That sounds a little wonky. Even integrated graphics shouldn't show that -- heck, my old Athlon XP with a passive AGP graphics card didn't do that unless it was overcommitted and swapping like crazy. What are the rest of your system specs -- RAM, CPU, etc? It's possible you're not going to fix this problem with a graphics upgrade. (It's also possible there's something else going on, like background processes that are consuming too much CPU or a device/driver generating too many interrupts)madsrh wrote: but even on a fresh boot with no applications running, it's really laggy when I'm draging windows around on the desktop.
just brew it! wrote:Do you have the Aero effects enabled? The RV370 pre-dates Windows 7 by quite a few years.
MadManOriginal wrote:Probably not enough VRAM for that resolution with Aero.
just brew it! wrote:MadManOriginal wrote:Probably not enough VRAM for that resolution with Aero.
Ahh, yes... 128MB is pretty small by modern standards. Even if the GPU is up to the task, it may be forced to swap textures to/from system RAM, which would cripple performance.
BloodSoul wrote:Brew, out of curiosity, why did you recommend an $80+ 5450? Does VisionTek have good support or something?
just brew it! wrote:That $35 one you linked has a pretty drastically cut down memory interface (DDR2 instead of DDR3 and half the bus width). It has half the VRAM too, but 1GB is overkill for a card of this class so I guess I don't really count that against it.
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