peppers_machine wrote:.... what really drives the frame rate? Is it RAM, processor speed, graphics card or ????
It's a combination of those 3, plus: do not
run things in Background that could interfere with Condor, like Windows Update, email clients, etc.
On an "adequate" XP or W2K machine, you need ~512MB of RAM, ~ 2GHz CPU, and a "decent" graphics card with 128MB onboard video RAM.
"Decent" is anything from a GeForce 4 class GPU or higher, although my deceased
Geforce 3 GTi500 did >40 FPS.