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Thread: Upgrade: GF4 Ti4200 -> GFX 5600 = Crappy performance




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    I was recently given a MSI GeForce FX5600 256MB 8x card to replace my trusty ol Asus GeForce4 Ti4200 128MB 4x card, blah blah. Anyways, I uninstalled the Nvidia drivers, ran DriverCleaner, threw in new card and installed the 56.72's. I was sorely dissapointed to find my framerates almost cut in half (25-50fps in DM-Rankin with severe mouselag). The previous owner of the card has a system identical to mine; the card (when in his system) scored significantly higher in all benchmarks. I know this card can run better, and I am extending a frail vitamin D deprived hand out to the hardware pro's out there to help. :cry:

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    The Ti4200 is a better card in pretty much all situations except DX9 applications. Not only does it outperform the FX5600 board (or even the 5600 Ultra for that matter), it is also very overclocker friendly giving it even more performance. The fact that your frames went down drastically is no big surprise.
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    To sum it up, ****ty card. :lol:

    Ti4200 beats the hell outa the 5600 in Aquamark wich is DX9

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    4200 - 3100
    5600 - 1700

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    u got that right fx5600 in any form is a ****ty card, known fact, ti4xxx series kills it hands down.
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    I was probing around in Asus Probe and realised that my 3.3v level was bouncing between 3.0 to 3.1. Since that is whats fed through the AGP port, can it hinder performance of my 4200?

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    Not really, and besides, it is likely that Asus Probe is giving inaccurate results. It is well known for that type of thing. But as to the power thing, the issue wouldn't be performance with too little power... it would be stability. Too little power will cause the system to become terribly unstable and cause hard crashes and forced reboots when 3d apps are run.
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    Ok, thanks for all your help information. :)
    Almost got my PC running perfectly; Only one more thing to be solved.

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