X800GTO FPS Problem

By Humantorch
Nov 10, 2006
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  1. I just bought a Powercooler X800GTO and installed it into my computer for the sole purpose of getting good fps on Day of Defeat: Source.

    Previous to this graphics card i had a Nvidia PCX5900 and got roughly 20-40fps. I heard from a friend and multiple reviews that the X800GTO could handle source games on medium settings and easily pull off 60-100fps. I installed the new card and at first I got only 20fps. I did some tweaking and got it to run at 50fps with all the lowest settings but then after playing for a bit it dropped to 20fps.

    I have a Intel Pentium 4 with Hyperthreading.
    1 Gig of Ram
    200 gig harddrive
    Asus Motherboard

    I'd like to be able to play the game at least with a stable 65 FPS. Any suggestions?
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Did you uninstall the driver and all software for the old card before fitting the new one????
  3. Humantorch

    Humantorch Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    yea that's the first thing I did, uninstalled the nvidia software from program add/remove.
  4. Humantorch

    Humantorch Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I just cleaned out all the dust in the machine and reapplied thermal paste to the heatsink and my fps still sucks. Any ideas?
  5. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

  6. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,198

    Hmm, well an X800GTO totally destroys a 5900 by so much that it isn't even funny..

    So, the only things I can figure are:
    1) You're using extreme high-end configuration, such as FULL HDR and AA in DoD:S. A 5900 could barely muster 4 fps, whereas 40fps sounds about right with HDR + AA on a GTO @1024x768 or higher. Make sure you're not trying to combine HDR + AA at the same time as that will really tax your videocard.

    2) You're severely system bound, be it memory or CPU. Close all running tasks that you can prior and run some benchmarks on your CPU. I'd recommend SiSoft Sandra, which you can google/download free and run it's CPU Arithmetic tests and Memory bandwidth tests. From there, we can determine if your system needs BIOS or other help.
  7. Humantorch

    Humantorch Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Alright so my Log came be found here http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?p=356400#post356400

    I have my settings on as low as they go for the games. I've changed the setting from high to low and used different FPS configs for the game all with similar fps results. Low FPS results.

    Thanks for all those who have shared their insight/tips I really appreciate it.

    Here are my memory results...

    Benchmark Results
    RAM Bandwidth Int Buff'd iSSE2 : 2669 MB/s
    RAM Bandwidth Float Buff'd iSSE2 : 1977 MB/s
    Results Interpretation : Higher index values are better.

    Int Buff'd iSSE2 (Integer STREAM) Results Breakdown
    Assignment : 2673MB/s
    Scaling : 2683MB/s
    Addition : 2675MB/s
    Triad : 2648MB/s
    Data Item Size : 16 byte(s)
    Buffering Used : Yes
    Offset Displacement Used : Yes
    Bandwidth Efficiency : 83% (estimated)

    Float Buff'd iSSE2 (Float STREAM) Results Breakdown
    Assignment : 2095MB/s
    Scaling : 2006MB/s
    Addition : 1926MB/s
    Triad : 1882MB/s
    Data Item Size : 16 byte(s)
    Buffering Used : Yes
    Offset Displacement Used : Yes
    Bandwidth Efficiency : 61% (estimated)

    Performance Test Status
    Run ID : MYCAPTAINMYCAPT on Saturday, November 11, 2006 at 2:09:48 PM
    Memory Used by Test : 512MB
    NUMA Support : No
    SMP Test : No
    Total Test Threads : 1
    Multi-Core Test : No
    SMT Test : Yes
    Dynamic MP/MT Load Balance : No
    Processor Affinity : P0C0T0
    System Timer : 3GHz
    Page Size : 4kB
    Use Large Memory Pages : No

    Features
    (W)MMX Technology : Yes
    SSE Technology : Yes
    SSE2 Technology : Yes
    SSE3 Technology : Yes
    SSE4 Technology : No
    EMMX - Extended MMX Technology : No
    3DNow! Technology : No
    Extended 3DNow! Technology : No
    HTT - Hyper-Threading Technology : Yes

    Chipset 1
    Model : Intel Corporation 82915G/GV/GL/P/PL/GL Grantsdale Host Bridge/DRAM Controller
    Front Side Bus Speed : 4x 201MHz (804MHz data rate)
    Width : 64-bit
    Maximum Bus Bandwidth : 6432MB/s (estimated)

    Logical/Chipset 1 Memory Banks
    Bank 0 : 256MB DDR-SDRAM 3.0-4-4-8 (tCL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS) CR1
    Bank 1 : 256MB DDR-SDRAM 3.0-4-4-8 (tCL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS) CR1
    Bank 2 : 256MB DDR-SDRAM 3.0-4-4-8 (tCL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS) CR1
    Bank 3 : 256MB DDR-SDRAM 3.0-4-4-8 (tCL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS) CR1
    Channels : 1
    Speed : 2x 201MHz (402MHz data rate)
    Width : 64-bit
    Performance Acceleration Technology : No
    Memory Controller in Processor : No
    Maximum Memory Bus Bandwidth : 3216MB/s (estimated)

    Performance Tips
    Notice 5406 : System bandwidth appears memory limited. Attempt to use higher-performance memory.
    Notice 5008 : To change benchmarks, click Options.
    Notice 5004 : Synthetic benchmark. May not tally with 'real-life' performance.
    Notice 5006 : Only compare the results with ones obtained using the same version!
    Tip 2 : Double-click tip or press Enter while a tip is selected for more information about the tip.
  8. Humantorch

    Humantorch Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Any ides or suggestions?
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  10. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Notice 5406 : System bandwidth appears memory limited. Attempt to use higher-performance memory.

    Thats all i can see that could cause your problem!!!!
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