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Old 10-23-2004, 06:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, I just recently bought a 9600xt and am rather disappointed with my lackluster fps in counter-strike: source. I posted on the steam forums about the problem, and had an overwhelming response that my amd 2200+ 1.8 gHz processor was probably bottlenecking my system performance, and not utilizing the power of my video card. Does this seem accurate to you guys? Thanks for your help.
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Old 10-23-2004, 10:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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not at all to me.. i have a 1.4 ghz amd athlon xp and a radeon 9600 xt 256 mb's card and it runs just fine with no lag.. ill try to figure ou the problem... post ur full system specs.
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Old 10-24-2004, 12:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Well, i'm on a public computer so i can't get my aida log, but here it is:

Soyo kt600 socket A Dragon v2.0 plus
ati radeon 9600xt 128mb ddr
AMD 2200+ Thoroughbred @ 1.8 ghz
512 v-data pc2700 ddr
Western Digital 60gb HD @ 7200 rpm

I'm having problems with my mobo, and it could be causing me the problem. I may order an abit or an asus here pretty soon.
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Have you tried using 3DMark05 or 03 to benchmark your system? If you get a lower than typical score than you would knot that its your video card. I have heard that other people are not pleased with 9600xt. Maybe you could exchange it for a 9800pro or x700 or something else.
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Old 10-24-2004, 01:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
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where do i get that to test? do i have to pay?
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http://www.futuremark.com/download/

Check it out here, you dont have to pay for it. Some people find the serial on line. I would suggest running 3dmark03 first.
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Old 10-24-2004, 01:35 AM   #7 (permalink)
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OKay, but since this is still testing graphics processing on your computer, a slow processor that is bottlenecking gpu performance will influence my results still, correct?
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3dmark tests mainly the your graphics card, the cpu will have an effect, but not as large as a better or worse video card.
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Old 10-24-2004, 01:42 AM   #9 (permalink)
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ah, so it runs a test that somehow bypasses the cpu and goes to the video card? I was told everything processed by a vpu has to first be processed by your cpu. that's not true?
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It tests your frame rates, which are based on your video card. A faster video card will indrease your score, but it will not affect it as much as a better video card.
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