View Full Version : Radeon 9700 Problem

12-27-2002, 11:42 PM
I recently purchased a computer from Dell with a 2.4gHz processor, 512 RDRAM, and a Radeon 9700 Pro. I noticed that I was getting fairly sluggish performance for a computer such as this. My older computer, 866mHz, 256 SDRAM, and GeForce4 ti4200 performed better in Neverwinter Nights, Deus Ex, and Operation Flashpoint even though it was badly bottlenecked. I recently ran 3DMark 2001 on my new computer and only got a 7975!. If someone could tell me how to get more performance out of it, it would be greatly appreciated.

12-28-2002, 01:14 AM
thats what i dont trust other people building my machines

12-28-2002, 06:58 AM
:beer: :cheers:
to true i get 7300 score on my
Intel Celeron 1.20 GHz
Memory: 320 MB sdram

12-28-2002, 06:52 PM
Uber...you can try the usual things...check out ATI web site and download the current drivers for the 9700 CAT 3.0 http://www.ati.com/products/pc/catalyst/index.html
check intels site for their current application accelerator 2.3
Check Dell's site for current bios version
enable fast write in the new cat 3.0
As with any thing your gonna do on your pc, set a restore point in case something goes wrong. I would suggest learning how to use restore before hand...just incase. Also read any information about known issues with any of these updates, each site has a pretty good amount of info. When you bench mark use ONLY the default settings, fire up 3dmark and hit run benchmark, do NOT change any of the defaults. I hope this helps ya out alittle....


12-28-2002, 11:44 PM
Thanks ArborBarber, I'll try that out.

12-29-2002, 01:28 AM
I finally got 13000+ on 3DMark! Those suggestions really helped.

12-29-2002, 02:29 AM
What was the exact number for that? And what is a good number for pcs that are made about now?

12-29-2002, 04:01 AM
Uber...Glad to hear it...I knew those scores were way low.
Ya feel better now don't cha? First time I used 3dmark I selected everything I could and was pissed when I only scored 7900...lol
You got one kick butt card bro!:cheers:

12-31-2002, 07:18 AM
Nice puter...You should be in the mid to upper 1300's if not better.Those scores you see in the 1700's and upwards are on tweaked machines. If you want to OC your machine I'm sure with your set-up you to will get some pretty high scores. Just be careful, if you're not doing any extra cooling(I noticed the koolance set-up) you could shorten the life of your system...You already got a kick-butt puter...What are your mark3d scores ?:cheers:

12-31-2002, 08:20 AM
You must have paid top dollar for that computer Belrohk...