Go Back   nV News Forums > Graphics Card Forums > NVIDIA GeForce 7, 8, And 9 Series

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-23-07, 08:45 PM   #1
hapooh
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 173
Default 8800 GTS 320 - Slow downs occuring in FEAR

I recently purchased an EVGA 8800 GTS 320 meg, and I was playing the first level in FEAR "Point of Origin", and noticed a few areas on this level where my FPS go from 50's down to the teens. I was using FRAPS to capture the FPS.

The interesting thing I noticed is that if I saved the game at the exact point where the FPS dropped into the teens, and then reloaded the level back to that point, the FPS would jump back up to the 50's.

It's like reloading the game seemed to clear the video memory.

So my question for everyone is do you think this is due to the 320 megs of memory or is this a driver related issue.

Another thing to note, is that I have a 7800 GT with 256 megs of memory and
using the exact same in game settings I don't experience this slow down. Granted my FPS are much lower with the 7800 GT but still relatively speaking, the slow down does not occur.

So any thoughts or feedback would be appreciated.

My system Specs are E6400 @ 3.4ghz, 2gig Corsair XMS 6400 DDR2, AB9 PRO Motherboard.

FEAR is run with 4x aa and 8 aniscoptic filtering and resolution is 1280 x 960 and soft shadows are enabled. All other settings are at maximum.
hapooh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-07, 09:08 PM   #2
BoscoWg
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 62
Default Re: 8800 GTS 320 - Slow downs occuring in FEAR

You installed Xfire? Xfire ruins and corrupts the game
__________________
CPU : AMD Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition
GPU : 2X Inno3D Geforce 8800GTX
PSU : 2themax 750W (max 850w)
MotherBoard : Asus M2N32 Deluxe BIOS 2101
RAM : 2x Kingston 533Mhz 1GB DDR II
2x Kingston 667Mhz 1GB DDR II
All DDR IIs are running at 533Mhz
Monitor : Dell 2407fwp (HDCP compatible)
HARDDISC : Seagate HDD SATA II 320GB x 1
Westgate 640GB x1
DVD Writers : 1. NEC DVD_RW ND-4551A
2. Lite-On DVDRW LH-18A1H
Mouse: (Microsoft + Razer) Habu
OS : Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit (Traditional Chinese)
Router: D-Link DGL-4300 GAMERLOUNGE
All stuffs are not overclocked.

Gaming Consoles :
Wii
PSP
PS1
PS2
PS3
Xbox360 + HD-DVD GamerTag:SolidSnakeHK

By the way , I come from Hong Kong!
BoscoWg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-07, 10:03 PM   #3
grey_1
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: 8800 GTS 320 - Slow downs occuring in FEAR

I don't have an 8800 yet, but I do know certain drivers were causing slowdowns in some games. Maybe try a different version?
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-07, 12:26 AM   #4
hapooh
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 173
Default Re: 8800 GTS 320 - Slow downs occuring in FEAR

Quote:
Originally Posted by grey_1
I don't have an 8800 yet, but I do know certain drivers were causing slowdowns in some games. Maybe try a different version?

I don't have Xfire installed, and I have a dual boot machine, and the same issues occur in Vista at the exact same locations in the game.

A friend of mine also purchased a EVGA 8800 GTS 320 and said he saw similar slow downs in World Of Warcraft.

I've played oblivion, and I haven't seen t his issue. Maybe it's just game specific. I will try a different set of drivers and see how that works out.

Btw I have v97.92 in XP and v100.65 in Vista.
hapooh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-07, 09:30 AM   #5
technoid
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Denton, Texas
Posts: 505
Default Re: 8800 GTS 320 - Slow downs occuring in FEAR

Do you have 2 gig of RAM?

EDIT: OPPs... Sorry I didn't notice the specs in your first post till I went back after posting this.
__________________
Antec-SOLO | ASUS-P5Q-SE | C2D-E8600 | AC-Freezer-7-Pro | Seasonic-S12-550W | 3GB-KVR-PC2-6400 | GTX-560Ti | SB-XtremeGamer | Pioneer-BDR-205 | Samsung-S223B | Dell-U2412M
technoid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-07, 09:41 AM   #6
IQz3r0
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 26
Default Re: 8800 GTS 320 - Slow downs occuring in FEAR

