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July 7, 2011 5:09:26 AM

recently i bought zotac 9800gt 1 gb card...!! my pc specs are:
intel dual core 2.8 ghz
3 gb ddr3 ram
1280*1024 resolution
coolermaster 500w psu
windows 7 32bit

i am unable to play fifa 11 as it lags a bit continuosly..!!
i am unable to play call of duty black ops as it lags a bit continuosly..!!

on the other hand assasin creed brotherhood is running perfectly on max setting..!!!

why is lagging happning???? any solution??? plzzz help... :( 
thanks in advance..!

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July 7, 2011 5:25:36 AM

I recommend Using MSI AfterBurner to check if your GPU is being used at 100%... You'll lag at 100% or you can say low FPS at 100% GPU Usage... You shoulda be lagging as long as your GPU isn't at 100% usage.. my Bro's GT 9800 512MB can run BlackOps at Max/full settings without any problem... Awhile using MSI afterburner, check your temps, it could be at 80-90*C which well cause it to throttle down which makes your GPU stuck at lower speed until restart... If you want, OverClock your videocard to get high performance but there's a max so go up by 5-10MHz to test and see if stable when playing games and keep raising until there's spikes or like those random lines poping up...
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July 7, 2011 5:58:37 AM

legendkiller said:
I recommend Using MSI AfterBurner to check if your GPU is being used at 100%... You'll lag at 100% or you can say low FPS at 100% GPU Usage... You shoulda be lagging as long as your GPU isn't at 100% usage.. my Bro's GT 9800 512MB can run BlackOps at Max/full settings without any problem... Awhile using MSI afterburner, check your temps, it could be at 80-90*C which well cause it to throttle down which makes your GPU stuck at lower speed until restart... If you want, OverClock your videocard to get high performance but there's a max so go up by 5-10MHz to test and see if stable when playing games and keep raising until there's spikes or like those random lines poping up...


ur brother is using which processor???
i hav overcloked my gpu a bit using zotac firestorm...!!
i am able to play bt there is still lagging a bit as previous..!! how it is able to play at max setting without any lag??

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July 7, 2011 8:14:00 AM

If you have overclocked your card, get it running at stock speeds and check again if it lags or not. Also from the NVIDIA control panel, restore the original settings for the games you mention.
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July 7, 2011 10:18:33 AM

shishir18 said:
ur brother is using which processor???
i hav overcloked my gpu a bit using zotac firestorm...!!
i am able to play bt there is still lagging a bit as previous..!! how it is able to play at max setting without any lag??

It's a Q9550...
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July 7, 2011 10:21:39 AM

you should upgrade your cpu.From all your posts which you have made I can only conclude that your cpu is atrociously weak even for a 9800 GT.Buy at least a core 2 do and your problem should be solved
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July 7, 2011 6:08:00 PM

A Q9550 is the best processor in the 775 Socket board at the Performance+Price... The price is seriously high even though it's still the same price after all these years(3 years)... I still dont know why it's not dropping the price even though a i7 can win on all the things it can do...
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July 8, 2011 5:20:30 AM

bt on youtube there are videos of games played with 9800gt and dual core wth even less then 2.8 ghz...!! when they cn play thn why cnt i??? :'( 
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July 8, 2011 10:21:41 AM

plzz help :'( 
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July 8, 2011 10:28:40 AM

shishir18 said:
bt on youtube there are videos of games played with 9800gt and dual core wth even less then 2.8 ghz...!! when they cn play thn why cnt i??? :'( 

It depends on resolution.The lower the resolution the the higher the cpu matters.Since you play at a lower rez your gpu is not being utilisedBTW can you please install EVGA Precision?After you install it post back here coz the last time when you had a 5770 evga precision wouldnt even run
http://majorgeeks.com/EVGA_Precision_d6209.html
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July 8, 2011 11:06:34 AM

celpas said:
It depends on resolution.The lower the resolution the the higher the cpu matters.Since you play at a lower rez your gpu is not being utilisedBTW can you please install EVGA Precision?After you install it post back here coz the last time when you had a 5770 evga precision wouldnt even run
http://majorgeeks.com/EVGA_Precision_d6209.html

it is running..!! it was running with my old 9300gs also..!! there was problem running with 5770..!! wat to do now???
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July 8, 2011 11:11:52 AM

ok.open the program.click on the spanner (the wrench icon) and go into monitoring tab.There below you will find a number of ticks besides core clock,fan etc.Make sure the gpu usage has a tick to the left.If it doesnt have it click on it and make sure its ticked.Minimize the application.Now run any game and start playing a new game.On the top left corner you will see a percentage constantly changing.See whether it reads 100 % and post back here
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July 8, 2011 11:22:30 AM

celpas said:
ok.open the program.click on the spanner (the wrench icon) and go into monitoring tab.There below you will find a number of ticks besides core clock,fan etc.Make sure the gpu usage has a tick to the left.If it doesnt have it click on it and make sure its ticked.Minimize the application.Now run any game and start playing a new game.On the top left corner you will see a percentage constantly changing.See whether it reads 100 % and post back here



hey iam afraid it varying between 15 - 25 % only..!! :(  once it reached 35% thats it..!! :(  wat to do now..???!!
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July 8, 2011 11:26:09 AM

shishir18 said:
hey iam afraid it varying between 15 - 25 % only..!! :(  once it reached 35% thats it..!! :(  wat to do now..???!!

