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SurfMonkey
10-06-03, 06:49 AM
I've just bought a new laptop which has a GeForce4 420 Go in it. At the moment I'm running the dets that came pre-installed, 36.48.

Performance in Jedi knight Outcast is very jerky though. Are there any better dets for me to try on this?

It's a P4 2.6Ghz so it's got the oomph to play most games but they all seem a little... ill. I know I shouldn't expect blistering performance, especially compared to my desktop machines (FX5900 and R9800, GF4), but I did expect a little better than I've got.

DirtySanchez
10-06-03, 07:31 AM
I'm in the same situation, I bought a Sattelite with a Geforce 4 440 Go with 32MB ram about a year ago. I found a great site that modifies the INFs to be used with the release/beta drivers http://www.geocities.com/madtoast They work like a charm for me, even with my goofy 1400x1050 LCD screen resolution. They work well, I'm happy as a clam

saturnotaku
10-06-03, 07:45 AM
I posted some info in this thread

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=15452

You would need those modified .inf files if your laptop's native resolution is 1400x1050, but if it's a standard figure (1024x768, 1600x1200) you can simply install the drivers as a GeForce4 MX 420 and they'll work that way.

SurfMonkey
10-06-03, 10:20 AM
Cool!

Thanks for the responses, I'll give the regular drivers a go as my machines using a bog standard 1024x768 display.

saturnotaku
10-06-03, 11:03 AM
Do you mind my asking what you paid for that machine? I ask because I could have sold you mine. :)

DirtySanchez
10-06-03, 12:58 PM
Who are you referring to? SurfMonkey or me? If it's me, I paid roughply 2,400$ last summer for a Sattelite 5105-S501; P4 1.7M, 512MB, 40Gig HD, Geforce 4 440 Go 32MB DDR

SurfMonkey
10-06-03, 01:12 PM
And just in case you meant me, I paid 500 for a brand new Toshiba Satellite 2450-101 (P4 2.66Ghz, 256Mb, 30Gb, GF4 420Go 32Mb) with Harmon/Kardon speakers. At last I have a laptop I can watch DVDs on without having to resort to external speakers. It sounds good!!

I have to admit it was a pretty bargain price, but I used to work for a company that took basic machines and kitted them out for clients. I just phoned a friend and got a good deal ;)

Oh and I tried those drivers that were linked to on the Guru3D website, unfortuanately they only show up the FX Go 5200 as an option. The INF file only seems to contain the vendor string for that model. Any ideas?

saturnotaku
10-06-03, 02:13 PM
Originally posted by SurfMonkey
And just in case you meant me, I paid 500 for a brand new Toshiba Satellite 2450-101 (P4 2.66Ghz, 256Mb, 30Gb, GF4 420Go 32Mb) with Harmon/Kardon speakers. At last I have a laptop I can watch DVDs on without having to resort to external speakers. It sounds good!!

I did mean you. I was just curious. I really need to unload mine to get the cash. I'll probably have my dad put an ad in his company classified section.


Oh and I tried those drivers that were linked to on the Guru3D website, unfortuanately they only show up the FX Go 5200 as an option. The INF file only seems to contain the vendor string for that model. Any ideas?

Did you check the link I posted above? It can be done using the standard Detonator drivers. That's what I've been doing on my Dell. My card shows up in Device Manager as a GeForce4 MX 440, but I get all the laptop control panel options and so forth. Since my native resolution is 1600x1200, I never have to worry about modifying files. IIRC, I'm using either the 45.23 or 45.33 drivers at the moment. I haven't used my laptop in a while so I have no idea. :)

SurfMonkey
10-07-03, 08:59 AM
I gave the drivers another go by modifying the INF file to add the vendor IDs for every other gpu that NV produces but now XP tells me that the driver doesn't support XP!?

Weird :confused: