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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by SirJangly, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. SirJangly

    SirJangly New Member

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    only if she's cute ... whoops

    keep the 4850 .. unless u want to sell it to me ...
     
  3. PVTCaboose1337

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    Keep the 4850. It rapes both those cards. Driver support will be fixed soon.
     
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    hell no why would you downgrade?? the 4XXX series just hit market, of course there is driver issues.
     
  5. Paulieg

    Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

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    Not a bad card. Very nice cooler. It's now out of stock though.
     
  6. ShadowFold

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    If you have a 4850 why the hell would you buy a 8800GT.. Just wait for good drivers.. your lucky you even have one..
     
  7. erocker

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    I choose patience. Learn as much as you can about your current hardware i.e. what it can do/cannot do, etc. Did you actually try reinstalling Windows? It would make more sense to do that than keep throwing your money at new hardware. :)
     
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    Uh no, do not bite - it'll only bite back. The 4850 obliterates the 8800gt - even at the gt's highest OC. The 4850's drivers aren't mature at all. Give it about 2 months. By that time, it should eat anything in its price range.
     
  9. NinkobEi

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    I didnt realize there were driver issues w/ the 4850? what games are you playing? phase 2 beta crysis???
     
  10. JC316

    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    Nah, keep the 4850, it will destroy the 8800GT once the driver issues are fixed.
     
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    Well If I were you I should keep that 4850.
     
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    Ahh they increased the price. Yeah, crysis and unreal tournament 3 show little or no improvement :( Source games such as CSS and DODS don't really run at the high fps that they should either :(
     
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    Have you reinstalled windows? You really should..
     
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    JrRacinFan Served 5k and counting ...

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    Well, I hate to ask this, what cpu are you running with the cards? (I have room to speak :p)
     
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Sir Jangly. Click where it says User CP and fill out your system specifications. Then tick the box that allows others to see them. I know I've asked this in other theads as well. Have you reinstalled Windows????:wtf:
     
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    SirJangly New Member

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    Would reinstalling windows really be worthwhile? Hmm I filled out the system spec sheet but it doesn't show up :-\ I have a phenom 9500 :)
     
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    That is probably holding you back a little. And yes reinstall windows...
     
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    Shouldn't I be getting 100+ fps maxed out at 1440x900 on Day of Defeat source?
     
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    Not with a phenom and old existing drivers..

    And maxed out do you mean with AA? Cause I only get 50-70fps with 16x AA.
     
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    SirJangly New Member

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    With no AA. Would my proc really be holding me back too much though? :-\
     
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    Phenom shouldn't really be holding you back. Are you running vsync, cause that'll keep your fps down to your refresh rate. Do you really need 100fps?
     
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    low details = cpu bottlenecked
    high details = gpu bottlenecked


    clean out the old nv drivers first and formost,(which may require an os reinstall) then you should be able to run dod source maxed out and still be getting high frames.
     
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    make sure the card is running in the slot at 16X
     
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    The HD 4850 Kills the 8800GS.
     
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    Grab yourself the 8.7 Beta drivers SirJangly. That gave a really nice boost with my 4870. Seriously though, the 4850 completely outperforms the 8800GT, and you can put AA on with hardly a hit to your performance (I don't notice more than 2-3 fps drop enabling 4X AA :)).

    Uninstall your current drivers, boot into safe mode, run Driver Cleaner Pro (google), reboot and install the 8.7s.
     

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