Originally Posted by Mother Lover
Running cat 6.2. AA AF off. Mipmap level is on maximum though. Just got a bench of 2182 in 3dmark 2005 in 1028x768 with AA and AF all off. Thats 9700pro level. All games run just as bad. Stability seems to be good now though. for a completely new system I dont know how it can be doing so badly.
Could it be the pci-e settings. I left them at defaults as I have never had a pci e card before and dont know what they should be set at. Its running at 100mhz at the moment.
Just benched in sandra and everything looks sweet, so it must be the x1800xl causing problems.
With scores that low the card must be going into low power mode. I'd suggest sending the psu you've just bought back and going for another one.
Sunbeam Nuuo 550W, OCZ Powerstream 520W, Seasonic 500W will all be able to power that card.