For games you can speed things up by creating a special
* account and turning all unnecessary services off.
You may find that most games load into RAM and don't use the
hard drive, but a faster hard drive will speed things up, at
least the speed at which the game loads.
Depending on your present mobo, you could get a new CPU,
perhaps with a larger cache.
But some P4s may be running at 400 MHz on the FSB and a new
CPU might jump your mobo FSB to 533.
Get EVEREST from www.lavalys.com and see what your settings
Make sure you have the latest ATI drivers, and get your mobo
manual to see what tweaks can be applied. See
www.blackviper.com for service settings for *, what you
can turn off and what you should not.
The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
| Right now I have P4 1.7 ghz, 512 DDR RAM, XP Pro, 40gb
| Once I got my Radeon 9800 Pro I was just a little
| disappointed as it wasn't running as I hoped. Any ideas
| >-----Original Message-----
| >Just the AGP speed change won't make a huge change in the
| >way the 9800 Pro runs, but when you change the mobo
| >probably also change the CPU, and other components.
| >as a whole, the new system could be much faster than you
| >current system. You didn't say what you have now.
| >The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
| >But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
| >| >I have an ATI radeon 9800 pro and it supports up to 8x
| >| > AGP.
| >| > My motherboard only supports up to 4x. So, my
| >| > is, if I was to get a motherboard with support up to
| >| > 8xAGP would I have a smoother gameplay experience
| when I
| >| > play todays state of the art games?
| >| >
| >| > Thanks.
| >| From what I've read, no.
| >| And P4 processors above 2.6 (800 FSB, dual mode memory)
| >don't experience much of a gain.
| >| So, I you have the ATI 9800 Pro, P4 2.6 800 FSB with
| >DDR 3200 memory you got the best you can get with that
| >Now, pop in
| >| the new X800 and you will scream!
| >| Steve
| >| OldManCompute