Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › Help Regarding My Geforce 6500 Card
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Help Regarding My Geforce 6500 Card

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Hello everyone,

I have a semi-terrible card that I'm starting to get tired of. I have the nVidia GeForce 6500, a card which, it seems, many people didn't even know existed.

Anyway, short of buying a new card (trying to get a job lined up, which is when I'll begin saving for a high-end GeForce), I'd like to give my card a boost if possible, and that's where I would like your guys' help.

The reason I want to overclock my card is, well, I want to play Oblivion (that's asking a lot of this card, I know) on reasonable settings. I can play S.T.A.L.K.E.R. on the highest settings fine, as well as CS:S (with HDR enable as well, but no AA), but I can't seem to play Oblivion without a crapload of lag and jittering.

I've tried to overclock a bit with ATITool, but it would just mess up my card and I would have to give my box a hard restart to get it back to normal. Maybe you guys can help me out with that too.

I also ran DxDiag and ran into no errors whatsoever.

Any suggestions?

Here are my specs if you think that will help you guys out:

Windows: Windows XP5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2
Memory (RAM): 1014 MB
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz
CPU Speed: 2396.6 MHz
Display Adapters: NVIDIA GeForce 6500 | NetMeeting driver | RDPDD Chained DD
Screen Resolution: 1280 X 1024 - 32 bit


Thanks a bunch in advance.
post #2 of 16
What kind of coling on the card and in the case


WELCOME BTW
Oh The Glorrryyy
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 630 MSI THANG 2x4830 8gb Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
2x250gb 1x100gb 1x20gb 1920x1080 23in  500watt Rosewill Open Air 
  hide details  
Reply
Oh The Glorrryyy
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 630 MSI THANG 2x4830 8gb Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
2x250gb 1x100gb 1x20gb 1920x1080 23in  500watt Rosewill Open Air 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 16
Overclocking that card will not gain you any performance.
I'm surprised you can play Stalker so well.
What Motherboard do you have?
Is this a pre-built system, Dell, Gateway or..?
Mighty-iTX
(12 items)
 
One foot in..
(17 items)
 
mATX
(12 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4770K M7-Impact Strix GTX980 Samsung 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 256 Glacer 240L W8.1 K272HUL 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Seasonic X-650 Prodigy MX518 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
4770K/45/43 Maximus VI Extreme R290X R290X 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung Crucial M4 64GB RAIDR LSSWM 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cooler Master Glacer 7 Ultimate 64 SyncMaster Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
XFX 1050 BE 600T Silver MX518 Desk 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-4330 Z87 Gryphon GTX690 G.Skill RipJawsX 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD Blacks Hyper 212 W8.1 ACER 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Ultra X3 1000w Corsair 230T Orange Razer 
  hide details  
Reply
Mighty-iTX
(12 items)
 
One foot in..
(17 items)
 
mATX
(12 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4770K M7-Impact Strix GTX980 Samsung 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 256 Glacer 240L W8.1 K272HUL 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Seasonic X-650 Prodigy MX518 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
4770K/45/43 Maximus VI Extreme R290X R290X 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung Crucial M4 64GB RAIDR LSSWM 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cooler Master Glacer 7 Ultimate 64 SyncMaster Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
XFX 1050 BE 600T Silver MX518 Desk 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-4330 Z87 Gryphon GTX690 G.Skill RipJawsX 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD Blacks Hyper 212 W8.1 ACER 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Ultra X3 1000w Corsair 230T Orange Razer 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 16
A driver update may be in your future, what the heck is a NetMeeting driver doing on a video card? Get some Forceware drivers, that will probably help a ton.
post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by iampoor View Post
What kind of coling on the card and in the case


WELCOME BTW
Excuse my ignorance/noobness, but I'm not entirely sure. I know that I have a fan in the back of the box, but I'm not sure if I have one on the card itself.

Quote:
Originally Posted by grunion View Post
Overclocking that card will not gain you any performance.
I'm surprised you can play Stalker so well.
What Motherboard do you have?
Is this a pre-built system, Dell, Gateway or..?
No, I built it myself, with some parts that my dad got from work (he works at Intel, so he got a new motherboard and Core2Duo 6600 for much cheaper.) But anyway... I have a DQ965GF. :/
post #6 of 16
ummmm

honestly you shouldn't overclock then. Open it up and find out!!
Oh The Glorrryyy
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 630 MSI THANG 2x4830 8gb Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
2x250gb 1x100gb 1x20gb 1920x1080 23in  500watt Rosewill Open Air 
  hide details  
Reply
Oh The Glorrryyy
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 630 MSI THANG 2x4830 8gb Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
2x250gb 1x100gb 1x20gb 1920x1080 23in  500watt Rosewill Open Air 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by ennui View Post
Excuse my ignorance/noobness, but I'm not entirely sure. I know that I have a fan in the back of the box, but I'm not sure if I have one on the card itself.



