RabidZombie wrote: TomCat39 wrote: postrodent wrote:
I have a Radeon 9600 with the latest drivers, and 512mb of ram on an Athlon 64 3500+ cpu. Here's the debug and dxdiag files. Anyone from Introversion want to chime in here? I can't wait to actually play this.
512 meg of RAM can be a serious issue. WinXP should have at least 1 gig to run well. 512 is bare minimum for WinXP so don't expect any real performance with that bottleneck. Maybe upping your RAM will stop some HD swapping witch in turn will free up some bus bandwidth etc etc.....
The problem is the graphics card, not the RAM. Hence why the common factor here has been the GeForce 5 series GPU, not the amount of RAM.
And you're very wrong. XP runs on 64MBs or RAM. I severely doubt RAM is the bottleneck here.
But another user has the same card and doesn't have the issue so it's more than just the video card.
Just because XP will run on 64 meg (slow as molasses) doesn't mean it's running at top performance.
The video card can't do it's job if the machine is constantly swapping to the hard drive. Take your XP machine down to 64 meg and try any 3d game and tell me how well it operates.
Yeah, not a factor at all, and not recommended to up your memory. Especially for games.
It may or may not be directly related to this issue but it is good advice to up the memory in ANY case.
And I wasn't wrong, you misread. I said 1 gig to run well
. But you conveniently ignored that tid bit.