9800xt problems

By ATP_Flip^
Jan 8, 2005
  1. well i posted in another thread, but for 2 days i got no response.

    i just upgraded from a 128mb geforce fx5200 to a 256mb radeon 9800xt. now just like ydiss, i was expecting some serious upgrades in the form of FPS. i play americas army. however, after i uninstalled all of my nvidia omega drivers, then used driver cleaner, uninstalled my 5200, installed my 9800xt, and installed the ati omega drivers, i noticed a DECREASE in FPS while playing americas army. i need help!

    AMD Athlon 1800+ ~1.53ghz
    512 mb pc2700 ram
    ATI Radeon 9800xt
    40 gig Maxtor HD
    ASROCK K7S41GX mobo
    300w power supply*

    *I was thinking this might be the problem? if not im thinking it could be a bottleneck in my system somewhere....

    well i looked into my bios, my agp aperture was at 64mb. so i set it at 256.

    i went back into bios, found that my primary display was PCI, so i set it to AGP. then i found that the speed was set at auto, so i set it to 8x. lastly i found fastwrite was enabled, so i set to to disabled. still no dice.

  2. ATP_Flip^

    ATP_Flip^ TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i love how everyone is jumping to help me. i hate these forums *sobs*
  3. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    Try installing the video driver again. Ive had to do that a few times. Also get the latest driver from ATI. The one that came with the card is probably out of date. You should see a major improvement with that card. I had a 5200 in my other PC and it sucked. My old Radeon 8500 ran circles around it. How good is your power supply? That 9800XT needs alot of quality current and a cheap PS wont cut it.
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