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I bought myself a GeForce2 MX 400 64Mbs, because i couldn't get my radeon to be installed. Anyway it installed just fine, but it only gives out a puny number ...
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    GeForce 2 not giving out a lot of fps in glxgears?


    I bought myself a GeForce2 MX 400 64Mbs, because i couldn't get my radeon to be installed. Anyway it installed just fine, but it only gives out a puny number of frames per second. I don't get it arent NVIDIA cards supposed to be good? i hear all thses ppl who get around 1500 and so on with there geforce 2's. (my friend has one, and he gets 1600fps) Though my games i run, are running at a reasonable speed (cstrike is stable around 45-60 and sometimes hits 90, depending on the situation, and warcraft 3 runs just fine) but I want to run BF1942, and dark age, but this seems like I won't be able to play at a reasonable speed? is this due to the age of the card? or is my distro? Heres what i have (i know this is not crappy) Celeron 2.0Ghz, 512 Mbs 3200 DDR ram, a cheap hard drive (this is one that i thnk is f'in up my glxgears cause its from an XboX and Im not sure how fast it is ) and a GeForce 2. Please reply with an answer! thanx in advance!

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    Have you installed the nvidia drivers from nvidia's website?

    I get 700-1000fps for a 64Mb geforce 2 mx440.
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    ya i got the latest ones, the 5336 or something like the detenator drivers.

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    And if they're installed have you been inside your XF86Config file to change the driver from nv to nvidia?
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    First of all I’ll just let you know that no matter how much I tried I could not get 5396 drivers to work. In the end I had to install 4496.

    Here’s how I installed my Nvidia driver:

    I boot-up into runlevel 3. Log in as root and run the Nvidia installer (sh nvidiaxxxx.run).
    Then I edit the XF86Config file using vi editor to change the line ‘device = nv’ to ‘device = nvidia’
    Then (at the prompt) I type sax2 –m 0=nvidia (I’m not sure if this only applies to SuSE or is general to all distros)

    Thats it. Reboot and all is done. GlxGears runs at 3700 fps
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    I know a lot of people have had probs with the latest drivers.

    CL40k, might be wrth ttrying to install them?
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    Ya i changed the xconfig log to meet my needs, like i change my driver from "nv" to "nvidia" i took out "glcore" and "dri" and and made sure it loaded "glx". Do u think it might be the latest drivers from nvidia? If so where can I get the older version of it, the 4496. If i do have to install it, do i have to uninstall the old one or do i just go and install as usual? thanx!

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    O ya! forgot to mention, i get about 850 fps in GLXGEARS, even in less memory consuming GUI's like black box and window maker i get only 850. With my onboard (intel 865GBF, or Extreme graphics 2) i got a steady 890-900fps.

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    I have FX5200 Ultra with latest Detonator drivers and runs fine in games and got average of 2621fps (of course thats much newer, higher powered video card).
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    I tried installing the older drivers the '49 drivers but it couldn't find a mosule for it, strange, it worked for the '53 drivers...
    hey blue fusion what the specs of your system and what games (emulated, and not emulated) do u play, i've been looking for a graphics card that suites me for what i need and for what i can tell you get good fps in games? thanx

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