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buzlink
09-16-03, 11:56 PM
I just got a new Dell Dimension 8300 about a month ago.
It came with a GeForce4 MX 440 graphics card. I've never owned a NVIDIA card, just ATI.
So I'm not use to Geforce's drivers and setup. I was wondering what would be a good starting point for drivers and tweaking programs, and BIOS settings?

I have so far been disappointed with the power of the card and was wondering if I could get a little more out of it.

Thanks

saturnotaku
09-17-03, 12:05 AM
The GeForce4 MX is nothing more than a souped up GeForce2 with slightly better anti-aliasing than its NV10 counterpart. If you're expecting tweaks to get you playable performance while maintaining visual goodies in games like Halo and HL2, you are going to be severely disappointed. Just install any recent driver set (45.23 have worked well on my GF4 MX-based laptop) and you should be fine. But save your pennies - about $100 will net you a GeForce4 Ti4200, which will give you at least complete DirectX 8 support. Spend about $160 and you can have a Radeon 9600 Pro.

buzlink
09-17-03, 12:51 AM
Yeh,
I've been doing some reading and itís not much of a card compared to what is offered today.

I can barely beat my Athlon 800 with a Radeon 7200 with my current Dell setup.
Something has to be wrong.
I'm getting 2720 right now on my Dell and I use to get about that with my home built system.

Here is some links to compare the two.
Dell System
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k1=7007595
Old Home built system
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k1=6372862