[pittsburghquake] Re: Unreal Tournament 2003 Demo released!

  • From: "Domico" <shannonbob@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pittsburghquake@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2002 21:37:40 -0400

I am not using the beta drivers because I am still using Win ME.  My problem
probably is my power supply.  I have some Antec 250W power supply.  I never
had lock-ups with the GeForce2 card.  I guess the extra power of the
GeForce4 card put me over the limit.  Is it hard to install a power supply?
I like my case and I am too cheap to buy an entire case.

Bob


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason D. Agostoni" <jasonda@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <pittsburghquake@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2002 5:17 PM
Subject: [pittsburghquake] Re: Unreal Tournament 2003 Demo released!


> Bob:
>
> The most popular benchmark is 3dMark2001.  You can get it from
www.madonion.com and it allows you to compare you score against others with
the same (or different) hardware.  Of course, some people overclock the shit
out of their hardware so there will always be people with scores incredibly
higher than yours.  I usually look for an average.
>
> Crashes are usually attributed to the AGP GART but you said you got the
latest from VIA so that is probably not the case.  I too was getting lookups
(even with my GF2) but it seems to be much better now that I have upgraded
my power supply.  You can try buying a power supply from BestBuy or
something and the return it if it doesn't help.  I also had troubles when I
had my USB devices hooked up at the same time (for whatever reason) so try
unplugging all of your hardware.
>
> If you are having problems with nVidia's 40.41 drivers, try backing off
one version.  I believe that if you go through the normal download link and
do NOT select the Detonator 40 option, you should be able to get the latest
non-beta drivers.
>
> Finally, you can check out eVGA.com (I believe that is the card Shannon
ordered?) .. they have decent customer support.
>
>
> For Quake III to show your FPS, pull down the console (~) and issues this
command:
>     seta cg_drawFPS "1"
> The seta will make it sticky and save it to the config file (I think).  If
that doesn't work, try this:
>     cg_drawFPS "1"
> ... i.e. without the seta
>
>
> BTW, here is what you should look for in a power supply:
>     - A name brand (like Antec, Enlight, Enermax, etc ...)
>     - At LEAST at 350W supply now that you have a GF4.  This will also
leave room for a better CPU and RAM.
>     - The 5V line should supply around 30A
>     - The 3.3v line should supply around 20A (look at your's, I'll bet it
says 14A)
>         - The GFX card uses the 3.3v line so this is important
>     - The total combined output (TCO) for the 3.3v and 5v rails should be
at least 220w (yours is probably much less)
>     - My model is an Antec SL350 and seems to be doing well
>
> J
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> Jason,
>
> I've installed the GeForce4.  It seems to work ok except i occasionally
get
> lock-ups.  I installed the latest nVidia driver and via driver for my
> motherboard.  Maybe there are some bios changes i need to make.
>
> Besides just looking at it, do you know of any good benchmark software
that
> i can use to see how much faster it is.  How can i tell how many fps Quake
> III is running at?
>
> Bob
>
>
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