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GeForce4 Ti 4200 64MB DDR RAM And Why isn't it working?

Posted by Sky36 [send private reply] at March 01, 2003, 08:45:16 PM

Ok we installed everything and it seemed to be running all fine and everything everything is compatible and all and we ran a few games first Nox and it ran like a charm then we tried Morrowind and it loaded quickly and everything but when it got to the whole 3d part it didn't load completely because it was freezing every couple of seconds and unfreezing... In anycase we closed that and tried running Battlefield 1942 and it loaded and everything but the menu was I guess you could say laggy with the whole seconds of freezing (when nothing can be done) and when we started a game it didn't seem to load all the way probably due to the same little lag things. By the way we are running on a 2 Gig
Pentium 4 processor with 1 Gig ram and Windows XP. Any help or suggestions would be wonderfull thanks.

Posted by buzgub [send private reply] at March 01, 2003, 10:53:36 PM

I'd suggest going to nvidia.com and grabbing the latest drivers from there, as well as running windows update and grabbing everything that looks like it could affect a game.

Posted by gian [send private reply] at March 02, 2003, 12:24:01 AM

Also be sure to update your DirectX and OpenGL installations, as they can often affect performance.

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at March 02, 2003, 12:44:01 AM

Do you have DX9? You should be running the 41.09 drivers. You're specs are nearly identical to mine (except I have an Athlon 2400) so I am going to tell you what kind of performance you should expect in those games:

NOX: never played

Morrowind: Turn off shadows, turn off pixel shading, set
view distance to 75%, and it will run smooth (60fps) at any resolution (1600x1200) and color depth (32)

BF1942: Set number of bots to 100, set graphics to medium, it will run smooth up to 1280x1024x32

You should get Unreal 2, best graphics in any game I have ever seen and for some reason it will run perfectly with graphics options maxed and max resolution (maybe better optimization in the programming)

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at March 02, 2003, 12:45:38 AM

OH, make sure you do not have antialiasing enabled, it will absolutely KILL your framerate in those games, anisotropic filtering is a performance hit also, but not as much

Posted by Mike_L [send private reply] at March 03, 2003, 06:45:12 PM

I play HalfLife/CounterStrike on a Pentium III 1.7GHz, 256MB RAM, integrated GeForce2 MX 32MB. I'm running driver version 41.09 with:

Performance: Agressive
Anti-Aliasing: 4x
Anisotropic Filtering: 2x
Texture Sharpening: Yes
OpenGL v-sync: On
Color: 32-bit

I play CS in 640x480 so I get no jagged edges but still have the nice big text and icons that are easy to see out of the corner of your eye. =) It's beautiful.

In my opinion, everything since the original 3DFX PCI Voodoo 2MB card has been an incremental improvement. Quake and Tribes on that thing... *drool*

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at March 03, 2003, 06:51:37 PM

How can you stand playing a game at 640x480? I always use 1600x1200, even in most games. Low resolutions give me a headache. Well, I guess it depends on the size of your monitor, 640x480 on my 21" monitor looks comical.

Posted by Mike_L [send private reply] at March 03, 2003, 07:00:44 PM

With no jagged edges, and everything moving so fast, I can barely tell the difference between 640x480 with 4xAA and 1280x1024 with no AA. Actually the 640x480 w/4xAA looks WAY better to me. =) By the way, I'm using a 17" monitor.

Posted by DragonWolf [send private reply] at March 05, 2003, 05:29:29 AM

Sky: I've heard this problem from other people playing BF1942 with Geforce 4 ti cards. Someone explained to me the problem and how to fix it, but I forgot what it is.

I have a nagging feeling it was as simple as turning all the video settings down since even the Geforce 4 ti can't handle BF1942 with all its graphics settings set to high.

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at March 05, 2003, 11:19:50 AM

The problem is that BF1942 overrides your refresh rate, which some monitors can't handle. The way to fix it is to update to the latest det drivers, the 41.09's

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