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Old 08-29-02, 10:49 AM   #25
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Just an update:

Installation went fine. Ran 3DMarkSE. 4805 Marks, which is pretty close to what i had originally. However, im on a Celeron 566@953Mhz, and i KNOW i'm processor bottlenecked. However, I know that the nature test increased from 17fps to 31. Also, spikes in the Max Payne lowres went from 90fps to 118. I forgot about benchmarking before changing drivers (Doh!) but it's all good.

I do have a problem though. I seem to have 1/2 a screen. Meaning, that the Windows XP Professional: For Testing Purposes Only has been moved to halfway down the screen. All programs Maximize to halfway down the screen as well. all web browsers exibihit this behaviour as well as all windows open. Doesn't seem to affect Gaming, but it's annoying nonetheless.
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Old 08-29-02, 10:52 AM   #26
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that is what i did.

I uninstalled the previous drivers, did a reboot and after that i installed the new Detos 40.41.
But when i try to klick on advanced options in the display settings the whole panel just quits.
So i uninstalled the 40.41 did a reboot again and installed my old ones.

Gues what?
Now i have the same problem with my old drivers.

What the hell is that?
Any idea?
I got that problem. I uninstalled the drivers (from the Add/Remove Programs dialogue), then rebooted. When Windows tried to detect the VGA card, I told it to skip it. Then re-installed 40.41 and rebooted again (twice actually), now the control panel seems to work OK.

Well, that's what worked for me anyway.
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Old 08-29-02, 11:01 AM   #27
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I'm finally on the verge of breaking through to the 12k's with these drivers!!! All I need is 60 more 3dMarks..thats all!!!! 11940...hmm..I wonder if my baby could squeek out one more megahert on the FSB....bleh..no go..died on post...soo close yet so far away.....

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Old 08-29-02, 11:04 AM   #28
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OMG so excited lol
Finally something new from nvidii
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[b]Optimization guidelines by Koji Ashida of NVIDIA:[/b][list][*]Use fx12 instructions whenever possible[*]Use lowest pixel shader version[/list][url=http://developer.nvidia.com/docs/IO/10878/ChinaJoy2004_OptimizationAndTools.pdf]source[/url]

[size=1]The politics are invading the technology. We don't really like to mess with politics because that kind of adversarial relationship has nothing to do with pure technical operations and the technical specifications of what we like to play with, the hardware![/size]
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Old 08-29-02, 11:04 AM   #29
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Exclamation Control Panel Screenshots

Links to screenshots of the new control panels can be found in this thread:

http://www.beyond3d.com/~beyond3d/fo...pic.php?t=2279
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Old 08-29-02, 11:09 AM   #30
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Thanks Mike. Will we see a review of some sort by the way ?
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Old 08-29-02, 11:14 AM   #31
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Initial impressions:

Quake 3 is very, very dark. Adjusting the brightness setting, which worked on the 30.82 drivers, no longer does anything. The higher the resolution I set it, the darker it gets, and it's not due to the brightness setting on my monitor.

When I ran Quake 3 at 1280x1024, the game ran inside a tiny little window in the middle of the screen, while everything else was surrounded by black.

My nature score went from 35 fps to 41 fps.

I haven't run the entire 3dmark yet, but based on what happened with Quake 3, I don't think I'll be keeping these drivers. I'm going to try Need For Speed: Porsche Unleashed in a bit, and I'll update my experience with that.

Update: Need for Speed works great, runs about the same, looking at FRAPS. Played with 2x anisotropic (1x, 2x, 4x and 8x are available), and it only ran about 8 fps less on average. I'll try 4x and 8x later.

Ran Nature demo with 2x anisotropic, and my score went from 41 fps to 33 fps.

Another update: Medal of Honor runs fine, with none of the problems I'm having with Quake 3. My Quake 3 is version 1.17, so that might have something to do with it.

Cstirke runs fine.

Here's the Quake 3 problem: (Also notice how dark it is)
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Old 08-29-02, 11:14 AM   #32
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Anisotropic filtering adjustments for D3D!!!!

OMG, I about cr@pped myself after seeing that screenshot. I just downloaded the drivers onto my laptop and will be installing them on my Ti4600-enabled desktop when I get home.

Now, Azreal needs to modify these drivers so they'll work on my laptop.
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Old 08-29-02, 11:16 AM   #33
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Case in point, NVIDIA is the king of drivers...
A 1000 point jump is absolutely insane! I wish I wasn't at work right now...

Score increases mean nothing until IQ has been double-checked.
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Old 08-29-02, 11:19 AM   #34
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Anyone else seeing this? I can't fix it:

I seem to have 1/2 a screen. Meaning, that the Windows XP Professional: For Testing Purposes Only has been moved to halfway down the screen (beta WMP9). All programs Maximize to halfway down the screen as well. all web browsers exibihit this behaviour as well as all windows open. I can't stretch screens below 1/2 way down, but i can move them down there, then stretch them up. Doesn't seem to affect Gaming, but it's annoying nonetheless.
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Old 08-29-02, 11:19 AM   #35
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Talking WOW!

I've just finished installing the new 40.00 and I must say WOW! a 1100 points more on 3d mark from 12070 to 13171 and I tested it 4 times! How the heck do they do it? My nature demo was running up to 112 frames a sec!! Not only that on my VULPINE openngl benchmark I was never able to get higher than 119 fps no matter how much higher I overclocked my vid card or cpu, NO WAY IT WOULD GO PAST 119 fps!!!
NOW IT PAST IT BY 14 FPS MORE NOW I GET 133 fps!!!!

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK NVIDIA, I'm one satisfied puppy

Here's my specs
P4 2.0 @ 2.46
P4B533 MB
768 megs of ram @ 333
MSI GEFORCE 4 4600ti 326/740
HD maxtor 40 gig
HD maxtor 80 gig
Soundblaster Audigy

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Old 08-29-02, 11:21 AM   #36
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IQ hasn't really been an issue as of late, as NVIDIA has really come on-track and is on par with their competition.......I'd be surprised to see NVIDIA release a driver with decreases in performance.



Score increases mean ( to me ) that I am getting extra mileage out of my purchase. Essentially, you are getting a free upgrade.

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