New EVGA GTX 260 install problem (Choppy Graphics)

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by ogs rex, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. ogs rex

    ogs rex New Member

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    Hello There...

    My system is about 3 years old and recently I thought I can give it a new life by doing some upgrades...

    However after adding the new hardware my comp's performance has become extremely choppy. Even watching divx movies has slowed down a lot...

    So gurus please help!!!

    More information on the old system and upgrades below...

    Old System:

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1.86GHz
    ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium/WiFi-AP Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI
    Patriot DDR2 800 2GB KIT (1GB X 2)
    Windows XP
    2 x EVGA 7950GT KO in SLI mode

    Upgraded

    OCZ DDR2 800 4GB Kit (2GB X 2) Old ram was taken out
    EVGA GTX 260 SSC Edition (55NM) 896 MB
    Windows XP (Waiting on Vista Ultimate to come in)

    I havent changed much but upgraded more ram and new video card...

    The games that I play are no where hardware intensive (world of warcraft)

    But I was getting 5FPS to 30FPS which is horrible cuz my SLI 7950 did better than that...

    Now I understand that my MOBO Can only support PCI E x 16 1.0 and the card is 2.0...

    But im not too familiar with that if that is the culprit to the problem...

    I was thinking a vid card thats 3 gen's ahead of my old ones would be a huge step up however I just cant see it right now...

    Also, I am waiting for windows vista ultimate to come in to upgrade to DX10 so I am not sure if that will help...

    Any help would be appreciated

    Thanks in advanced...

    Jeff
     
  2. .exe

    .exe Member Guru

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    I think the problem comes by the PSU, but watching films the VGA doesn't get forced to do too much job.

    In games if PSU is not of good quality maybe is that the reason you have bad performance.

    Can you try a newer PSU? (things changed a lo from 3 yeard to now).
     
  3. ogs rex

    ogs rex New Member

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    Ill try to check that out...

    I understand the 260 is a monster but I havnet had any voltage problems even when I ran with SLI than again power consumption on those may be totally diff from the 260

    Thanks for the advice though...

    Keep it coming please...
     
  4. matlamont

    matlamont Member Guru

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    What power supply are you using? It wont be the PCI-E slot
     

  5. ogs rex

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  6. sunderland

    sunderland Master Guru

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    could it not be down to your cpu running at only 1.86ghz,your cpu might be bottlenecking it
     
  7. JEskandari

    JEskandari Master Guru

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    have you tried to reinstall the drivers from scratch ?
     

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