|Have you looked at the system requirements for those games? They're lightweight, plus 1024*768 certainly isn't a high gaming resolution. If you want your card to really appear good, try it at 800*600...lol. But if you really wanna know how good it is, try playing a real game like Crysis. In fact, try playing ANY of the games I listed in response 3...I guarantee you won't be singing the praises of your 9400GT anymore.|
"if its 333mhz then how ?"
You're putting WAY too much emphasis on the memory & you're overlooking the other specs. What about stream processors? You card has just 16. For reasonable gaming with an nVidia based card, I would recommend nothing less than a 9600GSO or 9600GT. The 9600GSO has 96 stream processors, the 9600GT has 64 stream processers. But since the core clocks are different & the GSO uses 128-bit memory while the GT uses 256-bit memory, the GSO is the slower card. And they use fast GDDR3 memory (the G is for "graphics") not slow DDR2 memory like your 9400GT.
You obviously based your card choice on price & didn't pay attention to the specs until after the fact. The GSO sells for about $60, the GT sells for about $70. And in the same price range, there's the Radeon HD4670 which also sells for about $60. Anyone of them would mop the floor with your 9400GT. How much did you pay for your card?
And why is the memory rating system so difficult to understand? Memory can be referred to one of 3 ways...by bandwidth, by frequency or by DDR rating. The frequency is the true speed...the DDR rating is theoretical & is based on double data rate technology. Bandwidth is also theoretical because it's based on DDR. Bandwidth = DDR speed x 8.
PC3200 = 3200MB/sec (bandwidth). It runs at 200MHz frequency but it's DDR rating is 400MHz. That's why it's aka as DDR400.
Here's another example:
PC2-6400 = 6400MB/sec (bandwidth). It runs at 400MHz frequency but it's DDR rating is 800MHz. That's why it's aka as DDR2-800.
Your cheap video card uses DDR2-667 which runs at 333MHz frequency. If it makes you feel better to call it 667MHz, go right ahead...it doesn't change the fact that it only runs at 333MHz.
If you don't understand that, what do you think when you see an Intel CPU such as your E4400 listed as running at 800MHz FSB? Do you think that's the actual speed? Intel CPUs use quad data rate technology so you have to divide the theoretical/bogus QDR rating by 4 to get the true speed. An 800MHz FSB CPU actually runs at just 200MHz frequency. It's all about marketing...you've gotta learn to see thru it.