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AGP Fastwrites?

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DaMobster

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Jun 27, 2004
Location
Illinois, U.S.
I found this option in my BIOs asking me if I wanted to enable or disable AGP Fastwrites, and I was wondering what it exactly did since it doesn't say in my manual, and if it's best to have it disabled or enabled...
 

stratcatprowlin

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Nov 27, 2003
Location
MG,Brazil
Its supposed to Give you better video card performance but most people dont get any benefit from it and it can cause stability problems.
Try it out and see.I leave mine disabled.
 

dragonhunter

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Joined
May 30, 2004
5- The Radeon cards do support FastWrites and they will work with it on
(on some machines), but it is not recommended, there is NO SPEED gain
when using FW, and this option will affect your PC's stability a LOT,
most game crashes and problems are because FW is enabled.
 

russm

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Jan 20, 2004
Location
Old saybrook, CT
i just went in and turned off my AGP fastwrite... i liost 1000 points in 3dmark 2001, and 1200 points in 2k3... wtf? no performance gains? i was able to overclock slightly higher, but obviously not high enough to make up for the performance loss
 

Steven4563

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Feb 19, 2003
Location
Northants England
if u play the Winamp visuilations like me ( dont think i spelt that right ) it drops the FPS by about 25 or so on Acidspunk and on 3Dmark2001SE i found i dropped about 500points having it off