So I'm new to this site and might have this in the wrong section.. so sorry ahead of time.
Anyways, recently I bought basically a new computer:
-EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit DDR3 x 1
-MSI 790XT-G45 AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD
-CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W
-ARCTIC COOLING Pro 92mm CPU Cooler
-AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor
The problem I am having is that I'm getting 20-50 FPS in every game I play even after I change graphics to low or high. I've tried old drivers, the drivers that came with the card, and drivers off of NVIDIA. I've also tried many little tweaks to both my computer and games that I have found to work for other people with similar problems.
Again Thank You, I will try and get back here nearly everyday to try as many things I can.
Maybe if you got 4GB or more ram. You need to check every thing config wise to rule out every thing else. Are you gaming at max settings? Make sure the ram is in dual channel mode and not in single channel. The ram timings also impact performance so make sure they are stock according to the ram defaults.
I have 4GB of RAM at the moment but I'm running on 32bit so it's only using half, and no I'm not running any of the games on max. I'll check on the dual channel thing and what not and get back.
Edit: On newegg.com, where I bought it, it says my motherboard is only Dual Channel...
In my BIOS under DRAM Configuration, my timing is set to Auto. When I select auto I can change it to DCT-0, DCT-1, or Both. Should I leave it at auto or change it?
Install speed Fan to check temp for ur CPU and video card and HD also, post ur value here, I am using 9800gtx+ also, all setting max, 4xmsaa, avg 55FPS for Dirt 2, 1280x720.(run in xp mode)
My spec are
P4 3.0 prescott HT
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 (win 7 64 bit)
Maxtor 80G (win xp pro 32bit)
ur spec should have higher frame rate
BTW i am using the lastest driver from nvidia, should not have any problems with it
It seems to only be Counter Strike: Source that is effected majorly, other Valve games are slightly messed up, same with Call of Duty 2. I'm not sure what could cause it other than a patch for the game or a recent Nvidia update.
I'm getting closer to the answer and I thank you all, so far.