Hey guys its me again, a little bit of an update since my last thread.
so i dont know if you guys remember but, i was saying how i get low fps and stutter problems with my brand new pc.
I have no clue why, I think its either the psu or the ram.
here are my specs:
2gb Patriot DDR2 800
AMD Athlon 3800+ X2
Logisys 25a 550w
I sent my other card in thinking it was my video card, spent a little more and got an x1950xt. i heard this card is supposed to be pretty good. there is almost no diff between this card and my old one. I get dips in counter strike source 800x600 down to the 30's. same with all the settings on high
is there something im not doing right?? this is my first time building a computer and am wondering if i missed somthing to do as this is so weird performance.
I get stutter in ALL 2005 games and up fear, dod:s, age 3, you name it.
i know my cpu isnt the fastest but i dont think it should stutter like this.
anyways if anybody knows like some good steps to check for and do (let me know of anything that could cause my system to stutter, as i said before this is my first build, and dont know alot of advanced things!)
im really sorry to bother you guys, im just trying to get to the bottom of this!!
Something has to be wrong. Your PC hardware is pretty good. I mean, your get 30's in CSS with a X1950XT? Im getting 80+ frames on 1024x1280 on High with a freaking X800XT AGP. And I have your same exact CPU. I would try a re-format and fresh install of Windows.
thx for the fast reply steven i appreciate it.
as for the re formats, good lord i have dont about 8
first i installed xp, then vista, then xp, then xp, then xp, lol.
so i know it must be hardware fault or a software fault/driver
Did you install the drivers for your X1950XT? Does it detect it? Maybe your Mobo is running off its intergrated graphics. Right click on the desktop and go to properties, then settings and see what its running off of under "display". I know some/most Gigabyte mobos come with a Geforce 6100 intergrated.
Make sure you have installed the latest version of all your drivers.
A fresh install of Windows might do you good. I would download all the latest drivers for your hardware, reformat and install windows, then install all your drivers. That way you have a clean fresh system, if you still have problems, its got to be hardware related.
Something else you could check first is to make sure its not overheating. What temps are your CPU and X1950 running at under load?
Edit: nevermind some of that, you guys post too quick!
hey guys thanks for the ideas so far.
yeah it says plug and play monitor on x1950 series, which is normal i think.
also i have my onboard video disabled.
I have tried latest drivers on everything, and have done alot of fresh installs, i think the problem is elsewhere, could be wrong though.
my temps are gpu : idle 50 load: 79 Cpu: idle: 28 load: 44ish
the temps are in celcius
Those temps look fine....I can't imagine what else could be wrong. I would try updating drivers like Apollo said, just to see.
one thing i do question is my chipset drivers...
nvidia is so confusing on the website to find drivers.
my mobo is nforce 430...i havent updated any chipset drivers ever on any formats, could this be my weakest link?
just for kicks you could also try running Memtest86+, maybe you got a bad ram stick?
You could try updating your chipset drivers, and while your at it, look to see if there is a BIOS update available for your board.
i ran memtest about a week ago all night, next morning all passes no fails.
this is really weird huh guys? im beating my head in thinking of the problem here