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Now that I have all the problems fixed with this new computer I'm a bit concerned about its performance. I believe I should be getting better scored in 3dmark03. first here is my system.

ASUS P4C800 Deluxe motherboard
1 gig ddr pc3200 RAM
Geforce FX5900 ultra
Soundblaster Audigy 2
250 gig western digital HD

When running 'sisosoftware sandra' it reports that my AGP slot is not performing to it's maximum rate. Then later in the report it says "AGP bus is unused or video card may not be fully AGP compatible". I'm not sure what that is all about.

How do I know if my AGP slot is set to 4X or 8X? My video card and motherboard both support it.

Another thing that I noticed that is weird, when I make changes to the video settings (anisotrophic filtering and AA) I don't see any change in game visually and framerates dont change.. I would expect framerates to drop a little at least when going from no AA to 8X aa and full anisotrophic filtering. I don't think the video card settings actually change anything at all.

Any ideas?

I appreciate it.
 

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After running 3dmark i was looking at my system specs and noticed this....

AGP Rates (Current/Available) 0x / 4x, 8x


according to that my agp rate is set to 0X??
 

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I just downloaded a program called powerstrip. It says next to 'agp rate' 'n/a". It won't let me select an agp rate... here is the report it gives me..

Diagnostic report - generated on 9/21/2003
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PowerStrip build - 410
Windows build - v.5.1.2600.2.Service Pack 1
DirectX build - v.5.3.0000000.900 built by: DIRECTX
OpenGL renderer - (n/a)

System board
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Type - Intel
AGP aperture - 128 MB
AGP transfer mechanism - Disabled
AGP non-local memory - (n/a)
AGP revision - 3.00
AGP transfer rates supported - 4x, 8x
Current AGP transfer rate - (n/a)
Sideband addressing - Enabled
Fast write protocol - hardware support, but currently disabled
AGP texturing - (n/a)

Graphics card #1
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Identity - NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 Ultra
Memory clock - 850.00 MHz
Engine clock - 300.00 MHz
IRQ - 16, shared
AGP revision - 3.00
AGP transfer rates supported - 4x, 8x
Current AGP transfer rate - (n/a)
Sideband addressing - hardware support, but currently disabled
Display driver - nv4_disp.dll, v.6.14.10.4523
DirectX driver - nv4_disp.dll, v.6.14.10.4523
Attached monitor - Gateway EV910C (Microsoft)
Monitor caps (1) - 1600x1200, 95kHz, 160Hz

Device enumeration
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AsusTek Ethernet controller (170010B7h) - using IRQ22
Creative Labs Audio device (00041102h) - using IRQ22
Creative Labs Input controller (70031102h)
Creative Labs Firewire bus (40011102h) - using IRQ23
Echo Multimedia device (18011057h) - using IRQ23
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 Ultra (033010DEh) - using IRQ16
Intel CPU-to-PCI/AGP bridge (25788086h)
Intel PCI-to-PCI/AGP bridge (25798086h)
AsusTek Universal serial bus (USB) (24D28086h) - using IRQ16
AsusTek Universal serial bus (USB) (24D48086h) - using IRQ19
AsusTek Universal serial bus (USB) (24DD8086h) - using IRQ23
Intel PCI-to-PCI/AGP bridge (244E8086h)
Intel PCI-to-ISA bridge (24D08086h)
AsusTek IDE controller (24DB8086h)
AsusTek SMBus (24D38086h) - using IRQ10


Also one thing that seems weird... everytime the computer boots up the VERY first thing that appears on the screen looks something like this..

Geforce fx5900 Bios
256 MB

Then it goes to the post.. I'm starting to wonder if somerthing is wrong here....

Any help would really be apreciated.
 

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Device enumeration
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AsusTek Ethernet controller (170010B7h) - using IRQ22
Creative Labs Audio device (00041102h) - using IRQ22
Creative Labs Input controller (70031102h)
Creative Labs Firewire bus (40011102h) - using IRQ23
Echo Multimedia device (18011057h) - using IRQ23
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 Ultra (033010DEh) - using IRQ16
Intel CPU-to-PCI/AGP bridge (25788086h)
Intel PCI-to-PCI/AGP bridge (25798086h)
AsusTek Universal serial bus (USB) (24D28086h) - using IRQ16
AsusTek Universal serial bus (USB) (24D48086h) - using IRQ19
AsusTek Universal serial bus (USB) (24DD8086h) - using IRQ23
Intel PCI-to-PCI/AGP bridge (244E8086h)
Intel PCI-to-ISA bridge (24D08086h)
AsusTek IDE controller (24DB8086h)
AsusTek SMBus (24D38086h) - using IRQ10


Also one thing that seems weird... everytime the computer boots up the VERY first thing that appears on the screen looks something like this..

Geforce fx5900 Bios
256 MB

Then it goes to the post.. I'm starting to wonder if somerthing is wrong here....

Any help would really be apreciated.
There isn't a hardware conflict is there? I noticed two devices are using IRQ22, IRQ23, and IRQ16 (6 devices total). Also have you tried downloading the latest graphics card Bios from the company that made the card? This might help solve your problem. I can't believe that the system won't let you change your AGP settings in Display Properties | Settings | Advanced mode. Hope this helps.
 

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hmm

some bios screens have a setting for "AGP enable/disable"

and also "video init PCI/AGP"

these settings may help

on top of that, some also have a "Megabytes reserved for AGP" setting.

try checking to see if your board has these settings, and let me know what you found.

~BoB~
 

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Hey, thanks for your replies.

Well, I didn't know their was such a thing as a bios for a video card. I never installed the software that came with the video card either.. just went directly to the nvidia site and downloaded their latest drivers.

The motherboard bios has no options for changing AGP speeds. Maybe once I get the computer to detect it as an AGP card it might though. their is an option that I can set to either (AGP/PCI) or (PCI/AGP).. I have it set to AGP/PCI so it tries to use AGP for graphics first. Other than that their is nothing more about the graphics card in the bios.

I've gone through everything in the device manager to make sure they where all installed correctly. I never came across any warning for anything conflicting. It might be worth a double-check though.

Hmmm.. I'll start by installing the cd that came with the video card and see what that does.

Thanks for your replies again.
 

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Ok, I've done a couple things now.. First I put my old geforce ti4600 in the computer.. That was running at AGP 0x also.. So I went ahead and put the new one back in..

I found a way to change AGP settings from the video properties->advanced tab.. I had to do some registry hacking to make it so the agp window would show. But, it won't let me change the AGP rate.. it says this...
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Capabilities: unknown AGP 0.0 (max request queue depth: 1

Nvidia GPU: AGP 3.0 (8x, 4x, 2x, 1x)
SBA, FW, Max request queue depth: 32

Actual: Max request queue depth: 1

AGP rate (-----------------------------) <--- A slider set at 0.
AGP disabled
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The slider is greyed out and wont let me move it to change agp rate.. Their are also a few other settings that I didn't mention that it wont let me touch.

Since My last post I have uninstalled and reinstalled the video card 2 or 3 times, flashed my bios, updated drivers, and banged my head on my desk 50 times.

I don't know what to do..
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Problem solved. I had to downloaded an updated chipset installing program.. I remember I was having problems with the one that came on the asus cd. Got 8X agp now... now to see how it works.
 
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