Detonator 3's...worth the upgrade ???
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    Detonator 3's...worth the upgrade ???

    System:

    Athlon 700@825
    Abit KA7
    Hercules Prophet II GeForce GTS 32mb DDR
    128mb SDRAM PC100@117
    Soundblaster Live!
    Soundworks FPS1000

    Is it worth the hassle installing the Detonater 3 drivers instead of my currrent 5.22's (which are rock solid) and I've read that I have to uninstall the 5.22's and select the standard graphic's adapter, then re-boot and install the Detonator 3's (Is this right?). The thing is I'm not quite sure how to uninstall the 5.22's and select the standard adapter, anybody who can help I would be forever grateful to.

    Thanks in advance,

    Your eternal Ally,

    WalterMidi(Artist Formerly Known as EggBap)

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    This is my computer...there are many like it...but this one is mine...'Full Metal PC'
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    Yes. Yes. YES!

    Going from your 5.22 to 3 might make upto a 10% difference.

    Just add / remove anything nVidia related, remove your graphics adapter, install a standard one and reboot.

    Then update your standard to Det 3s!

    Chris
    Athlon XP Barton 2500+ @ 2,075 GHz
    MSI K7N2-Delta ILSR
    2x SATA 80GB Maxtor Plus 9 in a RAID Mirror
    512 MB Crucial PC2700 DDR
    ATI Radeon 9000 Pro 64MB
    Logitech Z-560
    Relisys TL766B 17" TFT
    Windows 2000 Professional

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    Definately, detonator3's are better drivers for the geforce/geforce2 cards, for the tnt2 and below the older drivers perform better.

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    Here's what I usually do:

    control panel -> add/remove programs -> remove detonator2 5.22 -> reboot -> desktop will automatically switch to standard pci graphics adapter -> install detonator3 -> reboot -> you may have to manually configure the nvidia control panel according to your preference or leave it at default

    Good luck! I gained 9.2 fps using the 6.18(from 5.22) on an Asus V7700 GF2 GTS.


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    Thanks fella's, I'll give it a bash!!!

    Your eternal Ally

    WalterMidi(Artist Formerly Known as EggBap)

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    This is my computer...there are many like it...but this one is mine...'Full Metal PC'
    This is my computer...there are many like it...but this one is mine...'Full Metal PC'
    (How many Microsoft Engineers does it take to change a lightbulb? None, Bill Gates just re-difines darkness as standard !!)

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