ive got an amd 2000 and i just installed a gig of ram from what i used to have (512) i seems that i dont have any performance increases...could it be my motherboard doesnt allow 1 gig? Should i put it to 768 ram possibly? if anyone has any general idea please help? i just got a 9500 pro and my performance sux compared to my old mx440, and i have no idea why? ( i heard somewhere you should install the ati drivers when not connected to the internet)
Cranky Old Man
16th June 2003
There's no big perfomance increase from 512 to 1024 in most games. With 1 gig ram you could try disabling the windows pagefile and see if it goes faster (RAM is faster than a HD).
I never heard that you should disconnect when installing ATI drivers, who wrote that, some paranoid freak? lol
You could try the omega drivers from www.omegacorner.com . They are tweaked for better game performance.
I wouldnt recommend disabling the pagefile, if anything you should increase its size to prevent it from fragmenting. With 768mb or more of ram I wouldnt even mess with it at all since your os will rarely, if ever, page itself to disk. (This of course depends on your applications and if you reboot often)
Im assuming since you mentioned 768 and 1024 that your using 3 sticks of ram? Have you made sure all the ram is being seen? Right click my computer and properties to see if the entire gig is there. If not you may have to reset your bios to default to get it to register. (depends on your mobo) Also make sure all your ram is the same speed. Your ram is only as fast as the slowest stick that you use. In some cases, using more that 1 or 2 dimms can also cause your ram to slow.(depends on ram and mobo)
Like WDS said, you wont notice a big performance increase, but load times and textures should improve.
it says i have 1gb of ram...about the 9500 the performance isnt good at all! i dont know why either! damn! is there any way i can check performance for my ram and vid card?
Give this a try to test your memory. Memtest Is this a clean install of windows, or did you add this card after previously using an nvidia card? If so, make sure you have removed every trace of your nvidia drivers or they may mess things up. Also, I assume your using the latest catalyst drivers. Try going back a to a previous set, it may improve. You can always run 3dmark 2001 or 2003 to see where your card benches and post back here so we can check it out.
That link doesnt work fo some reason so I attached the memtest zip file here.
i might have some nvidia stuff on my pc, is there anyway to find anything related to nvidia drivers etc? and where can i download those programs to test my vid card? link plz?
Check add/remove programs and you program files folder to get rid of anything nvidia related. 3dmark 2001 and 20003 can be found at www.futuremark.com .
thanks ditchhopper for the help...im getting the 3dmark stuff now and will give you guyz the results soon...i did that memtest program and nothing is wrong with my ram...maybe im just paranoid..
I'm too cool to Post
23rd June 2003
About installing a ATI card into a machine which used to have an Nvidia card in it I have read that when you put the ATI card into the machine theres still some items left over even if you use Add/remove programs and that a program called Driver cleaner can get rid of those extra ones. I belive you can get the program from Driver heaven at this address http://www.driverheaven.net/cleaner/ Am not sure but that might help with performance issues.