did you see the percentage in the game menu or during actual gameplay?
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July 8, 2011 11:53:16 AM

gameplay bro..!! actual gameplay..!! i tried with three games which are:

1- fifa 11- 15 -25%
2- assasins creed brotherhood- 45-70% (i am able to max out this game without any lagging)
2- cod blackops- 20-30%


wat to do now??
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July 8, 2011 12:01:51 PM

celpas said:
did you see the percentage in the game menu or during actual gameplay?

gameplay bro..!! actual gameplay..!! i tried with three games which are:

1- fifa 11- 15 -25%
2- assasins creed brotherhood- 45-70% (i am able to max out this game without any lagging)
2- cod blackops- 20-30%


wat to do now??
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July 8, 2011 12:03:18 PM

shishir18 said:
gameplay bro..!! actual gameplay..!! i tried with three games which are:

1- fifa 11- 15 -25%
2- assasins creed brotherhood- 45-70% (i am able to max out this game without any lagging)
2- cod blackops- 20-30%


wat to do now??

Well that settles it.Your cpu is bottlenecking you in every game you try.You should get 99% usage in all games you play.There are 3 reasons for low gpu usage
1.New drivers for a recently released card
2.Your psu is not up to the mark
3.Your cpu is weak for the card

Now it can't be reason 1 since the 9800 GT is pretty old.You have a high quality cooler master psu so even thats ruled out.So it has to be reason 3.Your pentium dual core is bottlenecking your card and the only way to solve the problem is to buy a new cpu.Yout pentium dual core is actually even weaker than the amd athlons.The pentiums were really bad for gaming even back in the day and they nearly always lost to the competitive amd athlons.Buy a new cpu.We can also advise you as to which cpu is best for your card.No wonder the 5770 was lagging in all your games.Your cpu bottlenecks the 9800 GT so a 5770 running on that cpu is out of question

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July 8, 2011 12:06:31 PM

core 2 duo will be appropriate?? will overclocking my processor will solve out this????
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July 8, 2011 12:07:51 PM

shishir18 said:
core 2 duo will be appropriate?? will overclocking my processor will solve out this????

Can you please try overclocking your card?Does the fps increase when you do that?
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July 8, 2011 12:20:22 PM

celpas said:
Can you please try overclocking your card?Does the fps increase when you do that?


it increased a bit....!! i m getting 20-32 fps..!!
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July 8, 2011 12:23:01 PM

wat to do??? is upgrading a cpu is must??? any other solution??
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July 8, 2011 12:40:34 PM

shishir18 said:
wat to do??? is upgrading a cpu is must??? any other solution??

Now I am an expert only on cards but I am 90% sure that upgrading the cpu should solve your problem.The pentium you have IS ATROCIOUSLY WEAK.However there is a 10% chance that your fps may not increase in which case you have to build yourself a new rig completely from scratch.BTW overclocking the pentium won't help because it is still too weak for your 9800 GT.Your card get only 20-30% usage in all games when it should be a constant 99%.That shows you how severely your card is being bottlenecked.Buy a core 2 duo and the problem should be solved. ;) 
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July 8, 2011 12:41:24 PM

shishir18 said:
it increased a bit....!! i m getting 20-32 fps..!!

BTW hou much did you overlcock your cardd in figures.Did you overclock by 5 mhz or more?
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July 8, 2011 1:13:42 PM

more then 5 mhz..!! around 20 mhz
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July 8, 2011 4:13:34 PM

shishir18 said:
more then 5 mhz..!! around 20 mhz

I am quite positive that your cpu is bottlenecking you.Replace it with a core 2 duo.BTW is this cooler master psu a new one?
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July 9, 2011 10:52:25 AM

celpas said:
I am quite positive that your cpu is bottlenecking you.Replace it with a core 2 duo.BTW is this cooler master psu a new one?


ya its a new one...!!
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July 9, 2011 10:53:22 AM

wat abt overclocking my processor???
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July 9, 2011 12:54:13 PM

shishir18 said:
wat abt overclocking my processor???

That won't help you in the least because its a very very weak cpu.The problem with your pc is that in every game you run the 9800 GT is processing in game frames per second so fast that your cpu is having trouble processing them BEFORE it sends the frames to your gpu.Therefore your gpu has to wait for the cpu to process the frame before sending it to the gpu.Because of this idle time your gpu usage is VERY VERY low.If you buy a high quality cpu your fps will increase about 3-4 times.I recommend a intel core 2 duo as a minimum upgrade but if you can afford it the intel core i5 is the best out there.
BTW also see the price of any amd phenom 2 X4 in your area.If its cheaper than the core 2 duo then go for it.
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July 10, 2011 7:33:40 AM

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July 10, 2011 8:04:41 AM

so what cpu you decided to get?
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July 10, 2011 1:39:26 PM

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