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GeForce4 ti 4400 slow frame rate

By StriderX
Mar 12, 2002
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  1. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,548   +96

    Your system
    AMD XP 1800 CPU@1.5Ghz(266 DDR fsb unless you are overclocking it)
    Asus A7A266 Mobo
    GeForce 4 TI 4400
    512 MB PC133 SDRAM
    60gb HDD
    Windows XP Pro
    3dmark2001SE : 6039

    Geforce 4 Ti 4400
    Fill Rate : 4.4 Billion AA Samples/Sec.
    Operations Per Second : 1.12 Trillion
    Memory Bandwidth : 8.8GB/Sec.


    My system
    AMD Athlon 1.4Ghz@1.5Ghz(286 DDR fsb)
    Asus A7M266 Mobo
    Geforce 3
    256 MB DDR2100
    20GB HDD
    Windows 98SE
    3dmark2001 : 6511

    Geforce 3
    Fill Rate : 3.2 Billion AA Samples/Sec.
    Operations Per Second : 800 Billion
    Memory Bandwidth : 7.36GB/Sec.


    I have read online and printed articles saying that windows98SE is better for gaming (proven with Benchmarks) but not that much that your score should be dramatically affected. But I would be tempted to stick in some DDR ram to see how that boosts the system performance rather than the old SDR PC133 ram...
    Also make sure you have installed the motherboard chipset drivers that are needed. Check Asus website for latest ones.
    I know that for my A7M266 I need the northbridge AMD760 AGP driver installed. Maybe you need the ALi equivalent. You can get the drivers direct from ALi but I would try Asus first.
    Also the chipset on your motherboard isn't the best DDR one out of the 266 range. The KT266a and nForce ones beat it and so does the AMD760 in a lot of performance benchmarks :p
    But yet again I don't think this can be held responsible for your low 3dmark2001SE performance.

    Actually I am not so sure about DDR making a difference, especially in UT. Check out Tomshardware here, they bench the A7A266 with SDR and DDR so you can see the difference in framerates, but bear in mind that they test it with the Asus V7700 AGP, nVIDIA GeForce2 GTS, 32 MB DDR SDRAM and not a GF4.
  2. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah TS Rookie Posts: 868

    Hey Arris, I see you have the same chipset as me the AMD 760. Have you thought about trying the program I suggested in an earlier post here:

    http://www.3dspotlight.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=531

    I drop my system temps by 17 degrees fahrenhiet and improved memory bandwidth. Just a thought. Something you might want to tinker with. :)

    Super
  3. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,548   +96

    Yeah I probably will do. Currently I am away from my home country where my PC is, so it will have to wait until I get back at the end of this coming week (22/03/02)...
    Don't really have a temperature problem since I live in Aberdeen in Scotland and my loaded temperature is about 39 Degrees celcius (Have ThermalRight SK6 heatsink) ;)
    The bandwidth improvements would be welcome though.
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