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Old 03-27-2004, 01:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an nvidia mx-440 se 64 mb, win 2000, 512mb ram....When i play games, every couple minutes the graphics hang up....why is this....I have all the updated graphic drivers with direct x 9.0. Is there some thing else i can do to fix this?
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Old 03-28-2004, 05:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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first 440 is not really support dx9.0
but you can install dx9.0b to try to fix
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Old 03-28-2004, 05:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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What kind of games are you trying to play?
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Actually I do have dx9.0b (4.09.0000.0902)...the games I play are like Colin Mcrae Rally 2 and other driving games. But the graphics still hang up every so often even in low quality games like bugatron. I.ve run 3DMArk2001 and got a benchmark of 2938.
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I'm thinking that a new video card would help you out. an ati 9800 pro is a great card.

Also what kind of frame rates are you getting?

If you don't know you can download a program called "FRAPS" from:

www.fraps.com/downloads.htm
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i.ve gotten frame rates as much as 96fps but it all depends on the quality and intensity of the graphics involved. using the benchmark program 3dmark2001 i got a score of over 2900. i don.t have anything or anyone else to compare it to though to know if this is good or not.
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thats a decent enough score but u really need a new graphic card, either one hercules_upw sed or the ati 9600xt both gud cards that should last u awhile. between 100 and 150. apart from that u cant do much.
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