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GaZa
09-04-03, 07:21 AM
when i had my gf2 i always used older drivers as i got better results as they were optimized for my card

i just bought a gf4 ti 4200 agpx8 ive tried the new drivers but didnt get the results i was aspecting could some 1 tell me the best old drivers for a gf4 ti 4200 it will prob be the 30. something drivers???

Lfctony
09-04-03, 08:01 AM
43.51, I use them on my lower end system, for a 4200 128MB. Very good.

saturnotaku
09-04-03, 08:02 AM
What kind of results were you expecting? Newer drivers are typically better for GF4 cards, for bug and compatibility issues more than anything else. What are the rest of your system specs? Did you make sure to do a complete clean of your registry when you removed your GeForce2 and put in the GF4?

GaZa
09-04-03, 09:22 AM
ive just formatted so that aint a problem

the 40. drivers r optimized for geforce fx's ????

when i had my gf2 i had best results with the 10. dets

any 1 usin 30. dets and gettin really gud results let me know which version they r plz thx

saturnotaku
09-04-03, 10:15 AM
Originally posted by GaZa
the 40. drivers r optimized for geforce fx's ????

They might be, but that doesn't mean GeForce4 and lower class cards won't see some benefit. Drivers in the 30.xx series have problems with some newer games. The NV2x line of cards is pretty much tapped out for performance increases through drivers. The best you can hope for is stability and compatibility with games. If you're expecting some kind of magic driver, you'll be waiting a long time.

I use the 45.23 drivers on my laptop, which is based on the GeForce4 MX 440 chipset, which is nothing more than a glorified GeForce2 GTS. Those drivers perform surprisingly well and they're able to run all my games.

And you never mentioned your system specs either. If you're running this card on something like a PIII of less than 1 GHz, sure you're performance increase over a GeForce2 isn't going to be that great because your CPU is the bottleneck. And what are your 3dmark results because you might even be in the ballpark for whatever your system is.

PenguinJim
09-05-03, 06:55 AM
I got a big boost from going to the 30.82s to the, uh, 44.03s I think. Especially in the Nature test from 3DMark2001se. That's on a GeForce4Ti4400. Some of the performance gains were as high as 30%, so I'd definitely recommend the 40s series.

CaptNKILL
09-05-03, 03:48 PM
Originally posted by PenguinJim
I got a big boost from going to the 30.82s to the, uh, 44.03s I think. Especially in the Nature test from 3DMark2001se. That's on a GeForce4Ti4400. Some of the performance gains were as high as 30%, so I'd definitely recommend the 40s series.
lol
Thats because those are the drivers that enabled all of the cheats in 3d mark.
I dont suggest you use those, get the newest version from Nvidia's site.

PenguinJim
09-05-03, 05:24 PM
Meh, good point :p

The gains in Unreal Tourney 2003 and Star Wars: Galaxies were only about 20%, so maybe I'll go back to the 30.82s.

Reformatting on Monday (mmmmm SATA RAID-0 :)) so I'll let you know what the newest drivers are like on my Ti4400.

Neova
09-07-03, 05:40 PM
I'm currently using 43.45. Everything works the way I want, with all AA and AF settings.

I could use a hardware upgrade to speed things along but image quality wise, everything is fine.