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Offline starlord

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Yeah, to max! But I'm gonna change comps soon (1Ghz under win 98), normally with a bit of luck the problem will disappear.

 

Offline starlord

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I got it: It's a geforce 4 MX 440 PCI with AGP8x

Also, I'm using forceware 81.98 for win9x

Any ideas/help?

 

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I had one of those, it worked fine but I couldn't use the MediaVps without huge framerate drops. How much memory does it have? The problem with Geforce MX cards are they are the lowest of the low-end cards Nvidia ever made!
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Well I suppose memory is sufficient for freespace as Iwar2 and aquanox work flawlessly!

 

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Yes, indeed: Once again, I use freespace, silent threat, and freespace 2 RETAIL.

 

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I got it: It's a geforce 4 MX 440 PCI with AGP8x

Also, I'm using forceware 81.98 for win9x

Any ideas/help?

PCI with AGP 8X, eh?  :p  Eh, it's either PCI or AGP.. most likely, AGP, but who knows.  is it integrated, or an actual add-on video card?  If it's integrated, it takes from your normal system memory for it's video memory (ie, if you have 1GB memory, it will take maybe 128MB of it for video memory, leaving you with 896 MB of system memory... not bad, but if you only have 256 MB in the first place...)

 

Offline starlord

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Thanks for the reply. No, the card is not intergrated (actually, my intergrated card worked well with FS, but I thought I might make a few more things work with a geforce).

 

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What's your integrated?  You might wanna switch back if it's powerful enough.  But, for around $60, you can get a ATI X1650 512MB card  ;7

 

Offline starlord

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I don't know, a custom thing signed microsoft labs which gave me problems with certain games (although FS was fine on it).

 

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Ah... find the IGP (Integrated) manufacturer's site, and get the drivers from there.  It's the same as with an add-on GFX card - don't use the M$ drivers, use the manufacturer's drivers.  M$ drivers suck, as they are designed to make the hardware work in any situation at all costs, so performance gets trashed for compatibility... but to be compatible with games, you need performance.

  

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