Choppy Graphics, horrible benchmark - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-09-2005, 06:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 2
Default Choppy Graphics, horrible benchmark

I just picked up Age of Empires 3 and noticed that it is extremely choppy on my system so I started doing some investigating. I have never noticed a problem before.

I ran 3DMark05 on the system and got a 3D benchmark of *shudder* 246. Other comparable systems are getting well over 4000. I tried a clean boot with absolutely nothing running, and same story.

I have 512MB of PC3200 DDR, and a GeForce FX 5200 with 128MB.

I ran dxdiag - everything checks out ok. I checked for spyware - nothing. Does anyone have any ideas what could be causing such an awful benchmark, choppy games, etc? It seems that my system should be able to handle them. Any kind of diagnostic software I should try running?

Thanks in advance!

DaveS242 is offline  
Old 11-09-2005, 06:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 474

512MB ram is not enough for that game. I played that game when i had 1GB ram.

nuke is offline  
Old 11-09-2005, 06:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 2

Fair enough - but that doesn't explain the benchmark of 246 when other systems with similar specs are getting over 4000. Something must be wrong - just can't figure out what
DaveS242 is offline  
Old 11-09-2005, 06:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
Do not Stare at my Avatar
Ste's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Upon Gleaning Infinity
Posts: 9,571
Send a message via MSN to Ste

What are the rest of your system specifications, also the FX5200 isn't a great card either so thats also why.
Ste is offline  
Old 11-09-2005, 09:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
AKA ComatoseClown
H4x3r's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,526
Send a message via AIM to H4x3r Send a message via MSN to H4x3r

on my ATI Radeon 9600pro i only got a score of just over 1000 ....
H4x3r is offline  
Old 11-09-2005, 09:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
Monster Techie
GuitarFreak1857's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,847

wow 246 that sucks, nuke is right about the ram. what's your CPU/Mobo?
My Gaming Desktop
Abit IP35-E

Intel Core2 Duo E8400 (Thermalright Ultra-120)
Mushkin 2x2GB DDR800 RAM

eVGA GeForce 8800GTS
Creative X-Fi Gamer Edition
Western Digital Caviar 250GB 7,200RPM
Western Digital Caviar 640GB 7,200RPM
OCZ 720W ModStream
Lian Li PC-7A
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
GuitarFreak1857 is offline  
Old 11-09-2005, 10:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 961

No way anyone is getting over 4000 with that card, maybe in 3dMark03 but definitely not 05, but I agree your score is very low. Do you know that your card is forsure running at 8x agp? At one point someone had a problem similar to it and it was because it wasnt running at 8x. Go into the advanced display options and somewhere in there you can specify it.
A+ certified.
I now am on the interweb:
Mr_Threepwood is offline  
Old 11-09-2005, 10:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 3,312

You are not going to get a score of 4000 with an FX5200 lmao 246 actually sounds about right for that card.
so, umm, err yeah
003 is offline  
Old 11-10-2005, 04:57 AM   #9 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 359

MY comp hated 3dmark 05 with 1gb PC 3200 400mhz 3200+ Athlon 64, and a geforce 5700 LE 256MB AGP 8x..

Was extremly choppy..

Try lowering the quality settings though as the 5200 is a pretty low-end card..

I put in a 6800GT and i can run it fine (drools)

Sig removed due to size. Please read the rules before adding your compliant sig. SigSanta
kiyotaka 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 Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:50 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.