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Author Topic:   Detonator 3 Drivers out!
peeet
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posted August 14, 2000 01:05 PM         
just noticed that nvidia detonator 3 drivers are out...
http://www.nvidia.com/News.nsf/nvidianews2.html

has anyone tried them out yet? i think i will tonite...

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Dudymas
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posted August 15, 2000 11:00 AM            
Peeet, i could kiss you...

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Dudymas
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posted August 15, 2000 11:01 AM            
But i'll have JL do it for me instead!!!

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Cell
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posted August 15, 2000 02:58 PM         

[This message has been edited by Cell (edited March 02, 2002).]

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Kaeto
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posted August 15, 2000 04:33 PM            
Ok, I can't help but ask. Everytime, Cell, why do you write T_M?

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Cell
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posted August 15, 2000 06:33 PM         

[This message has been edited by Cell (edited March 02, 2002).]

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Kaeto
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posted August 15, 2000 06:55 PM            
That's PDICS (post driver install crashing syndrome). Whoa. Bad acronym.

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Dudymas
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posted August 15, 2000 08:33 PM            
then why use it?

at least explain it, we may even respect you enough to forgive you

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Kaeto
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posted August 15, 2000 08:55 PM            
Well, first I wrote the first part. Then I went to click submit. I looked over what I wrote. Well I usually pronounce acronyms. I was like "Whoa". But I didn't want to change it. I just wanted people to realize I wasn't being perverted.

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Dudymas
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posted August 16, 2000 12:46 AM            
LOL, oh yes, that will help us trust you **motions for hawk to come with a white jacket**. Here, slip this on, it's free to show our trust in your sanity, .

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peeet
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posted August 16, 2000 09:19 AM         
ok - i tried the Detonator 3 drivers out last night... previously i was using Detonator 2 ver 3.68.
turns out i get a slightly better framerate using my vid cards manufacturer's drivers!

approx. framerates for each situation (don't laugh, gforce owners ) :

Det. 2 ~55 FPS
Det. 3 ~50 FPS
Manuf. ~60 FPS

i'll post hardware, setup a little later, as well as a few questions...

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Dudymas
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posted August 16, 2000 11:30 AM            
I'm not sure i've tried the manufacturer's drivers, can you tell if those are the ones on the cd of drivers you get with the vid card or is it something you have to download off a website?

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swisher
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posted August 16, 2000 11:35 AM            
I tried them with my TNT2 Ultra card. Got about a 2 FPS boost.

These are the first drivers that have worked at all (beyond manufacturer's) from Nvidia directly.

I'll leave it in since they don't seem to be hurting me any (yet!).

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peeet
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posted August 16, 2000 11:59 AM         
my specs.:
PII-333, 96Mb RAM
LeadTek S320-II video card (TNT2, 32Mb)

the best performance (in FPS) i get is with the drivers i D/L'd from LeadTek early this year (newer than the ones on the CD - i upgraded the BIOS at that time, too). i haven't looked to see if there are newer ones...

i suspect the reason that the Detenator3 drivers don't work so well for me is because of the "age" of my system... and maybe that the S320-II has TV-out, so it needs specialized drivers (?).

i have to reduce the "AGP Aperature Size" to 16Mb in my system's BIOS, or TM will crash after a few minutes of play...

all in all, though, i'm very happy with the performace i get on the hardware i have!

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Kaeto
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posted August 16, 2000 12:24 PM            
BTW, peeeto, if you're wondering how much performance you're losing, don't sweat it. It's about .001%

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Dudymas
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posted August 16, 2000 01:18 PM            
is it physically possible for him to sweat 'it'?

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peeet
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posted August 16, 2000 01:19 PM         
LOL!
nope - i'm not worried about it
i _did_ notice more choppyness when moving around fast, with the Det.3 drivers, though, so i'll stick with LeadTek's.

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Dudymas
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posted August 16, 2000 04:58 PM            
okey dokey peeeeeeet,

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Cell
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posted August 17, 2000 08:59 AM         

[This message has been edited by Cell (edited March 02, 2002).]

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Dudymas
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posted August 17, 2000 08:10 PM            
i'm Very happy for yah, LOL

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Dudymas
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posted August 17, 2000 08:12 PM            
but i don't see any difference much at all, and i have a Annihilator Pro, oh well. DvsDukey? how is yours going?

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Kaeto
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posted August 17, 2000 09:45 PM            
Dudy : You have a GeForce DDR and you're complaining about TM framerates? I can crank dat detail and run smooth as silk...

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Dudymas
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posted August 18, 2000 12:05 AM            
overclock it er something, tell me how much or what is good to you, i totally trust you know what you are talking about here, ok?

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Kaeto
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posted August 18, 2000 03:19 PM            
NLP for Dudy. And BTW, some people have major problems with the new drivers.

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