How to run 3D Mark 2001 with less than 128M main memory?

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Howdy.

Just wanted to do a stress test on a new build for a customer. Saw that 3D Mark 2001 was out now. Unfortuantely, the machine uses an SiS 730S chipset with integrated SiS 300 video. It eats at least 8M of main memory for its frame buffer, thus 3DMark2K1 decides it unfit for testing.

Is there some registry hack to get around 3DMark 2001's memory gestapo, or am I going to have to dig up some spare RAM?

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Sugadaddy

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Have you seen 3Dmark2001?? You would get like 0.5 fps with that integrated video. Well I guess it would be a good stress test...;)
 

Rand

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Fid something that'll stress the processor, and system more. 3DMark puts a lot more stress on the video card then anything else. Clearly the system isnt built for gaming so why not find a stress test that approximates it's expected use?
 

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3DMark 2001, or any other game or game simulator, running at 640x480, should stress the CPU significantly. Besides, system instability is rarely the fault of the CPU itself, but rather the interaction of various subsystems (memory, AGP, PCI bus, IDE controller) and the coordination of timing between them. 3D Mark 2001 has a nice looped demo with sound that is perfect for a holistic burn in.

What I'd really like is CC Winstone 2001, but it costs money ;)

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