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Upgraded from GTX260 to an XFX 6950.. performs worse?

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September 11, 2011 5:42:41 AM

It seems like I'm getting worse FPS in almost every video game I've tested it on so far. I understand Borderlands is designed heavily for NVIDIA cards so I'll excuse that, but, on every other game (GTA IV most notably) I've played I'm getting no to less performance. As far as I know, I've installed the correct and most recent drivers. It also seems like even outside of games, such as on the desktop or even typing seems a little more sluggish.. That could be me though. It'd be really appreciated if someone could tell me what was going on. I have a feeling I've done something incredibly stupid, or overlooked something, so go easy on me :p 

I'll post my dxdiag information below:

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System Information
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Time of this report: 9/10/2011, 22:36:29
Machine name: YES-PC
Operating System: Windows Vistaâ„¢ Home Basic (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.110617-0336)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 4094MB RAM
Page File: 2498MB used, 7617MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 7.00.6002.18107 64bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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Display Devices
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Card name: AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series
Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x6719)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6719&SUBSYS_31261682&REV_00
Display Memory: 2803 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1012 MB
Shared Memory: 1791 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (75Hz)
Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor
Driver Name: aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx32,aticfx32,aticfx32,atiumd64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atidxx32,atiumdva,atiumd6a.cap,atitmm64.dll
Driver Version: 8.17.0010.1091 (English)
DDI Version: 11
BGRA Supported: Yes
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 7/28/2011 14:39:14, 852992 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-2459-11CF-7171-2C11BEC2C535}
Vendor ID: 0x1002
Device ID: 0x6719
SubSys ID: 0x31261682
Revision ID: 0x0000
Revision ID: 0x0000
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C
Deinterlace Caps: {6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
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DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled



a c 173 U Graphics card
September 11, 2011 5:54:17 AM

check CCC settings, make sure any anti-aliasing is off, many people report performance issues with morphological AA box ticked. When upgrading graphics cards you really should use Driversweeper in safe mode to remove all traces of the old cards drivers before you install the new drivers. Do that, remove all display drivers and only install the latest ones.
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September 11, 2011 5:55:15 AM

iam2thecrowe said:
check CCC settings, make sure any anti-aliasing is off, many people report performance issues with morphological AA box ticked. When upgrading graphics cards you really should use Driversweeper in safe mode to remove all traces of the old cards drivers before you install the new drivers. Do that, remove all display drivers and only install the latest ones.


Appreciate it! I'll report back with the results.
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September 11, 2011 6:02:39 AM

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1. Most of ur........input is useless and it's hard to find actual useful information from it.
2. we only need basics, motherboard,CPU, power supply, OS
3. Have u clean the nvidia drivers completely?


Noted, I cut it down quite a bit.

Probably not, they're gone from the add/remove programs but that's about it.



@iam2thecrowe:
Morphological AA was off. I can't turn all of them off, most of them are on a slider from performance to quality.. I'll assume that I should have them toward performance and use application settings. I'll go ahead and do driver sweeper now.
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September 11, 2011 6:21:40 AM

why is your page file so low ? performance isn't always judged by FPS. but I bet you get higher minimum FPS. A "newer" processor will pick that up though.( 1156, etc.) I have a similar processor for gaming and have a 2gig 6950 and have no problems with anything. did you go to windows update lately ? what power supply do you have ? I'd go into the device manager, find the video card and uninstall it from the panel, reboot and let windows find the new hardware. Then I would worry about installing the driver suite from AMD.

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September 11, 2011 6:41:17 AM

swifty_morgan said:
why is your page file so low ? performance isn't always judged by FPS. but I bet you get higher minimum FPS. A "newer" processor will pick that up though.( 1156, etc.) I have a similar processor for gaming and have a 2gig 6950 and have no problems with anything. did you go to windows update lately ? what power supply do you have ? I'd go into the device manager, find the video card and uninstall it from the panel, reboot and let windows find the new hardware. Then I would worry about installing the driver suite from AMD.


I have no idea actually.. I'll have to look at that.

I have a few updates pending, I'll go ahead and update that now. I'll do the other things you recommended too. Thanks a TON guys :)  If anyone else has any suggestions, I'm open!
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