There are similar slowdowns in WoW and Stalker MP Beta, but only under Windows Vista. I haven't noticed any slowdowns in Windows XP.
__________________
Intel C2D 6600 oc 3.00GHz/ 2x1024MB Corsair TWIN2X2048-5400C4 / Intel D975XBX / BFG 8800GTS 320MB OC / WD2500KS / WD3200JB / X-Fi XtremMusic / NEC 5170 / Antec TX1050B / Dual Fujitsu-Siemens Scaleoview W19-1 /
IQz3r0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-07, 12:21 PM   #7
KickAssCop
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 432
Default Re: 8800 GTS 320 - Slow downs occuring in FEAR

I am not sure but these slow downs are usually seen in eVGA cards. I don't see them in any other cards. Wtf?
__________________
Intel Q6600 @ 3.2 GHz (400X8 FSB) | Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L Rev 2.0 | Sapphire ATi 5850 @ 825/1175 | 250 GB WD SATA2 16 MB | 80 GB Seagate SATA 8 MB | 4 GB G.Skill DDR2 800 @ 1000 5-5-5-15 | Liteon 16X DVD RW | Samsung 22" 1680*1050 | Logitech G5 | FSP 600W PSU
KickAssCop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-07, 12:30 PM   #8
RussianHAXOR
*BANNED*
 
RussianHAXOR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1,058
Send a message via AIM to RussianHAXOR
Default Re: 8800 GTS 320 - Slow downs occuring in FEAR

KickAss could you explain to me how thats possible that the Evga cards are different from the others?
RussianHAXOR is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 02-24-07, 01:09 PM   #9
Madpistol
It's a wittle baby!
 
Madpistol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: United States
Posts: 4,554
Send a message via AIM to Madpistol
Default Re: 8800 GTS 320 - Slow downs occuring in FEAR

EVGA is a referrence design card. All manufacturers use the same PCB as EVGA. Saying that this problem is related to EVGA only is BS.
__________________
http://bfbc2.statsverse.com/sig/deta...d%20Pistol.png


MadPistol's Rig

AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE (RB-C3) @ 4Ghz, 1.425 Vcore, 1.25V NB VID
Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme (w/ Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm fan)
Gigabyte UD3H AM3 790GX motherboard
XFX Radeon HD 5870
PNY XLR8 2x2GB CL8 DDR3 1600
G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2GB CL8 DDR3 1600
Soundblaster X-Fi Fatality Titanium
OCZ Vertex II 120GB SSD (OS drive)
Western Digital 500GB Caviar (black)
Western Digital 640GB Blue
Samsung DVD burner
Logitech MX performance mouse
Logitech G15 keyboard
Corsair HX 750-watt Modular PSU
Antec Nine Hundred case
Windows 7 Home Premium x64
ASUS MK241 24" LCD
ACER X241W 24" LCD - RIP
Madpistol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-07, 01:36 PM   #10
RussianHAXOR
*BANNED*
 
RussianHAXOR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1,058
Send a message via AIM to RussianHAXOR
Default Re: 8800 GTS 320 - Slow downs occuring in FEAR

i know.
RussianHAXOR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-07, 02:44 PM   #11
KickAssCop
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 432
Default Re: 8800 GTS 320 - Slow downs occuring in FEAR

I have a BFG 8800GTS 320 MB and I get no slowdowns. I have seen another instance of slowdowns in Oblivion w/ a guy who has an opteron 165 and eVGA 8800GTS 320 MB and still has lower frames than myself. I am not sure whether my theory that I am basing on only 3 posts is true or not but it seems that the eVGA cards are the only ones exhibiting slowdowns. About reference design, yes there can be issues and there have been issues with eVGA cards (or any other brand for that matter) before also.

About me spreading bull****, I said I saw them on eVGA cards over a cursory look at the forums. None of the other brand 8800GTS 320 MB have similar problems including mine and I have the slowest CPU.

kthnxbye.
__________________
Intel Q6600 @ 3.2 GHz (400X8 FSB) | Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L Rev 2.0 | Sapphire ATi 5850 @ 825/1175 | 250 GB WD SATA2 16 MB | 80 GB Seagate SATA 8 MB | 4 GB G.Skill DDR2 800 @ 1000 5-5-5-15 | Liteon 16X DVD RW | Samsung 22" 1680*1050 | Logitech G5 | FSP 600W PSU
KickAssCop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-07, 03:02 PM   #12
RussianHAXOR
*BANNED*
 
RussianHAXOR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1,058
Send a message via AIM to RussianHAXOR
Default Re: 8800 GTS 320 - Slow downs occuring in FEAR

Hmmm, it still doesnt make any sense at all. Because its the EXACT SAME card.
RussianHAXOR is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.