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Offline (TLL)martinroshak

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CCC and PC Performance
« on: February 27, 2010, 06:18:00 AM »
Okay, so I've heard good things about this program called CCC so I decided to try it out and see if it could improve my performance at all.  Now, I started on level 4, and I expected too much of my PC (despite it appearing to meet the spec recommendations of CCC...), so stepped to level 3, which only gave me a frame rate of about 10-15.  So down to level 2, ditto.  Level 1, ditto, if not less than 10 most of the time.

My question is... WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG WITH MY PC!!!  If I can only squeeze less than 10 FPS out of it on low settings, what's up?  My computer specs are in my signature if anyone's interested.  I'm baffled by the lack of performance from it, as it should at the very least run it nicely on low... which it appears to have done nicely in the past, but I'm no super genius when it comes to telling if a game is performing well or not...
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Re: CCC and PC Performance
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2010, 06:38:14 AM »
Would check out the CCC (custom crysis config?) forum to find out more, wouldn't suggest using a mod like that, that was designed for crysis to use on MWLL, no clue what it overwrites or modifies off hand, but may have conflicts with MWLL.
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Re: CCC and PC Performance
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2010, 06:45:00 AM »
Okay then, understandable.  Gave it a go because of the other Oz players said it helped his performance out *shrugs*
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Re: CCC and PC Performance
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2010, 09:14:42 AM »
Sorry but your specs are somewhat lacking. Especially your video card. CCC does improve your fps but only by so much. All its doing is tweaking console commands to change the visuals of the game and make it more optimized. Even my tower struggles with this game sometimes, in order to get good fps (around 30-40) i use a mix of medium and very high. Im running a q6600 3.2ghz quad, 6gb ddr2-800 ram and a radeon 4870x2 2gb gpu. I would definatly upgrade your videocard first, then your cpu. Might just be better to save for a new rig...

P.S. I can max crysis no prob, our game seems to be harder then crysis sometimes...


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Re: CCC and PC Performance
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2010, 12:47:23 PM »
Thanks for that advice shadowkiller, that's exactly the kinda critique I've been looking for.  Yeah, I've come to realise my PC ain't all that great in the gaming department, and me thinks your idea of new rig is a good one, now for that saving  ;)  Thanks for the advice  :)
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Re: CCC and PC Performance
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2010, 07:51:21 PM »
Considering a 9400 is pretty much a small "chip off" the classic 8800, your lack of performance isn't a surprise. Just so you know, the 9400 has 16 processing units, the 8800 has the same processing units as well I believe, but 128 of them.

Don't ya just love nVidia's numbering schemes?

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Re: CCC and PC Performance
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2010, 11:55:30 PM »
LOL!  And I thought the higher the number the better the card was  ??? Now that's a stuffed up number system.  But yeah, researching parts for a new rig, so far I think I've settled on the GTS 250 1gb for a card, Windows 7 64-bit as OS and... that's it for now.  I'm a n00b at all this, so I'll be researching what kind of motherboards, cpus etc I should get, not to mention PSUs etc as well...  I'm looking at either an i7 (that looks a bit out of my budget though, would it be worth saving for one) or another quad core processor.  I'll be selling the old system probably, to help out a bit with the costs of the new one.
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Re: CCC and PC Performance
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2010, 12:51:08 AM »
Well the higher the number is better, but you wanna be looking in the hundreds column not the thousands. Doing a gpureview.com compare, my old 8600gt just about smokes a 9400 in every way.
x400 is probably bad, x600 is ok, x800 is good (for NVidia, though I think the same kinda late hundreds column = good for ATI as well.) If you're gonna go up to a GTS whatever, disregard the bit in brackets :)


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Re: CCC and PC Performance
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2010, 02:52:59 AM »
Considering a 9400 is pretty much a small "chip off" the classic 8800, your lack of performance isn't a surprise. Just so you know, the 9400 has 16 processing units, the 8800 has the same processing units as well I believe, but 128 of them.

Don't ya just love nVidia's numbering schemes?
The G9XXX series is pretty much just 2 8xxx series gpus stuck on the same piece of PCB rather than one some for a bit more ram but that is it. The 9400 I think is about equal to the 8600 (65nm core I think was the chip they used for that one) the only good 9XXX series that showed any improvements (by in large) over the 8800 GTX/ Ultra were the last 2 generations of the 9800. one was the 9800 X2 which used a new GPU chip in it and I can't remember the other. In most test scores I seen the 9XXX series were not much better than their counter parts. It was just Nvidia selling 1 GPU for the price of one in a nut shell.

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Re: CCC and PC Performance
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2010, 06:43:03 AM »
Some more questions:

I go look on newegg at parts, searching gts 250 1gb (as that's the card I'm interested in now).  A bunch of different results show up with different looking cards with different 'brand' names but all say they're a gts 250... WHAT'S WITH THIS! Lol, sorry, I'm rather ignorant to all this computer parts stuff :)
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Re: CCC and PC Performance
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2010, 07:20:42 AM »
Brand names are just that: brand names.  Graphic Card companies give the chips to manufacturers to construct the cards and sell.

It's like Coke and Pepsi and Generic Cola.

For the GTS250,  pretty much all manufacturers have the same quality, but some to avoid are Sparkle and Elitegroup.  Recommended brands are EVGA, XFX, and GIGABYTE.  Just check for warranties, general customer reviews, etc, as well as compatibility with your motherboard.

Also, if you can manage, consider squeaking out a bit extra for a gtx260.  It's a pretty decent card.
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Re: CCC and PC Performance
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2010, 08:31:30 AM »
Mmmm... I'll keep it in mind, i started a new thread about building a new computer <a href"http://www.mechlivinglegends.net/forum/index.php/topic,8008.0.html">here.[/url]
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