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I changed my PSU but I still get low fps on Crysis Warhead

By Davidoff
Mar 27, 2010
  1. Hi, i have a system with the following specs:
    Intel C2Q Q8200 @2.33Ghz
    Intel DG35ec mobo
    kingston 4gb ram
    Nvidia 9800GT
    500gb WD caviar green
    80gb seagate barracuda
    cooler master 500W eXtreme power plus PSU(bought it this morning)
    ..
    .
    .
    so i hooked up my psu and ran the game (crysis warhead) hoping the fps would increase as previously my psu supplied only 230W....but now with the new PSU the frame rate in the game has not changed....can anyone explain whats going on?
     
  2. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

    a new psu wont increase your fps, what fps are you getting in crysis warhead
     
  3. Davidoff

    Davidoff TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 46

    i am getting 26fps avg on mainstream at 1680*1050 resolution with AA off
     
  4. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

    thats not low for Nvidia 9800GT, i get about 30+ with my 9800GTX+.
     
  5. Davidoff

    Davidoff TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 46

    wow.......really.....and i should also mention that my 9800gt is not the regular one........it has not got one of those 6pin pci-e power connectors......any way the benchmarks here at techspot showed that 9800 should give 40+ fps on mainstream at 1680*1050....what about that???
     
  6. Davidoff

    Davidoff TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 46

    would re-installing windows help???
     
  7. MattyS

    MattyS TS Rookie

    No, do not reinstall Windows Davidoff, Crysis is a very heavy game and you will get low fps, what game settings you running Crysis at?

    Matt.
     
  8. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    A 9800gt is a 9800gt, it will perform on par with a 9800gt.
    There could be plenty of very likely reasons why your framerate will be a little lower, theres nothing wrong with your computer.
    New power supplies don't get you higher framerates.
     
  9. Davidoff

    Davidoff TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 46

    So what you guys are saying is that there is nothing wrong with my pc?.........btw I am running the game at mainstream with 1680x1050 with anti ailiasing off
     
  10. DarKSeeD

    DarKSeeD TS Enthusiast Posts: 95

    What driver version and what are the other video settings (nvdia cpanel and in-game)?
     
  11. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Like I just said:
     
  12. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    run the game DX9
     
  13. Modena

    Modena TS Enthusiast Posts: 142

    As for what Techspot said the 9800gt could get you have to consider that they're test system is more powerful than you're system. I don't think you OC but the test system had a q6600 @3.0ghz and you're cpu is running at 2.33ghz might explain the difference in performance.
     
  14. Davidoff

    Davidoff TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 46

    hmmm.........this helps alot
     
  15. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,624   +378

    Well... he did get more power :haha:
     
  16. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +170

    Crysis is a pretty CPU dependant game. Just make sure you download the latest Crysis patches and nvidia drivers if you haven't done so already.
     
  17. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    No its not?
     
  18. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157


    Crysis is a very (like most games) GPU dependent game. an example of a CPU dependent game would be MS Flight Simulator. your C2Q 8200 is more than capable of handling your 9800gt, you could try to OC it, but 1) the Q8200 is not a good OC CPU, and 2) you would get a better result OC your 9800GT. a couple frame at best, but it may help.
     
  19. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    I think he has a 9800gt eco edition too.
     
  20. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,106

    You are using a 9800gt, with your system specs, use XP for better performance. Another thing, try gaming at 1280x1024. I played crysis warhead on a single core le-1620 , with aax2, high to enthusiast and got around 30-60 frames easily. This was on xp tho, in dx9, so its different then dx10. In dx10, i only got around 20-35
     
  21. Davidoff

    Davidoff TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 46

    i do have the eco edition thing...its not nice
     
  22. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,106

    This is your rig:
    Intel C2Q Q8200 @2.33Ghz
    Intel DG35ec mobo
    kingston 4gb ram
    Nvidia 9800GT
    500gb WD caviar green
    80gb seagate barracuda
    cooler master 500W eXtreme power plus PSU(bought it this morning)

    Your rig is a beast, play at 1280x1024 AAX2 all high settings, and use XP. For a 9800gt, its best to use XP/dx9. Windows 7 or Vista is really demanding and requires you have to high end video cards to fully take advantage of the OS.
     
  23. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    Geez General,
    1) you call everybody's rig a beast. The fact is that his rig is not "a beast" (no offense Davidoff)
    2) your advice is for him to take two generations and 10 years of OS and DX capabilities backwards???
    3) if you paid attention to his post, you would see that he desires or is trying to game at (probably his monitors native resolution) of 1680 x 1050. Resolution is rather an important question to at least ask.

    4) yeah that's not true. its a few frames difference and usually favors Vista and 7. http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/windows_7_gaming_performance/default.asp
    you will notice they did a round of benches with a card very similar to Davidoffs.

    @ Daividoff, to accomplish what you want with Crysis and similarly demanding games you are going to need more GPU.....or cowbell :) if you are okay with DX10 for now, cards such as an ATI HD 4870 or an Nvidia GTX 260 will work. If you value DX11 a ATI HD 5770 will work.
    hope that helped :)
     
  24. nissanman

    nissanman TS Maniac Posts: 247

    dude, 26 frames is fine for a 9800gt at that resolution.

    Crysis is a very demanding game. It puts alot of strain on even some of the newest video cards out there.
     
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