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Alright this thread deserve its own...........

READ CAREFULLY, BECAUSE I DID 2 THINGS

I am completely blown away by them. As you all know i am using this card:


So anyways, you guys remember when i was talking about how i couldn't install none of the new drivers on the 6200 because the higher the bandwidth, the worse the results was, low game fps, FOV problems, game crashing, etc. Well i just install the new drivers seen here:



Notice the bandwidth for this card is 8.5GB
Over at the video card compare site, it says its suppose to be 8.8GB.

Alright, so i tested out 3 games. 3 games which i was having major problems with. " Unreal GOLD, Unreal 2004, and The Thing " When i was using the 175.16 drivers, i couldn't play them correctly, The thing had terrible fps , FOV problems, skipping, etc you name it. Unreal 2004 would crash like every 10mins or so and Unreal GOLD was slow and the game look wash out even on the highest settings.

But ***, now using the Beta 175.80 drivers. Unreal GOLD looks amazing, and the game is moving fast as hell, and in the game " The Thing " all those problems are gone, and Unreal 2004 i can play at the highest settings now and i didn't detect no slow down, and the crashing is gone. Apps running fast, AVI and DVD movies are no longer skipping in Blaze HDTV pro. I am just seriously blown away.
.................................................

Now here is the second part, i don't know if this was the cause of everything running better, but pay attention now.



I connected my extra DVI CONNECTOR( it came with the fx5200 card i have in the hosue)
to the DVI conntected on the 6200 card, and then i plugged in my montior cord to the VGA( blue part )
onto the DVI conntected that i just connected to the 6200 card.


I hope someone understand what i just did lol.

This last part, i don't believe it had anything to do with the 50% performance increase, yes 50%. My games are running like 50x times faster then before.

You folks need to download the 175.80 and see if they work this good on your end.

Note: This also proves that the 2400 HD PRO PCI sucks and wasn't too powerful for my card, because the 6200 has a way higher bandwidth level.

Note 2: I also took apart my 90watts PSU and clean it out , its super clean, free of dust. Took me 3 hours to clean it tho, i have never took the thing apart before, so its been collecting dust since 2000.
Edited by $till LegendaryU2K - 6/9/08 at 6:09pm
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Huh?
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his graphic card took steroids lol
    
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Lol, going from the drivers that came with your card to current will indeed improve performance.

That post gave me a headache tho haha
    
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I'm surprised 90watts is enough to run those hard drives

Those adapters just convert the signal from analog to digital :s
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Quote:
Originally Posted by superx107 View Post
his graphic card took steroids lol
LMAO
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Lol, going from the drivers that came with your card to current will indeed improve performance.
But i have tested out pretty much about 70% of every driver from guru3d. From the past, to the new. The 81.89 worked pretty good, no problems, expect Unreal GOLD and Painkiller the colors looks kinda wash out and i got some slowdown in games. I also tested out each driver from the 175 series, the last one 175.16 was crap and i got all sorts of problems. But man, using the beta 175.80 as i said, my games are running 50x times faster.

I always believe it was bandwidth problems. Because the higher the bandwidth on a GPU running on a PCI bus, would slow it down. It happen with this card using the 175.16 and other drivers, but for odd reason using the 175.80 drivers, all those problems are gone and it wasn't the bandwidth that was causing the problems.

My question, what was wrong with the 2400 HD PRO by Visiontek. Did the card just suck or something lol The 6200 OC PCI card is pushing out better results then the 2400.
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I'm surprised 90watts is enough to run those hard drives

Those adapters just convert the signal from analog to digital :s
Well i only have a internal 120GB by WD and i have a extra 500GB my book edition hook up to my PCI 2.0 port. Remember my computer didn't come with 2.0 ports, so i bought one. I told yall, gateway is awesome. This PSU has been working great since 2000, thats 8 years ago haha. 90watts is enough for the stuff i have i guess. I was kinda surprised myself, but hey i guess gateway knew what they was doing when they built this computer.

I am going to play some games, peace
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I'm a little confused right now....what happened again? lol
Edited by Mhill2029 - 6/9/08 at 6:24pm
 
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That's damn cool beta drivers fixed all of your problems. Unfortunately, updating my drivers for my 8800 GT just caused problems so I've just stuck with the drivers on the install CD I got with it and they haven't given me any problems. Maybe I'll give these a try for the hell of it when I get the internet in my new pad.
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