my friend has the same comp as me but a 9800 pro and 1024 corsair extreme pro ram and he plays Doom 3 1280 x 1024 4xAA 8xAF ULTRA QUALITY and it is ALWAYS at 60FPS
he can play at 1600x1200 but it will lag in huge battles
how does he do this with the 9800 pro?
he is not to smart about comps and i ordered the comp for him and he does not OC or tweak!
i think they accidently gave him like a Radeon x9999 512mb
this is just so sad that i have a 6800nu and play doom 3 medium no aa af 1024 x 768.........do you think the extra 512 ram is what is making the difff?
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Yes the RAM makes a huge difference. Doom 3 and Far Cry are the first games which take advantage of 256 Videocard and 1 G of RAM. + If you have programs running in the background such as your antivirus and such, you're using that much more system resources. Shut everything down and try it again, you should see a difference. I have the same and played the demo never dropping below the 35-50 fps with settings on ultra
My gaming machine:
P4 2.8 GHz
2 X 512 MHz PC3200 in dual DDR mode
Intel D865PERL MOBO
integrated 6.1 MAX audio
Logitech duo MX mouse and KB
ATI RADEON 9800 PRO