View Full Version : openGL - no options !?!?!?
06-14-2003, 11:11 PM
A slightly worrying problem, I'm running XP2800+ at 3200+, 333 ram at 400 and a geForce2 MX200 card, cr@p I know...
but, when I had my old system and I used cinebench the Hardware oGL mode ran fine, fairly smooth but now it runs at about 1 FPS ??? I have the latest nVidia Drivers 44.03 but when I pull up the adapter properties it shows :-
Driver Provider : Microsoft
Driver date : 01/07/2001
Driver Version : 5.1.2001.0
Aren't these well old ??? Also I don't have an additional properties tab showing, so I can't get to muck about with oGL/DirectX settings...
Hope someone can help out, I'm shtuck !!!
06-14-2003, 11:49 PM
According to SiSoft Sandra, my openGL is not hardware driven if that helps narrow things down...
06-15-2003, 02:52 AM
Simple answer is, Windoze hasn't installed the proper video card drivers (it's using the generic 2D SVGA/XVGA drivers without any kind of 3D support). Go to www.nvidia.com and download the detonator drivers for windows, install and all will make sense again as your OpenGL will be using wonderful hardware acceleration again instead of trying to push everything through your much-more-general-purpose CPU.
06-15-2003, 09:01 AM
Thats the strange thing, I have the detonators drivers installed, I have the nVidia control panel and all functionality is there, and 2D performance is blistering, DirectX stuff seems to work aswell but not oGL...
I tried re-installing the detonators again and still nothing, hmppphhh bizarre...
06-15-2003, 11:54 AM
What a mess about, musta spent about 5 hours rebooting my machine...
I have gone back to my original drivers that came with the card, a couple of years old and there are no XP drivers so I used the NT ones and now I have oGL support WOOHOO !!!
It'll do as I am gonna upgrade my GFX card v. soon, but thanx odubtaig for dropping by...
06-15-2003, 11:00 PM
the nvidia driver releases typically are optimised for the latest generation of cards.
the 40 series of drivers are heavily optimised for geforce3/4/FX cards with pixel and vertex shader enhancements. you'll find these drivers give absolutely no benefit over older 20 and 30 series drivers on older hardware like yours.
my suggestion to you (using a geforce2 family card) is to stick to the 30.82 drivers. these were a WHQL release, and proved to be very stable on most older geforce and geforce2 hardware. leave the latest 4X.XX drivers for the geforce4/FX cards.
06-16-2003, 01:11 AM
One of my roomates has a geforce like that. It's some crappy winfox GF2MX that only accepts the drivers it shipped with. I'll have to have him try the 30 series drivers as well.
01-15-2006, 10:00 AM
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