XFX geforce 7600GS agp 256mb getting lag in games

By lplover2k
Oct 28, 2006
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  1. ok i bought an XFX 7600GS 256mb agp.... games were running fine before on high settings but now i dun know why..they are getting lags!!! games i tried are pro evolution soccer 5 and warrock only.... these are games which do not really demand powerful cards but they are laggy.... especially pro evolution soccer :( that's really annoying... what can be the causes?? i updated my drivers and still same result

    my specs:
    1.5gb DDR
    p4 2.6ghz
    about 200gb HDD ... 1gb free on the drive my games are found
    geforce 7600gs agp on 4x
  2. Blakhart

    Blakhart Newcomer, in training Posts: 510

    Hi
    Have you tried a virus or spyware scan? Is anything else running while you game, such as an antivirus? Have you updated anything that coincided with the start of the lag?
  3. lplover2k

    lplover2k Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    i scanned using norton antivirus...

    i tried running the games without antivirus..but no effect...i dun know why there is such lags!!! it was very smooth before...

    i have updated any particular drivers when the lag started..at least i dun really remember :(
  4. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    Try running adaware or something like that. Norton doesn't find everything.
  5. zazazoom

    zazazoom Newcomer, in training Posts: 124

    Your old AGP drivers might be conflicting with the new ones.. get driver cleaner pro..uninstall anything nvidia related..reboot your computer then install the new drivers and your all set ...that might fix your problem :)
  6. K@in

    K@in Newcomer, in training Posts: 42

    try 3 things:

    update drivers
    scan with adware/spybot/spysweeper
    try setting it to agp 8x, does your mobo suport it?

    Also, get rid of norton! it wouldn't know a virus if it saw one! AVG free scans better than norton!
  7. lplover2k

    lplover2k Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    tried trojan hunter,ad-aware to remove all spyware etc...nothing...still lagging.... will try to clean my drivers... no my agp slot is only 4x(yeah i know that sux lolz) :(.... hope cleaning the drivers will help...

    hmm... wat's cpu bottleneck...can it be the issue here???
  8. lplover2k

    lplover2k Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    ok..i cleaned my drivers and re-installed the latest drivers...hmmm when i play pro evolution soccer 5..it runs pretty smooth at first...but after 5-6mins ... it starts lagging again..and it get worse as time passes...what the problem here???
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    It may be an overheating problem, which may explain why it gets laggy as time passes.
  10. Blakhart

    Blakhart Newcomer, in training Posts: 510

    I was thinking heat related at this point too.
  11. lplover2k

    lplover2k Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    i thought about the heat too..when i am not playing on nvidia control panel..the temp is about 60c and when i play it's arounf 76-78c.... hmm... is the temperature too high....the threshold temp is 120c i think for this card...if it is actually the heat which is causing the lag...what do i need to do..??? put a fan??

    and another detail i forgot to mention...i changed from CRT to LCD...can this cause lag?? (i personally don't think it is).
     
  12. Blakhart

    Blakhart Newcomer, in training Posts: 510

    I bet it's the heat. My 6800 does the lag bit if I oc it from 350 (stock) to 400 and play games. No oc and it runs normaly. 60c in 2d is way too high far as I am concerned. Mine runs at like 52 in 2d.
  13. lplover2k

    lplover2k Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    2d?? hmm... how can i reduce the temperature??
  14. lplover2k

    lplover2k Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    an answer plz?
  15. Blakhart

    Blakhart Newcomer, in training Posts: 510

    Some have reduced temps by reducing core and mem clock speed, some have done so by improving card or case cooling, and some by using a different driver.
    Take your pick.
  16. K@in

    K@in Newcomer, in training Posts: 42

    what does a driver have anything to do with it?
  17. Blakhart

    Blakhart Newcomer, in training Posts: 510

    Some drivers cause the card to run hotter than others. Try it and see.
  18. K@in

    K@in Newcomer, in training Posts: 42

    rrrrrrright......ummmm....i dunno who told you that, but drivers have nothing to do with heat - drivers are not a physical entity, so it is impossible for them to produce heat energy. maybe a driver will raise the clock speeds on a card or maybe even the voltage(even though i have never heard of anything like this, but it is theoretically possible) on a card, but this is very unlikely. if you dl drivers from nvidias driver page, i can safely say that those drivers will NOT increase clock speeds, or voltage.
  19. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    Most likely the culprit is dust accumulation in the heatsink or insufficient case ventilation.
  20. lplover2k

    lplover2k Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    it's really lagging... does fifa07 supposed to lag on a geforce 7600gs with 1.5gb ram??
  21. Op2

    Op2 Newcomer, in training Posts: 99

    To reduce the temperature, you will need to buy a good cooling fan, and that should be the best way. I recommend this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835118013

    And no, I don't think fifa07 should be lagging on your system in default setting.

    Try to reinstall the driver again. Right click on my computer ----> Manage ----> Device Manager ----> Display adapters ----> Disable or Uninstall any other driver other than the one you want to use.
  22. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    The 7600GS is a really powerful card so the lag is definitely something either driver-related or heat-related. Have u tried to clean the heatsink up with a can of compressed air?
  23. lplover2k

    lplover2k Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    i just bought the card i dun think it's dirty... i am thinking about buying another fan for my pc... dun where to place it though.. any idea?? tips needed.. ty in advance..

    i am really desperate i lag even when i set everything to low that's terrible
  24. lplover2k

    lplover2k Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    is there a way to underclock it? so that it doesn't heat up that much??
  25. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Try reinstalling mainboard chipset drivers.

    Nvidia's control panel should have a temperature monitor, you can check if the problem really is heat-related (my guess is that it's not).
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