EVGA 6800 Blues Help!

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  1. LedHed

    LedHed Jr in Electrical Engineering @ NC State University

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    Systems Specs:

    SY-KT600 DRAGON PLUS v.1.0 Motherboard
    AMD XP3200+
    1.5g Corsair PC3200
    GeForce 6800 Driver 7.1.8.4
    XP Pro Full Install w/ Service Pack 2
    200gig SATA Western Digital
    420W Thermaltake Purepower Power Supply
    6 Channel Onboard VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller (WDM)

    FYI I got a 8367 In 3dMark03 (shouldnt I be getting higher with my sys?)

    My problem begins in Counter-Strike Source. I previously had an ATI Radeon 9500 Pro 128mb card running the game mostly high with no filtering at 70-80fps avg. I stuck my 6800 into the machine expecting a tremendous increase in performance. I told Windows to let me install the drivers on my own when prompted then I choose the 71.84 drivers from NVIDIA's website. Installed the drivers all went flawlessly. Entered Counter-Strke Source and was immediately dissapointed. I am running at framerates around 30-40 fps and I noticed a lot more settings were turned on so I turned it back down to what I had it set at with no filtering or anything just plain Triple Buffering and still I am running slower than my 9500 Pro was.

    My opinion is that my motherboard thinks the card is PCI. The card is in the AGP slot with 8x enabled in bios. However when you go to Device Manager and look at the display adapters properties windows shows the location as PCI Bus 1. Also in 3dMark03 it shows beside the card properties PCI instead of AGP. As shown below.

    PCI

    Name NVIDIA GeForce 6800
    Vendor ID 0x10de
    Device ID 0x0041
    SubSystem ID 0xa3433842
    Revision ID 0x00a1



    Then down below this at motherboard info it says under agp.


    AGP

    Revision 3.5
    Rate 4x, 8x (8x enabled)
    Available Rate 0x0000000c
    Selected Rate 0x00000008
    Aperture Size 0 B
    Sideband Addressing supported (enabled)
    Fast Write not supported


    All of my PCI slots say

    Designation PCI0 Type
    PCI Characteristics 5.0V, PME Signal
    Data Bus Width 32 b
    Details Available, Long
    IRQ 0

    This making me think my motherboard is confused and thinks this card is in a PCI slot?

    But then finally when I go down to the AGP slot it says:

    Slot 5/5 (AGP)

    NVIDIA GeForce 6800
    Order 0
    Designation AGP
    Type AGP
    Characteristics 5.0V
    Data Bus Width 32 b
    Details In Use, Long
    Device Class Display Adapter
    Manufacturer NVIDIA
    Driver Version 7.1.8.4
    Driver Date 2-24-2005
    IRQ 16

    Does anyone have any idea on why I am having such poor FPS in CS:S. Or does my mobo think my card is PCI? Sorry for the long post. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. Resistor

    Resistor Get it Going..

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    Use driver cleaner to clear all the old stuff left by Catalyst.. Try taht first..
     
  3. LedHed

    LedHed Jr in Electrical Engineering @ NC State University

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    Already did that before I installed anything.
     
  4. jasonbourne

    jasonbourne New Member

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    u have to update ur chipset,agp drivers that will sort ur problem
     
  5. LedHed

    LedHed Jr in Electrical Engineering @ NC State University

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    But I may be wrong about it thinking it is PCI? Just awhile ago it showed purple textures on a video stress test for CS:S and I have nothing unlocked this thing is running stock.
     
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  7. LedHed

    LedHed Jr in Electrical Engineering @ NC State University

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    If I am in the correct range why am I performing so poorly in CS:S? Doom3 runs on high settings 1024x768 with 60 fps avg.
     
  8. The_Neon_Cowboy

    The_Neon_Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Well a good start would be....

    install the latest chipset drivers:
    http://www.viaarena.com/downloads/drivers/4in1/VIA_Hyperion%204in1_v456v.zip

    delete all files in C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch\ and C:\WINDOWS\Temp
    goto start, run, type
    sfc /purgecache
    then hit enter...

    goto start run type %SystemRoot%\system32\cleanmgr.exe hit enter
    click the more options tab, under system restore click clean up, select yes, then ok

    defrag the HDD

    reboot.....


    Also, if you havn't already download and install, update and run
    S&D's spybot. lavasofts's adaware, and spyware blaster
     
  9. LedHed

    LedHed Jr in Electrical Engineering @ NC State University

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    Thanks for the help again :) What are those files in the Prefetch folder? Never heard of the folder before.
     
  10. The_Neon_Cowboy

    The_Neon_Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    windows prefetcher stores data for every application ever opened on your pc it's a good thing, speeds up application launch but it builds up and bog things down and wastes memory over time it good to clean it out once in a while....especally since you changed your video card brand!

    may not help a while lot but should help a little all systems....:)
     

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