I have a 1.4 ghz athalon with 256mb of ram
and geforce 2 mx with latest drivers for evertyhing
but games are slow and jerky and i have checked bios
What kind of GeForce2 MX do you have ?! Even 1.4GHz Athlon won't help much to MX200 version, coz of it's limited memory bandwidth=very low fps
Are you sure your system is slower than it should be?
Run 3DMark2001 on your machine and compare your score to everyone elses. That'll also allow you to find the bottleneck in your system and sort it out.
It might be your system's not particularly slow for what's in it. If you find that's the case, you can make the step of buying a new graphics card, which is (probably) your bottleneck at the moment.
If you find you score much lower than similarly spec'd pc's, you might have wrong drivers/messy o/s installation. In which case you could try and format your harddrive and reinstall everything, which might give you a better performance.
what games? i mean come on, i have a p3 800 and 1g and they dont skip or chop, (with a tnt32mb and a matrox 16mb) theres no way a 1.4 should.
Yeah like what he said. I have an athlon 1.2ghz with an old Rage 128 pro and my games arn't choppy. The games I play are new ones like The Sims, Midtown Madness 2, RTCW, Quake 3, Seriuse SAM SE, Flightsimulator 2002(Real big system hog), etc... I usually get around 37 FPS in all of these games except FS 2002 where I get about 20 FPS.
Last edited by Bizkitkid2001; 03-02-2002 at 11:40 PM.
1. check for a virus. That could easily be the problem.
2. what is your graphics settings?
3. have you looked into irq conflicts? That would do it.
4. does it occur during solo gaming only, multiplayer only, both? Reason being if it's while you're connected to other people that your nic or modem could be interfering. The fix for this is to change where your card is located in a sort of priority, or change the irq.
5. did you install the 'latest 4-in-1 drivers'? Reason being that if you read to do this, well, it's not exactly the best advice. Via recommends finding one that works and then sticking with it. If you go to their website you'll be able to verify from the horse's mouth what I've said. (all assuming you have a via chipset)(if not, go to SiS 's, Ali's, or AMD's sites).
6. which bios revision are you using?
7. which mobo?
8. which video drivers? Are they detonators from nvidia or from the card manufacturer?
"all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others".
Did you disable VGA palette snoop in BIOS?
It worked fine for me.
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