HELP!!! graphics problem with good comp

I just bought a new video card (e-Geforce FX 5700LE) and for some reason my performance in half life counter-strike isnt as good as i was expecting (drops to 30-50 fps around people or gunfire with v-sync off). I have a P4 1.79 Ghz cpu and 512mb ram. After i installed the card into my machine, i went to and downloaded the most recent video drivers. I know the problem isnt being caused by half-life's 60fps cap with vsync on so i at least know that is not the route problem. does anyone have any suggestions on what i should do from here? any help would be greatly appreciated,
thanks in advance, chris pate
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  1. I bet you used to have an ATI card, no?

    If you dont clean every last bit of the competing drivers off your system youll see problems like you have here. If its not too big of a deal, I would format and reinstall windows. I do that every few months anyway.

    "Who is General Failure, and why is he reading my drive?"
    P4 3.0 HT, Intel D865GBF, 512MB Crucial PC3200 DDR, WD 36GB Raptor 10,000RPM, BBA Radeon 9800PRO, SB Audigy, Hauppage WinTV
  2. what was your previous card? the 5700LE aint an amazing card. Maybe its not that big of an upgrade. Or maybe its old drive like pointed by the poster above

    Asus P4P800DX, P4C 2.6ghz@3.25ghz, 2X512 OCZ PC4000 3-4-4-8, Leadtek FX5900 w/ FX5950U bios@500/1000, 2X30gig Raid0
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