What is letting me down? 16 replies

  • 1
  • 2

Please wait...

Kasrkin

Slightly cooler than a n00b

50 XP

19th August 2004

0 Uploads

30 Posts

0 Threads

#1 13 years ago

OK...i have Dawn of War on high setting... it goes fine for the first couple of minutes...but when units start getting cranked out it starts to lag a bit :(

Witch is a shame because i just spent 300 pound on a new graphics card...does anyone know what i can do to improve my game?

i have virtual memory up to 4096mb

my system specs are...

2.4 P4

768MB DDR (PC 2100)

Asus ATI Radeon AX800PRO 256MB DDR3

60 gb hard drive (dont know what type or make it is)

and i have plenty of space and all the latest drivers...

also if anyone has the card i have...or similar...could you tell me what settings you have on the toolbar? im talking about the Radeon series properties...do you have the settings on balanced? high performance? optimal performance? please tell me what is letting me down :) thanks :)




Nemmerle Forum Mod

Voice of joy and sunshine

298,284 XP

26th May 2003

0 Uploads

28,140 Posts

5 Threads

#2 13 years ago

Take virtual memory down to either windows controlled or to 500 megs.




Kasrkin

Slightly cooler than a n00b

50 XP

19th August 2004

0 Uploads

30 Posts

0 Threads

#3 13 years ago

take it down? whats that? i thought the more you have the better it plays?




Nemmerle Forum Mod

Voice of joy and sunshine

298,284 XP

26th May 2003

0 Uploads

28,140 Posts

5 Threads

#4 13 years ago

To within a certain amount that is true, however 4 gigabytes is a lot of disk space for a file system to manage at the same time as running a game (or anything else for that matter). It may not solve the problem but it should at least cut your overheads on processor and hard disk usage rather dramatically. In turn this increases the amount of resources available to other functions.




Kasrkin

Slightly cooler than a n00b

50 XP

19th August 2004

0 Uploads

30 Posts

0 Threads

#5 13 years ago

But that would only increase it alittle bit right?

I want my comp to handle anything DoW throws at me...ill try cutting the VR down tho

but do you think i need to upgrade my processor? ram? Graphics card?




Nemmerle Forum Mod

Voice of joy and sunshine

298,284 XP

26th May 2003

0 Uploads

28,140 Posts

5 Threads

#6 13 years ago

KasrkinBut that would only increase it alittle bit right?[/QUOTE]

Yes, only a little bit. The thing is your system should already be able to take anything DOW throws at it.

[QUOTE=Kasrkin]but do you think i need to upgrade my processor? ram? Graphics card?

What *AGP do you have your graphics card set to?




Kasrkin

Slightly cooler than a n00b

50 XP

19th August 2004

0 Uploads

30 Posts

0 Threads

#7 13 years ago

how do you mean AGP? i dont follow :S

I dont have anti-anilising on...i have the settings on balanced...and im running it at 1024 x 768 32-bit.




Nemmerle Forum Mod

Voice of joy and sunshine

298,284 XP

26th May 2003

0 Uploads

28,140 Posts

5 Threads

#8 13 years ago

AGP is an acronym for auxiliary graphics port. First you have your PCI slots, they should be white and are where you plug in network cards etc Above that there should be a long brown slot. That is the AGP slot, and is where your graphics card should be plugged in, (Assuming your card supports AGP (which it should)) The advantage of the AGP port is that it is much faster than transferring through the PCI slots at the moment (although when PCI express comes out that will change.) If you go into the bios your AGP setting should be listed there, if your card is not plugged into the AGP port you aren’t getting the best performance from it.




Kasrkin

Slightly cooler than a n00b

50 XP

19th August 2004

0 Uploads

30 Posts

0 Threads

#9 13 years ago

ohhhh right... no no i know that...yea its AGP alright. :)




Nemmerle Forum Mod

Voice of joy and sunshine

298,284 XP

26th May 2003

0 Uploads

28,140 Posts

5 Threads

#10 13 years ago

Have you got AGP set to 8* in the bios?




  • 1
  • 2