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Just bought an ASUS 6600 256MB...need driver help

By Greenmachine
May 2, 2006
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  1. Greenmachine

    Greenmachine TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 164

    Okay...with aperature size set at 128MB and fast write on there is still some graphical lag. Now I am going to try without fast write.
  2. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,598

    Typically a big drop in fps is either the CPU or the GPU overheating, but since it's a brand new card I'm not sure what to think. Download speed fan and see what your voltages/speeds and temps are.
  3. Greenmachine

    Greenmachine TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 164

    well I already have ASUS smartdoctor... it says my voltages are:
    Vcc = 3.34V
    Vcore = 1.32V
    FB= 2.68V
    Temps:
    GPU = 30C
    RAM = 35C
    Fan = 4559RPM

    Engine clock = 300
    Memory clock = 500

    Do you still need me to download speed fan??
  4. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,598

    Yeah dwnload Speedfan, it should give you more voltages, more temps and maybe the CPU fan speed too. What I see from your list is just the video card stuff. If the CPU overheats or the voltages are dipping during heavy 3d game then you'll experience fps drops.

    This is just an idea and I want to make sure we're not "picking" on the new card as the only suspect.

    Cheers
  5. Greenmachine

    Greenmachine TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 164

    Okay...sorry for the delayed response. I have had a pretty crazy weekend. Speed Fan results are:
    Fan 1: 3125RPM
    Fan 2: 0RPM
    Fan 3: 1671RPM
    Fan 1: 4298RPM
    Fan 2: 0RPM

    Temp1: 26C
    Temp2: 31C
    Temp3: 5C
    Temp: 1C
    Temp1: 29C
    Temp2: 34C

    Vcore1: 1.50V
    Vcore2: 2.53V
    +3.3V: 3.12V
    +5V: 4.14V
    +12V: 11.58V
    -12V: -3.23V
    -5V: -0.23V
    +5V: 3.63V
    Vbat: 2.85V
    +3.3Vcc: 3.34V
    +2.02V: 2.02V
    +2.5V: 2.40V
    Vcore: 1.55V

    I don't really know what I am supposed to be looking for. What voltage do you want me to monitor while gaming??
  6. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,598

    +5V: 4.14V
    +12V: 11.58V
    +5V: 3.63V

    Well if these voltages are correct, they indicate a stress on the PSU, especially in the 5 volt rail. The 12 Volts is a little low too. When the voltages are lower then they should be, this means the PC is drawing maximum current for that voltage and the PSU is working at it's limit.
    What wattage do you have? Read the numbers off the side label. Should look like this: 3.3V@22A, 5V@30A, 12V@18A (those are the 3 that matter).
    Go here to calculate your power requirements.: http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp
  7. Greenmachine

    Greenmachine TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 164

    Okay the PSU calculator says my total wattage required is 249W. I will check my PSU sticker in a sec....it's a CompUSA 300W PSU.
  8. Greenmachine

    Greenmachine TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 164

    it's a CompUSA 300W ATX PSU
    +5: 20A
    +12V: 12A
    -5V: 0.3A
    -12V: 0.5A
    +3.3V: 14A
    +5VSB: 2.0A
    What do you think??
  9. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,598

    Yeah, I think we found the problem. That generic crappy PSU can put out 70% of it's rated power. The power on the label is maximum output for a few minutes. So if you take 300X0.7=210W continuous. You are pushing that poor thing and it will soon just blow-up.

    I had a 450W generic crappy that came with my case. I blew it up within a week while playing HL2. I have a 6600GT and an AMD 3500+, one HDd and one DVD/CD R/W, that's it.

    Antec, OCZ, Thermaltake are all good manufactures. You should look for a PSU with at least 22A on the 12Volt rail.

    Cheers.
  10. Greenmachine

    Greenmachine TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 164

    Thanks...I will buy one over the summer. I have been looking at a few. What do you think about these?
    1). Antec Truepower 430W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817103928
    2). Antec Smartpower 500W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817103937
    3). FSP 400W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104953

    System specs:
    Gigabyte GA-K8NS mobo (20-pin main)
    Asus N6600 256MB AGP
    512MB PC3200 Corsair XMS Pro
    Creative Audigy sound
    Western Digital 60Gb
    cd burner, cd-rom, floppy etc.
  11. Greenmachine

    Greenmachine TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 164

    oh yeah....
    AMD Athlon 64 +3000 (2000Mhz) as well
    whoops
     
  12. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,598

    Either one of the Antecs you listed are good. FSP seems a little low on the 5Volt amps (that's the trade off of dropping to 400Watts). Invest in a good PSU and you'll have better performance, more stable system and longer life for it and other components.

    Cheers.
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