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GeForce 470 problem

Hello guys,

I've got a little problem with my new video card: GeForce GTX470. The problem is that i don't really see a different in fps between my older 9800gtx and this 470. I lag in games like GTA IV (even on the lowest settings). But i play games like call of duty on 90 fps (which is the same as my 9800gtx).

I actually don't know what the problem is because i'm a nooby with computers. So please, don't talk too hard for me. :??:


Thanks already.
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  1. GTX470 has no problems, muct be your PC
  2. :lol: I love fanboy's


    @OP Can you list your full system spec's please..
  3. Rustyy117 said:
    :lol: I love fanboy's


    @OP Can you list your full system spec's please..


    Ehmm I know how to but what do i need to tell you? Which information do you need to know?

    Sorry for being such a noob.
  4. What processor, motherboard and powersupply you have.
  5. Rustyy117 said:
    What processor, motherboard and powersupply you have.


    Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X3 720 Processor (3 CPUs), ~3.6GHz
    Motherboard: Can't find it. :(
    Power suply: Seasonic M12D, 850Watt
  6. I'm pretty sure its the Asrock M3A785GXH,
  7. No problem with your PSU, its plenty powerful enough for a GTX470 system

    Your CPU isn't the best for gaming, however at 3.6Ghz it shouldn't be holding back your GTX470 by much. You should certainly be getting better FPS compared to your 9800GTX.

    I would recommend you uninstall the nvidia drivers, restart the PC and install the latest drivers just to see if it makes a difference.
    BTW Call of Duty has a FPS cap of 90FPS in the multiplayer.

    What resolution do you play games at?
  8. Rustyy117 said:
    No problem with your PSU, its plenty powerful enough for a GTX470 system

    Your CPU isn't the best for gaming, however at 3.6Ghz it shouldn't be holding back your GTX470 by much. You should certainly be getting better FPS compared to your 9800GTX.

    I would recommend you uninstall the nvidia drivers, restart the PC and install the latest drivers just to see if it makes a difference.
    BTW Call of Duty has a FPS cap of 90FPS in the multiplayer.

    What resolution do you play games at?


    1680x1050 but before i had a screen with 1440x900. The 9800gtx didn't really lag on that but the 470 does.
  9. have you tried what I said about the drivers?
  10. Rustyy117 said:
    have you tried what I said about the drivers?


    I'm doing that now.
  11. Rustyy117 said:
    have you tried what I said about the drivers?


    It works a little bit better now but it still lags alot.
  12. RAM? Its possible 1 or more of your sticks disconnected as you were installing the graphics card and now your being held back by 1gb of RAM or something. Happened to me before.
  13. Cannibalsnail said:
    RAM? Its possible 1 or more of your sticks disconnected as you were installing the graphics card and now your being held back by 1gb of RAM or something. Happened to me before.


    nahh It says 4 gb ram which is OK. But i had a little problem with installing my 9800gtx for pshyx. Maybe i did something wrong. I'm gonna check it soon. :D
  14. If you can run some benchmarks with your CPU at 3.6Ghz, then overclock as much as you can and run the benchmarks again.

    Or play a game on low settings and note the FPS, then wack on the AA and other details and note the FPS

    Both ways will test to see if you have a CPU bottleneck

    If your FPS increases with a higher CPU speed then its highly likely you have a CPU bottleneck, or if your FPS from low to high settings doesn't change then thats also an indication of a CPU bottleneck.
  15. Rustyy117 said:
    If you can run some benchmarks with your CPU at 3.6Ghz, then overclock as much as you can and run the benchmarks again.

    Or play a game on low settings and note the FPS, then wack on the AA and other details and note the FPS

    Both ways will test to see if you have a CPU bottleneck

    If your FPS increases with a higher CPU speed then its highly likely you have a CPU bottleneck, or if your FPS from low to high settings doesn't change then thats also an indication of a CPU bottleneck.


    Dude, i noticed i had a few other drivers still on my computer. I just delete them all and installed the right driver again. It works now! Thanks!! :D
  16. No worries man.
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