Hello everybody. I'm Raidy and this is my first post here. First and foremost, I apologize if I'm putting this in the wrong place. It seems like the best fit, but I'm a bit unsure =).
Now, I'm a bit irritated right now considering I just spent about 400$ on my rig for an additional 5 FPS -- if even that. I recently purchased an ATI Radeon X800 Pro, which is quite a powerhouse compared to my old GEForce FX 5200. I expected to plug it in and be consistently getting 80 FPS on HL2. My expectations were not met, as the FPS stayed the same as with my old card. My buddy told me to get a new PSU, considering my old one was a mere 250 Watts, while my new card recommends at least 300. I did so, with a 480 Watt powerhouse. I installed it last night, and lo and behold, absolutely no difference whatsoever. Actually, there is one difference: my fan is a hell of a lot louder now. So, I'm just sitting here wondering why I just spent a whole paycheck (I'm a student so I'm not exactly getting paid that much) on about 5 FPS and an extremely loud fan. The MOBO, Processor, and RAM aren't exactly top-of-the-line, but they're not exactly crap either.
Thanks in advance.