Oooooooooooh so 2 ATI's basically... will it b better than SLI?
AgentlaidlawMabey get a PCI slot Soundcard like Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS, a 6800 Ultra 256MB, and up the Ram to 2GB. Besides that your computer is still a kick ass comp.[/QUOTE] we all know that the x850 xt pe can be found at a cheaper price and it gives petter performance in all games, including doom 3 [QUOTE=S.T.A.L.K.E.R.]Crossfire is ATI's version of SLI, it aint out yet.......and in the long run.....SLI is cheaper
SLI...cheaper yes, better no.
Haha I think its funny when I post a thread about squeezing any more performance out of a computer and some of the replies are "buy a new top of the line mobo" :lol: haha :lol: haha you make me laugh
upgrade your cooling and sound card or you can get a MAC Reven Edit: No more referral links, m'kay?
Nice Rig, maybe a faster processor.
LedZepHaha I think its funny when I post a thread about squeezing any more performance out of a computer and some of the replies are "buy a new top of the line mobo" :lol: haha :lol: haha you make me laugh
Well then in future dont ask for help if you are not going to accept what people suggest improving... IF you get a new mobo then your sorted for the future a SLI mobo costs about £80 not guna break the bank is it -aFh- Gen.Fatcat HIS MOBO CANT SUPPORT A FASTER PROCESSOR read before you post & the guy hu keeps advertising i feel you are going to get banned when Reven sees you
JakkcWell then in future dont ask for help if you are not going to accept what people suggest improving...
Well, if people would give him the type of suggestions he asked for, then he might accept them.
Optimizing the Swap file may help.
Try increasing the size to a gig, but not more, or disable it entirely. You could put the swap file on another hard drive, and it should speed it up. Make sure you reformat that other hard drive every once in a while. Disabling the Swap file temporarily should have the same effect. A fresh swap file is a lot faster.
Reinstalling Windows usually gets a Speed boost. Cleaning up your Registry may yield the same results. Try removing any old entries, pointing to games you've uninstalled.
Defragging the drive can improve performance, for the applications you use the most. Norton Speed disk can be used instead of the WindowsDefrag, I recommend it.
Disable System Restore. This tip, like the registry one, is only for experts. Beginners find System Restore usefull. For many experts it just gets in the way, slows the system down, and is a real pain.
If your using Norton, or ZoneAlarm then find an alternative. ZA slows down your internet access, and the main Norton apps slow down your entire system.
Make sure your memory is running at peak efficiency. Check the timings, and bus speeds. Make sure that they are within a good ratio to your processor. Sometimes having an even ratio, such as 1:1, or 1:2, or 1:4 can increase performance that much more. (The 1 being the RAM, and 1/2/4 being the processor.)
If your using XP, then disable Themes. XP's themes, and fade, and shadow effects slow the system down. If you want to squeeze extra performance out, then this is a good candidate to go.
Make sure that you have good IDE/ATA cables, that are ATA133, not ATA100. This is not usually a problem, but if you've upgraded it yourself, then you may have overlooked this.
Thanks monster for the suggestions.
I just bought a Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS Platinum Pro today off New Egg
100.00 mail in rebate knocked it down to 112.00 from 212.00
BTW monster look at how closed we joined the boards at. You're one of the few people that joined around the same time.
Your computer is pretty much maxed out. Moving to a low end A64 setup will not give you much of a performance gain over your current rig especially if you continue to use the 6800. Reinstalling windows won't do much of anything. Best thing you can do is save up, and buy a new rig in a year when DDR2, and M2 are king.