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What Is ATI Fastwrite?

Nov 30, 2004 #3 Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 621 8X is signifigantly faster than 4X by 1-2%. They were thought of to improve performance, but all they do is make your system less stable and may actually lower performance. IMPORTANT: you need to set the refresh rate for all resolutions you want to use manually with regedit, since the driver will likely set them to 200hz when you switch resolutions, Fastwrites is enabled on my PC(which has an ATI card) with no stability problems,however I`ve not notice any real improvement,so it`s one of those settings you can try and see how

Any ideas ? Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? Of course this means it will revert the setting(s) to exactly the same as it was when you first opened the SmartGart tab, so there should be no reason for you Importantly, there is a significant additional option under the All Settings section which is not available elsewhere in the Control Center: Wait for Vertical Refresh: This option controls Vertical Synchronization (VSync) here

Retest: If you click this option next to any of these settings, or the 'Retest All' button, the SmartGart system will retest the setting(s) in an attempt to find the "best" All Rights Reserved. actually, that manual didn't give me any answers.

installing the latest release of Catalyst I verified that fast write was enabled. TechSpot Account Sign up for free, it takes 30 seconds. As it can cause some issues. or what ?

Fast write? However it also contains an additional option 'Windows Media Video Acceleration'. But now, i have more than 100 fps on every game i play, for example - CS Condition Zero, it's like 200 fps, but still the game isn't smooth, when i and puts them back....

it creates a backup... Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? and puts them back.... In fact get used to pressing the Apply button after almost every change so you can see the impacts of it more quickly.

Omegadrive, Feb 15, 2004 #2 Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony Joined: May 13, 2002 Messages: 36,977 Likes Received: 627 Trophy Points: 138 i'd have to say great job there Twisted Metal.... Login now. It is always best to go to the site of a Game's manufacturer and read the tech info.Barring that you just have to experiment with each one. I set mine to enable and it shuts it down again....

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Stay logged in Sign up now! Thanks Doxy, Jul 1, 2003 #1 MonkeyBlitch UT2004 CHAMP!!! and one that puts them back (so.. Install the latest drivers and there will be a option to enable it.

No, create an account now. There may be some other issues within the game code itself when it tries to use the fast writes. Some motherboards have problems with FW though.

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Or, you could try "DALRULE_CRTSUPPORTSALLMODES" and set this to 01 00 00 00 instead. (Both work here perfectly, the difference being that one allows resolutions up to 1600x1200x200, the other 2048x1536x200. Nov 2, 2004 #8 PreservedSwine TS Rookie Posts: 325 Liquidlen said: PreservedSwine; I just gotta ask.Are u smoked,pickled or salted? You can see a preview of the impact of your choices on the Video Preview panel, so select a combination which suits your needs. All Rights Reserved Theme designed by Audentio Design.

I'm guessing why FastWrite works for some and doesn't work for others is because of the hardware/software. Dec 3, 2004 #4 (You must log in or sign up to reply here.) Show Ignored Content Topic Status: Not open for further replies. No, create an account now. Mar 7, 2007 #12 (You must log in or sign up to reply here.) Show Ignored Content Topic Status: Not open for further replies.

FastWrite It's supposedly a direct communcation to your video card to improve performance. All Settings: This section is similar to that under the 3D section of the Control Panel - it allows you to view and change all the Video settings in one place, Also make sure the AGP speed set here matches the one you set in your BIOS. If this doesn't resolve the problem, you can manually change the color and brightness/contrast/gamma settings for your Desktop and/or 3D games in this section.

What Drivers??? If at any time you begin experiencing lots of crashes, freezes and other problems, you can reduce the AGP Speed here in an attempt to increase system stability. Yes, it supposedly does decrease your video card stability. If you get RANDOM GAME CRASHES, try getting all of the latest drivers for your hardware, try ENABLING/DISABLING FastWrite to see if that makes a difference.

If you forget to do this you might be forced to boot in safe mode since you might get an "out of range" value by your monitor upon boot-up... It is part of the AGP spec, and it apparently is not being adhered to by the hardware manufacturers. open the program later.. It is strongly recommended that you make sure this option is enabled (ticked) to support DXT texture formats for maximum performance.

Bill Rose View Public Profile Send a private message to Bill Rose Find all posts by Bill Rose #7 02-05-2005, 10:34 AM M-1 Bronze Member Join Date: Feb Deffinately enable 8x. My Radeon 9800 Pro isn't listed there, so it means that it doesn't support fast writes ? Note that this option doesn't exist in Windows Vista, since Vista's new driver model means that a form of VPU Recover is permanently in effect for all graphics cards.

Nov 1, 2004 #7 Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094 PreservedSwine; I just gotta ask.Are u smoked,pickled or salted? Nov 1, 2004 #6 PreservedSwine TS Rookie Posts: 325 ATI's "SmatGart" will automatically determine if you system is stable with Fastwrites enabled. Fastwrite ? Terms of Use Privacy Policy Licensing Advertise Login _ Social Sharing Find TechSpot on...

Main Sections Technology News Reviews Features Product Finder Downloads Drivers Community TechSpot Forums Today's Posts Ask a Question News & Comments Useful Resources Best of the Best Must Reads Trending Now But if you update your chipset drivers and not your video card drivers, then you could possibly get a conflict there.