Hi, I have a gaming rig that I've been trying to tweak, and for the life of me, I can't seem to get any good performance out of it. I wanted to know if you've experienced similar problems, or what I can do to get better performance, without completely degrading quality.
The system is: Pentium 4 Processor 650 with HT Technology (3.40GHz, 800 FSB) 2 GB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz (2 DIMMs) 80 GB EIDE Hard Drive (7200 RPM) 256MB Nvidia GeForce 6800 Graphics Card 20.1" 2005FPW WS LCD.
No matter what I try, I only get 30-40 FPS in Source (CS:S and HL2) with HDR disabled at 1650x1080. 3DMark06 only gets 4-10 fps in 1280x1024, no AA/AF, and overall, I'm disappointed in the performance.
What I've tried? NVTweak, custom drivers (DNA and NGO), newest WHQL certified drivers, Beta Drivers, even older drivers. I've tried my best to tweak Windows, disabling unnecessary services, and any other backgroud task. I'm at a lost.
Also, I'd try a lower WS resolution, but since NVida so conveniently broke the custom resolution feature, it's not an option ATM.
Any help is appreciated.
18th November 2004
Try running your games at 1024x768 resolution. I have a 6600GT, and it works fine for me that way. Other ideas...what's the refresh rate of your monitor? The framerate won't be able to go any higher than that while still maintaining visual quality. Basically, a monitor set to 60Hz will be able to support up to 60FPS. Any more than that, and horizontal tearing starts to happen.
I keep Vsync off, and I don't mind 60 fps at all. It's just annoying to have what I seem is a pretty nice system, only to see it barely chug along.
As far as the resolution, I'd prefer to keep the WS aspect ratio, so I'm not wasting part of my screen, or stretching the image. I don't know, but I really can't figure it out.
you need a better video card for those kinds of settings. Go for a 7900 GT/X1900 GT and you should see an amazing improvement. I had a 6600 GT myself and it was proforming quite the same as your card.
Your video card is the weakest link in your system.
18th November 2004
Yeah, it wouldn't be so bad if it were a 6800GT. But just a regular 6800, even if it is 256MB, won't cut it at those kinds of resolutions. I don't know about widescreen resolutions, but I recommend you don't go higher than (whatever the width is)x768.
Also you should get a bigger Hard drive I have 200 GB and I only got 80 GB free so I'm thinking og getting anthore 200 GB HD myself. Well for proframce you should get a better card and you have your self a damn good computer.
Actually, I have a 160GB I use as a backup/pagefile drive.
The 80 GB is only dedicated to active installs.
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A little steap don't you think?