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ATI Radeon 9200 Help!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by IgneousPrime, Sep 16, 2003.

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  1. IgneousPrime

    IgneousPrime Thread Starter

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    Hey all! How do I turn off Z-Buffer on my ATI Radeon 9200 card? I heard turning off Z-Buffer would increase performance in games and thats what I need :(
     
  2. rockinmale

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    First off.....
    why do you feel that turning off z-buffer is going to make things faster?

    We need to know more info about your system. Let us know whatcha got hardware wise and what operating system your running. That would greatly help everyone here in helping you. Just tweaking one feature doesnt exactly mean your going to get more performance. There's to many other things to consider that also apply as well.

    Plus what game are you trying to play that's bogging your system?

    Rockinmale:cool:
     
  3. IgneousPrime

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    SOrry about that. I just heard from someone that turning off Z-Buffer would increase performance in games. Any game I run is slow, maybe it's my video card? I have to put all of the settings to LOW for no lag, sometimes I get a little. I have:

    Dell Dimension 4400
    1.9 GHZ Intel Pentium 4
    2 x 256 DDR SDRAM = 512 DDR SDRAM
    Sound Blaster Live Value
    ATI Radeon 9200
    Maxtor 40 GB 7200 RPM Hard Drive
    250 watt Power Supply
    16x DVD Drive
    Cable modem (3000/256) Cox Cable
    17" Dell E771a Monitor
    Windows XP Home Edition

    If you need more info. lemme know. And give me some tips on making my games run faster :) Thanks.
     
  4. rockinmale

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    Your system isnt too shabby as of yet. You shouldnt have any problems running any games out now.

    First thing would be to do some housecleaning and remove all unused programs you dont use anymore. Then run a complete defragmentation of the system. A poorly defragged hard drive will make the system work harder to find the data it needs. Next make sure your running the most current video drivers out. I just downloaded the new catalyst 3.7 drivers last week.ATI Drivers

    Next just to be sure your system is clean from any nasty spyware. I would download a program called
    Spybot search and destroy. Install and run this program. Before scanning make sure you download the new updates.

    Try these out first and let us know what happens....
    Good luck and take care
    rockinmale:cool:
     
  5. Deathdealer

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    search for RADEONATOR at google.ca

    and i think u can turn if off there

    i have it on my other computer so i cant see rite now
     
  6. IgneousPrime

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    First off, I'm pretty good with computers and I ALWAYS clean it,every single day,lol. I use System Mechanic, Ad-Aware, Spybot, jv Powetools, defrag, etc etc. I tried looking for the Radeonator program thing but all I can find is sites that are French and German that have them. I also can't find the link anywhere. I searched for it on google.com
     
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  8. IgneousPrime

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    Oh thanks. However, I'm saving up to get a Radeon 9600 Pro, so I'll just wait :) Thanks anyway.
     
  9. Deathdealer

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    there is no diference between the two save your money and dont waste it



    lol we have the same homer thing.. lol
     
  10. IgneousPrime

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    No difference? What do you mean No Difference? A 9200 and a 9600 Pro have a huge difference. Higher Clockrate and stuff. I also heard that a 9600 Pro can overclock really well on it's heatsink.
     
  11. Deathdealer

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    o and i tried the enabling z-buffer and it crashed the computer...lol
     
  12. IgneousPrime

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    lol! Nice one.
     
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