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1950Pro

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I sold a 1950PRO to a friend which hes installed but I'm worried about his psu not coping.

When i had it with rig in sig i got 90-100fps in BF2, he has the following spec;

P4 2.93ghz
1gb or ddr400
1950pro

and hes getting 70-80fps but sometimes he drops to 30 fps and after a bit of digging found out hes only a got a 315W psu :eek: (packard bell) and wondered if its not giving enough amps to the card.

On the psu it sasy 10a/5a, i assume its 10a for 115V and 5a for 230V, so I've advised for him to get a new psu but hes very tight and doesnt have a lot of money anyway.

Would you aggree that the psu is probably not up to the job?
 
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hmm i would say its possible that psu is low powered.

also thoufg i notices he only has 1gb or ram i seem to remember that bf2 loves ram so that may be slowing him down also.
 
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My brother has this card and had to upgrade his PSU. Games would run for a few minutes then the computer would freeze and need reboot. We worked out it was the PSU, got a new one and now all is good :) I'd be surprised if a £15W psu was happy running a 1950 tbh...

Also your PCs are quite different spec so lower FPS is to be expected in his case
 
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BF2 is happy on an athlon. If it lags when there is a large amount of vehicles on screen then maybe but otherwise I dont think its the cpu.

What res and settings is he at, 1600x1200 might be asking a bit much. The pro is a really low power card, it might run fine. Depends on the quality of the psu.

I think it'd just crash if it was down to power, fps is something else


He should have upgraded the ram before the gpu, I used 2gb with a 6600gt and it did high settings. bf2 is like that, theres probably not many games even now that would use as much memory, I dont think crysis uses as much

How much vram, bf2 can easily use 512meg but I presume the card is 256 and combined with the low system memory as well that'd easily lag him

These are some graphs I allready had that are centered around the 8600gts. One of them does show the x1950pro, so if increase all the gts figures by 50% you get roughly what power the card is using up


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Thanks for the info guys its appreciated.

@ silversurfer Hes only running 1024/768 on a 17" monitor.

The point i was worried about is when his card actually dropped from 80~90 fps to 30fps and made me think about the psu.

He was actually running BF2 on 512mb of ram before i sold him the 1950pro and another 512mb of ram making it 1gb.

To be honest he could do with a full upgrade was just a bit worried about the sudden drop in fps during the game.

Hes happy but ive told him he's better with a new psu.
Thanks anyway.
 
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