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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 1999

    That makes no sense!

    why is it that i was playing a game (final fantasy seven) and it was running slow on my computer. (a amd 300) when the minimum requirments were a 100 with 3d card or 133 without. it my card really that bad? then i was at my uncles he has a 233 but with a nicer video card (but not great) and the game was running faster but the graphics werent as good? shouldnt that be the other way around?
    AMD-K6 300, 64 meg ram, phoenix bios 4.0 release 6,ATI pro graphics card (atim64-VT)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 1999
    Calgary, Canada
    Never trust the mininum requirement on any game. Go get yourself a voodoo3 and you'll be fine.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2000
    Think about what you said: the game was running faster but the graphics werent as good. He has selected video options (resolution, color depth, etc.) that are simpler in order to get a higher frame rate. You should try to do the same. The minimum requirements listed on the box are just that minimum.

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    Free advice, and worth every penny.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    NY, USA
    Exactly...Cranking up the graphics will definately slow your game down, big time. But, through the purchase of a beter video card, you can achieve high quality graphics and a fast frame rate.
    AMD 1.4GHz (266 FSB)
    512 MB PC2100 DDR
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Pittsburgh, PA
    right. flight simulator 98 runs on my pentium 200, but not at highest resolutions. when I put in the voodoo2 and go to full screen, it runs FAST. on my athlon 700 it flies at any settings .
    Impossible? Watch me.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    I have FF7 and had speed trouble with it. I used to run an el-cheapo sound card. I upgraded my sound card and it made a hell of a difference in the game. Now this doesn't seem like it makes any sense but it worked just fine for me. I have much better sound quality as well.
    CPU: Athlon X2 7850 Blackbox edition o/c'd to 3400mhz
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