year old processor and getting a bit long in the tooth....
This could just be a 'minor' driver related problem and is particularly likely if you had an ATI card installed on the system previously.
First do this:
Download the latest drivers for the card from the Nvidia website but do not install, then download Driversweeper and install it.
Set a Restore Point-Importaint!
Uninstall all existing and previous video drivers through the Add/Remove programs part of the Control Centre and reboot into Safe Mode.
Once in Safe Mode run Driversweeper and use it to sweep out the leftovers from the uninstall/s.
Reboot and install the new drivers, rebooting once the install is finished.
Make sure the system does not have a mass of programs running. Make sure the system only has icons and not file folders on the desktop. Disable any other programs using the internet connection and run a virus sweep to make sure the system is in good health.
And yes, the CPU is getting on a bit.