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#1 13 years ago

Hello. I just upgraded to a Radeon 9800 pro, MSI K7N2 MB, 512 of crappy slow ram, 1800 AMD and a crappy 17 gig hard drive. With Doom 3 I'm only getting about 40 FPS on high quality at 640x480. What would be my best area of improvement be? 400 FSB memory and a 3000+ AMD? I understand they need to match in speed to get the best improvement. Is there something wrong with the video card or is it because of the rest of my system? I want to upgrade just want to do it right. Thanks in advance. nchangin :naughty:




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#2 13 years ago

rest of your system. im suprised you even get 40 FPS. its mainly your CPU, that need supgrading now, and some more and better RAM.




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#3 13 years ago

In order, or close to it: Motherboard CPU Memory

HDD won't do much for performance, but 17GB?

And yes, it's the rest of your computer bringing down your video card.




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#4 13 years ago

Well the MB does support XP3200 400 FSB. I mean isn't that a nice upgrade with say a gig of 400 memory?? Some of us so po we can't afford the O and the R on the end of the word POOR. Thanks for the input... :bawl:




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#5 13 years ago
nchanginWell the MB does support XP3200 400 FSB. I mean isn't that a nice upgrade with say a gig of 400 memory?? Some of us so po we can't afford the O and the R on the end of the word POOR. Thanks for the input... :bawl:

Get a XP3200+ $186.00 GIG of Corsair XMS RAM $250.00 Thermaltake CPU heatsink/fan Silentboost. $25.00 Bigger 7200 RPM hard drive and you are set.




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#6 13 years ago

Heh... I should be not-lazy and confirm suspicions before I comment on them. You've got an NF2 board, which is the best you're going to get for socket A.

Go get a 3200+ and 2x512MB of some nice, basic RAM (like Kingston ValueRAM). Should be about $350. It's the best you're going to get from a system that old.




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#7 13 years ago

I have an AMD Athlon XP 2800+ with 768MB of ram, and an ATI All in wonder Radeon 9800pro (128MB), and Doom 3 runs just fine in 1024x768, with everything up all the way. Only problem is that I am having lighting issues, one side of a character will be completely different than the other side of the character, and theres a hard line in the middle of the character...




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#8 13 years ago

I have an AMD Athlon XP 2800+ with 768MB of ram, and an ATI All in wonder Radeon 9800pro (128MB), and Doom 3 runs just fine in 1024x768, with everything up all the way. Only problem is that I am having lighting issues, one side of a character will be completely different than the other side of the character, and theres a hard line in the middle of the character... Response: I ran mine on ultra high quality at 1024 x 768 and it was hmm I'm not going to say how bad it was. So I don't know what you mean by "up all the way". If I run it on medium quality it's acceptable but not incredible. My question is this. If I up my CPU from 1.5 ghz (1800+) to 2.2 ghz (3200+) with a FSB of 400 and 400 Mhz memory is it really going to increase my overall performance and make the game more enjoyable? Is there another alternative besides getting a whole new motherboard/processor combo? Thanks.




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#9 13 years ago
nchangin My question is this. If I up my CPU from 1.5 ghz (1800+) to 2.2 ghz (3200+) with a FSB of 400 and 400 Mhz memory is it really going to increase my overall performance and make the game more enjoyable? Is there another alternative besides getting a whole new motherboard/processor combo? Thanks.

You can save some cash by keeping your motherboard and getting a newer processor and the fastest ram it will take. A new mobo/processor and more ram will make a %50 speed increse:D




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#10 13 years ago

What kind of a new motherboard processor combo would you suggest? Maybe I can make this one into a server. I'm on a college budget. :( Thanks