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{Computers} 7800 GS only slight improvement from 4-year-old GeForce 4??

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GNomeOwns
06-13-2006, 03:52 PM
hello all,

in 2002, i got a top-of-the-line dell system with

Pentium 4 2.53 ghz processor
1 gig of ram
geforce 4 AGP video card w/ 128mb

it's held up pretty well throughout the years. it can run half-life 2 pretty decently, but i would really like to increase my fps.

SO, i bit ago a bought a EVGA GeForce 7800 GS AGP w/ 256mb

it did improve game performce a bit but only slightly. my fps only went up on average 5 or 10 frames. some new effects were able to come through, as well, which has been nice.

i thought this card was going to make all my games run so smoothly, according to the reviews and whatnot. overall, i've been dissapointed with its marginal improvement.

i was wondering if i have done something wrong, or if part of my system is holding me back. what can i do to gain the highest increase of fps?

today, playing counter-strike: source @ 1024x768 w/ medium quality settings, the frame rate sunk to below 30 at parts.

i am really confused, as i thought this card would perform better. ANY help would be greatly appreciated.

thank you.

ParoxysM
06-13-2006, 03:57 PM
AGP is so 2 years ago...yor neck has been bottled.

Lazlo
06-13-2006, 03:57 PM
Your system is the bottleneck not the card. You should have saved and got a pcie card with a new system upgrade.

Theta
06-13-2006, 03:57 PM
what they said

Rev_Night
06-13-2006, 03:58 PM
u update your graphics drivers?

edit: oh, and intels suck btw. amd ftw

Hurricane Harold
06-13-2006, 04:00 PM
Slowish CPU
Slow RAM
Slow Mobo
AGP

A combination of things could do it. In a good system, a 7800GS shouldn't have the framerate dipping below 30 on CS:S though. The Source engine is a champ on my AGP card, ye olde 9800 Pro.

TonyElTigre
06-13-2006, 04:01 PM
yeah i have my xp3000 running at like 2.5 ghz and i bought a 6600 when my card took a **** and it doesnt run great.

i have ddr400
i really think this ****ty nforce2 ultra chipset is what make my comp run bad

Dangerdoggie
06-13-2006, 04:02 PM
That doesn't sound right, I just updated from an ATI 9800 Pro 128 to a 6800 GT 256 and it made a big difference for me. In CS:S isn't there a pull down tab to tell the game if you're using DirextX 9 rendering?

Captain_Kibitz
06-13-2006, 04:03 PM
I have the 7800GS w/ PCIE on my current system (AMD 3700+, 2Gig RAM), and I
can assure you it's a kickass card. Your system is your bottleneck.

Makasuro
06-13-2006, 04:09 PM
****ty CPU

Probably ****ty ram with ****ty speeds

Probably ****ty ass motherboard.

A video card isn't going to improve all these things for you. Next time, do some damn research you fool.

Rev_Night
06-13-2006, 04:14 PM
i have a dual 7900GTX on a amd64 x2 5000+, and it runs CS:S like a goddamn champ with 150+fps at 2024x4048 res on my Dell 30inch widescreen LCD at 16xAA and 16xAF. All on my 10.1 Surround Sound system. god i love this little shuttle of mine.


edit: oh yeah, my chair is antigravity. w00t no wheels!

Theta
06-13-2006, 04:15 PM
I think your shuttle is catching on fire right now.

Makasuro
06-13-2006, 04:16 PM
i have a dual 7900GTX on a amd64 x2 5000+, and it runs CS:S like a goddamn champ with 150+fps at 2024x4048 res on my Dell 30inch widescreen LCD at 16xAA and 16xAF. All on my 10.1 Surround Sound system. god i love this little shuttle of mine.

What a noob system.

Rev_Night
06-13-2006, 04:16 PM
I think your shuttle is catching on fire right now.


nope, i got it watercooled. my gpu and cpu never go above 32*F

Greywolf
06-13-2006, 04:19 PM
i bought a 6800GS 256 when my 9800 pro AIW blew up, and i saw a huge difference

and im running a AMD batron 2600+
1gb ddr3200 ram
and the card is running in agp

Its not the sys

Theta
06-13-2006, 04:19 PM
That ice cooling, newb.

thedrummingfish
06-13-2006, 04:19 PM
your processor is bottlenecking your system hardcore, and if you have a dell, the ram is genaric as is the mobo, you could have a top of the line card, but when the proccesor cant push the info it needs to the card, your out of luck unless you upgrade that also.

Rev_Night
06-13-2006, 04:24 PM
That ice cooling, newb.


its special isotonic water mixed with other liquids that have lower freezing points, newb.

MrMeikel
06-13-2006, 04:25 PM
there should be some benchmarking tools that check performance of each part of your system, which could tell you if your card is being held back by CPU/RAM etc.

maybe something else is going wrong, 2.5ghz isn't that shabby, check drivers etc

Carney
06-13-2006, 04:54 PM
source is a cpu hog more than a graphics hog...