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Hi,

I have bought a Sapphire X1950GT AGP GDDR3 256MB abt a mth ago, however, aft setting up everything and ran 3dmark05, i obtained 3.5k(ran all tests, all settings at default, res at 1024*768), which, as far as i know, is below wat i should be getting from the card.

i have tried changing the driver(7.2 to 7.7), and oc the card, but both didn't help, and now i really dunno wat i can do...

can anybodyadvise me on wat to do??

thx in advance
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i used to own a 1900GT with a P4 @ 3.0 . the fact that you can even boot with a 350W power supply is impressive. i think i got blue screens with a 400W. anyway, keep an eye on the PSU.

expect to score around 4000-4500 if your system works the way i think it should. your CPU will likely bottleneck though. make sure all settings in the CCC are set to Performance. turn Catalyst AI off and Mipmapping to Performance for the benchmarks (you'll probably want to turn them back on when it's game time though).
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post #3 of 9
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thx, will try it as soon as i get home

as for the psu part, actually i was pretty amazed with it too, i was expecting to change the psu if anything funny happens, but all were fine for the last one mth, no bsod, no random crashes... the only thing that bugs me is the benchmarking part... sigh
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don't let the benchmarks make you forget why we buy video cards in the first place (games). with your mediocre CPU and strong video card, you will probably be able to turn AA and AF up in games without taking much of a framerate hit at all. the CPU bottleneck means you can usually turn the eye candy up without suffering much loss in the fps department.
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post #5 of 9
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did everything that i can do in catalyst control centre, but no luck, still very bad, managed to get 3.1k only... think it performed best in gt3, some parts got over 40fps, highest reached was 65fps, but in gt2 was disaster, hovering between 6-16 fps
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i've changed my mind about Catalyst AI for benchmarks. the AI has built-in driver optimizations for various programs, so turning it on for 3DMark should definitely raise your score.

also, if you're real serious about the benchmark scores, you can do the things the crazies do like set Windows appearance to Classic mode and shut off as many background processes as you can. use ATiTool to overclock your GPU and memory (the memory doesn't OC very well with the stock heatsink) and anything else you can think of to give yourself the best score.

now that i think about it, 5,000 seems pretty optimistic for your setup. my first run on my current computer with an E6320 and a single 1900XTX both at stock clocks yielded a score in the 5k area. i was able to raise it up to 6,700 with overclocking and stupid little tweaks. it was the second video card for CrossFire that pushed me over the 10k mark. so anyway, 3.5k probably isn't as bad as you think. you can always use the ORB manager to compare your computer to similar ones.
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post #7 of 9
Yeah just run 3d mark and compare your score that you get to other system that are similar and if you get the same or close to your sweet.
post #8 of 9
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let's put the issue of 3dmarks aside first, now i am having problem with Vista

juz made a switch from XP Pro to Vista Home Premium, everything is fine except for display... i went to ati webby to download Catalyst 7.8 (Vista 32-bits), and it installs itself, but when i restart, the experience index is 1.0 and that comes from my gfx... a check at the device manager shows that Vista cannot load the driver to work, tried uninstalling and install 7.7, but still the same....

anybody got the same problem has a solution for it??

thx in advance
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bump..... help me please, it's really annoying me...
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