OK, I recently upgraded almost my entire system...new specs:
Gigabyte 7VT600 w/ VIA KT-600 chipset
Athlon XP 2600+ at just under 2.0 GHz
2 * PC2100 256 DDR
1 * PC2700 512 DDR
40 GB UATA Seagate harddrive
Radeon 9600SE 126Mb 8xAGP
Windows XP Pro
Using onboard AC'97 sound and LAN
300 watt power supply.
2 case fans.
With this setup I get a score of 2000-2100 on the benchmark. How can I get a higher score? Playing the game at 1152 res. things are still choppy and I can see the edges of the polygons sometimes. I have all video settings set for performance and I have tweaked everything that I know.
I'm thinking the only hardware issue could be the RAM (do I need PC3500 or something?) or the power supply (which I doubt).
Which brings me to my main problem of software....anyone have suggestions? I ran Perfectdisk, Ad-aware, Norton, etc. Still no help. Should I make a separate hardware profile that has no services running in the background?
Thank you in advance for any help.