Game performance can often be improved with the following steps:
- Update to the latest graphics drivers
- Exit any background tasks, such as virus checkers, system monitoring tools, or any other utilities that add an icon to the system tray. This is especially helpful if a low amount of RAM is in the system, since these programs take up memory when the game is running.
- Decrease the detail levels for the game. This includes the screen resolution (ex. 640x480), color depth, texture detail level, and geometry settings, among others.
- Make sure the video hardware acceleration slider is at maximum. In Windows* 98/98 SE/Me, this is found by going to Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Performance > Graphics. In Windows* 2000/XP, this is found by going to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Display > Settings > Advanced > Troubleshooting.
- If the system has a low amount of memory, such as less than 128 MB in Windows* 98 or Me or less than 256 MB in Windows* 2000 or XP, then increasing the amount of system memory is recommended. This will reduce hard disk access and allow more textures to be loaded into memory.
Addition game performance tips are available in the "Optimization and Tuning" section of the Intel® Graphics Gaming Guide.
This applies to: