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NFS : Underground and ATI Radeon 8500

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December 7, 2003 4:54:48 PM

How to speed up NFS : Underground on ATI Radeon 8500? I've got Athlox XP 2000+, 384 megs of RAM and the game runs in 1024x768 with high detail at about 20 fps :( 
I Think that it's ATI bug. On GeForce 3 runs fine at about 30-40 fps. How to speed it up?
December 8, 2003 2:38:21 PM

What OS?

If you're running WinXP, the RAM is a little on the low side. 512MB seems to be the 'sweet spot' for WinXP.

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December 8, 2003 8:53:39 PM

Nothing, I tried with 640 megs of RAM and nothing better:( 
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December 9, 2003 4:44:18 AM

Well, you could buy a better card OR do you have the latest catalyst drivers?

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December 9, 2003 4:41:52 PM

the latest catalyst driver is far from being the best, I would recommend Cat 3.8

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December 10, 2003 5:58:23 PM

Lower the resolution and run the game with motion blur. Jaggies are less apparent this way and the frame rate will be faster.

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December 10, 2003 10:31:57 PM

I'm running NFS undeground on a Athlon 1.4 Ghz, with ATI 9500Pro and 512 Megs of ram. I have pretty much all the settings max out, and it runs perfectly at 1024x768. Maybe your problem is the video card, but just set the settings a bit lower (especially the reflections) and you should be ok.

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