Graphics card power

By james_k1988
Mar 17, 2005
  1. i have a felling my graphics card isnt performing (performance wise) as good as it should. the card i have is a GeForce fx5700ve 256mb . I guess one of the main reasons i think its not performing as well it the agp selections in the bios. I'm not positive what they mean though so they might be fine, but i thought id better check up. Right i jsut checked and from what i can rememebr, teh AGP settings in teh bios are

    aperture size - 64mb (i think, might be 128)
    shared memory size - 32mb
    graphics engine - 133mhz (it allowed me to put it up higher if i wanted to but didnt touch it jus incase)

    with some of these low numers an the fact the graphics engine alowed me 2 put it up got me curious lol so if neone knows what settings it should be for better performance let me kno, thanx :wave:
  2. tbrunt3

    tbrunt3 TS Rookie Posts: 313

    AGP Apagure size should be set to 256
    Shared memory ?how huch memory do you have now on your system? move V-Sync to off
  3. james_k1988

    james_k1988 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 163


    well i had a feeling it might be talkina bout shareing the mohterboards onboard memory (usually like 16mb) but ill giv u the stats of my com incase that helps

    AMD Sempron 2600+
    foxconn mobo
    1024DDR RAM
    GeFore FX5700VE 256

    thats all i can think of just now lol sorry but im really tired at the moment. Rite ill go put the aperture size up an c if that helps. Ive seen that somewher be4, wher do i adjust the v-sync? BIOS or in the g-cards settins?

    p.s. i jsut checked that shared memory thing, it says as follows :

    VGA Shared Memory - 32mb

    hope that helps :)
  4. tbrunt3

    tbrunt3 TS Rookie Posts: 313

    I have my shared turned off you really do not need it .As for the v-Sync turn it off from desktop control right click properties /advanced...
  5. james_k1988

    james_k1988 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 163


    the vertical sync thing is on application controled just now, will i leave it there or turn it off completely?
  6. tbrunt3

    tbrunt3 TS Rookie Posts: 313

    keep it off now test it see if this impoves anything
  7. james_k1988

    james_k1988 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 163


    ok ill give teh vsync a try. Back to this shared memory i tried to turn it off but it will only go as low as 16mb :S should it leave it low or high?
  8. tbrunt3

    tbrunt3 TS Rookie Posts: 313

    My honost answer I do not use mine at all it is turned off for I have 1 gig of ram and a very good card try to expermient and see what works best for you...
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