GF3 settings? HELP!



New Member
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.

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

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


New Member
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

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


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

Thats just my 2 cents.

AMD TBird 1GHz @ 1.2GHz (133*9) w/FOP-38
Abit KT7A
Crucial 256MB PC133 Cas2
VisionTek GeForce3
SB Live! X-Gamer
WD 7200RPM 20GIG ATA-100
Maxtor 5400RPM 15GIG ATA-66