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Talking_Pie
10-15-2004, 07:23 AM
hi im in the neighborhood to buy some fat upgrades for my computer but i was wondering, judging by my current system, if i should upgrade my vid card or like my proc/ram whatev for better results in open gl and misc 3d operations/rendering.

my system reads as follows:
vid card: msi TI4400 *128 megs
pent. 4. 3 gig
gig of ddr ram

imashination
10-15-2004, 10:16 AM
Theres not much you can do to speed up rendering other than to buy a dual CPU machine. A new gfx card will help with the opengl view alot, you memory is fine.

jscott
10-15-2004, 05:36 PM
I'll second that. Get a new video card.

-jscott

Vertizor
10-15-2004, 05:40 PM
Check and see what kind of motherboard you have and if it supports HT. If your CPU isn't already hyper threaded, replacing it with a HT version may be a cheap/easy intermediate solution instead of getting a whole new system for dual CPU.

Talking_Pie
10-15-2004, 10:04 PM
my motherboard's an asus p4p800 delux, intel 865pe chipset, fsb 800mhz dual ddr 400. i thought it supported it but im not sure, would you know?

Vertizor
10-15-2004, 10:13 PM
Is this (http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?DEPA=0&description=13-131-492&ATT=Motherboards+Intel&CMP=KNC-goog13) it? Does your current CPU support HT? Boot into your BIOS and check. Rumor has it that even XP Home will show 2 CPUs but I don't know, XP Pro is a better bet. After all said and done try and make your renderer use multiple threads, or enable the SMP option, however that's done and see if the results are better.

EvilE
10-15-2004, 10:14 PM
Google knows it all :)
http://www.asus.com/products/mb/socket478/p4p800/overview.htm

EE

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