Pro BIOS Settings for P4 MSI PT880 NEO with 2GB RAM

furyos_cheapo

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I have the following hardware and not a lot of money:

Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
OCZ 2x1GB ddr ram
Radeon x1950 gt 256 mb / 256 bit
500 watt power supply

I am willing to spend a little money to improve the video card or the fan if that's good, but I'm wondering what types of bios / voltage settings I should use to overclock.

Just some ranges would be nice.

Thanks.
 

Mondoman

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What is your goal? Right now, your gaming performance is being limited by your video card; however, if your MB doesn't have a PCI-express x16 slot, your cheapest route is probably to buy a new MB, CPU and video card (and perhaps RAM, if your current RAM is DDR rather than DDR2).
 

furyos_cheapo

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You're right I'm stuck with AGP. My RAM is also DDR (PC3200). For now I'm stuck with this machine and so I'm looking to clock it up as high as I can go.... I've put 256mb ram into my AGP Aperture Size to help make up for the bottleneck.

There are other options in my AGP - AGP Master 1 WS Write (currently disabled) and AGP Master 1 WS Read (currently disabled).

There's a setting called AGP Driving Control and "Top Performance" (currently disabled). I'm wondering if I can eek out a few more FPS by changing some of these settings.

Thanks!
 

Mondoman

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OK. The x1950 is *really* old technology; I'd look on ebay for a used (but more modern) AGP video card. Make sure it's compatible with whatever maximum AGP spec your MB supports (e.g. AGP 4x, 8x, etc).