can get the latest reference drivers for the TNT1/2 &
available for Windows 9x, NT & 2000. For drivers for
specific cards please go to the respective manufacturers
website. This guide is based on the 3.xx drivers from nVidia.
Some of the
tweaks below, especially registry ones, may or may not
work/apply depending on which driver version you have
cards may need to have their own manufacturers driver
installed to work properly.
you experience any in-game lockups & your video card is
overclocked, try lowering the clock speed 3 – 5 Mhz
increments until they stop.
If you have a Super-7 motherboard (or any other for
that matter) you may have experienced compatibility
problems. To fix these you’ll want to download the latest
drivers/BIOS updates for that motherboard, check Windrivers
next piece of advice is from the nvidia newsgroup, alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
& may also improve stability with Super-7 motherboards.
click on My computer. Click on the Device Manager
tab. Open System Devices & go to PCI Bus.
Right click on it & select Properties. Go into
the Settings tab & set the Device Enumeration to Use
Hardware NOT Use BIOS.
click the IRQ Steering tab & uncheck Get IRQ
table using ACPI BIOS. Click "Ok" Reboot for
changes to take effect.
regedit & open this key [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Class\Display\000x\NVIDIA].
Where x represents the key with the sub-key NVIDIA.
In this NVIDIA folder create a new dword value
& give it a value of 1. If lockups persist, try
change the value to 2.
GeForce is one power hungry card. To improve system
stability you’d want to either;
have at least a 250watt power supply, or
increase the I/O voltage of the motherboard. This can
usually be done via the BIOS. This will allow the GeForce to
get the power that it needs to run properly.
You might know
of a particular problem involving distorted sound because of
the AGP card incorrectly using up all the bus. The nvidia
drivers (at least the 3.53 up to 3.77 that I've used) do
this. The way to stop this sound problem is with the
this key [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\NVIDIA
Corporation\Global\System] Add a New Binary value
entitled Super7Compat. Give it a value of 00 00 00 00.
Alternatively, you can download
the file here.
You can find more troubleshooting tips in
Christopher Hill’s excellent Geforce