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James|Rage3D
11-06-02, 10:37 PM
Hey guys,

I just bought a new laptop, from Dell Refurbs (Inspiron 8200) and as much as I love ATI, I cannot warrant going from the 440 to the Mobility 9000 yet. So I come here asking if anybody knows any tweaks for this thing. I have not really dug into NVIDIA Tweaking since my old Geforce2 GTS.

Thanks guys.

thcdru2k
11-06-02, 10:51 PM
essentially, tweaking with the 440 go would be the same as other nvidia cards and other systems. first of course latest drivers, you probably already know that. the basics..system cache settings, memory settings, you probably know that already too. good program for that is tweak-xp pro. and for the videocard drivers, the latest drivers compatible with the 440go, and offers good stability. you can grab 40.72 dets for the gf4 go especially made for inspiron 8200 systems at http://www.blargoc.co.uk/downloads/nvidia/

a good program to start overclocking your videocard and changing settings are rivatuner, nvhardpage, geforcetweakutility. all of them are pretty much the same, with gtu allowing changing settings for agp / fw / and sba.

James|Rage3D
11-06-02, 10:59 PM
Originally posted by thcdru2k
essentially, tweaking with the 440 go would be the same as other nvidia cards and other systems. first of course latest drivers, you probably already know that. the basics..system cache settings, memory settings, you probably know that already too. good program for that is tweak-xp pro. and for the videocard drivers, the latest drivers compatible with the 440go, and offers good stability. you can grab 40.72 dets for the gf4 go especially made for inspiron 8200 systems at http://www.blargoc.co.uk/downloads/nvidia/

a good program to start overclocking your videocard and changing settings are rivatuner, nvhardpage, geforcetweakutility. all of them are pretty much the same, with gtu allowing changing settings for agp / fw / and sba.

I will look into those programs, thanks,

I am running the 41.03 drivers that I modded for GF4 440 support, they work fine so far.

Thanks =)

thcdru2k
11-06-02, 11:01 PM
no problem.

in that case with the 41.03. enabling coolbits within one of those tweaking programs should bring up a hardware options in your detonator drivers, to show you your systems max agp/fw/sba settings, and allow you to change them.

thcdru2k
11-06-02, 11:07 PM
don't forget to use digital vibrance in the color correction section of the nvidia display properties. low to medium is pretty good. dont' go too far or colors get washed out.

James|Rage3D
11-06-02, 11:22 PM
Originally posted by thcdru2k
don't forget to use digital vibrance in the color correction section of the nvidia display properties. low to medium is pretty good. dont' go too far or colors get washed out.

Don't see that option, in fact I have no Color Correction tab.

Interesing

thcdru2k
11-06-02, 11:44 PM
with 41.03, it will be under nview display modes, than device settings, than color correction.

James|Rage3D
11-06-02, 11:47 PM
Originally posted by thcdru2k
with 41.03, it will be under nview display modes, than device settings, than color correction.
ok got it, cool, got it in between off and low, looks better

saturnotaku
11-07-02, 09:51 AM
RivaTuner is about the best tweaking program you can get. It has every option you could possibly want to tweak. It's all I use for both my desktop and laptop.

wb22gprix
11-07-02, 04:43 PM
Could you upload those custom 41.03 drivers that you made somewhere? I'd like to have a crack at those :)

Just a note, you'll have to use hardware level overclocking in Riva Tuner, as Coolbits does NOT work, atleast on a couple of systems that I've tried.

On my Inspiron 8200 the Geforce4 440 Go will do 290/560Mhz without artifacts.

saturnotaku
11-07-02, 05:03 PM
If you don't use/have 1400x1050 resolution on your laptop, you can use the standard 41.03 drivers and force install the card as a GeForce4 MX 440. On my 1600x1200 UXGA screen, they work great and I still get all the Powermizer options. :D

wb22gprix
11-07-02, 05:09 PM
Originally posted by saturnotaku
If you don't use/have 1400x1050 resolution on your laptop, you can use the standard 41.03 drivers and force install the card as a GeForce4 MX 440. On my 1600x1200 UXGA screen, they work great and I still get all the Powermizer options. :D

Sounds good, thnx. I have a 1600*1200 Dell UltraSharp display...will see how it pans out.

James|Rage3D
11-07-02, 08:08 PM
Originally posted by wb22gprix
Could you upload those custom 41.03 drivers that you made somewhere? I'd like to have a crack at those :)

Just a note, you'll have to use hardware level overclocking in Riva Tuner, as Coolbits does NOT work, atleast on a couple of systems that I've tried.

On my Inspiron 8200 the Geforce4 440 Go will do 290/560Mhz without artifacts.

http://www.rage3d.com/temp/james/4103Go440.zip

wb22gprix
11-07-02, 08:13 PM
Originally posted by James|Rage3D
http://www.rage3d.com/temp/james/4103Go440.zip

Nice, I am eternally grateful.

nimitz
01-17-03, 10:24 AM
Hi, ather problems of dell notebooks is that the dell didn't create the driver for all windows operating system before the w2000 o.s.

I have a dell ispiron 8200 with geforce4 go, but i don't have the driver for windows 98, windows 98 se, or windows millenium.

Someone knows where can i try it?

tnks :)))

by Admiral Nimitz :)