Originally Posted by Barefoot_XR6
the bottleneck, and I am sure maddestman knows this, is the video card. I wouldn't expect much more from it.
Yep. I know the GeForce2 MX cards are not exactly the highest performing cards on the market. They are cheap tho, which is why I've got one. I plan on replacing it with something better soonish, but for the moment, I'd prefer to spend my money on my car - as I'm sure most people here could understand.
I could probably get a bit more performance by running under 98 SE, (for example, NFS Hot Pursuit 2 is unplayable on my PC under XP because the frame rate is so low, but it works beautifully under 98 SE), but the bottleneck would still be my GeForce2 MX. Meh, it does the job, it'll do for the moment...
One thing that I think is interesting is that my girlfriends PC is very simular to mine, hers is a AMD XP 2000+, 512Mb DDR, GeForce2 MX, same hard disk (Seagate 40Gb Barracuda 7200.7 - ST340014A
), she has a better motherboard (mine is a EPoX 8KHAL+
, hers is a Gigabyte GA-7VRX
- Sounds like a Magna!
) yet her computer is quite a bit SLOWER then mine. Even with a clean install of Windows (both 98 and XP) with only the necessary drivers installed, and with the overclocking on my PC removed so it's running as standard. Only conclusion we have been able to come to is that her motherboard is sh!t, because a XP2000+ on a KT333 should NOT
be outrun by a XP1800+ on a KT266A!
Oh well, back to the game, its pretty cool, for those of you who havn't tried it, as long as you're not using an old Pentium 200, give it a try...