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October 6, 2004 at 8:39 am #3503AnonymousInactive
I’ve got a NVidia GeForce 4MX running on my computer. I downloaded Dawn of War demo and the writing is blurred, and the mini map disappeared after a while and one other thing, the best way I can describe it is you can see the black background in the navigation areas (top and bottom) as if they’re JPEG’s. Anyway alot of people reported similar problems and they were told to download new drivers from nvidia.com. I did this choosing the one for Windows 2000/XP and downloaded and installed it. Restarted the computer and no full screen mode programs worked. Even my Java programs that try to run in full screen mode went weird(I’ll try to describe later), although windows and non full screen mode pograms ran ok. It ran like this: you start something and the screen shakes madly so you can hardly even see the cursor, to describe it, if it was double buffering, the first image would be drawn, the the next would be dawn at different point, then different point next time it’s drawn and so on, making the screen seem to be shaking? That makes no sense, anyway I had to unistall it, so back to were I started, but why when I install a new driver, would it go so mad.
Sorry for the long post and thanks for any help.
October 6, 2004 at 8:46 am #14977AnonymousInactive
Why not try emailing NVidia ?
By the way, Dawn of War is damned pretty!
October 6, 2004 at 12:27 pm #14991AnonymousInactive
True, the animations for the terminator machine’s that you build is beautiful.
I’ll see if I can get an email address for them.
October 12, 2004 at 8:25 pm #15082AnonymousInactive
Right, well i may know what the problem is. I had the same card you have but upgraded to a 256mb Radeon X800 Pro during the summer. I spent alot of time researching graphics cards and there specs and i found out alot of interesting stuff about them.
Basically, the Geforce Mx series is relatively old technology. Its over two years old now. It should still run most games quite effeciently, i was running Far Cry pretty smoothly. But no pretty pixel shaders :(
The biggest issue with it is that it doesnt support Direct X9. I think 8.1 is its limit. Most games coming out now, require DX9, so you wont achieve full quality and may find some weirdnesses with some titles. ie Dawn of War. The Geforce Mx series have had many known problems, if you look at the system requirments on the back of recent games, some will say “Does NOT support Geforce Mx series”. NVIDIA have realised this issue and have done nothing about it. Uurgh, lazyness.
I thought it was a pretty decent card, but if you could afford to splash out on a later model, w/128mb memory or more, do. They have taken a huge price crash and you could pick up a pretty decent card for around the 100 mark.
Hope this has helped! :)
October 13, 2004 at 7:52 am #15083AnonymousInactive
Yeah the Dawn of War deal gets weirder too. Might just go buy a new one, but I’ve run Call of Duty(first one that comes to mind) which requires DX9 I think. Couldn’t get an email address for them either, when I tried, they gave an email address for the comoany of the computer, as the card came with the computer. As for Dawn of War, if you read the post, I said you seen some images like they where jpeg’s, ie you could see their black background. The rollover effect on buttons was just a black box covering the button when I played. If anyone else is having similar problems do the following: The text is blurred at the start so you have to hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete, when you open it again, text is fixed. In game if mini map disappears + same “jpeg kind of problem” don’t pause the game, but again do Ctrl+Alt+Delete when the game is running, it will try to bring up the task manager, you have to click the flashing button at the button, this stops the game in full flow, this is why you can’t do it when it’s paused. You’ll return to desktop, when you open Dawn of War again it should be fixed, mini map is back, and you can see the rollover effect on buttons properly. It still confuses me, but it’s worth it cause the demo alone is quality.
October 13, 2004 at 8:31 am #15084AnonymousInactive
I used to work for ATI doing tech support a while back.
If the card came on-board with the PC, then I’m affraid, you’re going to have to deal with the pc manufacturer which could be trickier. While in theory the stand-alone cards and the built in cards/chips are the same, in practice they sometimes aren’t due to the way they are fitted and therefore the graphics card company aren’t obliged to do anything because they have no idea what the pc manufacture may have done with the cards after receiving them. You can usually find FAQs on lots of problems that may help, but nVidia support staff will do nothing for you. Chances are the PC manufacturer will send you back to nvidia, so its a vicious circle. Stand-alone cards are the much safer option for support.
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