December 23rd, 2004, 23:33 PM
Gen Hardware Question
Happy Holidays everybody! Just a quick question. My brother and I play a lot of HL-2 DM and I'm a little miffed that his computer is out-performing mine. I have a faster processor, more RAM, etc. The things I have narrowed down to are as follows:
My game is installed on a SATA hard drive whereas my brother is straight IDE, I doubt this is the problem, but access time I guess is something to consider.
We were both using GeForce 4 Ti 4600s (128MB), but my fan crapped out on that so I bought a GeForce FX 5700 LE (256MB). While this is a lower end 256MB card, it should be better than the GF4Ti4600. Anyways he's getting like 20-30 more FPS than my computer.
Finally I am using a Hitachi LCD whereas my bro has a nice ViewSonic CRT. My LCD has two inputs, the standard VGA and the DVI, which is better for gaming? (I'm using DVI right now) I doubt the monitor would affect the FPS, but it is another factor you guys should know about.
Thanks for your help!
December 24th, 2004, 02:38 AM
Last edited by FastGame; December 24th, 2004 at 04:59 AM.
December 24th, 2004, 02:45 AM
Old and Cranky
I totally agree with FastGame. The CRT will beat the LCD at gaming hands down, every time.
December 24th, 2004, 03:40 AM
Hey guys thanks for the help. I knew upon buying the LCD that it wasn't as good for games, but living in a college dorm you need the space. I guess I wasn't aware that it made THAT big a difference. I'll try your guys suggestions. Thanks again.