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Old 02-12-03, 10:48 AM   #13
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The card I used was a Creative GF4 Ti4600. I've replaced it by a ASUS Ti4600 and inmediately got AGP 4X.

So the problem is in the card or in the board BIOS that it is not able to detect the 4X capabilities of the Creative.

Is there anyway to obtain a new bios for the creative?
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Old 02-12-03, 11:27 AM   #14
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I'd look around on Creative's web site, personally. But that's just me.
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Old 02-12-03, 01:23 PM   #15
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Default _success__ 760 MP SUSE 8.1 and Ti4200

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Fast Writes: Supported
SBA: Supported
AGP Rates: 4x 2x 1x
Registers: 0x1f000217:0x0f000304
Host Bridge: AMD 760MP
Fast Writes: Not Supported
SBA: Supported
AGP Rates: 4x 2x 1x
Registers: 0x0f000207:0x00000304
Status: Enabled
Driver: AGPGART
AGP Rate: 4x
Fast Writes: Disabled
SBA: Enabled

Upgrading the ASUS Bios to Version 1009 + Wolfmanns Settings in /etc/modules.conf

options nvidia NVreg_EnableAGPFW=1 NVreg_EnableAGPSBA=1 NVreg_SyncCrtcs=0

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mem=nopentium acpi=off as boot parameters

_worked_ YES !

Thx for the help

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BTW. The performance rocks
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Old 02-12-03, 06:44 PM   #16
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To get Fast Writes to work, you need to enable it in the BIOS. I found it does add a little more performance to the config.

And try to use the NVAGP driver and not the kernel one (AGPGART). As the NVidia driver better supports the video cards features and performance.. (See my XF86Config file settings above on how to do that)
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Old 02-13-03, 02:17 AM   #17
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Default NVAGP + RenderAccel causes instabilities

Hi,

switching from AGPgart to NVAGP + activating the renderAccel option in XF86Config causes problems. X11 runs a couple of minutes and then crashes unexpected. I do not know which one is the bad guy but I am going to check this in the evening.

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Old 02-13-03, 09:12 AM   #18
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The renderAccel option isn't really needed. I haven't noticed any difference with it enabled or not. So might as well remove it.

But I noticed that using the NvAGP option, seemed to make the system more stable, and I also noticed a small performance increase. This may work ok on my system, but it may not on yours. (You will have to experiment with the settings to see which one works for your system)

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Old 02-14-03, 08:44 AM   #19
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Default NvAGP seems to be unstable on my config

Hi there,

I have tried NVAGP but using this module causes frequent crashes. I can live with the performance of agpgart. Anyway I havent noticed any differences. Btw. is there a tool availabe to test the 3d performanc ?

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Old 02-14-03, 09:31 AM   #20
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Apart from running a 3D OpenGL game, you can run glxgears. That will give you an approximate idea of the 3D performance..
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