View Full Version : Onboard GF2 MX to ATi 8500 64mb DDR = NO CHANGE!? Help!
I was recently using my onboard video to game with (GeForce2 MX, sharing 32mb of my 256mb ram). So, I ordered a refurbished ATi 8500 64mb DDR from newegg, running at 275/275 stock. I fire up Quake3 and expect to see atleast over 100FPS.. negative. I got maybe 80something max. I tweaked alot of stuff with Rage3D Tweak v3.6 and even overclocked the card to 300/300. I can break MAYBE 100 if looking into black sky. I was expecting alot more out of this.. did I have too high of hopes? Is something messed up here? Any ideas? I'm desperate!
My system is as follows:
Asus A7N266-VM/AA (nForce 220 board)
AMD XP 1600+ @ stock
256mb Kingston PC2100 @ Turbo timings (will have 512mb tomorrow)
WinXP Pro, SP1.. completely up to date.
Please help :(
Reformat. Remnents of the old onboard drivers are still around. If you do a clean install of windows your performance should increase.
I think i'm going to have to give that a shot, I figured as much. Not that big of a problem really. Thank god for CD-R's :)
Thanks for the quick response, i'll reformat a little later tonight. I need to anyway to clear off all the stuff I no longer use.
I give up, I completely reformatted. Updated WinXP Pro to most recent everything. Direct X 9, Catalyst 3.0... still the same thing and almost the exact same FPS. 300/300 goes over 100FPS, barely, when looking into black sky. I just don't know what to do anymore.. I expected this to outdo the onboard GF2 MX single handedly... but, I guess not? Any other suggestions? Getting really desperate now. :(
Thanks for all the help so far, I really do appreciate it!
01-07-03, 10:47 PM
Turn off Vsync in the ATI control panel. That should get ya above 100fps.
I've tweaked it all and got squat back. I was looking to see atleast over 125fps in game. :(
01-07-03, 10:56 PM
even with your great system, i think you may be processor limited, QuakeIII isnt very stressing on a video card anymore....try overclocking the 1600+ and see if that improves the fps
How I wish I could... lol
I think that would cure all. This mobo doesn't allow overclocking unless you modify it. Which, I partially did... but, I need some Defogger Repair/Conductive Ink to get it to maybe work (which is how I should have done it in the first place).
01-08-03, 03:11 PM
Maybe the nForce 1's performance is just plain poor? :confused:
01-09-03, 07:58 PM
nise to meet another Nforcer, did u disable the onboard video in the bios?
You might try CPUFSB for a little overclocking. If it supports your PLL chip you can change the FSB in windows! You have a great vid card and I dont think thats whats holding you back. Isnt 100 FPS enough in quake? Try something like UT2003 and you will notice a huge performance gain with your new card.
Im pretty sure quake has the max fps set at 100, so the fps just hovers around there. I searched around for the correct command but all I have found is this:
seta com_maxfps "140"
you could try setting it to 0 to see if that will disable the max fps or just set it to something like 400. Im not sure if that is the right command but I know there is one.
01-09-03, 11:20 PM
Hey, that system looks familiar.
I'd like to see what kind of performance you get in UT2k3 too:)
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