32MB Geforce 256 Improvement??

By PhilC2005
Jun 20, 2005
  1. Hi there, I have recently acquired a Hercules 3d Prophet Geforce 256 32MB AGP 4x card. The card manages ~10fps on Battlefield Vietnam with lowest settings, this is playable however could be improved.
    I know the problem is with the card as I run this with an Athlon 1400 and the results are the same as in my brother's Pentium 700mhz.
    I have heard about a way of hardware-modding it to a Geforce Quadro by changing some resistors but I have been unable to find out exactly which, and how much performance gain would I get from this?
    Also only half the memory slots on this card are full and I have located a source of the memory chips, would I just be able to solder them in and then flash the bios to upgrade to 64MB?? How much more performance would this bring??

    This is a piccie of the card
    This is exactly the same card as I have, it has RAM in the slots on the bottom but not on the top.


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  2. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    Doing all that work to add 32mb ram will not help you in performance. If you want to play the latest games, you will need a better card.

  3. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    unless you're an engineer or someone with a great understanding of electronics, messing with a board in that manner is a sure-fire way to break it. you'll also need special parts and tools to complete the job. i agree with spade, get yourself a better card (you should be able to get a few bucks for yours).
  4. PhilC2005

    PhilC2005 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 39

    cheers guys, i guess I was being a bit ambititous, I think I might just try o/cing this one for a bit and save up for a complete computer upgrade, as I only have AGP 4x capability.
  5. Finchy

    Finchy TS Rookie Posts: 353

    I've always wondered...Whats the difference between a Geforce and a Quattro, I don't understand why Nvidia needs to make two different brands of cards!
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