I am running x pro with an somewhat outdated graphic card-NVIDIA riva tnt2 model 64/64 pro, screen resolution 1024 x 768 pixels, colour quality highest 32 bit and screen refresh rate at 85 Hertz’s. I already have the latest xp driver installed .but still all the games I play don’t flawlessly –there are slight pauses. When I close a game the desktop becomes a collage of mosaic for few seconds then it fine.
can anyone tell what can be done and if my serting are correct ...
Not into games myself, so experience limited, but pauses in playing action is usually down to insufficient resources - processor speed too low, not enough memory, video memory being taken from main meory, etc. It's also possible that poor memory management is not allowing memory to be released fast enough to keep up with the action. Without some details of your setup and specs, it's not possible to diagnose much further. LC.
Try dropping your screen resolution, colour quality or screen refresh rate down 'one point' in turn e.g. 85 Hertz's down to 75 or 70. If the problem persists after you have dropped them all at least one point it looks like your graphics card is past it's sell by date.