First post, by bloodem
Does anyone know where I could find the oldest drivers possible for a Guillemot Maxi Gamer Cougar PCI (based on Riva TNT2 M64)?
I'm trying to do some benchmarks on a 430TX/Pentium MMX 233 system, and I found that "newer" drivers, such as 7.76 have a massive overheard, too much for the poor Pentium MMX. So I wonder if I can squeeze just a little bit more performance by going with the absolute oldest drivers possible. I don't expect major improvements, but it's worth to try 😀
According to this review on Anandtech, both the AGP and PCI versions of the card were available in January 2000, so most likely Detonator versions 2.xx / 3.xx should support this card. Unfortunately I only found AGP versions for these very old drivers, and they're not compatible. I tried forcing the install, but it resulted in a corrupted OS, which was expected 😀
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