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Re: Geforce4 vs Geforce5 with athlon 64

I find these bottlenecking comments funny. Don't want the mighty FX to be bottlenecked by a measly Athlon64? Then try playing at a nice resolution like 1600x1200, or at least 1280x1024, and throw in some eye candy like AF and/or AA. And then you'll realize that the Athlon64 is perfectly capable of …

Re: Matrox Mystique 220 crash

My Matrox Mystique experienced crashes on a i815ep socket 370 board whenever the CPU was running at 800mhz/133fsb or 600mhz/100fsb. Lowering the clocks to 400mhz/66fsb fixed the crashing issue. I was using Matrox drivers 4.11 with DirectX 7 installed on Win98 SE. Don't remember seeing any errors …

Re: GPU 7970 vs 9800 gtx

Yes, you should try an earlier driver. I tested several Radeons from the hd5000, hd6000, hd7000 series, and they all perform slower with the latest drivers. Try some of the earliest XP drivers that support the hd7000 series, like 12.4. The whole driver thing with XP is why I run two XP OS drives, …

Re: GPU 7970 vs 9800 gtx

Yes, you should try an earlier driver. I tested several Radeons from the hd5000, hd6000, hd7000 series, and they all perform slower with the latest XP drivers. Try some of the earliest XP drivers that support the hd7000 series, like 12.4.

Re: Has anyone else tested hardware that seems defective but comes back to life on it's own?

Had a few instances of old artifacting graphics cards coming back to life after replacing thermal paste. Even more strangely, had a few cases where I replaced the thermal paste and the artifacts or instability gets worse, but then working fine after another round of reassembly and changing how I …

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