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Old 04-09-2006, 12:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok my video performance is really poor i have a 6800 card and it gets 18 fps on the css stress test.
The psu is a no name 420w and yes i had the molex plugged into the card.

I had an online friend ask a cis and he said more than likely its the powersupply or the ram but ive done ram tests and those are fine.

what do you guys think and if its the psu i need help picking out a new psu max i will spend is 65 dollars.
oh and it has to fit in an aspire xqpack
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i doubt its the PSU, what type of card is it? maybe try different drivers for it.
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Old 04-09-2006, 01:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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cant be the ram and i also doubt its the psu , the processor is likely a bottleneck , whats your processor?


regardless to the issue , you should still get a new psu , read why at these threads
http://www.techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=96974
http://www.techist.com/showthread.ph...8&pagenumber=1
i recommend antec truepower2 430w
http://www.thenerds.net/index.php?pa...age&pn=TPII430 (should fit fine , unless you got long optical drives)
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It's not just your video card that determine the performance of your game. Amount of RAM you have, CPU power, Harddrive performaces, the motherboard, monitor and even software that are running in the back ground can affect it. Show us the spec on your PC.
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Old 04-09-2006, 01:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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ok
1 gig of pc 2700 ram
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and before you start crying bottle neck i put it an old 5500pci card and it does the same thing!
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That celeron processor, how fast is it.
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Alot of people would blame your CPU for the low performance, I would be one of them. Ask any hardcore gamer, celeron aren't powerful enough to run the lastest games. You can try to upgrade your PSU but it won't do anything.
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the only thing is on my old system a celeron d and a pci 5500 card played hl2 and css even fear

now when i put it in it doesnt get the performance it used too
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When you put what in? You should be able to play the game, I'm not saying it can't but you would experience poor performance.

Are you saying you switch to the 6800 card (BTW it's AGP right?) and it doesn't get the same performance as with a slower PCI card????
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