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#1 13 years ago

not mine, at the moment anyway, may have been part of my problems though. I've read elsewhere of those asking about the problem. Here is a possible solution : I use gf4mx400 64Mb and MSI KT4V mb, AMD +2500 at the moment. (After 4 years the once HOTTEST in the county machine is fading, :bawl: ); I recently took a serious look at the board and concluded that the AGP slot and the first PCI slot is far too close together. I could never install a fan under that configuration. (MO is that perhaps the AGP should be totally realigned to an area less constricted - appears to be several areas to do that.) Therefore, I replaced my D bracket to the 1st PCI giving greater exposure of the fins for cooling. So there, realign the innards and consider a graphics fan. As yet have not applied the fan but the frequency of problems has decreased. There is however, an obnoxious warning about resolution incompatabilities I can't shake free from. The monitor is running a 1024 I believe and the game at 800x600. Any adjustment of the game rez does not solve that bug. The monitor is awesome in what it can give and the card should easily handle an ingame 1024. 800 is quite lacking in it's projected quality. Should I ever resolve it, watch out opfors! I'll see you as you are vs something less distinct. And BTW, if something in the machine says it's overheating, don't ignore it. It can diagnose itself far better than you. You could consider raising the bios regulated temperatures (performed at startup, usually the delete key) but unless you really know what you are doing, DON'T! Hope this helps someone. :cya:




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#2 13 years ago

Just wondering, how can you play with that video card? Seems to be below the system requirements...




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#3 13 years ago

ha ! I can do some amazing stuff, :). Newer is not always better, generally just more expensive. ;)




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#4 13 years ago

:clap: i'm amazed you can play with it, although i kno some one whos got intergrated graphics on his computer and it could play AA 2.4 at 400x650 lowest everything (




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#5 13 years ago

Nvidia made a superior product in its day with the gf4mx400 agp8x. MSI an excellent mb in the KT4 series (AGP8x) and obviously AMD with its chip. The monitor (21"), truly a beast to move, provides rez in the 13xx ranges with refresh rates of 85+. Additonally, MSI facilitates driver enhancements to correlate the board with Nvidia drivers. This configuration has proven mahvalous, simply mahvalous. I had no difficulties with 2.4 other than AA sending obnoxious warnings that agp settings may be incompatitabe (still occuring) but it seems no setting changes seem to satisfy AA so I deal with those inconvieniences. Real problems did not occur until this lag problem with 2.5 which I consider a server problem. The ping time still sux but last eve I was connect to a SA server and ping consistently ran >10 while my NA servers were pitiful often hitting 250 on some. My EC connections often provide 50ish. Mind you these are dialup.