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Reply 20 of 32, by Nemo1985

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Sorry for the necroposting, I did some tests with 4in1 while using tmc ti5vg+ that use the old good Via MPV3 chipset, those are my results with a k6-350 and windows 98 se:

I also tested v4.35 but results are slower, I consider the 4.26 globally the best version for mvp3, unlucky not every 4in1 version is still findable.

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Reply 21 of 32, by feipoa

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Oh those are really old. I use 4.35 for MVP3 and 4.43 for Apollo Pro. Can you upload 4.26 here?

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Reply 23 of 32, by feipoa

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Thanks. Saved it for future testing.

Not exactly a night and day difference between 4.26 and 4.33 though. Makes me wonder what changes were made between these revisions.

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Reply 27 of 32, by Nemo1985

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After the mvp3 round up, I tested my QDI Advance 10T (Via Apollo pro 133T) with some 4in1 drivers. The rest of the system is: Pentium 3 866, 512mb pc133 cl2, geforce4 ti4200 (I wanted a cpu limit condition), windows 98 SE.

I tested 4in1 from v4.32 (the version used at the time on reviews), v4.43, v4.45, v4.46, v4.49, v4.51. For version 4.32 the agp has been installed on turbo mode. After every release test, 4in1 has been disinstalled from it's installer, results on q2 (opengl) are pratically the same at 640 and 1024

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Reply 28 of 32, by feipoa

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Very suttle differences. Do some of these driver versions use AGP fast write and sidebanding?

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Reply 29 of 32, by Nemo1985

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feipoa wrote:

Very suttle differences. Do some of these driver versions use AGP fast write and sidebanding?

Well to be honest i'm sure that the first version if installed in turbo mode enables fastwrite, but from v4.43, the option is gone, you can just choose if install the agp drivers or not.

Reply 31 of 32, by boxpressed

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I just realized that 4.35 makes my VA-503+ (MVP3) reboot when I select "Restart in MS-DOS mode." Clean install with only Norton Ghost and 4-in-1 driver.

"Restart in MS-DOS mode" works when 4-in-1 is not installed.

Going to try 4.26 tomorrow.

Reply 32 of 32, by jaZz_KCS

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- For VIA MVP3, MVP4, Apollo 133 - use 4 in 1 4.35 or older. - better AGP compatibility and performance. Don't use any nvidia driver newer then 5x.xx!!!! 6x.xx drivers for example don't mesh well with 4 in 1 drivers and might bsod
- For VIA Apollo PRO, KT133 and KT266 use 4.43
- For KT333, KT400, KT600, KT880 and newer use 4.56 under Windows 98 - you should manually install all devices (CPU to AGP bridge, CPU to PCI bridge, etc) - sometimes they don't install correctly. Newer chipsets will work well under 98 with the newest drivers (Hyperion PRO 5.xx) - again, you might have to manually install the bridges from the device manager. For Win XP use Hyperion PRO 5.23 / 5.24A