Posted 21 May 2006 - 11:19 AM
Ive just ran a test at Pc pitstop, and its come up with this ......
TIP > Unusually Low Video Performance
Video performance of this system, 78.04 megapixels per second, is significantly lower than average.
About Video Performance
Systems with the same processor and amount of memory typically perform at a level of 157 Mp/s. PC Pitstop's video test measures the 2D performance of the video board, which is used to draw windows, icons, and fonts on typical desktop applications such as word processors and browsers. It does not measure the 3D capabilities used by high-end games.
If you have received other tips or advice on PC Pitstop, resolve those items and re-test before trying to resolve this one. Your low performance may be due to some other conditions that we've already detected, and will go away as soon as those problems are resolved.
In Windows XP, you may be able to get better video performance by turning off some of the "eye candy" features. To do that, go to Control Panel | System | Advanced tab | Performance Settings | Visual Effects. In this dialog, you can select "Adjust for best performance" or "Custom" and select just the features you want. Some users have reported that "Smooth edges of screen fonts" has a significant effect on performance.
If this tip consistently appears, there may be a problem with the video driver. See if an update is available from the system or video board vendor. Inexpensive video boards sometimes have very poor performance, especially on low-end systems sold at retail consumer outlets. Your only option to increase performance in these cases may be to buy a new video board
Ive changed some settings as above, but get the same PCPitstop advice after a second scan...?
Ive also tried to update the video driver but no luck..?
any ideas please of what I need to do...?
Thanks .......... Mypenry