Problem with S3 ProvageDDR

By zia
Aug 15, 2005
  1. S3 ProsavageDDR
    windows XP sp 3
    AMD Duron 3d now
    Ram 256

    Driver Version:
    Release date: 8/13/2004 (means latest I guess so)

    Problem is: video while playing, flickers, games wont run smooth. also cant run Project IGI.

    The problem is with? :(
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Your problem is caused by you not having enough ram in your system.

    I assume that by Windows xp sp3 you in fact mean sp2?

    Windows XP is fairly memory hungry, add to that your onboard shared graphics, which will be 64mb I assume. This gives you 256mb less the 64mb shared graphics = 192mb of ram.

    Get some more ram at least 512mb this should improve things quite a bit.

    You might also want to consider upgrading to a separate graphics card. Don`t ask me to recommend a graphics card, as I don`t really play games lol. There are lots of guys on these forums that could give you good recommendations for a graphics upgrade.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. zia

    zia TS Rookie Topic Starter


    yes it is sp2 and the AGP is 32 mb. and every thing is onboard so thats why I wasnt willing to replace it. :(
    anyways, now I think there is no other way then replacing it. :( sigh*

    Thanks for the prompt reply
  4. SpoR

    SpoR TS Rookie Posts: 25

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