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December 1st, 2008, 10:49 PM
ok, i have kubuntu 8.10,

ive recently switched my PNY geforce8500gs video card to a XFX geforce9800gt, expecting the huge upgrade of a card to make a noticeable difference on framerates of games i play, however, i see very little difference,other than a very slight framerate increase and more constant framerate, (which IS a good thing).
i know the computer recognizes that there is a new card, because when i go into the nvidia x server settings, it says that i have a 9800gt now, instead of the 8500.
is there something i need to do to get this card to work to its full potential, which i know its not right now?

here is my hardware specs:

2.5 gigs of ddr3 ram

XFX PVT98GYDLH GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-DS4 AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX Ultra Durable II AMD Motherboard

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Brisbane 2.6GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADO5000DOBOX

westren digital 320gig SATA hard drive
westren digital 160gig IDE hard drive
LG lightscribe DVD drive also on IDE

December 2nd, 2008, 10:32 PM

anyone know the problem?
ive tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers with no luck