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Hi, once again for another question.

I recently upgraded my video card from an ATI 9600XT to a XFX 7600 GT.
But here is a problem. i seem to get choppy gameplay on most games, especially on strategy type games when i scroll the map it jumps and when explosions ect happen it jumps. Its not lag as such just choppy gameplay. i upgraded my 9600xt thinking it was a graphics issue but both the cards still do the same choppyness. is this a RAM problem because my RAM is unbranded and not that high quality?
 

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it could be multiple things.......1:your pagefile is too fragmented/hdd connected to an 40 conductor cable and is not working on the highest transferrate ... 2:you're cpu is overheating and cutting down on performance, (check your cpu fan) 3:there is something wrong with drivers or other software running........
 

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Believe it or not, before I installed video drivers, my PC would lag when scrolling through Firefox too fast. It couldn't keep up apparently. Try reinstalling the drivers, and make sure you uninstalled the old drivers, since you switched from ATI to nVidia.
 

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choppy play is almost always the drivers... 93.71 drivers are bad try 92.41 or 91.47 or what ever it is.
 

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defragment shaders, use other defragmenter utilities and make sure that you previous drivers all are gone.
 

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Download this:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/...agmenter.shtml

Once downloaded, extract the zip file to your desktop. In the downloaded folder, double click the exe file and they will say that contig is missing, click OK to go download it.
You will be redirected to Microsoft and you will be able to download Contig.
Contig will download like a ZIP, extract it to the desktop as usual.
But, make a folder that you will call Defrag or whatever and you will move inside the files "contig" and the other one from the other zip file (only the exe files, we do not care about text files and such)
Once you moved both files in this folder, you can doubleclick on the file that shows a symbol of defragmenter, agree to any terms if any, and select from the list:
"Power Mode"
then select the hard drive to defrag and let it do all by itself, it's really nice.
 

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i have the xfx7600gt gpu .
i use the nvidia 91.47 drivers .
no problems here .
ive been useing these drivers ever since i got the card . about 8 months .
i would reccommend the NVIDIA 9147 DRIVERS .
hope that helps .
good luck .
cheers .
 

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*Note When I started typing this, there wasn't any other replies

No, it's your onboard sound card that is causing the problems. I was having similiar type problems even after going from a 9600pro to a x1950.
I had an usb audigy 2 nx, which uses the cpu to do the eax & crap, so I put in an sb audigy pci card, and most those slowdowns stopped.
Part of it is it also reading stuff from the harddrive, which could be sounds for explosion or whatnot.

Even if you have real cheap ram, it's still way faster then the harddrive and other componets, so why it's timings might not be the best, it's still getting the job done. And you have 2 gigs, so you should be cool.

Also, it's possible you turned on a vid card setting that causes it to have to read textures from the hd or just hits it harder. Like in fear, if I turn the textures on high, while most the time it plays fine, it will pause for a sec every now and then, but if I have those textures on medium, it doesn't.

You can pick up SB Live cards for $5 at used places in Seattle, so you should be able to find a decent sb card for cheap.

Some of the other suggestions are good also. If you don't regularly defrag your harddrive, that will help also.
 

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I have tha same card but different manuf. I also had that same problem just the other day and here is what I did. I DL'd the new version of Driver cleaner pro and ran it twice in safe mode using only nvidia as a filter/criteria. You may need some thing different... you will want to do your ATI and whatever nvidia drivers you have. After a reboot I installed the Xtreme-G 96.89 drivers they are geared towards gaming and benching.
There is also a thread about unlocking some pipes and it is debated. I can't say if I unlocked any pipes but I can say that after doing it I can run games at a higher quality settings without lag.Here is a link to the thread
 

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OK thanks villain. for example this mainly effects CoD: UO. when tanks blow up and explosions are going off it is never smooth. it chops all the time and gets realy annoying. i say it doesn't lag but on large maps if i see land from a distance with lots of textures it does lag me a bit, even if i have the graphics down low. the choppyness occours in pretty much every game i play. with the exception of CoD 1
 
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