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GeForce MX 4000 slowdown

By Xendo355
Mar 20, 2007
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  1. Hello. I recently acquired a GeForce MX 4000 from a friend and while it's not the best card for 3d games I thought that it would be better than my integrated graphics card( an ATI Radeon Xpress 200). The install went smoothly with no errors and everything looked okay. Then I went to start up Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and the graphics suffered from slowdown. I thought it was strange that it would not run it when my integrated graphics card did. But, I shrugged it off and preceded to start up another game(C&C: Renegade) and it did the same thing.

    I am truly at a loss at what could be causing it. I would appricate any help you could provide. Thank you in advance.

    My system specs are:

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    Computer:
    Computer Type ACPI Multiprocessor PC
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
    OS Service Pack [ TRIAL VERSION ]
    Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.11
    DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
    Computer Name YOUR-99DDF15D27
    User Name Owner
    Logon Domain [ TRIAL VERSION ]
    Date / Time 2007-03-19 / 23:02

    Motherboard:
    CPU Type Intel Pentium 4 524, 3066 MHz (23 x 133)
    Motherboard Name Intel Grand County D101GGC (2 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)
    Motherboard Chipset ATI Radeon Xpress 200
    System Memory [ TRIAL VERSION ]
    BIOS Type Intel (07/07/06)
    Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

    Display:
    Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 4000 (128 MB)
    3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce4 MX 4000
    Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (F6EY65192686U)

    Multimedia:
    Audio Adapter Realtek ALC861 @ ATI SB450 - High Definition Audio Controller

    Storage:
    IDE Controller ATI IDE Controller
    IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
    IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
    Storage Controller SCSI/RAID Host Controller
    Storage Controller SCSI/RAID Host Controller
    Disk Drive Generic USB CF Reader USB Device
    Disk Drive Generic USB MS Reader USB Device
    Disk Drive Generic USB SD Reader USB Device
    Disk Drive Generic USB SM Reader USB Device
    Disk Drive ST3160212A (160 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
    Optical Drive ER0144U NXP210J SCSI CdRom Device
    Optical Drive Generic STEALTH DVD SCSI CdRom Device (Virtual DVD-ROM)
    Optical Drive TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H652D (DVD+R9:8x, DVD-R9:8x, DVD+RW:18x/8x, DVD-RW:18x/6x, DVD-RAM:12x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:48x/32x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM)
    SMART Hard Disks Status OK

    Partitions:
    C: (NTFS) [ TRIAL VERSION ]
    H: (FAT32) 5409 MB (3487 MB free)
    Total Size [ TRIAL VERSION ]

    Input:
    Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse PS/2 Compatible Mouse
    Game Controller Microsoft PC-joystick driver

    Network:
    Primary IP Address [ TRIAL VERSION ]
    Primary MAC Address 00-16-76-67-9A-ED
    Network Adapter Microsoft Loopback Adapter (10.2 [ TRIAL VERSION ])
    Network Adapter Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC (76.2 [ TRIAL VERSION ])
    Modem PCI Soft Data Fax Modem with SmartCP

    Peripherals:
    Printer Canon iP1700
    USB1 Controller ATI SB450 - USB Controller
    USB1 Controller ATI SB450 - USB Controller
    USB2 Controller ATI SB450 - USB 2.0 Controller
    USB Device Multimedia Card Reader
    USB Device USB Human Interface Device

    DMI:
    DMI BIOS Vendor Intel Corp.
    DMI BIOS Version GC11010M.15A.0030.2006.0707.2039
    DMI System Manufacturer Gateway
    DMI System Product T5048
    DMI System Version
    DMI System Serial Number [ TRIAL VERSION ]
    DMI System UUID [ TRIAL VERSION ]
    DMI Motherboard Manufacturer Intel Corporation
    DMI Motherboard Product D101GGC
    DMI Motherboard Version AAD54032-300
    DMI Motherboard Serial Number [ TRIAL VERSION ]
    DMI Chassis Manufacturer
    DMI Chassis Version
    DMI Chassis Serial Number [ TRIAL VERSION ]
    DMI Chassis Asset Tag [ TRIAL VERSION ]
    DMI Chassis Type Desktop Case
  2. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    Sorry to say this, but the MX4000 is an old card. I think GTA SA doesn't support the MX4000, IDK about C&C.

    However, make sure you have the latest drivers from Nvidia for your videocard (the newest driver package may not support the MX4000, I'm not sure).

    Regards :wave:
  3. HPCE_Larry

    HPCE_Larry TS Rookie Posts: 189

    Yea you'll want something a little more modern then the mx4000 to play GTA. check newegg. You can get half decent cards for ~$50 that aught to be able to play it.
  4. Xendo355

    Xendo355 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Alright, thanks for the info. I'll look into a better card.
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