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yvanmarl
Hi folk! Laughing

I just bought a new video card. It is a nVidia (Leadtek) 6600GT THD. 128 Mb, 8 X AGP.

I'm really not a video card specialist, and I want to know how can i find the bests settings for my card. Me mother board is a GeForce chipset.
I have 1500 Mo of memory.

I'm a bit confuse about the setting in the bios (fastWrite, resource memory, etc...) for the best result.

I play only one game, a train simulator (kind of flight simulator).

Any guide where i can find the best settings performance? Question

Martin. Very Happy
hodgenpodg
I would just leave it alone honestly. I'm not sure how graphic intensive your game is but the 6600GT is fairly powerful so it should do a pretty good job with your game. If you really need more power out of it you could look into overclocking I managed to get alot more out of my two 6600GT's by overclocking them.
yvanmarl
Is it a hard job to perform? My knowledge of PC is fair, but I admit my waekness in "overclocking" and such. Any chance to damage the chipset??

Martin.
sunlover
I don't understand your question, why you need to config for best if it doing great? Shocked

Or do you have any problems when you're playing game?
Naif
According to what I read, Leadtek 6600GT and some other cards are already overclocked. So I doubt if whether you'll have much success if you try overclocking your card more.

Before you consider overclocking any component of your PC, you'll need to have a good understanding of what overclocking is and its prerequisites. If your only concerned with graphics card overclicking, go to google and search for "graphics card overclocking" without the quotes.
hack_man_
hodgenpodg wrote:
I would just leave it alone honestly. I'm not sure how graphic intensive your game is but the 6600GT is fairly powerful so it should do a pretty good job with your game. If you really need more power out of it you could look into overclocking I managed to get alot more out of my two 6600GT's by overclocking them.

yvanmarl wrote:
Is it a hard job to perform? My knowledge of PC is fair, but I admit my waekness in "overclocking" and such. Any chance to damage the chipset??


I agree with hodgenpodg and yvanmarl, leave it alone. Some of the newer graphics cards adjust themselves to offer the best performance,but i am not sure about your graphics card.
maineteen
If you decide to overclock your video card be careful. Overclocking can destroy a video card. If you want to overclock it, make sure you know what your doing before you do it.
yvanmarl
Thanks a lot for all your answers, guys.

My knowledge of video card is not that good, so I will apply the "if it's not broken, don't fix it" theory.

Everything is going OK, but i was curious if some easy tips could add more realism (sometime, the frame rate lower a bit). I will enjoy it "as is"!! Cool Cool

Martin Razz
GrimReaper77
Look for an application called Riva Tuner, which supports software overclocking.

And if the acronym OC is in the title of your video card, then its already been factory overclocked and should not be messed with. Lol.
mOrpheuS
yvanmarl wrote:
I play only one game, a train simulator (kind of flight simulator).

Any guide where i can find the best settings performance? Question


Give us a list of video/graphics options available to you from within the game options menu, and we can try to give you the optional settings for each of them.

I have exact same PC config as you (1.5Gb RAM + 6600GT AGP 8x)
and I am able to play almost all games at 1024x768, 4x AA, and everything else at "high".
However, if you find the game is not running smoothly, you can try turning down AA/shadows/shader details/resolution in small steps to help the frame rate.

Also tell us the brand and chipset of your motherboard, several inexpensive motherboards which claim to have AGP slots actually run the card in PCI mode which can really make a 6600GT run like a 5200FX.

you can find out which mode your card is running from the first page of the nVidia properties dialog.
yvanmarl
I will post a report made by Aida32, acool program (free) that tell you almsot everything about your machine!

I'm at work now... Sad

Martin.
kennyq3a
BIOS:
AGP Fastwrite: OFF
AGP Aperture size: 128MB

Display Manager: Advanced

Performance and Quality Settings:
Antialiasing: 2x for higher quality, Off for more FPS
Anisotropic Filtering: 2x / 4x for higher quality, OFF for more FPS
Image Setting: Quality
Vertical Sync: Off

If you want better performance, there is always overclocking your core and memory through RivaTuner, but it could ruin the card if done incorrectly.
yvanmarl
Thanks for the reply. But, as I stated above, my knowledge is somewhat limited. Whst is "fastwrite", and why it should be desactivated to boost performances? Question

The name of this function is... uh... attractive! Laughing Laughing

Martin.
ocalhoun
Change it and find out what it is, that's how I learned computers.
Zarbix
erm , slightly off topic, but how to acces the bios of the gfx card ?( i am using the same gfx card as martin)


btw , if u install leadtec drivers , (winfox) should have the option to auto overclock
Natrualkiller
Just keep it stock if you dont know what you are doing
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