View Full Version : 42.51 and 42.70 Detonators
01-23-03, 07:35 PM
Here we go again .............. 2 new beta drivers for Win XP and Win 2000 . This is a headsup for the adventurous Nvidia tweaker out there . I have no current info on performance or new/changed features .
Link : http://www.guru3d.com/files/detonator/
EDIT : Ppl over at Guru3d seem to love them so far . There is also Geforce FX support in these drivers ( not that it will matter until at least 2 weeks from now )
01-24-03, 12:23 AM
01-24-03, 06:18 PM
01-24-03, 11:24 PM
ya i saw thwm yesterday when i visited guru3d. i haven't tried either yet. kind of waiting for some input?
if any tries them let us know!;)
01-25-03, 01:46 AM
I just saw those when I was DLing drivers on my friends comp for his TI4200. He get's 10100 3dMark to my 9500 3D mark score! tho my geforce3 is very old now, i have way better motherboard cpu and ram and psu and all :). well enough of my shiz braggin those are nice drivers, very stable. he for that 10100 on a TI4200 (no name brand) ESC mobo XP2100+ CPU and 256MB of DDR266 (no name brand) onvboard sound and network, 80GB WD special edition and windows XP pro fully updated.
01-25-03, 03:16 AM
intrpid, what is your friend's card clocked at? i've got a ti4600 from gainward that only does like 12500 @315/700...
01-25-03, 02:57 PM
I've been using the 42.50's for a few days now. Seem to run very stable. My score also went up about 200 (or so) points. I may try out those 42.70's next :D
I got a 500 point boost on my GF4 MX card....
Installed the 42.51 drivers. They wrk fine so far. Only a 15-20 point score improvement in 3dmark2001se(9070). They do seem to look better though. Games seem much more fluid than with the 41.09 drivers I was using.
01-25-03, 08:04 PM
He is not overclocked at all, it is totaly stock. also if he did OC anything, his comp would fryu his cooling is almost nonexistant. he has a 1cm high aluminum heatrsonk and quiet 60mm fna on his XP 2100+ he's prolly :mad: in there. I really need to mod that thing jsut for decent cooling! but his dad won't let me. ok enough digressing yeah it's at stock.
01-26-03, 01:11 PM
An update for my score increase..
I thought it was only a couple hundred points, simply because I couldn't remember my previous score. So I did some testing with each driver (41.09 vs. 42.51) and here's the results.
Card - PNY GF4 Ti4200 64 meg OC'd 265/545
41.09 driver = 11589 3dMark
42.51 driver = 12122 3dMark
More than I first thought. Drivers are still working fine, and I recommend them.
01-26-03, 02:47 PM
Using the 42.70's now, I see a new High score coming on, lightly overclocked it put me at 14100 with My Ti4200.
01-26-03, 07:24 PM
I still have better IQ with the 41.09's..
Is directX9 supposed to be used with the 42 drivers?
01-27-03, 04:42 PM
I'm using 8.1, but it probably doesn't matter which. I'd put on DX9.0, but it's such a pain to go back to 8.1 it's not worth the time.
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