WTF.... What the hell is wrong with my computer?! (w/ Pic) ---- FIXED!!!!

aphex

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I do notice my computer has been slow lately... Not nearly as fast as a few months ago...

But check this comparison out.... (Luckily futuremark.com saved my configuration and scores from when i first built my computer)

Speed Comparison

WTF could be going on?

UPDATE:

Thank you all for your help! (Especially Kev for calling me a wall )

I murdered any file with the name ATI on it from every nook and cranny from my rig (even deleting oemxx.inf files that referenced ATI), uninstalled anything remotely relating to ATI, and basically wiped my registry clean of any ati crapola...

Got the new drivers & cp installed... and whadyaknow......... 3DMark Score (3D marks) 13262

Thanks guys!
 

XZeroII

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It's now a used computer and used computers are slow. Only new computers are fast.
 

XZeroII

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Seriously, it's because you have more junk on your harddrive and more stuff running in the background. How much free disk space do you have (how much total too)? That's a huge factor. Also, look at your task manager. How many items do you see? All that takes up power.
 

Kev

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wtf is the hardrive gonna have to do with the graphics processing?

try installing the old drivers and see what happens
 

aphex

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Originally posted by: XZeroII
Seriously, it's because you have more junk on your harddrive and more stuff running in the background. How much free disk space do you have (how much total too)? That's a huge factor. Also, look at your task manager. How many items do you see? All that takes up power.

40/80gb free but i highly doubt its the problem....

As for the task manager, i made sure to exit out of every non-essential program before running the test (both times)
 

Kev

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i feel like i am talking to a wall here

different graphics drivers = different graphics performance
 

JetBlack69

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Make sure FSAA and Anso filtering is turned off or to application select in your display properties under DirectX. You might have forced them on or something.
 

aphex

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Originally posted by: Kev
i feel like i am talking to a wall here

different graphics drivers = different graphics performance

Well id respond to you, cept walls dont talk. ;)

I've never seen a performance drop like that from newer drivers though, have you??
 

aphex

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Originally posted by: JetBlack69
Make sure FSAA and Anso filtering is turned off or to application select in your display properties under DirectX. You might have forced them on or something.

Their both set to application preference, as they were 3 months ago....
 

dawks

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Damn people using Cleartype and posting screenshots of their stuff. I cant stand that.
 

aphex

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Originally posted by: DaZ
Damn people using Cleartype and posting screenshots of their stuff. I cant stand that.

Actually, i think it looks blurry cause i shrunk it to a strange res to fit it on the page... :)
 

Kev

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Originally posted by: aphex
Originally posted by: Kev
i feel like i am talking to a wall here

different graphics drivers = different graphics performance

Well id respond to you, cept walls dont talk. ;)

I've never seen a performance drop like that from newer drivers though, have you??

they might be beta drivers or just crappy ones, i've gotten drivers from ati in the past that i had to uninstall because they seriously screwed up performance.

see if you actually have the latest version right now. if not, get the latest, if yes, revert to your old ones
 

fyleow

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I'm going to guess that Verticle Sync is enabled in the second test and not on the first.
 

PCMarine

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Yeah you want to make sure that V-Sync is **OFF** and that AA and the rest is off as well. These settings would be located in your video adapter configuration panel.
 

manly

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I'd like to do some light benchmarks of a few video cards. Is 3DMark the way to go? Only problem I see with it is I'd have to install DX9.

Instead of synthetic benchmarks, I also have a few FPS games that I could use (but I haven't run a Quake demo in years):
  • Quake 3
  • Unreal 2
  • MOH: AA
A reference site to "video benchmarking for newbies" would be helpful too.
 

Entity

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Originally posted by: Kev
Originally posted by: aphex
Originally posted by: Kev
i feel like i am talking to a wall here

different graphics drivers = different graphics performance

Well id respond to you, cept walls dont talk. ;)

I've never seen a performance drop like that from newer drivers though, have you??

they might be beta drivers or just crappy ones, i've gotten drivers from ati in the past that i had to uninstall because they seriously screwed up performance.

see if you actually have the latest version right now. if not, get the latest, if yes, revert to your old ones

That's what I'd suggest. I've had similar things happen w/ATI drivers in the past, and I'd imagine it isn't that uncommon for other manufacturers.

Rob
 

fatbaby

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Maybe its laden with lots of spyware thats running in the background and tracking everything you do?
 

aphex

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Thank you all for your help! (Especially Kev for calling me a wall :))

I murdered any file with the name ATI on it from every nook and cranny from my rig (even deleting oemxx.inf files that referenced ATI), uninstalled anything remotely relating to ATI, and basically wiped my registry clean of any ati crapola...

Got the new drivers & cp installed... and whadyaknow......... 3DMark Score (3D marks) 13262

Thanks guys! :)
 

manly

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Originally posted by: Entity

That's what I'd suggest. I've had similar things happen w/ATI drivers in the past, and I'd imagine it isn't that uncommon for other manufacturers.

Rob
Well ATI wasn't known for high-quality drivers in the past (Catalyst has largely turned that around). Although I don't use unofficial leaked drivers, I don't recall a nVidia driver release ever destroying 3D performance. However, the 4191 Linux drivers did not work very well for many people.

Even now, their Linux driver development is lagging in GPU support and stability. As a result, I'll probably stick with my GF3 instead of upgrading to a RADEON 9x00 card. I'm not a hard-core gamer anyway.