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71.1.84, DirextX 9.0c, Geforce 2 mx: Problem

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Anonymous
March 20, 2005 3:54:38 PM

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hello,
after installing the actual driver, dxdiag tells me that the gfx-cards has
2048 MB ram and also direct3d is not working (direct3d test fails...). whats
wrong here?

thank you in advance,

euro
Anonymous
March 20, 2005 3:54:39 PM

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On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 12:54:38 +0800, "European" <jmpt@softhome.net>
wrote:

>hello,
>after installing the actual driver, dxdiag tells me that the gfx-cards has
>2048 MB ram and also direct3d is not working (direct3d test fails...). whats
>wrong here?
>
>thank you in advance,
>
>euro
>

My brother has a GF2 MX400 on WinXP Pro using the same driver
version, and it works fine. Try un installing the driver from the
Windows un install control panel, then use Driver Cleaner,
http://www.drivercleaner.net/, to remove any leftover files, and
registry entries that might be causing problems. Then reinstall the
driver. May not help, but it won't hurt either.
Anonymous
March 20, 2005 7:24:08 PM

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That older video card is NOT stable with the newer video driver versions.
Use the 45.23 driver for stability.

--
DaveW



"European" <jmpt@softhome.net> wrote in message
news:3a4ebkF679h2jU1@individual.net...
> hello,
> after installing the actual driver, dxdiag tells me that the gfx-cards has
> 2048 MB ram and also direct3d is not working (direct3d test fails...).
> whats
> wrong here?
>
> thank you in advance,
>
> euro
>
>
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Anonymous
March 20, 2005 11:28:13 PM

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> That older video card is NOT stable with the newer video driver versions.
> Use the 45.23 driver for stability.

Warning. DaveW gives the same stock answer every time. I believe he gets
paid every time someone uses the 45.23's. He has never recommended any
other driver.

These drivers ARE backwards compatible with the older cards.
Anonymous
March 21, 2005 10:10:35 AM

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I had lots of problems with my geForce 4800SE using the 71.1.84 version
while running 98SE. So much so that I used an older version ( 64 I think )
or it wouldn't run at all, but the problems all went away after upgrading to
XP and re-installing the latest driver version.


"Dave Zass" <sendmespam@volleyball.net> wrote in message
news:3a6m9bF694rpfU1@individual.net...
>> That older video card is NOT stable with the newer video driver versions.
>> Use the 45.23 driver for stability.
>
> Warning. DaveW gives the same stock answer every time. I believe he gets
> paid every time someone uses the 45.23's. He has never recommended any
> other driver.
>
> These drivers ARE backwards compatible with the older cards.
>
Anonymous
March 21, 2005 10:10:36 AM

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On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 07:10:35 GMT, "Woody Strickland"
<wstrickland@carolina.rr.com> wrote:

>I had lots of problems with my geForce 4800SE using the 71.1.84 version
>while running 98SE. So much so that I used an older version ( 64 I think )
>or it wouldn't run at all, but the problems all went away after upgrading to
>XP and re-installing the latest driver version.
>


I found the same thing. No matter what version of drivers I
used with any of the Nvidia cards I have under Win9x OS, they where
unstable. I think it is either DirectX, or something that is updated
in the OS that causes it to become unstable with Nvidia drivers. After
upgrading to Win2k/2003/WinXP, the new drivers are stable... Even on
an old TnT2.
Anonymous
March 22, 2005 12:03:28 AM

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hello woody,
well, my system is too old too run win xp. i mean, it would run but it would
take too much resources, so i stay with win98se. (by the way the geforce 2
mx 400 64 mb is also too fast for my board...2x agp..hehe).

well..it is a matter of fact that the newest driver doesnt run. direct3d
fails and dxdiag says my card has 2048 MB ram...

an older driver works...but some games wont run since they need a fully
directx 9 compatible driver...

*sigh*

computers...

anyways, thanks for all ur answers
"Woody Strickland" <wstrickland@carolina.rr.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:Lru%d.56534$_i3.2374111@twister.southeast.rr.com...
> I had lots of problems with my geForce 4800SE using the 71.1.84 version
> while running 98SE. So much so that I used an older version ( 64 I
think )
> or it wouldn't run at all, but the problems all went away after upgrading
to
> XP and re-installing the latest driver version.
>
>
> "Dave Zass" <sendmespam@volleyball.net> wrote in message
> news:3a6m9bF694rpfU1@individual.net...
> >> That older video card is NOT stable with the newer video driver
versions.
> >> Use the 45.23 driver for stability.
> >
> > Warning. DaveW gives the same stock answer every time. I believe he
gets
> > paid every time someone uses the 45.23's. He has never recommended any
> > other driver.
> >
> > These drivers ARE backwards compatible with the older cards.
> >
>
>
Anonymous
March 22, 2005 12:03:29 AM

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European wrote:

> hello woody,
> well, my system is too old too run win xp. i mean, it would run but it would
> take too much resources, so i stay with win98se. (by the way the geforce 2
> mx 400 64 mb is also too fast for my board...2x agp..hehe).
>
> well..it is a matter of fact that the newest driver doesnt run. direct3d
> fails and dxdiag says my card has 2048 MB ram...
>
> an older driver works...but some games wont run since they need a fully
> directx 9 compatible driver...
>
> *sigh*
>
> computers...
>
> anyways, thanks for all ur answers
> "Woody Strickland" <wstrickland@carolina.rr.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> news:Lru%d.56534$_i3.2374111@twister.southeast.rr.com...
>
><snip>

