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Old 08-05-2004, 03:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy GeForce 4 Mx 440 Performance Drop

My video card out of no where had a performance drop. I do not know what is going on and I want my card to be running like it use to. I got the card mid-spring from a friend of mine. I use to run at 100 fps in CS (both 1.5 and 1.6) but now my fps drops when there are many models on my screen and that never use to happen! Does anyone know what caused the performance drop and does anyone know a solution to this problem? Thank you.

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Old 08-05-2004, 04:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try updating your driver at

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Old 08-05-2004, 09:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I did and no luck. I was thinking that the card might be burning out so I should probably get a fan for it. Does anyone think that might solve the problem? This card is OEM from a Dell Dimension 8000 series PC and maybe since it has been used for a while it might not be working as well all of a sudden. Maybe that lil bit of info might help with the solution to the prob.
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Old 08-05-2004, 10:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Getting a fan won't do anything unless it's running unusually hot. No MX cards produce enough heat to warrant coming with a fan, so they don't have one.

As for the card crapping out on you, it could be a number of things. I'd suggest testing it on another PC to make sure that it's a problem with your card and not your motherboard or processor or something.
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Back in the old days we'd just reformat and reinstall windows and pray, pray pray
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Old 08-05-2004, 11:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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well I hate to argue with you jorsoft03 but I have several of these cards and depending on who it is made by because they are not all the same,PNY made the best 1,some of them do need a fan and I had a mx440 275 core 400 mhz ram and the fan went out on it and the performance went way south way quick,now I don`t know which one you have but I think they should all have a fan on them,even the 250 core 333 mhz ram cards,because under alot of stress they will get frame rate drops like crazy,and frame ups,I would put a fan on it and see what kind of difference it makes,if it didn`t come with one I would still add one to it,I also owned a 5200 128 meg card and it came without a fan ,250 core 333 mhz ram and it got frame rate drops and frame ups in black hawk down team sabre until I added a fan which fixed it,so I would try it

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