How to know my Geforce 2 MX memory is 64bit or 128bit?

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pau

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I just bought a no name Geforce2 MX that clocked at 143Mhz for engine and memory. My system spec is:

QDI Legend Advance 9 with Via Apollo PRO 133 chipset
Pentium III 600
128 Mb of ram
Creative Vibra 128
Windows 98 SE
Via 4 in 1 4.25a
Detonator 6.31

My score for 3DMark is 2412 at defaut clock and 2845 at 175 core and 166 mem.
 
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Diogenes

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Can you tell if it has 'SDR' or 'DDR'RAM..

I believe SDR is 64 bit..

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Ultim8_Evil

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WRONG!!!

The DDR version of the MX has 64bit memory operating twice as fast.
The SDR version has 128bit memory operating half as fast.

The SDR MX is considerably faster than the DDR version. Try overclocking your MX. If the memory clock speed default is 143 then you have SDR.

DDR 64bit Memory is cheaper than SDR128bit memory which explains the DDR card being cheaper.

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Geforce2:GTS @ 230/395
15gb Seagate HDD (512k Cache)
20gb Maxtor HDD (2mb Cache)
LG 48x CD-ROM
HP 8x4x32 CD-RW
SBlive 1024 Value
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K6-III

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#4
This model could actually have 64bit SDR, as the chip does support it. Although I know of no manufacturer that configures the MX that way, the Geforce 2 MX supports 64bit SDR memory, as well as 128bit SDR and 64bit DDR.

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USSVoyager

USSVoyager

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I have never heard of a GF2MX that has 143Mhz core/memory. Do the drivers/box(?) tell you who makes the card?

USSVoyager

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CenturionStrategy

CenturionStrategy

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woe, 143 is BAD, are you sure that isn't just a standard GeForce SDR (sorry I don't know the default settings for that)

I have an Elsa Gladiac MX with Defaults of 175/166

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pau

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Hmm, I'm thinking to get a geforce2 mx for my uncle. Should I get MSI, Pixelview or Inno3D, since the price is still the same? Which one is better to be overclock? I'm interested to overclock the memory than the core.
 
DJ_Keoki

DJ_Keoki

I am the Universe
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Out of those three, I would probably go with the Inno3D. If you want an MX that is going to overclock well, get a Hercules 3D Prophet II MX. They have 5.5ns RAM which should help out when overclocking.

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CenturionStrategy

CenturionStrategy

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I agree, Hercules come with higher RAM speeds as standard 183 instead of 166 I think.

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pau

New Member
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Sending back the no name geforce and get msi starforce 817. 3dmark goes up another 1000 and can be overclock up to 175mhz memory. Also got an Abit Siluro for my uncle. Overclock the memory up to 175mhz. Will crash if over 175mhz when testing bump mapping (emboss, 1-pass). Do you know why?
 
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K6-III

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I love my Leadtek Winfast Geforce2 MX DH Pro. It may only have 6ns memory, but it sports dual vga outputs, tv out, an oversized golden active HSF, hardware monitoring and the list goes on...

Check it out at www.leadtek.com

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