No, I built it myself, with some parts that my dad got from work (he works at Intel, so he got a new motherboard and Core2Duo 6600 for much cheaper.) But anyway... I have a DQ965GF. :/
Nice board really, cept you can't overclock with it.
Well since it's a 965G, that means it has integrated graphics. You need to make sure the integrated graphics are disabled.
Did you install the card or was it pre-installed?
What OS, XP or Vista? N/M
Mighty-iTX
(12 items)
 
One foot in..
(17 items)
 
mATX
(12 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4770K M7-Impact Strix GTX980 Samsung 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 256 Glacer 240L W8.1 K272HUL 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Seasonic X-650 Prodigy MX518 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
4770K/45/43 Maximus VI Extreme R290X R290X 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung Crucial M4 64GB RAIDR LSSWM 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cooler Master Glacer 7 Ultimate 64 SyncMaster Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
XFX 1050 BE 600T Silver MX518 Desk 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-4330 Z87 Gryphon GTX690 G.Skill RipJawsX 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD Blacks Hyper 212 W8.1 ACER 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Ultra X3 1000w Corsair 230T Orange Razer 
  hide details  
Reply
Mighty-iTX
(12 items)
 
One foot in..
(17 items)
 
mATX
(12 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4770K M7-Impact Strix GTX980 Samsung 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 256 Glacer 240L W8.1 K272HUL 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Seasonic X-650 Prodigy MX518 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
4770K/45/43 Maximus VI Extreme R290X R290X 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung Crucial M4 64GB RAIDR LSSWM 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cooler Master Glacer 7 Ultimate 64 SyncMaster Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
XFX 1050 BE 600T Silver MX518 Desk 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-4330 Z87 Gryphon GTX690 G.Skill RipJawsX 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD Blacks Hyper 212 W8.1 ACER 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Ultra X3 1000w Corsair 230T Orange Razer 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by iampoor View Post
ummmm

honestly you shouldn't overclock then. Open it up and find out!!
Okay, I opened it up and found has it a tiny fan on the card.


Quote:
Originally Posted by grunion View Post
Nice board really, cept you can't overclock with it.
Well since it's a 965G, that means it has integrated graphics. You need to make sure the integrated graphics are disabled.
Did you install the card or was it pre-installed?
What OS, XP or Vista?
I installed the card after I discovered the integrated graphics, (as I expected), sucked.
I have Windows XP Home SP2.
post #9 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by ennui View Post
Okay, I opened it up and found has it a tiny fan on the card.




I installed the card after I discovered the integrated graphics, (as I expected), sucked.
I have Windows XP Home SP2.
Did you disable the intergrated graphics?
Where did you get the drivers for your card?
Mighty-iTX
(12 items)
 
One foot in..
(17 items)
 
mATX
(12 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4770K M7-Impact Strix GTX980 Samsung 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 256 Glacer 240L W8.1 K272HUL 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Seasonic X-650 Prodigy MX518 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
4770K/45/43 Maximus VI Extreme R290X R290X 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung Crucial M4 64GB RAIDR LSSWM 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cooler Master Glacer 7 Ultimate 64 SyncMaster Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
XFX 1050 BE 600T Silver MX518 Desk 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-4330 Z87 Gryphon GTX690 G.Skill RipJawsX 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD Blacks Hyper 212 W8.1 ACER 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Ultra X3 1000w Corsair 230T Orange Razer 
  hide details  
Reply
Mighty-iTX
(12 items)
 
One foot in..
(17 items)
 
mATX
(12 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4770K M7-Impact Strix GTX980 Samsung 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 256 Glacer 240L W8.1 K272HUL 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Seasonic X-650 Prodigy MX518 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
4770K/45/43 Maximus VI Extreme R290X R290X 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung Crucial M4 64GB RAIDR LSSWM 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cooler Master Glacer 7 Ultimate 64 SyncMaster Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
XFX 1050 BE 600T Silver MX518 Desk 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-4330 Z87 Gryphon GTX690 G.Skill RipJawsX 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD Blacks Hyper 212 W8.1 ACER 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Ultra X3 1000w Corsair 230T Orange Razer 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 16
ummm

I think you should get a replacement CPU cooler.


DO you have pics?
Oh The Glorrryyy
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 630 MSI THANG 2x4830 8gb Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
2x250gb 1x100gb 1x20gb 1920x1080 23in  500watt Rosewill Open Air 
  hide details  
Reply
Oh The Glorrryyy
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 630 MSI THANG 2x4830 8gb Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
2x250gb 1x100gb 1x20gb 1920x1080 23in  500watt Rosewill Open Air 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: NVIDIA
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › Help Regarding My Geforce 6500 Card