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    Are the newer dets good on the SS7 & K6-2 Platform?

    Sorry about the slightly boring question...

    Are these new dets better for SS7 and GF2 MX?

    The best I found were the 6.27 then frame rates all go to rat ****.

    Cheers,
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    I would guess that newer Detonators will never work well on an SS7 platform. Just like you, I have an MX on an SS7 board and I have to use drivers lower than 6.31 (in 6.31 and higher the D3D portion goes to he**). I'm actually using hybrid Detonators - the DirectX part is lower than 6.31 and the OpenGL is higher (can't remember the exact version). Contact me if you'd like to try them.

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    I've heard over at AMDZone that some people have found 7.58 and 11.01 give a slight speed increase over 6.26/6.27 under 9x/Me.

    Trying 7.58 now with my TNT2 (full one not that M64 piece of sh*t) and they seem a little faster + smoother by eye but I ain't had time to benchmark them yet.

    Nvidia is aware of the issue with the >6.26 Detonators. They were fixing something in Win2k and it disabled TnL and I think AGP support in the MVP3 chipset. Somebody from Nvidia's Software Development section posted this info a while ago on a long running thread on this subject over at AMDZone. He said they'd fixed the issue but never said which version it was fixed in

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    My kids have a TNT2Ultra on a SS7 K6-III and I've found the best drivers for them so far are the 11.01 or failing that the 6.31's were pretty good.

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    Cheers for the replies, I'll try ur suggestions.

    Chiles4 can u mail them me? Or perhaps ICQ them me- 3864898

    Cheers,
    Chris

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    I've found the 1101 dets with 7.58 D3D to yield the best performance.

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    K6-III, where did get the 1101 detanators? i cant find them anywhere!
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    http://www.heatware.com/eval.php?id=27592

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    K6-III, thanks!
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    I'm game for trying the 7.58s or 11.01s but aren't those drivers for DX8? I have DirectX 7.0a and have no need to for DX8. I play alot of Quake 2 custom maps and Jedi Knight - Mysteries of the Sith. I don't want to hose all the games I've already got working.

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    Chiles4, I have Detonator 7.58 drivers running on my system and I am using DirectX 7.0a. I have had no problems. They are running better than the 6.35s I had on before.

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