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Anyone tried the Detonator 41.03's???

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I just got them today from guru3d... I must say wow! I didn't think it could get much better then the 40.72's. But FS2002 is brighter and smoother, and I'm getting a steady 10% increase in FPS. It's interesting, but not surprising that my 3DMark score dropped by about 100 points but my FS performance went way up. Of course, not everyone will have the same results. Anyone else want to comment on their performance with the new Dets?Sincerely,Phil Geddes

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Ditto. These drivers are fast. The control panel layout is improved as well. 3DMark score went up to 12188 (from 11600 w/ the 30.82's and 12059 with the 40.72's).No visual problems so far either. Seems to have cured the remaining visual anomalies that were introduced in XP SP1 as well (specifically with FSAA). Nice.J

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I'm using 40.72 with my XP1800+/Ti4200 with very good results. I'm thinking of trying the 41.03's but they are not yet in the nVidia archive (in fact the last official WHQL version is still 30.82s).Can anyone tell my why these are only at guru3d and not yet at nVidia? Are they still "alpha" at guru3d, and "beta" when they get into the driver archive at nVidia.....or what?Just wanted a bit more info on the release process before I install something that is not at least on the nVidia site.Thanks, Steve J.

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These are the first "beta/developer" release of the next driver series. It is rumored that these will be the drivers which support the new NV30. That remains to be seen, however.I'm sure these drivers are a long ways off from WHQL certification, so if you aren't keen on installing experimental/beta drivers, I recommend you stick with your 40.72's.J

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Hmm...I'm glad they are working out for some. I tried them today and had to roll back. They caused my FSNAV to half load or load and then spring back to FS. Also everytime I cycled views there was a 1 to 2 second pause. Oh well...depends on the system I guess.BTW I'm running AMD 2000+, 512, GE4 TI4600.Dang..I was encouraged by the positive posts early in the day.

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That's a bummer. Alas, there is never a one-shoe-fits-all solution when it comes to video drivers. What drivers were you running previously?

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What's the deal in changing video card drivers in XP Home? With Win98, I used to change back to basic drivers (VGA), then reload the new drivers. Is this necessary in XP?- or can anyone recommend a procedure?Thanks,Bruce.

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While not always necessary, it is still a recommended practice that you uninstall and then reinstall. There were issues for people going from 30.82 to 40.xx that was due to a failure to uninstall the old drivers.J

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Indeed. Un-installing your old driver is basically a must, especially when upgrading/downgrading from the det 40 series. It was rumored over at www.guru3d.com that some offical nVidia webpage has started recommending that you un-install your drivers before installing new ones. Though, I can't confirm this by any means.Ryan-Flightpro08 :-cool VATSIM Pilot/ControllerZLA ARTCC Senior Controller (C-3)SAN TRACON Lead [link:www.taxiwaysigns.com|Taxiwaysigns.com] Scenery Designer-----------------------------My "Home Made" System Specs:Intel Pentium 4 2.2GHz ProcessorTurbo Gamer ATX Mid-Tower with 420W Power SupplyEPoX 4G4A Motherboard with Intel 845G ChipsetVisiontek XTASY GeForce4 128MB Ti4600 (Det 41.03 Drivers)512MB PC2100 DDR RAM40GB Matrox 7200RPM Hard DriveWindows XP Home Edition SP1*No CPU or GPU Overclocking*3dMark2001SE Score: 11298-----------------------------Click [link:ftp.avsim.com/library/esearch.php?DLID=&Name=&FileName=&Author=Ryan+Fretwell&CatID=Root]Here to Download my New American Eagle POSKY CRJ-200!

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Thanks Jase, and flightpro08:So- is this the same as the Win98 routine, change drivers to basic VGA in DM, then load new drivers? I see an option in DM to :Uninstall Driver", which may be also what you guys are referring to.Thanks,Bruce.

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XP procedure:1) remove old driver via XP's Add/Remove routine.2) reboot, ignoring the warnings, etc (the screen will be big wnd ugly)3) if going from 30.xx drivers to 40.xx drivers, use the 30.xx-to-40.xx program available at guru3d.com (follow the instructions)4) install the new drivers (the .exe will do the installation for you)5) enjoy (don't forget to reboot when instructed)option) get Riva Tuner and patch the drivers to enable negative LOD.Hope this helps some. It worked for me.AMD XP2100+1 gig Samsung DDRSoyo Dragon Ultra moboWin XP Home (with SP1)Brad

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