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Lars-Erik
01-05-07, 04:56 PM
Havne't changed drivers since the 45.23 (tried to upgrade then but got into lots of problems with older games and slowdowns and stuff with the 7x.xx drivers).

Is there a newer driver that is fast and stable with the Ti-4200? Recommendations?

stevemedes
01-05-07, 05:21 PM
Someone help this guy out! I tried but couldn't :(


1000TH POST!

fatal1ty
01-05-07, 07:16 PM
Havne't changed drivers since the 45.23 (tried to upgrade then but got into lots of problems with older games and slowdowns and stuff with the 7x.xx drivers).

Is there a newer driver that is fast and stable with the Ti-4200? Recommendations?


Well the newest WHQL drivers support the 4200, I'd suggest trying them. I dont think you will find many people still using those old cards that are hanging out here.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_93.71.html

Product Support List Windows XP 32-bit 93.71
GeForce4 Ti 4200
GeForce4 TI 4200 with AGP8X
GeForce4 Ti 4400

Quick420
01-06-07, 11:14 AM
I found that the 40 series were the last great ride for the aging ti series.The ill-fated fx series was looming and the 50's series of drivers did not perform well.The next obstacle was the geforce 6 series so the ol' Ti series was kinda left in the dust with all optimizations being made for newer cards with PS 3.0 being added to the drivers.I suggest trying the last of the 40 series here under archives http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp-2k_archive.html The ti's were all great cards..many hrs of fragging went into my trusty old ti4600(nana2)

Lars-Erik
01-06-07, 11:18 AM
I use a 45.23 driver now and that works well. Even get quite good play in HL2 at 800x600 (but I am thinking about a last system upgrade with a 7600GS or GT, I guess even a 7600GS will be many times faster than my 4200 or, won't it?).

I tried the latest driver and that was just as fast, but I HATE the new CP :-(

I need a never driver than the 45.23 because my monitor need software to adjust settings (Samsung 971P) and they require minimum 77.xx drivers :-(

RejZoR
01-06-07, 02:39 PM
I'd go with ForceWare 97.92. I'm sure it would work just fine. I have very good experience by using the very latest drivers on very old cards. I remember using FW 7x.xx on GeForce 2 MX200. Worked very nice :)

aydc
01-06-07, 03:08 PM
One should always use the latest driver.

Old days, they would patch the game to work with the drivers. These days, they patch the driver to work with the game.

Lars-Erik
01-06-07, 06:19 PM
As long as the old games still work. Tried the newest. Also downloaded the 84.21 (the last one whthout that huge new crappy control panel), and that worked nice with the Samsung MagicTune AND was a bit faster than the newest it seems at newer games (a bit slower on old, but there I have plenty FPS :-)

walterman
01-06-07, 09:54 PM
I remember that my performance after upgrading to 45.x with my old & loved GF4 Ti4600 started to suck with Max Payne 2. If you can stay with 43.x ... it's the same for GF6 users with 7x.y or GF7 users with 8x.y series.

Quick420
01-07-07, 10:41 AM
Lars....after looking on 5 mixed data discs I have,I realized I have 5 copies of the 44.03 detonator driver.Back in those days cd's were a little more costly,so I would not have saved them unless they rocked! I'm assuming these are the fastest driver for the ti series,I played Enemy Territory a lot online,and the highest fps is crucial in that game.Try em out,would ya? I would like to eventually grab a ti4600 for an ET-Q3 old-school lan rig for kicks.

Lars-Erik
01-07-07, 12:57 PM
I have also saved the 44.03 driver for XP :-) Surly the same reason.

On Win98 I used a hybrid driver made from 44.03 with parts from Asus 29.41
(the Asus driver had som extra functionality that I integrated with 44.03 :-)

Elvin Presler
01-07-07, 03:51 PM
44.03 was the golden driver back then, I agree. If I still had my Ti4400 around, that is what would get loaded and I would never even think about newer drivers for that card. If Samsung wants newer drivers, I would simply not use that software...but my bet is it would work fine with the older ones. I have a Samsung 955DF and a Samsung 1100DF and don't bother with that software, but I have tried it out before...a long time ago with OLD drivers like 44.03. Hell, I have buttons on the front of the monitor for that, why load yet another useless program to do it.

It's the same with my 6800 GT now. I stopped at 84.56. I WILL NOT use that crappy, bloated, slow, freezing, can't remember settings, POS new control panel, ever. If Nvidia forces it, I'll go back to ATI, simple as that. When ATI came out with their crap CP requiring .NET....that is the reason I left my ATI 9800 Pro and bought an Nvidia 6800 GT card last time.

Lars-Erik
01-07-07, 06:14 PM
Running 84.21 now but just had a strange experience that did not happend with 44.23. After my computer turned off the video (power save) and I moved the mouse to restore the image was wrong. At 1152x864 resolutin the image then was horizontaly compressed and LCD showed garbage on the last 5 cm to the right. It's not the monitor (switched on/off to test). But if a changed video resolution and back again it was OK again. Could this be a driver fault?

SLippe
01-08-07, 04:04 AM
You can switch to the Old Classic Control Panel in the 93.71 set.

Also, the 45.23 set was my favorite with my Ti4400. At the time, Ghost Recon was the main game I was playing and most driver sets above that one screwed up the snowflakes on certain maps. I loved the 45.23s!