I would like to give all GeForce users the collection of suggestions
I have gotten so far from users out there. Since I have no
cash flow to upgrade to a GeForce myself ( I already run 2
pretty happening comps here) then I rely on word of mouth
for these issues.
you have trouble running your GeForce DDR in any Quake game
there are a few possibilities for the DDR (known problems)
Does your motherboard have a softmenu where you can set up
your CPU? If so, what is the IO setting? Usually by default
it is 3.3 and apparently the DDR likes 3.6.
Have you tried disabling opengl extensions in the control
panel for your DDR?
Rumor has it that motherboards with ATA66 drivers do not run
the DDR well, they conflict.
Is the DDR sharing an IRQ, and if so, with what? Not looking
for Windows to say conflict, it doesn't always know....but
is it sharing with something significant, like your soundcard?
Is your desktop resolution set to 32 bit? set it to 16 bit.
excellent find also was a site that maintains a FAQ
for GeForce users by Christopher Hill. Bless his lil heart!
Karl St. Clair
of solving the problem by turning off GL extensions all together,
you can just set the value of "ext_vertex_array" to "0" and
continue using the ext.
Anything is worth a try once you have spent
that much money on a video card!
><ena Warrier Princess
Laser mouse (IntelliEye)
recently indulged in a new Microsoft IntelliEye mouse to replace
my old one. It's the really cool one that glows red because
it runs off a laser instead of a ball. Anyway, while it's
a tremendous amount more accurate in Photoshop and on the
desktop it is not a good gaming mouse. 2 reasons why:
1. When moved very fast (like to do a 180) it simply does
2. In order to pick it up and move it to another spot, it
needs to be lifted at least 1/2" off the mousing surface in
order to stop reading.
So when I am playing and want to pick up the mouse in order
to reposition it on the pad I have to lift it way up and it
still tracks part of the way making the screen move in a vary
unnatural way (causes sickness in some). Just some thoughts
for those of you who thought it was a cool toy. It is, but
do what i do and use the Laser Guided mouse on the desktop
with a USB connection and leave the old mouse in the PS/2
port. The computer doesn't mind 2 mice and that way you have
one ready for Quake or Photoshop.
just bought a SOYO SY-6VBA 133 board and have had pure hell
trying to get it to perform with either a Creative, Riva TNT2
Ultra 32meg or a Creative, Savage4 S3 32meg. With the TNT2
I get VCORE and VXD errors in the infamous blue screen or
just hard lock up. With the Savage4, things run fine as long
as I run it totally un-tweaked with the original drivers only.
We all know we can't run UN-TWEAKED I get only about 50 FPS
running timedemo in Quake2 affraid to look at Q3 FPS. I was
running in the high 90's with a diamond micronics C400 Board,
everything else the same. Im running a PII 400, 128 meg ram
and original SOYO drivers. Nothing is over clocked at present.
Just plain Jane. So can you folks offer any words of wisdom
before I go spend some more cash for an ABIT board? Please
HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jim Beam
off you need to bring any new motherboard up to speed in the
BIOS. Sometimes within moments of release, a new hardware
product will have new drivers or a BIOS upgrade. Nothing in
the computer industry is current after one hour :)
a look at the webpage for your Soyo
board. Your particular board is a VIA Apollo PRO133 chipset.
On the Drivers
page it lists ETEQ (VIA) drivers. There are quite a few updates
there. Also, there is a review and comparison of your board
to other Intel chipset boards at Active-Hardware.
folks, this techie still can't go for the VIA chipset motherboards.
They don't have what it takes yet.
note: In a response from Daniel to our solution, the new drivers
from Soyo did the trick!
Cable Modem Blues
I just got a cable modem and my ping sucks. I get nothing
lower that 500. Whants wrong.
would call your cable company and complain. For you to instantly
have a ping no better than 500 means you are being cheated.
Either they are delivering the worst possible bandwidth through
bad lines or signals, gave you a completely lousy cable modem,
or set up your network properties completely wrong.
there are tweaks for cable modems available at Speedguide,
but seriously Scott, you have to have a decent ping to begin
with and make it better. Not go for miracles. Time to call
your cable company.