Originally posted by Ace No-Money
I just recieved this radeon 9800 pro and awesome abit mobo
Give some words of Wisedom or your own tips. Any Athlon Xp users notice a big difference when going from 512mb to 1GB? I feel like 1gb is too much for athlon xp! Any alternatives???
well, i got the exact card you did a month ago, and i had numerous problems running HL2 w/ it.
1st...be sure you are using the latest ATI drivers.
i use CAT 4.12 (seems to improve HL2 and Doom3 FPS, etc)
i've tried the CAT 5.1, but didn't like it.
that IS a great card, just make sure that you've ALSO installed and updated your mobo drivers, especially the AGP drivers on your mobo itself.
1GB of RAM will definitely speed up your load times and give an overall performance boost for your pc as well.
that CPU isn't too shabby...i'd invest in more RAM right now.
currently i am running an
aSuS A8V deluxe
AMD63 3000+ (socket 939)
Radeon 9800pro 128mb 256bit
1GB Crucial pc3200
and w/ that setup i get 120-200FPS some areas, then it drops to about 60FPS during a lot of explosions.
so...update drivers first...
then run spyware again...
add more RAM....
your mobo manual should tell you if you can run 1GB...i'm pretty sure you can though..
gotta link? or just call your manufacturer...
how many memory slots do you have?