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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by BAM, Apr 22, 2004.

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  1. BAM

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    some one told me that fastwrite should be off on ati cards. shall iturn it off and what does fastwrite do ??
     
  2. zeddy

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    You can enable fast writes on certain radeons, but it is not reckoned to give mush of a perfromance boost (supposed to seed up some GPU functions like buffering textures ) and can lead to instability, not just with ATI cards, it also is not compatible with certain motherboard chipsets.
     
  3. BAM

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    so its better to keep it off ??
     
  4. zeddy

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    Yup!
     
  5. BAM

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    do you get better performance if itis on/off ?
     
  6. zeddy

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    I would suggest if you want to try it run 3dmark with it off and then with it on and see what the difference is.
     
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    How do i turn off fastwrite.... should i do it in bios aswell as in the windows propeties?? thanks
     
  8. zeddy

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    Go to the smartgart box on your advanced display properties - it should show you there if its enabled or not.
     
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