Slow gaming performance.

Electronic arts Fifa 07 soccer
June 4, 2010 at 01:03:41
Specs: Windows XP
I have a PC which is powered by Intel Dual Core 2.66 GHz with a Biostar motherboard, 1 GB DDR2 RAM (533 MHz) and Nvidia 512 MB graphics card, running Windows XP SP2.

Till the time I had a LG CRT monitor attached, I had no problems in playing FIFA 2007 at all.

My troubles started when I attached a Samsung 2033SW Plus monitor. The entire FIFA 2007 game play has slowed down to a crawl.

Please help.


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#1
June 4, 2010 at 10:09:29
did you change the resolution you were running at?

like, did your old monitor run at 1280x1024, and now you're running at 1680x1050 or something like that? That could account for your change in performance.

The only other thing i can think is maybe your old monitor was connected through VGA (blue 15 pin connector), and your new monitor is connecting through DVI (white connector with more pins).

are your graphics card drivers up to date?


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#2
June 4, 2010 at 10:43:44
ok first thing when you change a monitor the resolution change man u did not even mention ur video card specs

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#3
June 4, 2010 at 10:53:36
Thanks for the reply.

No, I have not changed the resolution.

The old VGA cable is still used.

The graphics card is Nvidia Graphics GeForce 8400 GS.


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#4
June 4, 2010 at 12:14:17
1. the native resolution for your monitor is 1600 x 900.

http://www.newegg.com/product/produ...

2. if your display settings don't support that resolution, upgrade your graphics drivers.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_...

3. the 8400GS is not a gaming card.


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#5
June 4, 2010 at 12:28:24
yh man thats why the game is slowww the 8400gs suxs

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#6
June 4, 2010 at 21:55:49
Really? If 8400 GS is not a gaming card, than how does one explain why I could play FIFA 2007 so freely when I had my old 14" CRT monitor attached instead of my newer Samsung 2033SW Plus TFT monitor?

That rationale does not make much sense, does it?

My graphics card driver is the latest that Nvidia has offered until now.


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#7
June 4, 2010 at 22:31:44
Your v-card can't handle games in high resolution. Go to game settings and reduce resolution to 1024x768.

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#8
June 5, 2010 at 02:15:13
Trust me on this, when I say I have tried setting every which resolution possibly supported.

Nothing has helped. Its as if my old CRT monitor had its own in-built VRAM.

For the love of this game, I can't figure how to get it to work on my Samsung TFT!


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#9
June 5, 2010 at 04:06:42
What about other games? Are u sure monitor settings are correct? If other games act the same try re-installing v-card driver.

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#10
June 5, 2010 at 10:33:10
NFS plays just fine.

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#11
June 5, 2010 at 10:58:27
dude u buy games that are not high on specs and yea the 8400gs is not a gaming card for just it plays fifa2007 makes it a gaming card i mean my old peintium 4 pc could play that game with igp graphics!!!!!
good thing i sold that 4 years ago..lol
and dude by nfs which one u mean ??
and does it play fine on the new monitor?

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#12
June 5, 2010 at 21:13:26
The Nvidia 8400 is the bottom of the barrel type card that is sold to OEM's and usually made for low profile cases. It is not a gaming card.

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI


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#13
June 7, 2010 at 05:42:19
All of NFS games play just fine on my new monitor.

Assuming but not admitting that the 8400 GS is the bottom of the barrel kind of card, this still does not explain why I would hit the hurdle playing FIFA 07 on Samsung 2033SW Plus.


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#14
June 7, 2010 at 08:50:12
Assuming but not admitting that the 8400 GS is the bottom of the barrel kind of card, this still does not explain why I would hit the hurdle playing FIFA 07 on Samsung 2033SW Plus.

Because the video card can not keep up, it's called fill rate.

Buy a better video card

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI


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#15
June 7, 2010 at 12:08:43
and you're wrong about the resolution: there is NO WAY that your 14" CRT and your new 20" LCD monitor were running at the same resolution.

I say with great confidence that your new monitor is running at a higher resolution than your old one. Higher resolution means more pixels to draw, which means more work for the graphics card.


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#16
June 7, 2010 at 22:05:15
What is the card that you suggest in that case?


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#17
June 8, 2010 at 11:56:34
What is the card that you suggest in that case?

An Nvidia 9600GT, or 9600GSO should be the base line for gaming right now. The 9600GSO with 768mb's sells for $60.00 atm and is a great entry level card for the money. It will play Fallout 3 with everything on maximum on my core 2 2.66ghz machine playing at 1680x1050(or around there).

http://www.ascendtech.us/itemdesc.a...

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI


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