ATI Radeon HD 4870x2 running rather slow!

siffolille

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Hello people.

Two weeks ago I ordered and put together my own computer.

Here are my components:

Soundcard: Creative SB X-Fi XtremeGamer, PCI, Retail

Disc reader: Sony NEC Optiarc Blu-Ray reader BR-5100S, Black, SATA, DVD

HD: Western Digital Caviar GP 750GB SATA2 16MB IntelliPower

Grap card: XFX Radeon HD 4870X2 2GB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0, 2xDVI-I, HDMI, HDCP, 750/3600MHz

RAM: Corsair TWIN2X PC6400C4DHX DDR2 4GB KIT, Kit w/2x 2GB XMS2-6400 dimm's, CL4-4-4-12, 800MHz, DHX

CPU: Intel Core(tm) 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz, Socket LGA775, 6MB, 1333Mhz, BOXED w/fan

Mobo: Asus P5E WS PRO, X38, Socket-775, DDR2, ATX, GbLAN, Firewire, 2xPCI-Ex(2.0)x16

PSU: Corsair Powersupply 750W Black, ATX/EPS, 140mm Fan, 8xSATA, SLI

My OS is: Windows XP Pro Version 2002 Service Pack 3 black edition (pirate downloaded) (<----- Can this cause it?)



My problem is the Graphic card, its running rather slow in games and such, in The Sims 3 (weird or not) I have to run it on rather low reso in additional having minor lag, this is the case of other games as well.

I do not know whats wrong with the Graphic Card, I had great expectations for the card. I have been surfing on google and read from other people who also have the card running slow, I have no idea tho what could be wrong. Any help is appreciated!


Exclude: Overheating

 

Amg

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the grahpics card don't like runiing at low res, it perks at full HD or more strange but rather true :O

I found that out
 

slo

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It sounds like no driver is installed for the graphicks card at all.
Thats really the only thing i can think that could cause a 4870x2 to perform that low...
 

michaelmk86

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Are you serious?
Without drivers installed you will not be enabling to run any 3D application.
 
A pirate download??? Get the real thing.
If you wanted to spread some malware, what better way than within a pirated os?

Windows-7 release candidate is free for the next year. Plan on buying a legitimate copy. Pre-order now a w7 upgrade for $50.
 

Amg

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I think you should buy a genuine version of windows or get win 7 than try your X2 out on that, win 7 is free at this point