View Full Version : Advice Needed (Hardware Advice) HELP!
04-17-2002, 09:25 AM
HI I'm just starting to get into 3d programing and reading a book. Maya Fundamentals, anyways i'm really enjoying it but i have noticed a few drawbacks from my hardware. i have a fairly expensive system(well to me anyways) and i am seeking some advice to make it faster.
i have a 1.7 ghz
intel 850 chipset 4 atx motherboard
2X256mb pc800 non-ecc rimm
Asus v7700 ge forece 2 gts pro agp video w/64mb
40 gb7200rpm drive
Samsung 19' flat monitor
I'm working with Maya 4.0 and noticed it's slow sometimes. I need some help
im running win XP
I have not done disc de fragment yet it's been 8 months. (how often should I?)
Don't think ive done scan disk either.
I'd like to upgrade so i can do better 3d judging by my specs what is a good video card to buy?
Do you think i should upgrade video card or Ram?
Plus does anyone know if there is a thing like video card drivers to make my system run faster??
I'm sorry if i sound like a moron but im fairly uneducated in Hardware. :(
All Help would be Appreciated very very much so :)
ohh also i usually run my res on 1280*1024
as the days go on it seems my system gets slower please help!!
Plus sometimes i press shutdown go back to my computer 10 minutes later and the damn thing is on. so i go start shutdown like 4 times in a row then it finally works. Please Help would Appreciate any InpuT!!
04-18-2002, 09:57 AM
wow i've been researching a little. I got some video card updates and i am just astonished in the performance differece of my 3d. And i've been reading some old posts on here and now i'm using oracle instead of IE i like it much better. :applause:
What a great little community cgchannel has here. I'd also just like to say hi, cause i'm new here
hey, don't know what ta tell you 'bout the computer.. i'm pretty much where you are
oracle - what is it? where do i get it? are u using it as a browser? all i know is that i don't like IE much, and would love an alternative.. thanks!
04-26-2002, 06:27 PM
512Mb should be enough RAM for a newbie, it's your video card that's slowing things down. As for drivers, look for SoftQuadro.
As for all the other things, Windows does that.
Defrag when data is more than 3% non-contiguous
Scandisk once a month
If you haven't got Norton Systemworks get it now.
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