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Let my dad borrow one of my 3870x2's running 850/1900 and he put it in his vista x32 4GB Q6600 machine (intel 965 chipset) which has a 16x pcie lane (1.1), and is getting HORRIBLE performance in Crysis, as well as 3dmark06, he's tried 8.4, 8.5, and 8.6 catalysts. The highest score he's gotten in 3dmark was just over 5 grand, yeah... you're telling me. His bios doesn't allow any type of overclocking, so I'm trying to figure out if it's his chip bottlenecking, or is it something he's doing. I have an identical card in my rig, same speeds, and I get almost 19k 3dmark06, and over double average framerate in crysis as he does on every bench comparisons. Any advice? Thanks in advance guys....

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Is there power going to the card? There's two (I think) power cables you have to plug into it.
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Originally Posted by Gri3f3r View Post
Is there power going to the card? There's two (I think) power cables you have to plug into it.
Yes sir, I gave him my old 700w PSU that had twin 6-pins, no 8. He tried at stock speeds and still having the same problem, claims it's about the same when overclocked.
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I've heard of weird problems with it running as something lower then pcie16. Check the bios and see what it says.
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check cpu-z it'll tell you what it's running at. also gpu-z to confirm the right core/ram speeds.
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Appreciate the quick responses! Will have him double check and let you know.
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post #7 of 14
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Yes, 16x, and he confirmed both power (twin 6pins) are plugged in. =\\
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post #8 of 14
Can you link us to your psu?
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http://www.rocketfishproducts.com/pc...er-supply.aspx

I know it's a cheapy, but we're talking a q6600, no overclocking, 4GB of ram, a sata drive, dvd burner and a 3870x2. Opinions? (other than it's a pos)
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post #10 of 14
Most likely what is happening is the card isn't getting enough power.
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