I fixed my slow video problem...

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by LordOfLA, Mar 6, 2004.

  1. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

    Maidenhead, Berkshire, UK
    Hey guys just an update on my slow video on second display on my ati 9800 pro issue.

    I seem to have finally hit the nail on the head - how I did it I dont know :D

    But what I did before it speeded up was to kill windows totally with winxp manager tweak program (one of the settings hosed the filesystem), clean install windows xp twice :p. Screwed up windows again with the same program (then realising what was causing the screwup) fixed windows again ( no reinstall) reinstall omega 4.2 catalysts, fiddle with smartgart so that AGP reads/writes were on, remove omega catalysts cos of the control panel issue on dual displays and in stall the UniAN 1.0.42 based on cat 4.1 from here http://ati.hgn.it/newsread.php?newsid=45

    So out of all that I can guess its either enabling AGP Reads/Writes in smartgart or the UniAN drivers. eitherway the combination of the two seems to have sorted me out properly and seems to me to have given me a performance boost as well, though they may just be down to the clean windows installs.

    Anyhoo hope this helps someone out there other than me :D (you can read about the UniAN, Neutral and Asura drivers at driverheaven.net if you're interested)