need help badly - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Overclocking and Modding
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-23-2006, 04:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 36
Default need help badly

the performance of my pc is great in all areas except for games and i am out of ideas.

even on some older games i am getting low fps and i believe my system shudnt be so low

i have attached my dxdiag infomation and hope someone can give me tips on how to boost performance or tell me if its time for an upgrade

System Information
------------------
Time of this report: 10/22/2006, 22:00:59
Machine name: JON
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
System Model: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
BIOS: BIOS Date: 11/12/03 16:06:23 Ver: 08.00.09
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
Memory: 1022MB RAM
Page File: 264MB used, 4661MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

------------
DxDiag Notes
------------
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: The file P17.sys is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). You may be able to get a WHQL logo'd driver from the hardware manufacturer.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

--------------------
DirectX Debug Levels
--------------------
Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

---------------
Display Devices
---------------
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 6600 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_00F1&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A2
Display Memory: 128.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (16 bit) (75Hz)
Monitor: SAMTRON 72S/73S/74S/73V/74V
Monitor Max Res: 1280,1024
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.9147 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 8/11/2006 21:42:52, 4496128 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
Mini VDD Date: 8/11/2006 21:42:42, 3958496 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-43B1-11CF-0B40-0A2003C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x00F1
SubSys ID: 0x00000000
Revision ID: 0x00A2
Revision ID: 0x00A2
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_B ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D ModeWMV9_B ModeWMV9_A
Deinterlace Caps: {212DC724-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{212DC724-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{212DC724-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{212DC724-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled
DDraw Test Result: Not run
D3D7 Test Result: Not run
D3D8 Test Result: Not run
D3D9 Test Result: Not run

-------------
Sound Devices
-------------
Description: Modem #1 Line Playback (emulated)
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: No
Hardware ID:
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 81
Type: Emulated
Driver Name:
Driver Version:
Driver Attributes:
WHQL Logo'd:
Date and Size:
Other Files:
Driver Provider:
HW Accel Level: Standard
Cap Flags: 0x0
Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 0, 0
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
Registry: OK
Sound Test Result: Not run

Description: Sound Blaster Audigy
Default Sound Playback: No
Default Voice Playback: No
Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0007&SUBSYS_100A1102&REV_00
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: P17.sys
Driver Version: 5.12.0001.0608 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: No
Date and Size: 3/17/2006 16:10:00, 1163264 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: CREATIVE
HW Accel Level: Standard
Cap Flags: 0xF5F
Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 192000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 65, 64
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 65, 64
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
Registry: OK
Sound Test Result: Not run

---------------------
Sound Capture Devices
---------------------
Description: Modem #1 Line Record (emulated)
Default Sound Capture: Yes
Default Voice Capture: Yes
Driver Name:
Driver Version:
Driver Attributes:
Date and Size:
Cap Flags: 0x20
Format Flags: 0x0

Description: Sound Blaster Audigy
Default Sound Capture: No
Default Voice Capture: No
Driver Name: P17.sys
Driver Version: 5.12.0001.0608 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Date and Size: 3/17/2006 16:10:00, 1163264 bytes
Cap Flags: 0x41
Format Flags: 0xFFF

-----------
DirectMusic
-----------
DLS Path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\drivers\GM.DLS
DLS Version: 1.00.0016.0002
Acceleration: n/a
Ports: Microsoft Synthesizer, Software (Not Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal, Default Port
Sound Blaster Audigy, Software (Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal
Microsoft MIDI Mapper [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
Creative SoundFont Synth [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
SoundMAX Wavetable Synth [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
Registry: OK
Test Result: Not run

-------------------
DirectInput Devices
-------------------
Device Name: Mouse
Attached: 1
Controller ID: n/a
Vendor/Product ID: n/a
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: Keyboard
Attached: 1
Controller ID: n/a
Vendor/Product ID: n/a
FF Driver: n/a

Poll w/ Interrupt: No
Registry: OK

-----------
USB Devices
-----------
+ USB Root Hub
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x1106, 0x3038
| Matching Device ID: usb\root_hub
| Service: usbhub
| Driver: usbhub.sys, 8/3/2004 23:08:42, 57600 bytes
| Driver: usbd.sys, 8/23/2001 05:00:00, 4736 bytes
__________________

thegame369 is offline  
Old 10-25-2006, 01:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 223
Default

