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#1 16 years ago

Hello, i have a p4 3.2 1 gig of pc 333 ram and a 9800 pro vid card and i am still getting clipping when moving laterally in cod its the same thing that happen in half life and any other game. Now i have all the latest drivers and i have my agp turned up and all the tweaks i can do to my comp i have done but i still can't get rid of it i was wondering if my upgrading my 300watt power supply to 400 would make a differnce or upgrading to a sata hard drive would make any difference Any advice is welcome wholly! thanks mysticstylez:smokin:




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#3 16 years ago

You didn't mention whether you are overclocked, so I'll assume your not. With that setup, you really don't need to be. If you are, however, I would set everything back to normal and see if that fixes the problem. I've almost always had problems with the ATI proprietary drivers. I always use 3rd party drivers. I generally run drivers made by "OMEGA" at omegadrivers.net/. This has fixed many problems for me. Keep in mind that these people don't get paid to make these drivers. If they fix your problem, it couldn't hurt to donate a couple of bucks to them. I can't say if your power supply is THE problem but it definately is a problem. With that cpu and graphics card you definately need more power. I wouldn't go with less than 400 watts from a reputable vendor. Don't get the cheapest one you can find either. The mid-range and high-end power supplies regulate voltage much better and can compensate for household power fluctuations. Hope this helps!




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#4 16 years ago

Well if you still don't get results from the link Praetorian listed you should try the P/S option like B_F_T said. The Sata isn't much diff unless u want to run RAID, but then you will need quite a bunch more power just for constant drives @ high speeds that needs the H/D coolers or u could be out your H/D's. You really should go with about 500 watts or so just for any upgrades u might make in the future. All these new cool toys get smaller/faster but suck more power and get hotter. (MORE FANS) Did you build/mod that rig that way or did it only come with 300 watt P/S?




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#5 16 years ago

im still kinda new to the whole computer thing and sometimes i need some pointers and i thank everyone who replies, you have been a real help:) I started off with a p4 2.4 and upgraded from there and i never really paid much attention to the power supply i guess i thought the other things werre more important but thanks to some advice here instead of going out and buying a new sata drive im gonna buy the nice 500 watt power supply hopefully that will fix the clipping because im a graphic nut and any imperfection drives me bonkers i guess we all know about that lol! thanks again




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#6 16 years ago

Hey, don't worry. A couple of years ago, I knew nothing at all about computers. I'm a hardcore computer geek now. If you're interested, get a subscription to Maximum PC or PC World and you will learn quickly. I think the power supply is the most neglected piece of hardware. It is usually just an afterthought. Don't get me wrong though. I don't know if this will fix your problem. It will head off future problems though. If this doesn't help, you should post on some tech sites, like Tom's Hardware or ATI specific forums. You will be more likely to find your answer there.




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#7 16 years ago
Big_Freakin_TexanI think the power supply is the most neglected piece of hardware.

Yes, I neglected my power supply. I went over to my little computer room, smelled something nasty in the air, smelled my computer, sure enough, it went BOOM!!! Overheated. lol