I recently assembled a new computer, (my first), I did a heck of a lot of reaserch on it, and now it seems to be alot worse for my tastes. Here's the stats:
GA-7VRX Rv. 1.1
256 mb. Kingston PC2700 RAM
Gainward GeForce 3 Ti200 128MB
Maxtor 80 gig 133/ATA "Quiet" drive
SoundBlaster Audigy Mp3+
This computer, from what I can infer on 3DMark 2001 SE, it should be getting at least in the 6000's. The highest rating with the variety of settings I've put is around 4400. Now this is what could be getting me, but I'm brand new to overclocking. Using the Expertool utility that came with my card, I overclocked it to Core to 225 from 200, and Memory to 501 from 450(the last settings are what the "golden sample" cards are certified for). Do you think this could be it? Or am I wrong, and I just bought wrong parts?
Any known way to fix it? I'm afraid I don't have the money (on a parental budget, they wouldn't go for getting a test board.)
Also, I've read those posts. I haven't updated my bios, and I haven't had ANY lockup problems whatsoever. Maybe there was a large batch of bad boards, but I haven't seen anything on this but here, so for now I think it isn't the mobo's fault. Though, if there is anyone really thinks this could be a serious problem, I have only about 3 more days to return, which I really don't want to do.
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Pluto101 on 08/07/02 11:58 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
1. Is your DMA enabled?
2. Is the AGP aperture size inside your BIOS set to 128 MB
3. Do you have the latest drivers (Via 4in1: 4.40, Nvidia: 30.82).
4. Have you set AA to be managed by the application?
5. Under Direct3D have you set the max memory usable to 128 MB?
5. Under OpenGL have you set the max memory usable to 16 MB?
6. Have you set Vsync to off?
7. If you have CAS2 memory check if it is set to CAS2 in the BIOS.
My watercooler contains so much water that the moon has influence upon it .
I had the same problem. You need to get the VIA 4-in-1 drivers. Without them your agp slot is disabled and your performance will take a serious hit. My score jumped 1000 points after I installed the drivers.