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Frame Rate Down From 30 Fps To Around 20


Hey guys, i'm pretty satisfied with my current system except that after recieving my new monitor (226bw) and having to kick up my resolution to 1680x1050, i've lost around 10 fps in all of my games taking my framerate down from my 'perfect' 30 fps to around 20. My system is shown in my signature, and now i'm asking in what way i can improve my system?

Perhaps a set of 8800gts's in sli?


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Well i spent several hours last night playing around with my dual 5870 setup and, i wasn't impressed at all with crossfire performance. 3dmark06 went up by 2k (wooo) from 26xxx to 28xxx. Crysis seemed a little faster but had severe slowdown at certain areas of the map (it was like as if i was maxing out the frame-buffer or something). But i mean even when it was faster, weren't not talking much, maybe like 20% at most. That's really *** poor scaling i'd say. I do like how it opened up new function in ccc called gpu scaling which corrects my hdtv 24hz issue without custom res but ccc is still one cluster of a gui and still buggy as ***. Sometimes crashes (have to re-run the runtime). Sometimes when i close crysis, it leaves my desktop messy looking, as if it's trying to apply all my aa & af in game settings to my desktop now and i have to reboot to correct this. And also ati for whatever reason has never rendered my desktop as crisply as nvidia. I have no idea, it's like the text isn't as clear but i was willing to put up with that if these cards were a significant upgrade from my old setup. Games take precedence after all. But worst of all, the biggest disappointment was. My favorite game, oblivion took a frame-rate hit! Meaning i got a better frame-rate with a single 5870. This is with 9. 12 /w hot-fix. I dunno $920 (plus tax) of an "upgrade in video-card power" and really it isn't proving to be much faster than my old dual 260 (216 cores). I know oblivion is a ridiculously old game but it really is the most important game for me and is what makes or breaks my decision making on an upgrade. Are there any other oblivion players in here who saw a frame-rate hit with dual 5870s? Btw, for those of you who have sigs turned off, i game at 1920x1080 on win7 64 with an i7 @ 4. 2ghz /w ht.


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Just looking for some tips on what i can do to raise frame rate on my games. If you take a look at my specs, do you think there is anything i could upgrade that would make a big difference, or can i just tweak settings in-game and in the nvidia software.nvidia 9800 gtx+
2. 3 ghz quad core amd cpu
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All hardware is brand new. I installed the cd drivers and was having obvious frame rate issues, installed the new drivers and all the rate jumped up, but i still feel like i'm not getting the performance i should be getting. Vertical sync is off because i obviously want higher than 60 fps. I haven't changed any other nvidia settings. For team fortress 2 i can change the resolution in-game between 1024, 1440, and 1600, and not see a tiny change is fps. I turn anti-aliasing up and still only see a tiny drop in fps. The biggest change is when i put the textures on very high as opposed to high. Even when i drop resolution and settings all the way down, it doesn't get above 70. What am i missing, i see similar results in all other games, just varying frame rate. Crysis, bioshock, tf2, grid (cs:source seems to get 120-140 fps, the one game i see fantastic frame rate from). There is one thing i wanted to mention. While playing certain games, i can see a "refresh line" that goes up the screen slowly, and wherever that refresh line is on the screen, it lags that part of the screen's objects. (Happens constantly in madden 08) i turn on vertical sync, and that doesn't get rid of the line.


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(Ps i dont have any software like antivirus or anything running in the background)

My current system is a:
M2n-sli deluxe (nvidia 570 chipset)
Amd phenom ii x4 940 @ 3. 2
4 gb g. Skill ddr2-800
Windows 7 professional 32bit on vertex 30gb as boot drive
500gb wd caviar blue
Pny gtx 260 (192 shader version)

I built my brother this computer a little over a year ago:

Asus p5q pro
E8400 @ 3. 6
4gb g. Skill ddr2-1066
Vista 32bit home premium
500 gb wd caviar blue
Evga gtx 260 (192 shader version)

We are both running 1680x1050 22" lcds with 60hz refresh.


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I built my computer a few years back. It's one of the typical used-to-run-world of warcraft-well types and i've accepted that i simply won't be getting nice fps until i upgrade. My main concern is this. About two years ago i bought my girlfriend a "cheap" ~$600 dell for simple wow questing and internet use. The catch is is that now we have them set up side by side and the dell is blowing my computer's graphics away in wow. We raided 25m naxx last night and i was averaging about 10fps while the dell got 30fps. I just had our two characters stand side-by-side in dalaran and i was looking at about 15 while it idled at 40. The general specs are as follows:

Mine-
Core 2 duo 6400 2. 13ghz
2gig ram
Geforce 7600 gt (ddr. )

Other-
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1gig ram
Geforce 8600 gt (ddr3. )

So mine has a better cpu and more ram and what seems to be an equal or better than gfx card besides the card's ram type. Both have the same versions of directx and i've tinkered with numerous gfx drivers on mine, including the one that the other is currently using. Furthermore, this was done with wow settings completely bottomed out on both computers so it was an apples to apples comparison. Furthermore, i poked around with cpu-z on both. My computer seems to be better all around except in that the gfx memory types are different and the other show's 1188mhz "shaders" in the gfx clocks area. Also, the other's fsbram in general ram is 3:5 and mine is 2:3 and the cycle time is 15 clocks on the other's while mine is 5. (Not sure what all this means, just figured i should include it!)

Any thoughts? What could it be that's causing such better fps and overall beauty in wow on the other machine? Is there any optimization that i need to manually do on my machine that might have already been done out of the factory on the other, perhaps in bios? Also, my hdd only has about 10gigs of free space if this could somehow affect it.


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3) ccc a. I is checked at standard

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