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Bubba

Member
Joined
Jul 3, 2001
Location
Texas
How can I enable fast writes?I have a retail Radeon 8500 and its on my Shuttle AK35GTR.I have it enabled in the bios but Sandra and another program I ran is saying it is supported but not enabled.What's the deal?
 

GravY

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Joined
Jan 25, 2002
Location
Michigan
Radeon8500 does not support Fastwrites..having it enabled can cause problems.. Fastwrites right now is only supported by Nvidia cards..
 

GravY

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Joined
Jan 25, 2002
Location
Michigan
Radeon8500 will put up with fastwrites enabled on some systems without error.. 3dmark will note that it's disabled when you have it enabled, sisoft sandra will note you can use it when its disabled then turn around and say your card DOES NOT SUPPORT it when you enable it.. fact is Radeon8500 does not take any advantage of Fastwrites what so ever.. so best bet is to leave it off and save your self some problems.. and this goes for all chips sets not just Via..