Slow Ti4200 Performance

By cslord15
Mar 15, 2003
  1. OK...To start it all off, here's my comp:
    AMD Athlon XP+ 1800 (1.53 GHz)
    ASUS A7N266-VM nForce Motherboard (266MHz FSB)
    512 MB PC-2100 DDR RAM
    MSI StarForce GeForce4 Ti4200-DT64 (64 MB DDR)
    nForce Dolby Digital 5.1 Sound (Onboard)

    When I play games such as Counter-Strike, Command and Conquer: Generals, Medal of Honor, etc. (Graphics-intensive cutting edge games) I get 20-25 frames per second. I've seen people running on GeForce 2 cards that are getting 50-60 fps in the same applications. I have done everything in my power to try and fix this: I've downloaded tweaking utilities, tried overclocking by 5-10 MHz on the video, I even set all of the graphics levels in the games to their absolute minimum, and I am running these games in 800x600 and even 640x480, but to no avail. Can ANYONE help me????!!!!!
  2. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    Have you tried shutting off apps running in the background, or services that you don't need?
  3. cslord15

    cslord15 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 43

    Yeah, I shut off McAfee Virus Scan, its Console, my Task Scheduler, and the ASUS Probe (checks temps and voltages), still nothing....
  4. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    I know the Nvidia boards use their own busmastering drivers are they installed? and have you checked to make sure the card is running 4X AGP and not 2X?
  5. cslord15

    cslord15 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 43

    OK...I use 3DMark2001 SE, and I just noticed that on the System Info page that the mobo is really only running at AGP 1x!!! However there are no settings in BIOS to change the mode, nor on the display settings...HELP ME!!!
  6. cslord15

    cslord15 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 43

    I just downloaded Powerstrip, and got my card running at 4x. However, I'm still getting scores below 3000 on 3DMark2001. Any other options? I'm contemplating getting a new card...
  7. cslord15

    cslord15 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 43

    Everyone, completely disregard my other messages, this is probably the cause of my problems:
    In the System Info of 3DMark2001, it doesn't detect my video running on my AGP slot - my AGP card is "running" on a PCI slot! This isn't right. Is there some kind of detection problem? What should I do?
  8. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    The setting in the bios for choosing AGP or PCI Video at start up is usually in the power management section of the bios. check there to see if you can switch it from PCI to AGP.
  9. hdmk

    hdmk TS Rookie Posts: 104

    If it says that its in a PCI slot, that means that you haven't installed the drivers for your motherboard - so the AGP slot is not fully recognised.

    Insert the cd of drivers that came with your motherboard (or d/l new ones)..It should help, and hopefully bring performance back up.
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