Originally Posted by bodunchar
Heres my amd story.
memory dividers seem to work automatically in my bios (Asus A8N SLI SE), I can only set memory frequency, not a divider. frustrating to have no control over memory frequency.
Sadly the ram is my OC limit (kingston value).
I am reaching 2.7 ghz with my Athlon 64 3000+ venice, have loosened timings on ram too.
If I buy some top of the range ram, (eyes on OCZ EL DDR PC-3200 Dual Channel Platinum XTC), will it vastly improve my 3D performance, plus the little extra I could reach with the cpu? Had 4gb ram but fried one stick so down to 3.
I like to play Arma 2, performance is fine, but I would like a little more detail and higher res settings
Plus my temps, load, are 51 C, ambient room temp can reach 30. Can work on those.
Like Pioneerisloud suggested, take that one extra stick out. It'll run faster without it. Aside from that you're using XP and running more than 2GB of RAM is totally unnecessary.
However, I think your real problem is the CPU, even though it's running at a high frequency, there's only one core.
You're running 2 GSO's; a single core 939 CPU will NEVER be able to process all of the info those cards can throw at it. You need to get a dual core, simple as that. No other effective way to raise your FPS.
Not to mention, ARMA 2 takes advantage of multiple cores.
Originally Posted by rhkcommander959
good ole abit an8 sli fatal1ty has no audio. but running good! the speakers get power just no signal..
Check to see if you get a signal from the front panel audio.