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  1. #1
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    GF3 settings? HELP!

    Hi,
    I just installed a Gainward GF3 card in my Abit KA7-100 AMD SlotA system. For whatever reason the performance of this card is about half of what my 3DFX Voodoo5 5500 was producing. Are there any settings in BIOS or card based settings I need to check? I have tried swapping from 2x to 4x AGP mode, and haven't noticed any performance increase/decrease... seems like in every mode, im just putting out the lower 'acceptable' fps, when this card should be flying.
    I've also ugraded to the DET4 drivers, and Im still getting the same lack of performance.
    Thanks!

    System specs:
    950Mhz AMD Athlon Classic
    Abit KA7-100 mobo
    1GB PC133 SDRAM (Crucial) CAS2
    SBLive! X-Gamer
    Gainward Cardexpert GF3
    Win98SE


    [This message has been edited by Diggs (edited 09-17-2001).]

  2. #2
    Join Date
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    Canada
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    Have you cleaned out all traces of the Voodoo? Have you installed the most recent GART drivers? Mobo drivers?

    I usually go for a fresh install of the OS when I change vid cards that are so different; as in this case.

    Good luck


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    -DFI AK76-SN
    -GlobalWin CAK38
    -256 DDR
    -300w Deer
    -Asus v8200 GF3
    -Hercules GS FortissimoII
    -Intellimouse Optical (USB)
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    -WinME (stripped)
    -Thunderbird 1.2ghz (266FSB)
    -DFI AK76-SN
    -GlobalWin CAK38
    -256 DDR
    -300w Deer
    -Asus v8200 GF3
    -Hercules GS FortissimoII
    -Intellimouse Optical (USB)
    -D-Link NIC
    -WinME (stripped)

  3. #3
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    Check everything AngryViking said, but also make sure that AntiAliasing is'nt on.

    Thats just my 2 cents.



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    Abit KT7A
    Crucial 256MB PC133 Cas2
    VisionTek GeForce3
    SB Live! X-Gamer
    WD 7200RPM 20GIG ATA-100
    Maxtor 5400RPM 15GIG ATA-66

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