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jojoshooter
04-03-2004, 02:38 PM
Hello members!
Slight -I hope- problem..
yesterday I upgraded from a Gf 4200TI 128MB to a Sapphire9800Pro Atlantis 128 Mb card because i wanted an increase in FPS (using FRAPS)
I deleted & cleaned all nVidia stuff the cleaning program could find. Of course, restarted a few times.
To my surprise ( and BIG dissapointment)I faced a decrease in fps...in both off- and online. I'm having somewhere between 10 and 25 FPS. On my TI card it has been MORE playable than now..
Point is I've spend 220 Euro's on this card and I'm NOT getting what I payed for.
Anyone having an idea??.. I appreciate it!!

Athlon 2400XP--1 Gig of RAM--MSI KT4V mobo--Sapphire Atlantis 9800 Pro 128 Mb

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jojoshooter
04-03-2004, 02:38 PM
Hello members!
Slight -I hope- problem..
yesterday I upgraded from a Gf 4200TI 128MB to a Sapphire9800Pro Atlantis 128 Mb card because i wanted an increase in FPS (using FRAPS)
I deleted & cleaned all nVidia stuff the cleaning program could find. Of course, restarted a few times.
To my surprise ( and BIG dissapointment)I faced a decrease in fps...in both off- and online. I'm having somewhere between 10 and 25 FPS. On my TI card it has been MORE playable than now..
Point is I've spend 220 Euro's on this card and I'm NOT getting what I payed for.
Anyone having an idea??.. I appreciate it!!

Athlon 2400XP--1 Gig of RAM--MSI KT4V mobo--Sapphire Atlantis 9800 Pro 128 Mb

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bird_brain
04-03-2004, 02:42 PM
Did you update the drivers?
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Tully__
04-03-2004, 02:42 PM
Run a dxdiag test (run all tests) and post the report in the Community Support forum. Steve_v or Hunter82 (or possibly someone else equally knowledgable) will lend a hand.

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Obi_Kwiet
04-03-2004, 02:48 PM
Thats not good enough you need a one of those driver scrubbers. Nvidia drivers are a big pain to get rid of.

jojoshooter
04-03-2004, 02:48 PM
WOW...3 minutes after my post i get answers already..
TY very much..
..and yes, i have the cat 4.2 drivers installed http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

DJKruse
04-03-2004, 04:59 PM
There is no reason why you should be getting less FPS with that card. The 9800 Pro is leaps and bounds better than the 4200. Not to mention a DX9 card vs. the 4200 being a DX8 card.

Make sure you dont have AA or AF turned way up or something like that.

3.JG51_BigBear
04-03-2004, 05:58 PM
I'm also having problems with an ATi card after upgrading from a GeForce 4. How would one really get rid of the GeForce drivers?

Thanks

VW-IceFire
04-03-2004, 10:37 PM
nVidia drivers are a big pain to get rid of. There are some utilities (and I'm sure Steve_V knows) that will clean the bloody things out but the problems in performance are nearly always caused by the old nVidia drivers gumming up the works.

If you switch between ATI driver sets in the future, be sure to use the ATI driver cleaner, it works wonders sometimes.

In general the 9800Pro should be doing circles around the Ti 4200...it will but you need to work on the driver issue. Also remember that RAM and CPU power also factor into how much of an improvement you'll see but what you have right now is a driver/registry/windows thing.

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3.JG51_BigBear
04-03-2004, 10:48 PM
Where can I find this cleaner of which you speak?

Thanks

PF_Coastie
04-03-2004, 11:28 PM
Right here:

http://www.driverheaven.net/cleaner/

Also make sure you have the Molex connector hooked to the card. You can try my ATI and FB settings at the link in my sig.

Good Luck!

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Lawn_Dart
04-04-2004, 05:08 AM
What wattage is your power supply? When I upgraded to the 9800 pro I had to also replace my power supply to provide enough juice to power my card properly.

Also, as Coastie said, be sure you plugged in the molex connector and it is nice and tight, otherwise the above advice is useless...

jojoshooter
04-04-2004, 05:56 AM
I really am glad by your responses guys, I do appreciate them!
That's why this community is so unique, so many helpfull people here, it just can't go wrong..
..anyway, it,s Sunday afternoon here and I'm trying to solve my problem thx to the tips u gave..I will let u know when I succeed..
Wife & kids are out so...plenty of time!
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Lav69
04-04-2004, 06:16 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BigBear84:
I'm also having problems with an ATi card after upgrading from a GeForce 4. How would one really get rid of the GeForce drivers?

Thanks<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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bird_brain
04-04-2004, 10:59 AM
Don't forget to check your Bios.

Make sure the AGP acceleration is set to 4x or 8x whichever is the highest you have.

Make sure also you have the aperture settings cranked up to 125 or 256 MB

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