Poor Performance With 9600XT

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  1. syko86

    syko86 New Member

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    Hi guys,

    My friend bought a 9600XT yesterday and I went over to help him set his computer up and everything. However, in Painkiller, with a resolution of 1024x768x32, and with everything else at the default settings, he's getting weird FPS. One moment it can be 80, the next 20, sometimes even dropping to 13. What could be the problem? Thanks in advance. By the way, he has a Pentium 4 1.7GHz, and is running on 256MB of SDRAM =\. Is that a possible cause?

    On another note, how much better will X600XT be compared to 9600XT? :p
     
  2. pr0digal jenius

    pr0digal jenius Delete Me

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    the x800 is twice the 9800, so i'm gunna go out on a limb and say in msot cases it should be close to double....and in painkiller it may do that as fog/lighting/particles change
     
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    Yeah its most likely your POOR p1.7 and 256sdram? Im not sure why you would put a beauty 9600XT on an ugly 1.7 beast:rolleyes: :(
     
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    the 1.7 is more than enough to run painkiller, it's a great CPU, i think on the other hand you need more ram, like 512 MB ram, or if you keep much programs open in the background while playing 1 GB ram.

    also i recommend either running driver cleaner to get rid of his old drivers, or a complete reinstall of the operating system, i think the operating system is the cause though, due to driver conflicts with his previous drivers.
     
  5. syko86

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    Hi, thanks for all the help. No I did a clean install of the system before I installed the drivers, so I doubt it's any conflict :(. Will the RAM really cause such a big performance hit? Thanks again :).
     
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    Not sure but . . .

    I think the the x600's are comparable to the 9600's. I don't think you get the big increase until you get to the 800's but I could be wrong. Also I'm running a 1.8 with a 9800PRO and it runs great with Painkiller. I haven't benched it because it was only the demo, but no noticeable slowdowns really. But I'd say for WinXP you should definitely have at least 512MB. I have 512 in that machine. My 2 newest I went to 1 gig and in games like Planetside and a few others the load times (especially level loads) were decreased by a lot. I have also seen the 9800PRO for sale for $174 at a few places like NEWEGG. Good luck.
     
  7. Chaos

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    Why does everyone keep mentioning the X600 when it states that he has a 9600XT not an X' series card. Or am I just reading it wrong

    EDIT: I guess it was because he asked :(
     
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    If you'd read his post . . .

    In his post he say's

    That's why.:D
     
  10. Lchevy79

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    he is deffently low on ram this is the readme file System Requirements
    ====================================================================

    2.1. Minimum:
    OS: Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP
    CPU: 1.5 GHz Pentium III or AMD Athlon processor
    RAM: 384 MB
    CD-ROM/DVD-ROM: 8X speed
    Hard Drive Space: 1.2 GB available
    Video: 64 MB DirectX 8.1 card with hardware
    Transform & Lighting support (NVIDIA GeForce2 GTS or better)
    Sound: DirectX 8.1b or better compatible
    Input: Keyboard and mouse

    2.2. Recommended:
    OS: Windows XP
    CPU: 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor
    RAM: 512 MB
    CD-ROM/DVD-ROM: 8X speed
    Hard Drive Space: 1.2 GB available
    Video: 128 MB DirectX 9 card, NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 or better
    Sound: DirectX 8.1b or better compatible
    Input: Keyboard and mouse
     
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    yeah def go with some more ram first, than try to install the newest chipset drivers from the mobo manufacturuer including the newest AGP drivers. :)
     
  12. syko86

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    Alright, thanks for all the help :D. I'll let him know about it. Sorry about the X600 question :p.
     

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