Help with a GF2 mx200

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Tabula Rasa, Sep 27, 2002.

  1. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

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    Well my GForce2 mx 200 is getting really old, and i'm thinking of overclocking him...
    Anyone how knows a good guide about overcloacking a gf or just a way to do that (not just mhz) please replay.
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    See if this will do you. I downloaded it, installed it, but did not try it.
     
  3. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Download it here if you want it. You don't have to sign up.
     
  4. i wouldnt recommend overclocking the old card, as it has no fan, and the MEMORY cant be pushed very far!
     
  5. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    overclocking a card to get better framerates is not actually doing to achieve much...

    oc your card to get better scores on benches... thats about all you can do... you are not suddenly going to get a massive framerate increase but you are going to increase your chances of damaging your video card...

    just save up and buy a decent card... many are available sub-$100 :)

    g.luck...
     
  6. yup, a gf4 ti will set you back only $140 now, or £130
     
  7. preacher44

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    the best way to in prover your fps is to tweak the games you play in the ini file, and to also be sure your running the latest drivers that the best u can do..without spending more money..i have the very card u ask about.. i did these tweaks went from a 30 fps to a top of 70 but just about all the time i get a strong 50 now..over 30 will work though
     
  8. I o/c mine from 200/166 to 220/188 (gpu/mem). As Sazar says, it improved my score by about 10% which in gaming terms equates to an extra 2/3 FPS. Not too much really. Just have to run at lower resolutions and texture quality.

    I was about to replace my PIII with an Athlon XP 2000+ and some shiney new DDR RAM but my car died and I had to by another, damn!

    :(
     
  9. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

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    eeek, i think i'l just buy a new Gforce... thanks guyz.
     
  10. albybum

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    The GeForce 2 is a great card, but it can't be stretched too far. To get the most performance out of the card, you need to find the drivers that work best with the card, and consider stepping up the clock speeds. Some GeForce 2 mx cards come with fans. The Powercolor GF MX 400 that I have in an older machine has a nice fan allowing me to o/c quite a bit.

    Most people that I have talked with recommend the 28.32 drivers for the best performance with the GF 2. After the 28.32 Nvidia started focusing most of their attention to the GF 4 in the driver sets mainly beginning with the WHQL approved 30.82.


    Voodoo files has great tools, tutorials, as well as the different versions of drivers you might need. I hope this helps some.

    http://www.voodoofiles.com/type.asp?cat_id=4
     
  11. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

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    Thanks Alby , the new 42 drivers work the best so far.
    but i think i cant get much performance from it, it is considered old and i can play with the clock speed since i don't have a fan.

    Well next computer spending will be a new card (maybe a radeon).
     
  12. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    i'm still on the 28.32's cus they work wid no gliches on me Geforce 2 mx200:p
     
  13. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    lol :)

    perfect example of the adage

    .: if it ain't broke... don't fix it :.

    :D
     
  14. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    exactly sazar m8:p....jus i'm young;) y bother upgradin if i got
    no probs now?
     
  15. Ace123

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    you guys and your war on overclocking. I run delta force black hawk down on a diamond viper 770 (aka riva tnt2 pro 128) only and ONLY because I overclocked it with coolbits. Tried running it without. Got nothing but error screens and 1 fps. Now i get roughly 20 fps overclocked with coolbits. What a performance gain lol. Overclocking can do wonderful things if you know what your doing, Dont want the geforce anymore ill buy it from you. Seriously lol
     
  16. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    dood... I oc like crazy... :)

    but I dont tell people to do it just because it is not worth it if they have little idea about oc'ing... making oc'ing seem like the do all end all of all things can lead them to go ahead and burn out their rigs..

    am sure you take precautions... I certainly do.. I have yet to burn out a single item from oc'ing (touchwood) primarily because I know what I am doing.. have the hardware cooling in place and have been lucky so far as well lol...
     
  17. Ace123

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    lol I was just messing around dude. But you do discourage alot of people seriously.