OK, to make a a long story short, I bought a graphics card that didn't work, and than got it replaced and than it still doesn't work and I'm beginning to think its incompatible even though it is supposed to be compatible so I am waiting for and Email from the tech support.
anyways, I can wait because I am a patient guy and can make due with my old graphics card, but the funny thing is that something went wrong with it as soon as I put it back in while waiting for technical support:
(oh yeah, forgot to mention all my drivers are installed)
Whenever I play a game with DX9, my game would, normally describe as lag but I think that term is inadequate when you get .5 frames per second. I figured out this happens when I am looking at too many detailed textures (but for some reason this only happens in games with DX9 stuff going on)
So, until I figure out what exactly is wrong with it, I just turn the textures to medium, and everything is fine.
what I'm trying to sum up in this highly shortened story, is what could be the cause of my poor performance with textures and how can I fix this without keeping my textures on medium?
Need to know what hardware you have first, before we can help. :p
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600 OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation System Name DARRIN-89A69C58 System Manufacturer alienware System Model alienware System Type X86-based PC Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6 GenuineIntel ~2133 Mhz Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6 GenuineIntel ~2133 Mhz BIOS Version/Date Intel Corp. BX97510J.86A.1334.2006.0714.1343, 7/14/2006 SMBIOS Version 2.3 Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS.2 System Directory C:\WINDOWS.2\system32 Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1 Locale United States Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)" User Name DARRIN-89A69C58\Darrin Scott Time Zone Pacific Standard Time Total Physical Memory 2,048.00 MB Available Physical Memory 1.41 GB Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB Page File Space 3.35 GB Page File C:\pagefile.sys
processor: x86 model 15 stepping genuineintel ~2133 mhz 93 gb of hard drive space OS:windows xp mdeia center edition DVD Drive 1.99 GB of RAM Card: ATI Radeon x1650
The Force is strong with him
11th September 2006
did you uninstall the drivers from your new card? if it was another ati similar to it, it might be conflicting (although dobtful) also i would make sure there are no heat issues (my room mate was having a similar problem, he was getting 5 fps on counter strike low settings, we let his computer cool down, blew out a TON of dust and now it runs about 70 fps on high) another thing to check could be to reinstal dx9 if its only happening in those games, maybe something went wrong lastly one thing that might help diagnose this is a more detailed description of why your other card didnt work, that might be whats causing this problem, because basically everything is compatable with xp, so i cant see it having a problem there but in trying to instal it you might have messed up a setting somewhere, so if you can tell us exactly what you did, and exactly why it didnt work that might help us alot
I installed all the recent ATI drivers and uninstalled the Nvidia drivers (when the Nvidia card didn't work)
And as for the the dust and stuff, actually, I cleaned the card out (there was a lot of dust on it) and than it started giving me this problem
As for the description of the problem itself.
Whenever I play a game with DX9, my game would, normally describe as lag but I think that term is inadequate when you get .5 frames per second. I figured out this happens when I am looking at too many detailed textures (but for some reason this only happens in games with DX9 stuff going on) So, until I figure out what exactly is wrong with it, I just turn the textures to medium, and everything is fine.
This is exactly what happened, I can't really get more detailed.
What did you clean the card off with? Please tell me you did not use a vacuum.
a brush, and I just cleaned the fan
You might have been a little too abbrasive with the brush, though I doubt it. Did you re-install DX9? That might help.
What power supply do you have? ATI cards like to hog power rather than the Nvidea cards.