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Graphics Graphic card? or maybe my CPU?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Dash, 29 Oct 2002.

  1. Dash

    Dash What's a Dremel?

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    Well I have myself a bit of a prob....I was overclocking my ti4200 and I am not sure if its the graphic card of just that my p4 willy is bottlenecking....TI4200@280/500 I get 8313......after that the more I oc'ed and even @315/560 I get 8100 or lower....during the 3dmark execution it will stay high like 200+ fps but then one or two secs it will dip to 24fps and then go back up :waah: I have a termalprob and the g card is not getting hot but I am clueless...

    my specs
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    Pentium 4 @ 1.4 ghz
    Visiontek ti4200 (128mb) 41.03 drivers
    384 RDRAM PC800

    I hope its just cpu limited becuase I was upgrading to a amd but if it is just that my ti4200 is tapped out already then :sigh:

    any help or ideas is greatly appreciated
     
  2. herbs

    herbs Nobody but us chickens

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    A 3dmark score 8100 isn't bad for 1.4ghz P4, on a xp1800+ I get 10400 (ok but not brillant) on a 4200 but that is with a few tweaks. Does this slow down happen on games for you? if not I would uninstall 3dmark and try another reinstall maybe to a different directory. Also run dxdiag to see if anything is wrong there. Also you could try some different gfx drivers.
     
  3. Dash

    Dash What's a Dremel?

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    ok, I will do that. Thank you for you advise :D
     
  4. Guest-16

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    sounds as though the cpu is either throttling (overheating) or not enough power?? but that would cause a reboot :confused:
     
  5. nekrosoft13

    nekrosoft13 What's a Dremel?

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    maybe some other program is running in background


    i had the same problem few weeks ago


    when i played games, lets say UT 2k3, i would get 50-60fps in high settings, and every 2 seconds or so the fps went down to 5-10fps. every game used to shatter.


    i turn off the game, pressed alt-ctrl-del and i check the processes list, and i found norton antivirus using 50% of cpu for some reason, and the onlything that was running from norton was auto-protect.

    so keep your eye on your proceses maybe something is running like crazy
     
  6. SilverBullet

    SilverBullet Banned

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    i would sometime get this during long gaming spells,my harddrive would suddnely come alive and it would read it constantly for about 10mins my fps would drop to 5! when it was doing it,seems to have stopped doing it now tho.
     
  7. nekrosoft13

    nekrosoft13 What's a Dremel?

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    the good thing is that norton stoped doing that.

    but when it did that, i just disabled auto-protect and it then worked fine.
     
  8. pheonix

    pheonix Toot Toot!

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    IMHO, CPU is bottle knecking, I get the same on my Radeon 9700 and Ti4200...

    EDIT: and a Tbird 1.4
     
  9. Armand Karlsen

    Armand Karlsen What's a Dremel?

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    Would a Northwood @ 2.88GHz/160MHz FSB be a bottleneck for a 9700?
     
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