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6800GT giving very low fps! HELP!!!

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May 26, 2005 11:18:44 PM

Im playing UT2K4 (mostly on Torlan map) and im getting very very low fps! im talking 20-60fps! i set my driver settings to application controled. Im playing the game with default settings as well at 1024x768 res. what the hell is wrong with this thing? it should be at least 80-90 fps. someone plz help :-(
my system components are listed below in my signature.

Asus P4800 Deluxe - 3.0C - 4X256MB corsair twinx - 6800GT 256mb - sata w/8mb 160gb - 120gb w/8mb - Thermaltake purepower 480w - Thermaltake XaserIII

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May 26, 2005 11:59:59 PM

Is this a fresh install of windows?
May 27, 2005 12:36:50 AM

nope

Asus P4800 Deluxe - 3.0C - 4X256MB corsair twinx - 6800GT 256mb - sata w/8mb 160gb - 120gb w/8mb - Thermaltake purepower 480w - Thermaltake XaserIII
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May 27, 2005 1:08:31 AM

may i also add that my system hangs pretty often during gameplay :-( .

Asus P4800 Deluxe - 3.0C - 4X256MB corsair twinx - 6800GT 256mb - sata w/8mb 160gb - 120gb w/8mb - Thermaltake purepower 480w - Thermaltake XaserIII
May 27, 2005 1:32:07 AM

Well you have previous drivers, you'll have to get rid of them all, use drivercleaner, just google for that. Get rid of all previous drivers, ATI/Nvidia/whatever other company, then reinstall chipset drivers, then install latest graphics drivers.
May 27, 2005 2:16:36 AM

You'll also want to be sure you have the latest version of DirectX installed. And you might want to defrag your hard drive if you haven't done that in a while. Also, check what background programs are running and shut down any uneccesary ones. All this is really simple stuff, but it makes a real difference.
May 27, 2005 2:24:28 AM

Fvking do a fresh install newb! Save all the crap you need and do a fresh install.

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May 27, 2005 2:31:21 AM

Jeez, calm down, don't post when you're having a period:D 
May 27, 2005 10:13:01 AM

thanks for the tips, im gonna try them all out (except for the one the guy with the period suggested) and let you know how it turns out. :-)

Asus P4800 Deluxe - 3.0C - 4X256MB corsair twinx - 6800GT 256mb - sata w/8mb 160gb - 120gb w/8mb - Thermaltake purepower 480w - Thermaltake XaserIII
May 27, 2005 1:40:56 PM

welp, I did what u suggested with driverclean but no cigar. still pretty low framerates, doesnt seem like an improvment occured :-( .im open for more suggestions.

Asus P4800 Deluxe - 3.0C - 4X256MB corsair twinx - 6800GT 256mb - sata w/8mb 160gb - 120gb w/8mb - Thermaltake purepower 480w - Thermaltake XaserIII
May 27, 2005 8:01:50 PM

Yes, and you'll start with a clean registry, and very little junk. That by itself can speed up your machine.

Nothing is as easy as it looks
June 3, 2005 3:05:19 PM

I had the same problem and i fixed it very very very very very very easily.
I downloaded the latest drivers from Nvidia.
Then i rebooted and ran UT2004 again and guess what....it worked way better. Better as in 16x12 everything maxed out and a solid 45fps. Most people demand 60+ but i am cool with 45.

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June 6, 2005 7:49:37 PM

yeah, you never mentioned what version you are running

I think we're at 72..something or other now?
and check your processes, sometimes its just some dumb spyware
clean your start folder in your start menu
June 8, 2005 8:23:57 PM

Do you have the power cable plugged in to the card? I forget what they call that connection...i'll probably remember as soon as i hit continue...I've had problems where things started running slow because of a loose power cable (xfx 6800 gt pci-e). A friend of mine had the same problem until he uninstalled and reinstalled his drivers (agp bfg 6800 gt oc).

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