Video card?

March 25, 2009 at 20:59:46
Specs: Windows Vista
Ok well i have a Dell XPS m2010. (yes i know the pros and cons of this system dont need a rant about it, just want help please.) Im not very smart with computers or anything. So here is my problem.

A few weeks ago my video card died, so i replace it with the same kind of card the ATI Radeon 1800. Before the game ran fast and at the ultra high settings, but now ever since i got it back, it seems that it runs slower and alot more sluggish, anyone have any idea why and what could be done?


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#1
March 26, 2009 at 01:51:26
Probably wasnt the same card then :P

ATi's stupid number scheme can be very confusing and doesn't make much sense.

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


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#2
March 26, 2009 at 05:38:57
Well I've also noticed something aswell. When I start the game, it actually runs fine but comes about 3 mins into the actual game play, the screen will flash black for a second and it will start to lag after that.

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#3
March 26, 2009 at 06:44:21
"ATi's stupid number scheme can be very confusing and doesn't make much sense"

nVidia's model number scheme is no easier to understand. Regardless, it only takes a minute or two to check out the specs.

http://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile...


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#4
March 26, 2009 at 14:04:34
I know, that i installed the correct one....Both say ATI Radeon 1800 on them....IE the box

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#5
March 26, 2009 at 14:48:17
Core runs at the same speed? memory runs at the same speed? Memory is of the same type on both cards...GDDR2, GDDR3, GDDR4, etc? Memory interface is the same...128-bit, 256-bit, etc? Latest drivers were installed?

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#6
March 26, 2009 at 15:00:41
How do i check all that? Lol? Sorry not computer smart~ And how do i get the latest drivers? Sorry haha. (im a failure :P)

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#7
March 28, 2009 at 12:33:29
dont spill mountain dew on your keyboard. its sluggish cause the keys are sticking.

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#8
March 28, 2009 at 16:11:09
Because games run normally at first (until that black flash), I suspect, that something may be physically wrong with the new video card. It could be overheating (check the temperature in drivers) or it could have a manufacturing error. First try updating drivers and if that does not help, contact your seller.
If you are confused and don't know where to begin, articles in improving performance section at lowfps.com could help you.

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