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    Got a TNT? Read this....

    Go on over to Planet Riva's homepage...
    I'm using Hercules drivers for my STB Velocity 4400! The latest drivers have an overclocking feature for the memory and core.
    I have tried NVidia's reference drivers and
    STB's latest drivers and the Hercules drivers
    work best...plus no more Powerstrip [that I needed to OC with]. Just ran 3D Mark99 on my
    system [AMD 400 @ 4.5X100/128mb RAM] and
    got a 3D mark of 1940. I'll try a little more
    OC now and see what it takes to freeze it up
    Terry

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    Shiner Guest
    hey, question dood. How high can u clock your core? i get it to 110 on my graphics blaster. using powerstrip.
    also, do ya think the herculese drivers will werk with my card?

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    Go check it out...http://planetriva.com
    The control panel lets you adjust:
    Memory 110mhz - 135mhz
    Engine[Core] 90mhz - 115mhz

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    That should have been http://www.planetriva.com
    And since all the TNT's use almost exactly
    the same chipset chances are the Hercules Drivers would work with just about all of them

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    Terry
    what tpye of system are you running your STB 4400 on.....the reason i ask i'm in the market for a video card and an accelerator card. i read some reviews about the problems w/this card as far as overclocking and the heat sink not funtioning properly. Have you taken steps to prevent these problems ? and do you recommend a 4400....i would be running it on a 350mhz pii w/an AsusP2 b motherboard........thank you for your time!!!!

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    I like the 4400...but I use 2 extra fans in the case blowing on the video cards [1 case fan and 1 Radio Shack 273-260 blower] because I also OC the Voodoo2 with "Voodoo2
    overclock" But the fact is there are better cards for OC'ing. The Asus V3400 TNT and the
    Hercules Dynamite TNT to be specific.Go over to Tom's Hardware...
    [http://www.tomshardware.com] and check out
    his Jan 5th TNT card test. Looks like the Asus and the Hercules are clear cut winners.
    But I'm happy with the 4400's video quality
    and I got it running 1974 3DMark99 now.
    BUT if I had to do it over again [and I probably will]...
    Cheers



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    Forgot sys details...
    FIC 503+ 1.2/je1533BIOS/AMD K6-2 400mhz OC'd
    to 450[4.5X100]@2.3V. It runs 500mhz [5X100]
    and 4X112 too @2.4V but I backed it down...it is fast enough @450 for me. Want to keep it alive until K6-3's come out. GlobalWin fan and heatsink. Mushkin SamsungGH 128mb PC100 Cas2 SDRAM.
    Quantum EX 6.4 & 3.2 gig HD's.32X CD Rom and LS-120.PCI 128 soundcard and ModemBlaster
    56K modem. Running cable modem and love it.
    Cheers. Terry ICQ#27717798

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    Shiner Guest
    HOwdy man, i was wondering, u said u used the herculese drivers to
    use the hercumeter over clocking feature, and that u used the Nvidia
    reference drivers. But when i installed the NVidia drivers, i lost the
    hercumeter. Did u mean that herculese used the the nvidia reference
    drivers or did u mean u installed them manually? if so how?
    thanx, i got a CL tnt. werks awesome with tha herculese!
    peace

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    Shiner Guest
    wait....nevermind

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    Terry> thanx for the info, i have the v4400 on my celery464a and it made quite a difference in the v4400's performance using the Hercules drivers. I was able to OC my card to 105 core/115 memory with no probs. or lockups. I do have one of those Radio Shack "squirrel cage" fans blowing across TnT's heatsink.

    3Dmark99: 2375

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    has anyone tried the herc drivers on the creative GB? I also use NT, are there drivers for this?

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    I bought a generic TNT. I downloaded the powerstrip software from www.entech.tw.com and I'm quite happy with it. I took the heatsink and fan from my old Pentium 200 setup and applied thermal compund to schtik the sink to the tnt chip. I also had to use rubberbands to hold it onto the board (hack). I'm still tweaking it, but it seems pretty cool. I'll let y'all know how much I am able to OC the core & mem clock.

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    Forgot to ask: what GL settings do y'all use for Quake II. I'm ignorant as far as display settings are concerned (eg anti aliasing, etc)

    Course I bought the 300A (450 now) and tnt jusss for QII. I'm fortunate that my wife understands expenses like that

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    I am using CL GB/TNT with
    free TNTCLK overclock utility with nine passive cooling devices and 2 active cooling devices (one a custom design)mounted directly to the card.

    I am reliably running 115 core/125 memory. No visual degradation, hangs, lockups etc.

    Overclocked P2-333(415) running Quake2 in 1024 x 768 demo1, default settings (no Quake tweaks), sound enabled and geting 51 fps.

    Check out all the details (http://members.aol.com/octanepc)for CL specicific as well as a complete walk through for Hercules, ASUS and others.

    -John


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