Geforce 2m recognized as quadro!

Hello
i recently bought a nvidia geforce 2 mx400 with 64mb memory.
When the pc starts at the top of the screen its says "Nvidia geforce 2 mx 400 " but when i log to windows the card is recognized as geforce quadro!
I have changed drivers from the early 28.xx to 30.82 now.
Does anyone know whats the problem?
I have winXp
3dmark2001 marks only 1290 and other users with the geforce2mx score 3k!!
plz help
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  1. This also happened to me, first off make sure you don't have any 3-rd party tools installed such as RivaTuner, etc. If you do delete it, since there is a feature in some of these tools to "turn on" quadro features, thus making windows recognize it as one. Now with no 3rd party tools installed, uinstall your nvidia drivers all together - and before reboot go into system devices and delete anything listed under video adapters. Upon reboot windows should not know wtf the card is or maybe it will and install a crap driver for it, simply ignore whatever windows is trying to do and install your new detonators (note 30.xx are old now, as there as 40.41 avail on nvidia.com <A HREF="http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=winxp-2k_40.41" target="_new">here</A>). Anyhow install the drivers, reboot again and you should be good. Worked for me.

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  2. thank u for the advice!i will try it tommorow!
  3. i tried what u said but when windows start it recognizes the card as a quadro!!
    i change the driver to the geforce2mx/400 but i can see no change!
    how can i recognize if this card i a geforce2?


    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by thodorinis on 09/07/02 08:36 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
  4. any help??still getting only 1200 at the 3dmark2001se!!
  5. hi again
    i runned power strip and it says tha the
    core speed is 100mhz and the memory speed is 143mhz
    is this correct??
  6. what do u mean by geforce quadro? Does it say that, or simply Quadro? Hehe, try downloading <A HREF="http://www.guru3d.com/rivatuner/" target="_new">Rivatuner</A> and then goto where it says target adapter and customize, under nvstrap tab, select force off quadro features. Conversely, u could flash bios w/ quadro, and sell it for 3x what u paid for it:)

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  7. rivatuner says
    NVIDIA quadro /....(my monitor)
    64bit-AGP NV10(A3)with 64 mb sdr memory
    can this is true with 100mhz core and 143mhz memory speed?


    RIVATUNER INFO
    $ffffffffff ---------------------------------------------------
    $ffffffffff Northbridge information
    $ffffffffff ---------------------------------------------------
    $0400000000 Description : NVIDIA nForce
    $0400000001 Vendor ID : 10de (NVIDIA)
    $0400000002 Device ID : 01a4
    $0400000003 AGP status : supported, enabled
    $0400000004 AGP rate : 1x 2x 4x supported, 4x selected
    $0400000005 AGP SBA : supported, enabled
    $0400000006 AGP FW : supported, enabled
    $ffffffffff ---------------------------------------------------
    $ffffffffff Display adapter information
    $ffffffffff ---------------------------------------------------
    $0000000000 Description : NVIDIA Quadro
    $0000000001 Vendor ID : 10de (NVIDIA)
    $0000000002 Device ID : 0103
    $0000000003 Location : bus 2, device 0, function 0
    $0000000004 Bus type : AGP
    $0000000005 AGP status : enabled
    $0000000006 AGP rate : 1x 2x 4x supported, 4x selected
    $0000000007 AGP SBA : supported, enabled
    $0000000008 AGP FW : supported, enabled
    $0000000009 Base address 0 : e4000000 (memory range)
    $000000000a Base address 1 : e8000000 (memory range)
    $000000000b Base address 2 : none
    $000000000c Base address 3 : none
    $000000000d Base address 4 : none
    $000000000e Base address 5 : none
    $ffffffffff ---------------------------------------------------
    $ffffffffff NVIDIA specific display adapter information
    $ffffffffff ---------------------------------------------------
    $0100000000 Graphics core : NV10 revision A3
    $0100000001 Bus type : AGP
    $0100000002 Memory bus : 64-bit
    $0100000003 Memory type : SDR (RAM configuration 06)
    $0100000004 Memory amount : 65536KB
    $0100000005 Core clock : 100.226MHz
    $0100000006 Memory clock : 143.180MHz
    $0100000007 Reference clock : 14.318MHz
    $0100000008 Maximum Fvco : 256.000MHz
    $0100000009 Core PLL Fvco : 200.452MHz
    $010000000a Memory PLL Fvco : 143.180MHz


    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by thodorinis on 09/07/02 07:11 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
  8. It says only quadro, not Quadro EX or MXR? Cause then that's odd, and also I don't think those clock speeds r right. U could take a look at a reference mx400 board and make sure resistors are in correct place, but that's plain ass. Just return it and explain ur problem.

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  9. if i tried to over clock the core and the memory speed to 175 mhz as the geforce 2 mx is supposed to be??
  10. Definately some wierd frequency numbers, my MX ran at something like 220/380 (DDR380 is 190MHz actual) and it ran great, got me around 2400 in 3D-Mark 2001!

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  11. i search my card and the only i can find is a sign
    GEFORCE 2 200 VER 1.2
    i cant look onto the chip because it has a fan
    i tried to overclock the card to 115/160
    i got 200points raise but the graphics in some games became worse
  12. You have a GeForce 2 MX200, not the MX400. I believe the highest score I could get with an Overclocked MX200 on the same system was around 1800 points in 3D-Mark 2001. It's really a trashy card, when you overclock the MX200 and TNT2 (full version) to their limits, the TNT2 outscores the MX200 by about 15%.

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  13. thanks for the help
    but still geforce 2mx with 1200points its very little
    why when i overclock the card the graphics seem a little fuzzy?
  14. That card's a lost cause, I sold mine ASAP!

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