LOW FRAMERATES

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Ranz13l1ty
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I recently bought the XFX 6950 2GB the problem came when i opened crysis (the first game you play if you have a videocard like this) and i maxed out the graphics settings (1280x1024 / Very High / No Anti-aliasing)
i started a mission and my surprise was that i was running the game at a minimum of 15fps to a maximum of 32 fps aprox. So i need help because this is so weird :(

these are my system specs

Processor:
AMD Phenom(tm) 9600 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Memory:
6144MB DDR2 RAM 800MHz Corsair
Hard Drive:
500 GB 7200 rpm
Video Card:
ATI Radeon HD 6950 2GB
Monitor:
19 inch (1280 x 1024) max resolution
Operating System:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100618-1621)
Motherboard:
Asus M3A32-MVP deluxe wifi edition

* I think for some reason that is the CPU the problem (Bottlenecking)

PLEASE HELP ME GUYS
sorry about my english

hnkftalnot
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Did you update your drivers for the new card?

Also your CPU clockspeed is quite low and it's the older Agena core (Phenom 1). Is it the 9600 black edition?

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@hnkftalnot, I don't think his clock speed is that low. I doubt clock speed has anything to do with that since he's using a quad core CPU. I'd say that the first generation of Phenom processors are pretty decent for what he's getting. Look at his hardware specifications again.

Quote:Processor:
AMD Phenom(tm) 9600 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Memory:
6144MB DDR2 RAM 800MHz Corsair
Hard Drive:
500 GB 7200 rpm
Video Card:
ATI Radeon HD 6950 2GB
Monitor:
19 inch (1280 x 1024) max resolution
Operating System:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100618-1621)
Motherboard:
Asus M3A32-MVP deluxe wifi edition

@Ranz13l1ty, make sure you keep your drivers updated. Visit AMD's Catalyst Driver website to download the latest drivers for your video card. Be sure you [b]fully[/url] uninstall your AMD video drivers by uninstalling the AMD Catalyst Manager (in Programs and Features, found in Windows Control Panel).

If problem persists, please let me know.

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Ranz13l1ty
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yes, that is my processor its an old phenom (i updated drivers)
it could be that or the fact that i removed the cards before uninstalling the drivers :S
that's was kinda nub but happens when its your first video card change and your exited...

Ranz13l1ty
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I formatted my pc and i gained some performance, but i still getting low framerates, im getting stressed :(

GraysonPeddie
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OK, first of all, do you have the latest drivers from AMD?

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Rnaz, what generation AMD do you have? If it's 1st gen AM2 Phenoms, they get big brain farts with high demand applications. I know when i switched from my 9600BE to my 940BE, the difference was night and day...

Also, download the latest "full" catalyst drivers from AMD. They will update your chipset drivers etc.

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hnkftalnot
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It's just that I know Phenom 1's aren't performing that great, but being a black edition I think some overclocking may help. - just the multiplier, which is the great benefit of black editions.

Ranz13l1ty
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yeah i did some benchmarks, and i noticed that my "slow cpu" is bottlenecking my gpu, that is phenom 9600 BE (one of the first versions released) so i think i have to options...

1-OVERCLOCKING

2-GETTING A PART TIME JOB
*Money for the new CPU :(
(maybe i can get the phenom X6 1100T because i already have 100bucks)

ANY IDEAS
WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND?
thanks for helping guys :D

*(OH AND ALMOST FORGOT I DOWNLOAD MY VIDEO DRIVERS FROM HERE http://www.tweakforce.com/)

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Get the better CPU and call it done. ;)

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