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Old 06-11-04, 02:48 AM   #1
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Default Machine Running Very Slowly with FX5950 Ultra?

Hi all,

I just got a new PSU with a 24a rating on the 12v rail and an FX5950 Ultra.

Problem is, the machine is REALLY SLOW...! - What could be causing this?

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Old 06-11-04, 03:18 AM   #2
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Added: I just unplugged the gfx card and the machine appears to be running as usual, what gives?

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Old 06-11-04, 08:15 AM   #3
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That is normal the card will work without the extra molex. Only that it wont throttle when you run a 3d app.
I have read many reports of asus FX5950 having a slow speed problem, older ones seem ok.
One fix that I have read is to flash the bios, but this is not advisable at least until all other methods have been tried.
Please search this forum for more information it is well documented.
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Old 06-11-04, 09:10 AM   #4
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>> it is well documented.

Would you mind showing me where? - I found nothing but complaints like mine with no solutions....?

I dont even know what 'flashing the bios' means, so any help would be greatly appreciated ,-)

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Old 06-11-04, 09:17 AM   #5
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I read this only yesterday.
DONT DO THIS UNLESS YOU HAVE BRASS BALLS AND DEEP POCKETS!!!
Your TV out is almost garanteed not to work afterwards.
EDIT:
Flashing the BIOS means in short reprogramming the chips BIOS (basic input/output system) The same is often done with mainboards, but here we are talking about the GPU.
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Dont do what?
<sorry, missed the link, will look now>..

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Old 06-11-04, 09:26 AM   #7
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OK, no idea why that thread didnt come up in my search, but thankyou.

Do you have any idea of what he's talking about? or where to get this stuff?

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Oh yes I have done this kind of thing before, trying to mod my FX5900nu to FX5950u specs. It did work but I got alot of artefacts due to the card heating up and ****ty memory and cooling It has.
Look at this thread
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Ok, do you know how I use the nvflash.exe?

Copy to a dos disc and then boot with the disk in the dirve?

thanks again...

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Old 06-11-04, 01:52 PM   #10
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Ok, do you know how I use the nvflash.exe?

Copy to a dos disc and then boot with the disk in the dirve?

thanks again...

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Yeah thats right. It will give you an option to copy the old BIOS do this FIRST this is very important.
I would advise you to hunt arround for an older BIOS for your particular graphics card because if you use the leadtech BIOS your TV out will not work.
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Old 06-12-04, 05:48 AM   #11
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Hoooaaaah!
Code:
80186 frames in 5.0 seconds = 16037.200 FPS
81238 frames in 5.0 seconds = 16247.600 FPS
80973 frames in 5.0 seconds = 16194.600 FPS
81190 frames in 5.0 seconds = 16238.000 FPS
81060 frames in 5.0 seconds = 16212.000 FPS
80016 frames in 5.0 seconds = 16003.200 FPS
Thanks for all your help and patients dude, it was killing me, but now I got a nice, working card ;-)

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Old 06-12-04, 11:36 AM   #12
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should I flash the bios as well? my FX 5700 is running slow too
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