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Nvidia 9500GT frame rates

I recently bought a Nvidia 9500GT (1gb) and installed it on my friends system [ Amd X2 4600+ , Asus M2n - SE, 2gb ram]. I installed the appropriate Forceware drivers [v.178]. Then i installed the recently released ''PRINCE OF PERSIA'' and it ran very fine even in ULTRA High settings. I got solid Frame rates. Now I installed the same card in my system. [Amd X2 5000+, Asus M2n - SE, 1.5 gb ram] . When i installed the game, i was shocked to see that the performance is very low. when the game initiates , for 2min it will run very fine in VERY HIGH settings with Anti - Aliasing and V-Sync ON. Then suddenly the frame rate will drop drastically. and again after 2 min it will run fine... then again the frames drop. Its keeping on cycling. Even if i play in ''very low'' settings also, its the same. I even installed the latest drivers [V.181.20]. This is happening for every game.I installed all the recent games and the same thing is happening. Then i installed a 4 year old game ''Age of Empires 3''. Even this is not running properly.For a while it will run at nearly 60fps and next it will drop to 15fps, again it will increase to 60fps... What might be the problem? If anything is wrong with the card, it shouldn't have worked well on my friends system!!!!!!!

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  • K.Sri Harsha Varma
    K.Sri Harsha Varma Jan 18, 2009

    I did a clean install of XP before installing the Graphic card.I installed the latest 181.20 version forceware drivers. Then i uninstalled them and reverted back to the 178.version which worked fine on my friends system. Still the same. If  i get low frame rates for 2min of the game time, then the game will run well for the next 2min. Hope u can understand what im trying to say. It just seems like a loop.

  • K.Sri Harsha Varma
    K.Sri Harsha Varma Jan 18, 2009

    Im Using Norton Antivirus Gaming addition 2009 and its pretty light.and i even tried playing after disabling it. And both the systems are WIN XP SP2.  And the other solution by 1400slugg is not helpful.

  • fehknt May 11, 2010

    Have you tried the AMD Dual-Core Optimizer program? Some games assume that the in-core clocks are synchronized and this just isn't the case. I'm not sure why it wouldn't have been a problem with your friend's system then, but they are slightly different procs, so it's worth a shot. This is a very strange problem!

  • Zeniff Hathaway May 11, 2010

    what operating system are you runing on both systems.

  • fehknt May 11, 2010

    Are you running antivirus? (And have you tried it without if you are?)

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Did you uninstall the old card software and driver?



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Put 2 1gb sticks in your system. 1gb in the first slot on the black channel and 1gb in the first slot on the yellow channel. your system will run faster in the duel channel mode.

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Try 2 matching pieces of ram (both speed and size)

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