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    *new* NVIDIA detonator 1.73 drivers

    There are some new NVIDIA detonator drivers that will work with tnT, TnT2, Ultra TnT2, and Vanta.

    I just installed the new 1.73 drivers on my STB v4400 and they made a nice improvement. My 3DMark99 Max went from 4050 to 4165, and Quake2 gained about 1.5 fps in the crusher.dm2 demo. My DVD movies seem a little more crisp and detailed (ATI 3.1 player). To sum it up the visual quality has improved, as well as the overall speed in direct 3d / openGL.

    I tried the Ultra TnT2 but they didn't seem to work as well as the TnT ones.

    http://www.fullon3d.com/news/temp/1.73_Agp.zip

    Come back and post your thoughts here after you install the drivers


    "Daddy, I wan't an Oompa-Loompa" --Veruca Salt

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    i was SHOCKED at the nvidea drivers 1.73
    ive read of all these people that were getting 50-70 fps or better on the viper v550 agp.
    when the best i could get with tweaking was 42........i installed these new referance driver and to my amazment ive seen 50.0 fps for the first time..."hope thet diamond can increase this even more"

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    oh sorry,
    forgot to mention i used quake2 demo1 at 800x600 16 bit no tweaks on a amd k62-400
    64 meg pc100
    and maybe i should have used a spell checker in the last post ehhhh ?

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    what tweaks can I do to my viper v550 to get a better score?

    2892 on diamond driver 2932 on detonator drivers on 3d mark 99 max bench

    I have k62/400 oc to 450 128 cas-2 pc100 on a 112 MHZ bus.
    Too many computers to mention, it may need its own ZIPCODE next.

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    In answer as to what you can do to tweak a v550 AGP here is my setup. I instaleed the hercules drivers(to get the hercometer and the openGL and D3D tweaking options) then instaleed the 1.73 drivers over them(so i kept the hercometer and tweak options from the hercules drivers). First off make sure that v-sync is OFF. If it is on then you will get way lower frames. Then do what i do and overclock your card. I have a voodoo cooler from 3dfxcool on my v550 and run it at 115 core and 122 mem. Also you might think about overclocking your processor my k6-2 400 is at 112x4=448 and gives quake 2(among other games) a good boost. Be sure to make sure your card is running at 2x agp speed. Powerstrip is also useful for tweaking openGL and D3D as well as custom refreash rates. Hope this helps.

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    Rifter where did you get the hercules drivers?
    Too many computers to mention, it may need its own ZIPCODE next.

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