Graphics/video memory

By Roly ยท 8 replies
Jun 5, 2003
  1. Hi i wondered if there`s something wrong with my computer it scores very low on the 3DMark2001 test(only scored 1600!).It`s only a very basic system but this seems a bit low to me.It has Athlon XP 1800(1.5Ghz) with an Asus A7N266-VM motherboard(built in video and graphics).Has it got dead video RAM?
  2. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592


    built in graphics:) ......only some of the nforce boards have an mx quality geforce onboard......some stronger applications are on the horizon......but, even the mx is weak........and on your board......i'm not even bothering to look it up.....
  3. cslord15

    cslord15 TS Rookie Posts: 43

    I have the same exact motherboard. I recommend dumping the GeForce 2 Integrated. I heard that the A7N266-VM supports up to a Ti4600, so you can go with that (just make sure its a 4x AGP.) For additional performance, see if you can upgrade your CPU to an Athlon 2400+.

    One note of advice: When getting a video card, stay away from ATi. I've heard that it has some incompatibilities with the nForce chipset.
  4. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

    well said

  5. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Posts: 536

    A link please ? a source ? something ? :confused:
  6. PreservedSwine

    PreservedSwine TS Rookie Posts: 325

    I've been reading just the seems most of the high-end gamers prefer the new N-force2 chipset and the R9700PRO and R9800PRO....from nVnews and Rage3D....(Nvidia and ATI fansites, respecively)
  7. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592


    the geforce comparison at tom's hardware......launch in two weeks.........
  8. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

    & doom 3/nvidia thread

    by olefarte.........
  9. doogie

    doogie TS Rookie

    your problem is onboard grafics for a start even nforce2 is lacking these days with the new gerforce fx ultra range and ATI 9800 Pro. 3d benchmarks are based on how your cpu can handle grafix so i would reckon the reading of 1600 is a decent estimate. I would recommend you get a geforce 4ti 4200 best value video card out there!
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