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deathBOB
01-26-05, 05:40 PM
I just got a Gigabyte 6600GT AGP and im using it on an Abit IC7-G, 3.0 P4, 1gb ram and I got around 3000 in 3dmark05. It doesnt feel as fastas it should, what mobo settings do I need for this thing to work properly?

Gentle
01-26-05, 06:50 PM
Did you put a power lead into the connector on the end of the card inside your computer?

3517 3dMark05

Windows 2000 Professional
Athlon XP 2100+
Epox EP-8rda+ Nforce2 motherboard
1gig ram
XFX Geforce 6600GT AGP @ 571/1160.
67.66 drivers

Gentle

deathBOB
01-26-05, 10:11 PM
Yes I did... Should be plenty of juice for it. Considering your 3dmark i guess its about right...

Gentle
01-27-05, 10:17 AM
Maybe other people should post their scores for you...

My processor is an Athlon XP 2100+ which is much slower than the P4-3GHz you have.

Gentle

admiral1313
01-27-05, 02:26 PM
For the 67.xx or 66.xx drivers,a score of about 3100-3200 should be considered normal,in my opinion.The 71.20 drivers and the ones after that are optimized for 3dmark 05 and give results around the 3500 area,but this increase does not mean that you'll see any increase in regular games.My opinion is that the best drivers fot the 6600GT are the 66.93s and the 67.03.I use the Xtreme G 67.02 and I've also tried 66.93(great),71.20(less great) and some other ones I don't remember.

DChaps
01-27-05, 04:43 PM
This is a really dumb question I know, but how do I know what version of drivers I have installed for the 6600GT? I just got a new machine with an XFX 6600GT already installed, and when I go to the driver tab in the nVidia control panel it says Driver Version 6.6.8.1, Driver Date 9/30/2004. Does not seem to relate to any of the nVidia drivers available on their website, or any of the other driver websites.

Gentle
01-27-05, 06:55 PM
Those are the standard installation CD released drivers for XFX cards. My AGP card had those on a CD in the box. I skipped them and went to the 66.93's which had some issues, and then I read on the XFX website that the 67.03's were better.

I recommend you go to the 67.03's for a start.

http://www.xfxforce.com/news_view.php?newsId=104
12.01.2004

The issues that some users have reported seeing when using the GeForce 6600 GT AGP are due to a driver bug which causes 3D corruption when this GPU is used with certain motherboards, most notably SIS motherboards.
NVIDIA has verified a fix for this bug and have posted a new driver, 67.03, which can be downloaded from nZone.
http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_downloads_winxp_2k_67.03.html

Gentle

P.S. The Nvidia drivers are "unified" meaning made for all their cards. Unless told otherwise, I would use them even if you have a PCIe card.

admiral1313
01-28-05, 03:06 AM
This is a really dumb question I know, but how do I know what version of drivers I have installed for the 6600GT? I just got a new machine with an XFX 6600GT already installed, and when I go to the driver tab in the nVidia control panel it says Driver Version 6.6.8.1, Driver Date 9/30/2004. Does not seem to relate to any of the nVidia drivers available on their website, or any of the other driver websites.

Well,the 6.6.8.1 means that what you have installed in your system are the 66.81 drivers.I would also recommend installing the 67.03,as they seem to be the best all-around drivers.