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Here is my system setup:

Windows Vista 32bit.
AMD Phenom 9500
eVGA Nvidia GeForce 9800GTX
Antec TruePower Trio 550w PS
3GB DDR2


I'm having performance issues in general, my FPS in most games on high graphics is unimpressive. Lord of the Rings Online i get about 30FPS on High graphics, 1440x900 res. Other games have low fps as well.

Any ideas how to make my performance better? I came here with the Idea of overclocking my graphics card, but I'm a complete newb and I'm not sure what I need to do. I've downloaded Ntune and GPUz but I don't know how high I can overclock the 9800GTX safely. I don't want to ruin my hardware!!

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Edited by xxterrorxx - 7/3/08 at 12:11pm
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Why did you put GTX GTX in your title

Do you have drivers installed?

List the specs of your PSU please
    
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Originally Posted by XFreeRollerX View Post
Why did you put GTX GTX in your title

Do you have drivers installed?

List the specs of your PSU please
I have the 550w model http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=23550

• ATX12V version 2.2
• Universal Input, automatically adjusts for 100V to 240V
power grids
• Active Power Factor Correction (PFC) for environmentally
friendlier power
• Three 12V output circuits provide added system stability
• Accurate power rating allows TruePower Trio to deliver its full
rated power, 24 hours a day rated at 50ºC
• Up to 85% efficiency
• 120mm low noise cooling fan
• Fan Only power connectors allow TruePower Trio to
control case fan speeds, reducing total system noise
• Dedicated outputs for stable output and less ripple noise
• Feedback loop circuits for tighter load regulation (±3%) to
maintain accurate voltage to all components
• Heavy duty protection circuitry prevents damage resulting
from short circuits (SCP), power overloads (OPP), over
voltages (OVP), and under voltages (UVP)
• 4 SATA connectors for Serial ATA drives
• Two PCI-E connectors for PCI-Express video cards on
550W and 650W models, one connector on 430W model
• MTBF: 80,000 hours at 50°C
• Safety approvals: UL, CUL, FCC, TÃœV, CE, C-tick, CCC, CB
• Power Factor value up to 99%
• Gold plated connectors for superior conductivity
• AQ3 – Antec Quality three-year parts and labor warranty
• Available from 430W, 550W and 650W

Thats from antec's spec sheet.

I also have the latest nvidia drivers installed
Edited by xxterrorxx - 7/3/08 at 12:22pm
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This is the equivelent of a good 250-300 watt power supply

Looks like you lack the power requirement on 12V Rails.... Might need to upgrade that power supply

EDIT: Uninstall nTune, it is garbage for overclocking, GPUz is perfect for checking

I suggest Riva Tuner for overclocking - V2.09 or later is recommended

use ATI Tool for stability checking between each mhz jump

I personally use eVGA Precision - Same thing as Riva but IDK if you have access to it without an eVGA account, searching online you might get a 3rd party download

Edited by XFreeRollerX - 7/3/08 at 1:22pm
    
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Is one of your settings in your bios changed, im not sure at all but is it possible youe PCI express slot is running at 8x or something lower then 16x? Just a thought.
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Originally Posted by XFreeRollerX View Post


This is the equivelent of a good 250-300 watt power supply

Looks like you lack the power requirement on 12V Rails.... Might need to upgrade that power supply
no its ok, you combine the rails.
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no its ok, you combine the rails.
???

As far as I am concerned, unless there is a switch or mode, those 12 volt rails are separate and if you read the damn link he posted that described the PSU

Quote:
and its three +12V rails allow you to distribute your power more evenly, resulting in a more stable system
This statement is fail.


Thankyou for not reading, drewfus.
    
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