Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › Why can't my X800 XL 256MB handle higher settings?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Why can't my X800 XL 256MB handle higher settings? - Page 3

post #21 of 27
I play FEAR at 1024 x 768 Everything on highest except for the CPU sucking world detail (which only shows how much debris stuff is on the map.. and isn't graphics card oriented)

So yeah.. I have everything on Highest, soft shadow off and 4xaa and I can get frames +50... So its not the X800 technology because I have an X800 Pro Modded to an XT... my OC clocks are 515/610
Getter One
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 ASUS Rampage II GENE ASUS HD EAH5870 Corsair Dominator 6GB 1600mhz 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium ViewSonic VX922 G15 600W Antec Trupower 
CaseMouse
Antec Mini P180 G5 
  hide details  
Reply
Getter One
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 ASUS Rampage II GENE ASUS HD EAH5870 Corsair Dominator 6GB 1600mhz 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium ViewSonic VX922 G15 600W Antec Trupower 
CaseMouse
Antec Mini P180 G5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #22 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Melcar
F.E.A.R is a system killer like Doom 3 once was. However, a x800xl should still offer some performance increase in the game. I still say it's hardware related.

.......my X800XL runs F.E.A.R. on all max settings, 1280x1024, 2xaa and 16xaf soft shadows on. I don't really consider it much of a system killer at all although personally I am CPU bottlenecked so if I had a better CPU I could probably get even better FPS, at these max settings I get on average 40FPS although it is a bit laggy for the first 30 seconds or so when I load up the game because I only have 1GB of ram and my aging P4 isn't helping either.
iMac 27"
(15 items)
 
  
Reply
iMac 27"
(15 items)
 
  
Reply
post #23 of 27
Some people have better luck with Omega drivers. You can get them here
www.omegadrivers.net
Just click ATI at the top and then click on WinXP and download it. Be sure to do that clean uninstall of the other drivers before you install the new ones.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
P4 3.0E Ghz Prescott Asus P4P800 SE ATI X700 PRO 2X512MB Patriot DDR400 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2X160GB Seagate's Windows XP Home SP 2 Acer 17" LCD X-Connect 500W 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
P4 3.0E Ghz Prescott Asus P4P800 SE ATI X700 PRO 2X512MB Patriot DDR400 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2X160GB Seagate's Windows XP Home SP 2 Acer 17" LCD X-Connect 500W 
  hide details  
Reply
post #24 of 27
im sorry to say that there is a design flaw in the x800 XL's. ATI designed the x800 XL with a voltage leak, becuase ATI was very anti-overclock at the time. I have an x800 XL and my overclocks aren't very productive or effective. I believe this leak causes the voltages to return to stock voltages, even if you supply more power to it. Now, a card needing more power, but not getting any, will not have a performance increase. That's why, if you want a good OC gaming card, go with nVidia. They don't care if you OC or not.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe nVidia 7900 GT 2x Kingston 512mb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 200 gig Windows XP Pro w/ SP2 Samsung SyncMaster 710N Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
450W Cooler Master Antec Sonata Razer Copperhead 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe nVidia 7900 GT 2x Kingston 512mb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 200 gig Windows XP Pro w/ SP2 Samsung SyncMaster 710N Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
450W Cooler Master Antec Sonata Razer Copperhead 
  hide details  
Reply
post #25 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by bladeofdeath3
im sorry to say that there is a design flaw in the x800 XL's. ATI designed the x800 XL with a voltage leak, becuase ATI was very anti-overclock at the time. I have an x800 XL and my overclocks aren't very productive or effective. I believe this leak causes the voltages to return to stock voltages, even if you supply more power to it. Now, a card needing more power, but not getting any, will not have a performance increase. That's why, if you want a good OC gaming card, go with nVidia. They don't care if you OC or not.
I wouldn't say that nVidia makes the only stuff. alot of ATI cards can get good overclocks, like mine for example, which I think is like teh greatest overclock ever.

My stock settings are 475/450 12 pipes. Overclock is 515/610 16 pipes and stock cooling. Hottest it gets is about 50 C.
Getter One
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 ASUS Rampage II GENE ASUS HD EAH5870 Corsair Dominator 6GB 1600mhz 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium ViewSonic VX922 G15 600W Antec Trupower 
CaseMouse
Antec Mini P180 G5 
  hide details  
Reply
Getter One
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 ASUS Rampage II GENE ASUS HD EAH5870 Corsair Dominator 6GB 1600mhz 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium ViewSonic VX922 G15 600W Antec Trupower 
CaseMouse
Antec Mini P180 G5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #26 of 27
x800xl also doesn't like running those damn old softshaders can't have your system running ultra settings on FEAR on those x800xl's...well i do except i have the softshaders knocked down and it runs just fine @ ohhh 60ish fps.
The pink bicycle
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q6600 @ 3.4 GHz Asus P5N-E Asus 4890 1 gb 2 x 2 GB OCZ Reapers 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x 150 GB Raptors RAID0 work in progress Windows 7 7600 x64 19" Acer LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft basic Antec 650w my desk mx518 
Mouse Pad
steelpad QcK+ 
  hide details  
Reply
The pink bicycle
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q6600 @ 3.4 GHz Asus P5N-E Asus 4890 1 gb 2 x 2 GB OCZ Reapers 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x 150 GB Raptors RAID0 work in progress Windows 7 7600 x64 19" Acer LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft basic Antec 650w my desk mx518 
Mouse Pad
steelpad QcK+ 
  hide details  
Reply
post #27 of 27
How do u turn down the soft shaders?
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe nVidia 7900 GT 2x Kingston 512mb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 200 gig Windows XP Pro w/ SP2 Samsung SyncMaster 710N Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
450W Cooler Master Antec Sonata Razer Copperhead 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe nVidia 7900 GT 2x Kingston 512mb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 200 gig Windows XP Pro w/ SP2 Samsung SyncMaster 710N Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
450W Cooler Master Antec Sonata Razer Copperhead 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD/ATI
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › Why can't my X800 XL 256MB handle higher settings?