you've installed the latest drivers, play a few games &
choose your screen resolutions, etc. This will give you an
idea of what you'll gain/lose once changes have been made
& also creates the necessary registry keys. Now, go into
the Windows registry. Click on Start then Run.
Type in regedit & press enter. NOTE – As stated
above, some of these tweaks may not apply depending on which
driver version is installed.
open this key [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\NVIDIA
Corporation\Global\NVTweak\]. Right click in the right
hand pane & add a New DWORD value entitled CoolBits,
give it a value of 3. This adds a few extra options
to NVTweak for v-sync & overclocking. Alternatively, you
can download the file here.
open up this key [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\NVIDIA
Corporation\Riva TNT\OpenGL\]. Right click in the right
hand pane & add a New DWORD value entitled ForceMultiTexture,
give it a value of 1. It is enabled by default when
playing in 32bit colour, however in 16 bit games enabling
this can cause a performance boost. This will only affects
Opengl games. Alternatively, you can download the file here.
In newer versions of the nVidia drivers you’ll have
to use another registry key to enable this. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Class\Display\000x\NVIDIA\OpenGL],
where x is the key that contains the NVIDIA
subkey. Add a New DWORD value entitled ForceMultiTexture
& give it a value of 1.
& core speed, open this key [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\NVIDIA
Corporation\RIVA TNT\Direct3D]. Here there should be 2
values, MCLK & NVCLK. MCLK is the memory
speed & NVCLK is the core speed of the card.
enable Side band addressing (SBA) on Athlon\Geforce
systems open this key [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\NVIDIA
Add 2 New DWORD values. One entitled EnableIrongate2x
& give it a value of 1, the other EnableIrongateSBA
& give that a value of 1. Alternatively you can
download it here.
This can improve performance in games that use a high amount
force the use of 32-bit textures, open this key [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\NVIDIA
Corporation\RIVA TNT\OpenGL]. Edit the value of RenderQualityFlags
from a default of 0 to a value of 4.
you have the 5.08
drivers installed you can to enable
anti-aliasing, which will improve visual quality by removing
“jaggies” from the image. There is a severe
drop in frame rate when enabled however.
this key [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Class\Display\000x\NVIDIA\OpenGL].
Add/edit a New DWORD
value entitled EnableFSAA.
Give it a value of 1
to enable anti-aliasing. Give it a value of 0
to disable anti-aliasing (this tweak only applies to the
The TNT1/2, GeForce can benefit
from tweaking your BIOS settings, & may solve some
problems that you can experience also. You can find out many
useful & optimized BIOS
settings in the BIOS guide. These can also help to fix
problems you may encounter.