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Problem with x1800 very low FPS

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I've tried every PC forums site I have seen to this day to try and solve my problem, I'm hoping some genius here can help me.

So here's the deal, I'm semi-knowledgeable as far as PCs go... I'd say I'm about a 7/10 on the nerd scale. About 6-7 months ago I built myself (what I think) a kickass PC with parts ordered from NCIX. I assembled it myself and everything runs fine, except one problem.

Almost any games I play (other than starcraft) I recieve ridiculously low FPS for my system...



CPU
2 processors running - Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz

CPU Speed
3.00 GHz Performance Rated at 4.50 GHz

System RAM
Corsair 1022.7 MB

Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)

Video Card
Radeon X1800 Series (Radeon X1800 Series (0x7109))
Video RAM: 256.0 MB
Video Card 3D Acceleration: Yes
Video HW Transform & Lighting: Yes
Vertex Shader Ver.: 3.0
Pixel Shader Ver.: 3.0

If you need to know anything else about my PC or what I've done with it at all ask away, I'll do anything to fix this problem. Games like Guild Wars and even CounterStrike 1.6 give me low FPS, and I'm pulling my hair out to try and figure out why. I've reinstalled my graphics card and all of it's drivers from various sites several times. I've also updated my windows software/drivers multiple times. Also, although I don't have the best connection right now, I know that's not the problem because I tried my PC on a T1 connection with ALL the games and I still had the same problems.

Someone, anyone, please help me solve this problem... I deserve what I've payed for! icon_cry
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post #2 of 82
Which drivers are u using?
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post #3 of 82
Thread Starter 
The ones off of the official ATI site.
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post #4 of 82
did you use drivercleaner when you reinstalled the drivers?
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post #5 of 82
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Yes, sir. Drive Cleaner Pro.
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post #6 of 82
are u frames like spiking high and low or is it like constant throughout
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NEC DVD-RW Dtek Fuzion Swiftech Blackice 
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Swiftech Pump Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus 23" Logitech G15 
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Enermax Liberty 500W Antec P180 Logitech G7 Razer AC-1 
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Intel i5 3570k AsRock Z77 Pro4-m Corsair XMS Crucial 64gb SSD 
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post #7 of 82
No need for the money bro, help is free here .

What motherboard are you using? I think dual proc support might be your problem.
post #8 of 82
Thread Starter 
Spiking High and Low.... in fact I'm not even %100 it's a graphic problem. I AM getting very low FPS, but can that also be a RAM or MoBo problem?
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Intel Pentium 4 630 3.0GH Intel BOXD915GAVL LGA775 Windows XP Pro SP2 Samsung 19" Syncmaster 
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Intel Pentium 4 630 3.0GH Intel BOXD915GAVL LGA775 Windows XP Pro SP2 Samsung 19" Syncmaster 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
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post #9 of 82
When you reinstall new drivers. you should always use drivercleaner to clean the old ones
    
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post #10 of 82
but he said he uses driver cleaner already...hmmm nothing like virus scan scanning your games when you run them?
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
WD Caviar Maxtor Seagate Barracuda Sony DVD-ROM 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
NEC DVD-RW Dtek Fuzion Swiftech Blackice 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Swiftech Pump Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus 23" Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Enermax Liberty 500W Antec P180 Logitech G7 Razer AC-1 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel i5 3570k AsRock Z77 Pro4-m Corsair XMS Crucial 64gb SSD 
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Western Digital Caviar 1TB Green LG Blu-Ray Drive Windows 7 Ultimate Antec EarthWatts 
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Intel E8400 P5W-DH-Deluxe HIS Radeon HD 6870 Crucial Ballistix Tracer 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
WD Caviar Maxtor Seagate Barracuda Sony DVD-ROM 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
NEC DVD-RW Dtek Fuzion Swiftech Blackice 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Swiftech Pump Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus 23" Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Enermax Liberty 500W Antec P180 Logitech G7 Razer AC-1 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel i5 3570k AsRock Z77 Pro4-m Corsair XMS Crucial 64gb SSD 
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