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what kind of machine do you use to play UT2004?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Software & Troubleshooting' started by The_Noik, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. The_Head

    The_Head JB Mapper

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    My Bests:

    Aquamark 3 72,652
    3DMark2001 25,418
    3DMark2003 11001
    3DMark2005 5074
     
  2. Rukee

    Rukee Coffee overclocks the overclocker!!

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    Turn off fast writes as I`ve never seen a card that it gave any boost in performance with. What`s 'WS"?
     
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    The_Noik O_o

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    the fast writes works fine, but i will try 3dmark05 again with fw turned off.
    WS is the bridge between the memory and the vga card,
    when the write and read function are on,
    it allows the vga card to read and write in the RAM memory.
     
  4. The_Noik

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    ALRIGHT, with fast writes turned off games are getting a little faster.
    and now my pc doesnt have any problems with caching anymore.

    especialy doom 3 and hl2 where a little slow with caching.
    going to the next area was a little hard for my pc,
    so it took a while before the game runned smooth again.

    thanx rukee.
     
  5. Sahkolihaa

    Sahkolihaa Ow...

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  6. The_Noik

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    300mhz extra, and an ati 9800XT instead of a pro,
    seems to take care for 500 points more then i have.

    but i guess you used catalyst 5.6

    5.7 really brings changes in game performence, i can tell.
     
  7. Sahkolihaa

    Sahkolihaa Ow...

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    funny, since i have updated my driver from 5.6 to 5.7
    my 3d score went from 2300 to 2500.

    FW turned on seems to overload the cpu,
    my pc runs better since FW is off.
     
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  9. Sahkolihaa

    Sahkolihaa Ow...

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    According to the release notes, only cards that have 64-128MB memory get the improvements. Since my card is 256MB based, it doesn't affect it much.
     
  10. edhe

    edhe ..dadhe..

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    Just what is the fecking story with Fastwrites? Are they useless really?
     
  11. Sahkolihaa

    Sahkolihaa Ow...

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    All i've heard is it is supposed to make the graphics card write the picture to the screen faster than with it off, but my guess is it uses CPU cycles to do that, giving me a lower CPU score.

    Basically, it's useless.
     
  12. edhe

    edhe ..dadhe..

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    I've heard that it also reduces clockability and reliability.
     
  13. The_Noik

    The_Noik O_o

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    well keep it off. :D
     
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    Mk. III Spoon!

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    AMD FX-57 @ 2.8 no OC
    DFI Lanparty nF4 SLI-DR 6.66
    2 GB OCZ Plat PC3200 @ 2.3.2.5
    2 XFX GeForce 7800's OC'd 490 core 1300 mem in SLI Forceware 77.76
    SB Audigy 2 ZS Gamer
    Windows XP Pro SP2
     
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    Rukee Coffee overclocks the overclocker!!

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    Fast writes and side band addrressing both turn off.

    Wow, sweet system !!
     
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    And here I was, thinking that my system was pretty good.
     
  17. Sahkolihaa

    Sahkolihaa Ow...

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    Well I just got the following off my mate for free:

    Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro (nForce2 Ultra400 chipset)
    Athlon XP 2600+ (166mhz FSB)

    Now I have my memory running in dual channel, and is also running at 166MHZ (333 DDR) so my overal system performance has gone up :D
     
  18. The_Noik

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    lucky....:(
     
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    Sahkolihaa Ow...

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    Rukee Coffee overclocks the overclocker!!

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    You don`t have to do the CPU tests to get a score with any of the Futuremark benchs, except for 01 if you want you could hit "esc" when the first CPU test starts then it`ll throw up a small window saying you stopped it, click that off then on the right will be a options button in the Results area, click that and your score will come up.
    The CPU tests do not make any diffrence in the score at all, not to say more is not better, but the bench itself does not use the CPU test scores to get your overall score.
     

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