Sign in to follow this  
Guest RiddlePilot

New Nvidia driver out for Win 2000/XP

Recommended Posts

Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

Wow, read the descriptions. That is supposed to be great. I will keep the anticipation up until tomorrow. It is getting late here.Alex

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ok...downloaded and installed---now what?It still looks the same to me...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Noticed a side note on the "up to 25% performance increase" claim on another site - is image quality is being sacrificed for that performance increase? An interesting point! Can driver code improvements really acccount for the cummulative speed increases (this one alone claiming up to 25%!!) we've seen in the various driver releases or are other elements, such as image quality and clarity, gradually being sacrificed in the quest for ever more frames per second?!Worth thinking about when the 2 most frequent graphics topics relating to FS2K2 are frames per second and image quality, especially the dreaded "blurries".I think I'll stick with the 29.42's for now :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It'll take a bit more testing for me to say exactly what's happening here with FS2002 but my 3DMark2001SE score increased by 1034 with these drivers. That's about 8% and is a HUGE increase for a driver change. (Any time we can see a score over 13,000 with a Ti4200 something has to be working right.) FS2002 textures still look good and things do, indeed, seem a bit faster there also. I've never been excited by new drivers before but I think folks have to give these a try. TripNorthwood 2.2a at 2.72Ghz Abit TH7II-R512MB Samsung 40ns PC800Gainward 64MB GF4 Ti4200 300/57040.41's DX8.1 WinXP ProInwin case / Enermax 431W PSU3DMark2001SE = 13089http://service.madonion.com/compare?2k1=Update_Pending

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

w00t! Sounds good Trip. That's some overclock you have going on with your Ti4200! I'm downloading them now, I'll have to have a tweak later on. I'm waiting on some better RAM so I can get a more stable overclock, so far I can't get the FSB past 161 without freezing my system :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just installed these new drivers. havent flown yet with them.however I get this error on boot up. Not sure if it is a problemor not. a dialog box pops up saying that NvQTwk couldnt run because its not allowed to access a certain part of memory.happens instantly on showing the desktop in XP. Not sure if itsa conflict with my PC Cillin anti virus software, which is firingup that the same time or not.Anybody else seen this problem?Eric

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, I got lucky on the 4200 John. It's just a run-of-the-mill card but it's one of those that OC's very well. I had it running at 300/580 but it started showing some artifacts so I set it back to 300/570. It will probably do a little more with a RAM cooler but it's not worth is to me to go through all that. I've been watching the FSB numbers on 2.26's. Let us know how things go as you move it along.TripNorthwood 2.2a at 2.72Ghz Abit TH7II-R512MB Samsung 40ns PC800Gainward 64MB GF4 Ti4200 300/57040.41's DX8.1 WinXP ProInwin case / Enermax 431W PSU3DMark2001SE = 13089http://service.madonion.com/compare?2k1=Update Pending

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Trip,I just got 13189 with default clock settings on my new GF4 Ti4600, not too bad, about 1000 points better than when I ran it yesterday with my card overclocked, the problem is Madonion is down and I can't save my project and tweak more :-hahI just took a single stick out, apparently the Abit boards clock better with one DIMM in, so here goes nothing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just flew around with it. Didnt see any improvement, in fact, it seemed choppier to me. Do not know if this is a result of the error I had noted above or not. Certainly no improvement that I can seeon my GF3 Ti200. I know thats not state of the art.Eric

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hmmm upped my GF4 to 310/720 and got 13600.. I like these drivers :-hahAlmost tempted to ghost my machine and try it on a fresh install

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It just keeps getting better and better :-) . Methinks you have surefire 14,000 in the making. I was thinking the same thing about a reformat and reinstall. I was going to do some biking over the weekend but if it rains a clean install sounds like a good project. I've got to go flying some also though. Too much time being spent on forums and tweaks and drivers and tweaks and OC'ing and tweaks and tweaks and tweaks.Trip

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know I could get 14K if I could raise my FSB, but it just won't do 166 or more, it boots to XP then reboots :(I tried various timings with the RAM, no go. Also this board won't do more than 1.62 volts, it undervolts a fair bit too. Time for a new BIOS maybe..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice improvements on my system with a gf2 mx/mx400 64. Clouds seem much fuller. Plus more fluid graphics. Posted some pics in screen-shot forum.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First I got an error that WinXP was unable to load NVQtwk.dll. Copied the file from the previous version of the drivers and then I got the error you mention.Checked MSConfig and found it was loading a call from the reg. In any event, the new drivers do not include nvqtwk and it appears the previous version is not compatible with the new version.In other words, the last set of drivers worked with nvqtwk, the latest drivers do not.If you are a good boy and uninstall the drivers before upgrading, you may see this error. If you upgrade, you may not.I did notice the reg call for nvqtwk was from a different run section of the registry, so the call may not be getting deleted when you do a normal uninstall. In fact, it is NOT being removed when you do the uninstall.I did a manual delete of the key and reinstalled the latest drivers and all is well. NVQtwk is apparantly not supported/used in the latest drivers.About the gent above who got a 500 or so in his 3Dmark test, make sure you are using 3DMark SE.Just an observation....BC

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Actually...Nvidia installers for me at least generally work real well, so I was a "bad boy" and just upgraded with a click and go.I didnt do an uninstall.Guess I need to do a registry search for that NvQTwk.dll and delete the key.eric

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did you uninstall the old driver properly. Uninstall in system properties/ software ?Alex

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like these drivers so far. Best ones yet for my GeForce Ti 4400. Will play with them some more and see how they hold up. I get better FPS with the Flight1 421.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Many improvements on my Geforce 3. I don't monitor FPS so I can't really comment on that but without any tweaking I am getting:The colors are richer and overall everything is sharper.It's smoother and especialy in spot view where I would get these hickup like lunges of aircraft that has been puzzling me since I got the G3 is now gone.I think the FSAA is a little better but I won't say for sure quite yet. I have noticed that some of the default AI aircraft and some static aircraft are displaying as all chrome for a minute before the textures do apply. I have never praised any of the driver versions previous to these 40.41's but have to say at this early stage I am very much looking forward to tomorrows flying. :-)Need some suggestions as to tweaking the settings with the new interface.SteveCYYZ

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Before you start screaming about your new, doubked 3DMark scores, would you please check your driver settings?Right click the desktop, choose Properties, Settings->Advanced->Nvidia GeforceX (Where GeforceX = the name of your graphics card. It's the tab with the Nvidia logo on it).Now click Direct3D Settings in the popup listbox to the left.Make sure the slider for Texture Anisotropic Setting is set to 1X and not 0X.0X is just point sample, which results in higher performance, but lower image quality. All previous drivers I have tried have used 1X (Bi/Trilinear) by default. The default setting for these drivers is actually 0X, which may be the reason for the higher performance people are getting.In other words, the default settings in the new drivers are set for higher performance, at the sacrifice of image quality. You can see the effects of this when running 3DMark. With the slider set to 0X, textures in the distance and textures viewed from an angle will appear blocky. At 1X, they will be smoothed out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

make sure, you enable vibrance control. Incredible lights and colors without recognisable performance loss.grS.gf4 ti4400

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this