ati rage mobility m1 and WC3:TFT


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hi i recently came across new drivers for my card which i downloaded at (thanks!)

but even after installing the new drivers, performance in warcraft iii: the frozen throne was still very poor. fps was low and was very choppy/skippy. do you know if this is a problem with all m1 cards and that they cannot run well with wc3 or is this just a problem with my system. i have a sony vaio pcg-fxa63: athlon xp 1600+ 1.4ghz, 256mb sdram, 40gb hd, ati rage mobility m1 8mb.

(i was running wc3 on the lowest settings in 800x600 16bit D3D, opengl does not even work. when i run wc3 with opengl, cpu load is at 100% and frames are moving at like 1-2 frames per second at the main screen, the buttons dont even show)
The minimum video card requirement for World of Warcraft III according to is a 8 MB 3D video card (TNT, i810, Voodoo 3, Rage 128 equivalent or better) with DirectX® 8.1 support.

The recommended video card is a 32 MB 3D video card.

The Rage Mobility M1 is the equivalent of a Rage Pro 8mb video card. Therefore you do not meet the minimum requirement for this game, hence the horrible performance. I'm sorry to say, there is not much you can do for a performance boost with that laptop at this point.
thanks for the reply mod, well the game runs on the lowest settings and usually gameplay is decent, graphics are shitty but it runs alright. but time to time, i notice it gets REALLY choppy and when i check cpu usage it is at 100% at times. i currently have 256mb sd ram. and page file usage is at the 200s when i run wc3.. do you think if i added another 256mb dimm, gameplay would improve? because the video card passed all tests that the blizzard wc3 video test program gave it. i get around 60fps in that test in both opengl and direct3d. =/
More memory will improve system response.
However, you are CPU and graphic card limited, not memory limited.
More memory will improve game load times, but will not have a significant improvement in graphics performance.