Um what are your basic specs?
__________________

__________________
i5 3570k (OC to 4.2 mhz)
Geforce 650 Ti Boost 2gb
16 MB RAM
Windows 7
Da11en47 is offline  
Old 10-25-2006, 01:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 223
Default

So basically you have a

P4 2.4 ghz

1 GB of Ram

NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT

Those specs will play todays games on medium settings. Can you not play games at all or something? How low are your frames per second.
__________________
i5 3570k (OC to 4.2 mhz)
Geforce 650 Ti Boost 2gb
16 MB RAM
Windows 7
Da11en47 is offline  
Old 10-25-2006, 04:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 36
Default

my frames for battlefield 2142 are 15-25 on low settings and even a game like men of valor only runs at 30 maxed out and that was made in 2004, i was thinking about getting a p4 3ghz, and a geforce 7800 256mb, with a new motherboard. wud that help performance by alot?
thegame369 is offline  
Old 10-25-2006, 06:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
G33K P0W3R!!!!
 
bmxfreakrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: HickTown, California (hesperia), and West Hollywood
Posts: 2,068
Default

if ur gonna go ahead and get a new mobo, processor, and gpu, get a Core 2 Duo setup(e6300 or higher) , or a AMD 64 X2 3800+ or higher. the 7800gt is an alright card, but i suggest either the 7900 or 7950 gt's. you can go ati, but it tends to be alot more expensive. but if you want to go all balls on the pc, get 2 7950GX2 in SLI, and get a FX-60 or E6700
__________________
Listen to my music! and random/funny videos XD
Need a HDTV? Come find me at BestBuy #108 in Victorville XD
:D-----v Just pwnt my cpu, 900mhz OC v-----:D
bmxfreakrider is offline  
Old 10-25-2006, 07:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 36
Default

i was thinking about getting 1 gig of ram and a 7600 for now and seeing how that goes then maybe upgrading to 3ghz unless someone thinks i shud upgrade my pc first (dont have much money at the moment and can only do 2 upgrades at the moment, have no pci-e slot)
thegame369 is offline  
Old 10-25-2006, 07:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 754
Send a message via AIM to slvrstang
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by thegame369
i was thinking about getting 1 gig of ram and a 7600 for now and seeing how that goes then maybe upgrading to 3ghz unless someone thinks i shud upgrade my pc first (dont have much money at the moment and can only do 2 upgrades at the moment, have no pci-e slot)
Try some basic stuff like updating your graphics drivers and cleaning up your PC(reduce the amount of background processes, disk cleanup, defragment). These should all increase your PC's performance (however slightly).

I can only assume if you're getting 15fps you already installed your chipset drivers for the mobo...but it never hurts to ask:-D
__________________

Q6600 G0 @ 3.80ghz
MCR-320-->Dtek Fuzion V2-->Dtek Fuzion GFX2-->Swiftech MCP-655-->
Asus P5K deluxe
4x1gb Crucial Ballistix @ 846mhz 5-5-5-15
8800GT
3x 250gb HDDs
Hiper 580w
Coolermaster 690 w/ water cooling mods
3dmark06 - 15,602
SuperPi 1M - 12.421s
slvrstang is offline  
Old 10-26-2006, 02:36 AM   #8 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 223
Default

For a quick fix get another 1 GB of Ram and a Geforce 7 series graphics card.

Also consider formatting your computer, and re-installing everything again. That always makes things run a little faster.
__________________
i5 3570k (OC to 4.2 mhz)
Geforce 650 Ti Boost 2gb
16 MB RAM
Windows 7
Da11en47 is offline  
Old 10-26-2006, 04:51 PM   #9 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Dexaroni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 551
Send a message via AIM to Dexaroni Send a message via MSN to Dexaroni
Default

I would suggest that you update your drivers (NOT the bios), as well as try to close some of the background process'.

I have noticed that chat programs and virus scanners and such take up a lot of memory.

Also keep in mind that Firefox doesnt REALLY close when you close it, so you will want to close that from the process' menu.

Hope that helps,
Dex
__________________
Dexaroni is offline  
Old 10-26-2006, 06:07 PM   #10 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 36
Default

i have tried closing every program i can think of and it doesnt seem to help, is there difference types of processors?

as in could mine be an old model of a 2.4ghz? its about 3-4 years old or something
__________________

thegame369 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.