Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz -- RedHat Linux 9

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    Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz -- RedHat Linux 9

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    [*]I am using RedHat Linux 9.
    [*]Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz processor.
    [*]The graphics card is a "e-geFORCE2 MX 400" with 64MB AGP 4X/2X/1X
    [*]I have 256mb of RAM



    Problem:
    When I run certian programs, such as the games, they run super slow. I monitered my CPU usuage, when I ran a game, and it takes up almost all of it's resources. The games aren't really considered resouce-suckers.

    Can someone give me a suggestion?


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    Are you certain that you're using the right driver/configuration for your video card? Your processor might be trying to compensate for what you video card can't understand because of a bad driver.

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    Originally posted by ober5861
    Are you certain that you're using the right driver/configuration for your video card? Your processor might be trying to compensate for what you video card can't understand because of a bad driver.
    That's how it sounds to me as well. When using the "default" nVidia driver in RedHat 9 my 2.0 GHz Athlon and Ti4200 would absolutely grind to a hault on 3D things... installed the driver and now all is well

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    Go to nVidia's site and download the Linux drivers. They're really easy to install, everything works off a sh file to set it up. That's one thing I like about nVidia: they are user friendly.

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    That's one thing I like about nVidia: they are user friendly.
    I wouldnt call them user friendly, I would just say that they are very linux friendly , and linux is very nvidia friendly. I like ATI cards myself, now that they make drivers superior to NVidia.

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    What do you find about them that isn't user friendly? I have used their Linux, FreeBSD, and Windows drivers and they are easy to use and install.

    My next card will be an ATI. I do I agree with you that their new drivers are superior with nVidia's. As well as everything else ATI does. People are like "The GeForceFX 5200 is only $70 and it's DirectX 9!" What they don't realize is that the DX9 support means diddly-squat if the card isn't fast enough to use the new features and maintain a reasonable frame rate.

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    DX9 support means diddly-squat if the card isn't fast enough to use the new features and maintain a reasonable frame rate.
    we will just have to wait for DOOM3/HL2 to fully check these cards I guess.

    and by user-friendly, I meant programmer-friendly. You can go through the ATI opensource drivers and if you know what you are doing, provide more up-to-date drivers for them, while with Nvidia, it is proprietary drivers only so you have to take what they give you.

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    I've also had problems with mandrake 9.1 with intel extreme graphics controller...but, the effects weren't there on version 2 of that controller. They use the same driver...there may be architectual effects though. That may apple here (if it's not the card, im not to familiar with what kernel rh9 uses)
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