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Old 12-29-05, 01:03 PM   #1
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Default Need help to get optimal performance for 6800.

Well basically Iíve had my XFX GeForce 6800 graphics card for a couple months now and it was a huge improvement from my old one. So, I didnít notice that it wasnít running that well. My friend who got a GeForce 6600 GT could run games waaay better than mine. So I got to thinking that my card wasnít running at its highest performance. Anyways, here are my specs, could someone help me by suggesting some ways that I could improve my graphics card? Iím kinda new at this stuff too, so if Iím missing anything, just let me know. Thanks!

Pentium 4 CPU 2.40 GHz
1.80 GHz
80 GB of Memory

XFX GeForce 6800
128 MB DDR
450W Power Supply

Windows XP
Service Pack 2
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Old 12-29-05, 01:25 PM   #2
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Pentium 4 CPU 2.40 GHz
1.80 GHz
2.4 or 1.8? Either way your CPU isn't exactly a slouch but it could be what is holding it back.
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1. Make sure you have the latest driver version.
2. Try unlocking the extra pipes and vertex shader with RivaTuner http://downloads.guru3d.com/
3. Try overclocking your core and memory if you can (RivaTuner).

A faster CPU could help some but will not make a huge difference. Try the above first.
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