Try the 61.76 driver set. It worked for me with Win98SE and DirectX9.
Anonymous
March 22, 2005 12:03:30 AM

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On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 14:37:22 GMT, Robert Gault
<robert.gault@worldnet.att.net> wrote:

>European wrote:
>
>> hello woody,
>> well, my system is too old too run win xp. i mean, it would run but it would
>> take too much resources, so i stay with win98se. (by the way the geforce 2
>> mx 400 64 mb is also too fast for my board...2x agp..hehe).
>>
>> well..it is a matter of fact that the newest driver doesnt run. direct3d
>> fails and dxdiag says my card has 2048 MB ram...
>>
>> an older driver works...but some games wont run since they need a fully
>> directx 9 compatible driver...
>>
>> *sigh*
>>
>> computers...
>>
>> anyways, thanks for all ur answers
>> "Woody Strickland" <wstrickland@carolina.rr.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
>> news:Lru%d.56534$_i3.2374111@twister.southeast.rr.com...
>>
> ><snip>
>
>Try the 61.76 driver set. It worked for me with Win98SE and DirectX9.

I have a TNT2 Model 64/Model64 Pro and it works *great* with the
61.76 drivers. I was using some old drivers by Microsoft and decided
to try Nvidia's drivers. So I had read in here where 61.76 were good
drivers so installed them and my video is more responsive than ever
and DVDs play much better now.
Anonymous
March 23, 2005 1:51:15 AM

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no clue here. I did a new installation (...format c:)  with windows 98SE.
installed directx 9.0c
(probably a mistake) and no newer driver works. (direct3d error and display
of over 2078 MB RAM or so..)

P3 500 Mhz Katma
FIC Board VB601-V (VIA, Apollo Pro Plus Chipset)
2x AGP
60 gb hdd
windows 98SE
384 mb ram
geforce 2 mx 400
directx 9.0c


the system itself works yeah..but as i said some gameswont run since this
old driver is not fully 9.0 compatibleetc.

anyways..thanks for ur help

"Robert Gault" <robert.gault@worldnet.att.net> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:C_A%d.159066$Th1.41537@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> European wrote:
>
> > hello woody,
> > well, my system is too old too run win xp. i mean, it would run but it
would
> > take too much resources, so i stay with win98se. (by the way the geforce
2
> > mx 400 64 mb is also too fast for my board...2x agp..hehe).
> >
> > well..it is a matter of fact that the newest driver doesnt run. direct3d
> > fails and dxdiag says my card has 2048 MB ram...
> >
> > an older driver works...but some games wont run since they need a fully
> > directx 9 compatible driver...
> >
> > *sigh*
> >
> > computers...
> >
> > anyways, thanks for all ur answers
> > "Woody Strickland" <wstrickland@carolina.rr.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> > news:Lru%d.56534$_i3.2374111@twister.southeast.rr.com...
> >
> ><snip>
>
> Try the 61.76 driver set. It worked for me with Win98SE and DirectX9.
Anonymous
March 23, 2005 1:58:17 AM

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i forgot to say:

i tried the antique driver 4.14.10.5304 and direct3d and the RAM of the card
(64MB) is correctly displayed.
its not a directx 9 driver..so..some stuff wont work..

probably a little newer drivers also work (too tired to try that out) but
newer ones..starting with your
suggested one and the newest dont work.

i think i will just give up and let it the way it is. thank you all.

"George Mooth" <gmoothduh@comcast.net> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:ub9u31tgt2pboo9eidpetud10e44oduk1m@4ax.com...
> On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 14:37:22 GMT, Robert Gault
> <robert.gault@worldnet.att.net> wrote:
>
> >European wrote:
> >
> >> hello woody,
> >> well, my system is too old too run win xp. i mean, it would run but it
would
> >> take too much resources, so i stay with win98se. (by the way the
geforce 2
> >> mx 400 64 mb is also too fast for my board...2x agp..hehe).
> >>
> >> well..it is a matter of fact that the newest driver doesnt run.
direct3d
> >> fails and dxdiag says my card has 2048 MB ram...
> >>
> >> an older driver works...but some games wont run since they need a fully
> >> directx 9 compatible driver...
> >>
> >> *sigh*
> >>
> >> computers...
> >>
> >> anyways, thanks for all ur answers
> >> "Woody Strickland" <wstrickland@carolina.rr.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> >> news:Lru%d.56534$_i3.2374111@twister.southeast.rr.com...
> >>
> > ><snip>
> >
> >Try the 61.76 driver set. It worked for me with Win98SE and DirectX9.
>
> I have a TNT2 Model 64/Model64 Pro and it works *great* with the
> 61.76 drivers. I was using some old drivers by Microsoft and decided
> to try Nvidia's drivers. So I had read in here where 61.76 were good
> drivers so installed them and my video is more responsive than ever
> and DVDs play much better now.
>
Anonymous
March 25, 2005 9:55:12 AM

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European skrev:
> hello,
> after installing the actual driver, dxdiag tells me that the gfx-cards has
> 2048 MB ram and also direct3d is not working (direct3d test fails...). whats
> wrong here?
>
> thank you in advance,
>
> euro
>
>
Try the drivers from www.guru3d.com, at least for me, they work.
!