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Old December 14th 03, 11:39 AM
Ulrik Lye
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"zmike6" wrote in message
Just upgraded my GF4-Ti4200-equipped system's CPU to a t-bred
2600+/266 FSB model, now slightly overclocked to 2.22 ghz. I ran
some benchmarks and am a bit disappointed with where I am. System
specs are at the end of this post. In 3dMark 2001 I'm only getting
10600. In CodeCreatures, only 26.2 avg fps. VulpineGL is average 107
FPS. When this system had a 2000+ CPU, non overclocked, it did
roughly 9400 3dmarks. Pure CPU benchmarks show this system to be
performing about where it should, it's mainly the video benchmarks
that are kicking my butt.

Ideas: For one thing this CPU is only the 133 FSB version, this
motherboard doesn't support the 166 FSB Athlons. Also I'm using the
standard Windows XP drivers for the VIA chipset, not the newer 4-in-1
hyperions, 'cause I hear many folks have stability problems with those
and the install sounds like a pain. I know the NForce 2 setups have
better performance than Via KT333 but I still think I'm "short" at
least 1000 3dmarks.

I doubt the chipset has anything to say about your result. I'm running on an
older chipset (KT266A) and still I get better results than you do with a
[email protected] You should upgrade to the 4-in-1 drivers - it's no pain to
install them and they're most likely better.

System Specs & Settings:

MSI KT3 Ultra2-C
Athlon XP 2600+/266, at 16x139 = 2224 mhz.

FSB overclocking is far more effective than multiplier in this benchmark. I get
better results with 10x150 (1501 mhz) than 10.5x146 (1530 mhz) with mine 1600+.

512 MB DDR RAM CAS2 running in sync with CPU at 139
GeForce 4 Ti4200 at 264 core/466 mem (bad overclocker)

This is pretty poor. Many ti4200 cards are sold with stock core speed of
250/550. I believe this is the main reason you score low results. When I made my
best result I ran at

cpu: [email protected] (150fsb)
gpu: 308c/628m
Sco 11365

45.23 drivers for video

It's been a while since I ran benchmarks - but try other drivers as well - some
are better than others. My favorite driver used to be 40.52.

Windows XP Home

I use WinXP Pro - probably no difference.

DirectX 8.1

Same as I used when I benched. I have dx9 now. I have no idea if it does
anything for this card.