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086goinfast

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#1 10 years ago

Ok, so I basically want to know what settings will get me more fps.

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The_Computer_Wizard

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#2 10 years ago

ok i realize no one has posted, so im trying to help you out i think the main reason no one has posted is because no one wants to read through all those pictures to get the information that they need to help you, if its even there so post: What type of card exactly how much ram your computer has processing power power supply wattage bus speed on your motherboard as far as just settings go in the radeon program though, you'll probably get the best results by setting to defualt on everything (ati is pretty good at knowing their own products) if your specs are pretty good you might be able to push a few things up if it allows




foodmaniac2003

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#3 10 years ago

Disable the Anisotropic Filtering and Anti Aliasing, and set the Minimap Detail to 0. Also enable the Catalyst AI.




086goinfast

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#4 10 years ago
foodmaniac2003;4215849Disable the Anisotropic Filtering and Anti Aliasing, and set the Minimap Detail to 0. Also enable the Catalyst AI.

I will try that.




086goinfast

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#5 10 years ago

So, anyways, I tried that but I just didn't like the changes so I set it back to what I had everything at. Now to the real issue. All I did was change the res and increased the graphics settings in the games I needed too(the Armadas and Legacy were already at max settings). I get better performance with most but for some reason I get a slide show with others. With these games I get better performance: Star Trek Armada 1 & 2 Star Wars EAW & FOC NASCAR Racing 2003 Season(this is the only game I can the check fps of) While I get a major decrease with these: Star Trek Legacy Star Trek Bridge Commander This is just wierd...im confused. Getting a real graphics card thats twice as good as what was already in the computer is supposed to give better performance period right? This has my head spinning.




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#6 10 years ago
goin fast;4220228So, anyways, I tried that but I just didn't like the changes so I set it back to what I had everything at. Now to the real issue. All I did was change the res and increased the graphics settings in the games I needed too(the Armadas and Legacy were already at max settings). I get better performance with most but for some reason I get a slide show with others. With these games I get better performance: Star Trek Armada 1 & 2 Star Wars EAW & FOC NASCAR Racing 2003 Season(this is the only game I can the check fps of) While I get a major decrease with these: Star Trek Legacy Star Trek Bridge Commander This is just wierd...im confused. Getting a real graphics card thats twice as good as what was already in the computer is supposed to give better performance period right? This has my head spinning.

Many questions there my friend. I'll answer the last one first the best I can. It's a common misconception that the better the hardware, then the better the program should run. In theory, thats a sound idea. However in practice it's not always so. As technology changes, so does it's ability to run older games/software. It could even be said that your video card was too powerful, silly sounding, but often true more times than people realize. Then you have to take into consideration that as drivers for your video card mature, as in providing performance improvements & bug fixes, they also can stop proving support for older 3D software. As a way to back up what I have just said, stop & think about why some programs run better, with "Compatibility Mode" enabled. Have you tried to have the game run in say Win2k compatibility mode?

What OS are you running, it's late here, so if your Spoilers states it, I missed it. If you are on Vista, i'm sorry to repeat what so many others have said, but have you considered the reason you are having problems is because you are on Vista? It's a long ways to running everything as well as WinXP does. It'll get there, but for the time being, it's not as good. I'm sure others here will disagree & if everything is running fine for them on Vista, i'm happy for them, but no 2 computers running Vista are alike.

If you have an older OS, you might want to install it on a partition on your HDD & have all your games run from it instead of Vista, that is of course if you are using Vista.

The x550 video card isn't a bad video card by any means, but it's also not a gaming card either. Whats your PC's system specs? Several factors can be the blame to your poor performance. Such as mobo Chipset drivers, or audio hardware & drivers. Then you have RAM, how much do you have installed & how fast is it running at? Same or mixed strips? Whats your processor? You SURE it's not running hot? then you have to take into consideration that the x550 video card is limited by it's 128-bit memory & it's low VRAM. 128mb & 256mb on a video card is just not going to cut it any more. The more so if the Core & memory are lower such as is found on the x550. I'm not dissing your hardware, just giving you facts.

When was the last time you reinstalled your OS? This step alone can improve your performance by over 100% How about running scan disk & disk defrag? How full is your hard drive? The fuller it gets, the slower it runs. Of course this is in like in m/sec's but it can cause issues. Check the HDD for errors such as bad sectors or CRC errors.

So like has already been said, there are a lot of conditions that can cause poor performance. Please list out your system specs for me to review.

-MRG

[COLOR=Red] Edit:[/COLOR] You said you upgraded to a new video card. What was your previous card? When you installed the X550, did you first fully REMOVE the old drivers? That step alone can EASILY be the cause of your problems.

I advise you to run Driver Cleaner Pro:

Driver Cleaner Professional download from Guru3D.com Driver Cleaner Pro 1.5 - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net




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#7 10 years ago

I don't know about Bridge Commander, but Star Trek Legacy is a very demanding and graphics intensive game. An X850 series card would have a hard time with it, much more so for an X550. However, MRGR brings up a lot of good points. Simple adjustments and updates to your system can bring increases in FPS.




arcadeplayer987

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#8 10 years ago

X550 is a pretty old card, he is making his job in older games but you can't ask too much




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#9 10 years ago

I've had legacy for quite some time and i used to get drops in frame rate on a x1650xt (at max settings) so like the others in this thread i'd say its your card thats the problem




086goinfast

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#10 10 years ago

Well, anyway to get what I need for no more than $100? Thats the only option I have.