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Old 12-26-2005, 09:04 PM   #1
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Ok i just ran into this littel problem, i just installed BF2 and when i play it on all high setting at 1024x768 i only get 30-50FPS alot of the times it drops into the 20's and this is not right, the FPS dosent change no matter what setting i put it on. On 3dmark 05 im getting 6,8xx so i have no idea. Im thinking its my PSU (Single rail 12v 18A 430watter) If you have to low of a PSU does that slow your GPU down also becuase it dosent have the wattage to run at full speed???? Iv got the newsest drivers and i have uninstalled and reinstalled the game many times. I also have a problem with FEAR (75 avrg FPS with all maxed) but the problem with fear is my FPS dosent increase when i turn the settings down..

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Old 12-26-2005, 09:08 PM   #2
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Default Re: Low fps with a 7800GT

I doubt for the PSU, but trying a new one won't hurt. BUT, this looks like the card needs to have updated drivers or something...
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Old 12-26-2005, 09:09 PM   #3
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Default Re: Low fps with a 7800GT

you cpu might be bottlenecking your system... but thats just a guess
I personally dont own an athlon 64 desktop and I cant compare it with my 2600+ XP lol i run battle field with pretty high settings @ 1280x1024 with 30-60 fps lol
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Old 12-26-2005, 09:10 PM   #4
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I guarntee you it's your drivers. If you have an Athelon 64, 1 gig of RAM, SATA hard drives, then it's definetly your drivers. You can go to http://www.nvidia.com to download the latest, or try http://www.omegadrivers.com and try out there's. Although I'm sure you installed the drivers that came with the CD, they're more then likly out of date. So my suggestion isd use the nVidia link and get those, or try installing the OMega drivers to try a driver that is more used for gaming.

If you had an ATi card I would suggest getting the Extreme Edition 1.5.13 CATALYST drivers, but you got NVIDIA, so that's a no go. But for all those other ATi guys out there, get the Christams Extreme Edition of CATALYST 5.13 called Extreme CATALYST Edition 1.5.13.
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Old 12-26-2005, 09:12 PM   #5
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Well i have new SLI cert 500wat duel 12v rails ordered and i have the newest drivers, Im sure my CPU isnt bottle necking my system because I have a friend who is running the same system and he is getting 70-80 FPS in BF2
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Old 12-26-2005, 09:16 PM   #6
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Default Re: Low fps with a 7800GT

Well try listing off other things in your system. I it might be background tasks, although I doubt that to be the issue, but you never know. Before I game I always close every process except Explore and TaskManager down, that way I have all the Virtual Memory and CPU Usage being directed strictly towards the game. You never know, but it might not hurt.

Also, try redownloading the driver and reinstalling them. I've had an few instances where I would download the latest drivers, install, and see no improvent, then I just reinstalled them and got the results I was looking for.
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Old 12-26-2005, 09:30 PM   #7
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Well trying reinstalling them and it made no diffrence at all
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Well BF2 is very memory hungry. If you want to play it maxed out with no stutters then you need 2gb's of memory. Like I cant play it completly maxed out with my 7800gt without getting a few stutters because I only have one gig.
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Old 12-26-2005, 10:30 PM   #9
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Well see its not stuttering (Sig is out of date got 1512RAM) but just my constant FPS is low Im thinking maybe the GPU is clocking itself down becuase it cant get enought power from my PSU
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Old 12-26-2005, 10:59 PM   #10
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Default Re: Low fps with a 7800GT

No a GPU doesn't downclock because of a lack of power. A no it's not your PSU. I have a friend who runs multiple fans, LEDs, DUal Core CPU and a 7800GT on a 380PSU, so it's not that. Maybe you just have a messed up 7800GT. Try sending it back and getting anew one if you want.

Also, what program are you using to get your FPS while playing BF2? Fraps?
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Old 12-26-2005, 11:10 PM   #11
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Yes im using Fraps to tell what my FPS is on BF2
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Old 12-26-2005, 11:13 PM   #12
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Default Re: Low fps with a 7800GT

TBH doesnt sound like a hardware issue to me... If it was a duff GPU you'd likely be seeing display problems, random crashes when you put load on it or no display what so ever.

Try.... CTRL ALT DEL and check the Appilcations tab, close anything there that isnt vital. Then goto the Processes tab, unless you know what your doing dont start randomly closing stuff. The 3rd row in shows CPU usage, have a glance at that and see if you've got something in the background taking a large chunk of CPU time. Also if you see anything there that doesnt look right, run a Spyware sweep (should do them regulary as a matter of course, anyway) as that stuff will suck your system dry.

Always worth turning off the Anti virus, auto update and other crap that likes to run in the system tray if you really want or need your system to focus 100% on a game/application aswell.

Is it a new card? maybe someones done some tinkering with it? could download Coolbits and check its clocks etc...
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Maybe try updating your fraps version. I had a little incident with fraps recently actually, I was getting INSANE fps on some games, I'm talking 800+! On an AGP 8x X700. No way is that possible. So I upgraded to the newest version and I got 90-100 fps, which is more realistic. So maybe you should try downloading the latest version and what not. Give that a go then report back in.
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Old 12-26-2005, 11:16 PM   #14
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I also have a problem with FEAR (75 avrg FPS with all maxed) but the problem with fear is my FPS dosent increase when i turn the settings down..
Bit of a shot in the dark here... but isnt there such a thing as a FPS limiter. maybe theres an option somewhere that needs unchecking?
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Old 12-26-2005, 11:22 PM   #15
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Well its not a lmiter becuase my FPS is like the SAME on certain parts of the test as it was in the test before... well my new PSU should be coming tommorow (Worth a shot)
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make sure verticle sink isnt on and also check the temps while ur playing and see if theyre really high is so then it might be slowing itself down to stop overheating
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Old 12-27-2005, 12:21 AM   #17
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VS is off and my underload temp is 44C, and i looked up the GPU downclocking the other poster was wrong, if the GPU isnt getting enought power to run at its run speed it will run at the highest speed it can with what power it is supply (EVGA techsupport :P) but yea they said my new PSU should fix the problem. thanks guys!
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Weird...

I doubt it's the powersupply but oh well.
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Old 12-27-2005, 12:31 AM   #19
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Well thats what they told me, I really dont see how it works either i always though if there isnt enought power is will restart at random times or not boot up at all....
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That's what I figured. Weird. Oh well report back once you have that new PSU, 500W right?
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