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Old 6th May 2001, 01:01 AM   #1
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Question

I just reinstalled Windows 98 .. I had a could problems outside of gaming that required me to do a complete format/install.

So anyway, I install UT .. use my same .ini file (so all the old configs from my last install are the same) I add all the patches, packs, bonus whatevers .. all the standard downloads, basically.

Start UT .. 20 FPS. hrm.. I went from 100 FPS to 20. Something's wrong.

I reinstalled Windows AGAIN tonight .. just because after 10 reinstalls in a month, it's starting to become fun.

So .. I get everything back up and running OS-Wise - start UT, SAME problem.

I'm using the same drivers I've used in previous installs .. I believe they're the Det 6.35. I even tried using my card's drivers - the Hercules 6.35 and 7.52.

I'm running UT in D3D - I have a Geforce 2 GTS, Athlon 1333 - 512 megs of ram (blah blah..) Everything in UT is maxed.. etc.

Here's what I'm trying to find out - UT has ran just fine for about a year and a half - now all of a sudden I get this HUGE performance decrease when I set my system up exactly how I've had it set to previously, and I can't figure out WHY. I just reinstalled UT and Windows.

Ever start UT, move your mouse, and it takes a second or two for it to actually move on the screen? That's what I'm getting, basically.

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It sounds like my card is shot .. but it's only going on 9 months old.
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Old 6th May 2001, 01:50 AM   #2
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You know, I just had this same exact problem -- performance drop after reinstalling Windows. Then I realized my Voodoo 3 wasn't overclocked anymore (controlled by software). I cranked it back up and was back in business. I've read that Geforce cards have similar overclocking features.... just an idea?
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Old 6th May 2001, 01:55 AM   #3
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Turn anti-aliasing off and turn vsync off....this fixed my performance BIG TIME.
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Old 6th May 2001, 02:15 AM   #4
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I've never overclocked my graphics card - I've never turned on AA or vsync on (or altered it in any way) so it wouldn't be on all of a sudden.

I never did anything special in the past to get UT to run correctly, and I'm not doing anything special right now - but all of a sudden I get 80 FPS less.

It can't be my card .. I just played Tribes 2 with everything maxed and it was clean as ever...

I'm really stumped. Maybe I'll turn my computer on tomorrow, start UT, and everything will be fine.
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Old 6th May 2001, 02:21 AM   #5
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Hrmm.. other thoughts -- are you running different versions of IE or DirectX? I forgot to update both of them for a day or so after the reinstall.
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Old 6th May 2001, 02:31 AM   #6
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Well I'll be damned..
I went over to http://unreal.epicgames.com/ and got the New beta D3D and OpenGL renderers - which I NEVER used before, EVER..

Sure enough.. 150 FPS in UT again.
I can now go to sleep (3:30 here. )

Thanks a lot for all your help.
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