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August 26, 2004 8:39:50 AM

Hey guys i was wondering which card would be better for playing doom3 a Gainward G force 2 pro 450 64DDR or a G force 4 mx440se,i know neither of these card are really adequate to play doom3 but ya its all i have got.Your help would be greatly appreciated

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August 26, 2004 11:34:31 AM

Have you thought about maybe a TI series card? Maybe either a TI4200, or maybe picking up a used TI-4600 or a TI-4400. The TI cards would run Doom3 pretty good, and wouldn't cost you very much at all. A TI-4400 can be picked up on eBay for $15-30.

Out of the two I would lean towards the GeForce 4, MX440SE

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August 26, 2004 12:06:32 PM

That gainward card (I had one), overclocks like crazy. I'd say that one.

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August 26, 2004 12:16:58 PM

mx440se

Engine Clock:250MHz
RAMDAC:350MHz

vs.
250/400 out of the box which you'll probably be able to get to 250/500 easily. I think I had mine at 270/505.


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August 26, 2004 12:23:14 PM

Ok thanks man which software must i use to do that

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August 26, 2004 1:28:02 PM

Just enable coolbits in the registry to unlock the NV overclocking utility:

run regedit then go to
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\NVIDIA Corporation\Global\NVTweak]

create a new DWORD called CoolBits with a value of 3



This registry patcher download will do it for you if you are uncomforatable with regedit.
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Note: I have not used this on the newest drivers to see if it still works. Anyone else know?


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August 26, 2004 2:05:34 PM

Just to add to my question which card would produce a better image quilty

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August 26, 2004 8:22:31 PM

Both of those cards are DirectX 7 cards.

If you want to play Doom on the cheap, get yourself a DirectX 8 card at least... it'll help alot with the shadows & such.

A cheap Geforce3 Ti 200/500 from ebay would be much better than a Geforce4 MX, and a cheap Geforce4 Ti 4200 would be even better than that... the 4200 is the best way to Doom3 on the cheap. :) 

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August 26, 2004 8:35:11 PM

dude! i have absolutely no idea about getting a ti4400 on ebay for 15-30 us dollars, the lowest I saw was about 50-60 dollars.
August 26, 2004 11:31:58 PM

They seem to go in streaks, I personally was watching for a while for a spare computer, and saw quite a few go for $30 or so. They have recently gone up a little, might keep watching see what happens. This was about a month ago when I was looking. Obvisuly on eBay there are high and lows, so keep an eye out.

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