Originally Posted by diablo13346
ty for an explanation so what u r basically saying is i need a new stick of 512 or maybe 1 1gig stick to fix the problem possibly? its not such a bad system until it has problems running just 2 programs
what do you think i could also do to change my processor to the 64 bit I'm more of a hardware person not the software aspect of all this (building and minor tweaking) not really advanced stuff so what would u suggest to make that change to 64?
Stepping isn't VERY hard for the 3200 series processors. Some are duds, while some are just friggin' fantastic. I wouldn't try upping the ante on your processor just yet. I'd look in the FAQ section with advanced search and find FAQ on overclocking the 3200 FTW. I would simply suggest getting an extra 512 or so, just so you can tackle processes without lagging. And, while we're at it, it'd be crucial to find a good PCI-E card, or AGP if you're still using AGP.
The 6200 with Turbo Cache is either a 16/32/64 MB card, and maxing it out will enable better things from it. It has no heatsink, meaning it dithers heat by letting time cool it off, as well as internal fans not on the card itself. That's why it's 32-bit. It can support 32-bit color, which is the factory standard these days. Any other way, and it'd be bollocks.
So, try getting at least a 512MB upgrade if it's affordable, and get a better video card, as per last suggestion. If 64-bit operating systems lead to a lot of problems by trying to force more and more out of your computer while gaming, take it down a couple of notches. Leave your system off for a full 24 hours, turn it on and run a memory testing program. Clear the cache off of your RAM, and try a fresh install of the drivers which seemingly work best, or most flawlessly when your system is active.
BTW, an excerpt from Nvidia 2 years ago....:
"The 6200 with TurboCache was designed for the mainstream user. Because of this we made some architectural design decisions such as not supporting color and z-compression. This is not a TurboCache limitation. This was a conscious design decision as most mainstream users play at medium resolutions with little or no filtering. In addition, there is also a known bug in the current ForceWare driver that effects AA performance. NVIDIA engineering is aware of this bug and is working on a fix now for a future driver release that will substantially increase filtering performance."