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elneval
06-28-03, 06:09 PM
Picked up a refurb MSI 4600 128 the other day for a good price. When I install the drivers, it reads as a 4400, not the expected 4600. I've tried the latest Detonator drivers, MSI's drivers, same result. The default clock and memory speeds are correct for a 4600, 300 and 660. Runs well, no problems. But the 4400 part bugs me, even though it seems to be running like a 4600. I've tried installing it in two computers, a AMD 2600, Asus A7N8X Deluxe and a old PIII 850, Asus P3BF, it always shows up as a 4400. Probably why it was refurb. Has anybody seen anything like this?

Geforce4ti4200
06-28-03, 10:27 PM
It could have been some dishonest seller that sold you an overclocked ti4400. See how far it will overclock, if it does at least 310/720 then its probably a ti4600, if not, return it!

Dazz
06-29-03, 05:22 AM
Or perhaps they flashed the BIOS.

Gator
06-29-03, 09:14 AM
False advertising. I'm sorry to say you've been sold a bios-flashed overclocked TI4400

The good news: you shouldn't notice any difference between an overclocked TI4400 and a genuine TI4600

The bad news: without a genuine TI4600 it is unlikely you will be able to clock much higher than your current 300/660. Try to OC what you can, but dont be suprised if it doesn't work. Heck my TI4400 cant go beyond 315/610 without issues, hence I run 300/600 to play safe :(

How much did you pay for this card? I'll put it this way, a TI4800se is simply a renamed TI4400 with AGP8x. They sell for about $140us. So if you paid $140us or less for that "refurbished TI4600" then don't worry about it. If you wanna clock higher though, then you'll have to demand a refund.

Dazz
06-29-03, 09:27 AM
My card seem happy at 300/633MHz their are some which can hit 300/720MHz range but they are very rare, also mine is the first retail vision A2 :(

elneval
06-30-03, 03:02 PM
It was $139 in original retail box. I checked the part number on MSI's site. The part number silkscreened into the video card's PCB matches, 8872. I think I'll pull off the heatsink and see what the chip has on it. Since MSI refurbed it, I wonder if they put a OC'd 4400 chip on it.

Gator
06-30-03, 03:04 PM
Originally posted by elneval
It was $139 in original retail box. I checked the part number on MSI's site. The part number silkscreened into the video card's PCB matches, 8872. I think I'll pull off the heatsink and see what the chip has on it. Since MSI refurbed it, I wonder if they put a OC'd 4400 chip on it.

not sure that's a good method, since many genuine TI4400 still have TI4600 written on them... doh

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