What is my bottleneck?

Status
Not open for further replies.

wave

Distinguished
Jul 8, 2003
5
0
18,510
I´ve got a Athlon 1.4GHz (T-bird) with 512 DDR (pc2100) and a brand new GeForce FX 5200 (Gainward Pro/660 TV/DVI) and an IBM 40GB 7200RPM. The problem is that i only get 4500 3dmarks. I should be getting more like 7000-8000 according to the site where you can compare graphicscards @ futuremark. How can I boost up the card without overclocking it? :/
 
Solution
Get a XP2400, it will go on your motherboard. Sell your 5200 and i8nvest in a Ti4200 or a 9600pro. Alternatly get a 9800 if ya can afford one, they are getting cheaper. Your 5200 fx is not much faster than a geforce 2 mx400.

If he doesn't die, he'll get help!!!

coolsquirtle

Distinguished
Jan 4, 2003
2,717
0
20,780
your talking about 3Dmarks 2001 right? well i think the FX5200 that's getting 7000-8000 are FX5200Ultras...is yours an Ultra? if it is.... than think about a CPU/mobo/ram upgrade soon... Athlon XP are dirt cheap now, and so are nforce 2 boards...

RIP Block Heater....HELLO P4~~~~~
120% nVidia Fanboy
bring it fanATics~~ nVidia PWNS all!
SCREW aBOX! LONG LIVE nBOX!!
 

ufo_warviper

Distinguished
Dec 30, 2001
3,033
0
20,780
What motherboard do you have? IF your mobo chipset is new enough, you'll be able to take an Athlon XP Processor like Coolsquirtle said. Could you give us your full detailed system specs while your at it?

My OS features preemptive multitasking, a fully interactive command line, & support for 640K of RAM!
 

wave

Distinguished
Jul 8, 2003
5
0
18,510
Processor
Model : AMD Athlon(tm) processor
Speed : 1.41GHz
Model Number : 1405 (estimated)
Performance Rating : PR1869 (estimated)
Type : Standard
L2 On-board Cache : 256kB ECC Synchronous Write-Back

Mainboard
System BIOS : Award Software International, Inc. 6.00 PG
Mainboard : VT8366-8233
Total Memory : 511MB DDR-SDRAM

Chipset 1
Model : VIA Technologies Inc VT8366/A,VT8367 Apollo KT266/A,KT333 CPU to PCI Bridge
Front Side Bus Speed : 2x 134MHz (268MHz data rate)
Total Memory : 512MB DDR-SDRAM
Memory Bus Speed : 2x 134MHz (268MHz data rate)

Video System
Monitor/Panel : Plug and Play Monitor
Adapter : NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200

Physical Storage Devices
Removable Drive : Floppy disk drive
Hard Disk : IC35L040AVVA07-0
CD-ROM/DVD : HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8320B
CD-ROM/DVD : SONY DVD-ROM DDU1621


Hard Disk (C:) : 38.3GB (2.8GB, 7% Free) (FAT32)


MultiMedia Device(s)
Device : Creative SB Audigy
Device : Creative Game Port

Windows System : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 5.01.2600

Network Adapter(s)
Adapter : Realtek RTL8139/810X Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC
 

RRAMJET

Distinguished
Aug 5, 2003
414
0
18,790
Get a XP2400, it will go on your motherboard. Sell your 5200 and i8nvest in a Ti4200 or a 9600pro. Alternatly get a 9800 if ya can afford one, they are getting cheaper. Your 5200 fx is not much faster than a geforce 2 mx400.

If he doesn't die, he'll get help!!!
 
Solution

ufo_warviper

Distinguished
Dec 30, 2001
3,033
0
20,780
Just to add on what to rramjet said. If you get a 9800 <font color=green><i>Be sure you avoid the 9800 SE</i></font color=green> because these cannot truly be classified as 9800 cards, in reality its more like a 9500 Non-pro.

My OS features preemptive multitasking, a fully interactive command line, & support for 640K of RAM!
 
Status
Not open for further replies.