Nvidia 6800GTOC (256MB) ATI Raedon X1300 (256MB) - Poor performanc

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by John, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. John

    John Guest

    I upgraded to Vista last week and the performance of my Nvidia 6800GTOC is
    horrific. No matter how I adjust the settings, no 3-D applications are
    useable, i.e., the frames per second rate (fps) has gone from 40-60 fps (XP,
    SP2) to .5 - 14 fps.

    Having researched the issue, I believed it was related to the Nvidia not
    having a worthy candidate as their driver. Yesterday, I purchased an ATI
    Raedon X1300 (256MB), installed the drivers, and updated the drivers through
    ATI's home page. I am having the exact same problem.

    Conclusion: Perhaps it is not the card, but my setup/ Vista.

    Today, I bought a new hard drive and plan on doing a clean install of XP,
    SP2 on a separate drive and using that until Vista SP1 is released. In the
    interim, I would appreciate your input on this issue.

    FYI: AMD Athlon 64 (3500); 3 GB RAM

    I am very frustrated. I've never had a problem like this in the past. I
    have now spent close to $1,000.00 trying to upgrade Vista.
    John, Feb 20, 2007
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  2. hi,
    recently i have installes vista business 32bit edition in my compaq presari
    notebook.its not cabaple with vista.i wanna upgrade display drivers to vista
    compatible to download freely.i can use ur url link.its downloated.but i can
    run setup,its shows some error msg.
    where can i find vista compatible display drivers to download(nividea
    bournurplusher, Feb 21, 2007
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  3. Your drivers will be at the HP website... www.hp.com
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Feb 21, 2007
  4. Did you remember to install the motherboard chipset utilities?
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Feb 21, 2007
  5. John

    John Guest


    Thank you for your interest. The solution sounded so simple it just might
    work. I ran the install disc and realized when it indicated all was
    installed that I upgraded from XP MCE, SP2 to Vista Ultimate- ergo, all the
    drivers were intact. :eek:(

    Any other ideas?
    John, Feb 21, 2007
  6. You might check on the website of the motherboard to see if there are any
    updated drivers for the utilities... just in case.

    Was there any change when you did a clean install?
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Feb 21, 2007
  7. John

    John Guest


    You won't believe this. PROBLEM MYSTERIOUSLY SOLVED.

    First to answer your question, there did not appear to be any updates for my
    Gigabyte motherboard. I purchased it after the date of the most recent

    Frustrated with the experience, I went ahead and decided to set up the media
    center functionality of Vista to distract me. I have a Hauppauge (sp?)
    TV-DVR card and went through the site, grabbed the Vista drivers and
    installed. After a little bit of trouble and a couple of reboots, Media
    Center was working flawlessly. In fact, it was working too well - I noticed
    that the herky-jerky motion I was having with all video playback on my Vista
    machine was now gone. I also noticed that the CPU usage widget was jammed at
    100% and was actually fluctuating properly depending on what I was using.

    Armed with confidence, I went ahead and launched World of Warcraft to see if
    there was any improvement. My goodness - there was. At max resolution, with
    a lot of the extras dumb down, I was getting 50-60 fps! I cranked up the
    extras (detail, etc.) and though it dropped, it is at a manageable 30 fps.

    I would love your thoughts on what you think made the difference. The only
    dumb guess I can come up with is that the lack of drivers on the DVR card was
    causing it to hog some some/all of Vista's resources.
    John, Feb 22, 2007
  8. John

    JW Guest

    You shoud never assume that the BIOS of a MOBO is up to date when you
    purchase the MOBO since the card could have been shipped from the
    manufacturer many months before you purchased it.
    JW, Feb 22, 2007
  9. YEAH!!!! Congratulations!
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Feb 23, 2007
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