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subconcept

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I am unsure of what drivers to use at the moment. I am not running service pack one of xp so upgrading to the latest driver release isnt the best idea, and cause my comp wouldnt go into windows after i rebooted when installing those, I was using the 6071 prior to this and they were working great. I was playing moto gp at 1600 x 1200 which was on a 1,4 tbird also and it ran fine, but that was about a month ago. I am on a fresh format with a 2200 and still radeon 8500 with 6071s and its lagging im trying to figure out if a format would be the best option. I tried upgrading to atis second most recent release and I tried ut03 which was running alright on 6071s and now it lags. So im trying to find the best ones that are gonna play both games fast.

Any ideas? I tried the rage 3d drivers but they didnt work out for me so good a while back and i dont know if its worth trying them now.
 

Mr. Chambers

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Feb 25, 2001
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you should really download that SP1, it fixes MAJOR security holes in XP... i can't really think of a reason why not to get it. also the newest cat drivers are the best, so just download the pack, install those, and be on your way.
 
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subconcept

subconcept

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Formated, upgraded to sp1, installed new catalyst drivers.

3d mark score (with default settings) = 8813
3d mark score (with default settings) on the 6071's = 9091

So a little reduction with the new drivers, maybe theres some sttings in the advanced tab I need to change?
 

{PMS}fishy

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Dec 20, 2001
I tried the newest drivers and End up with only 6000 ponits in 3Dmark. I normally get over 10,000. I noticed a lot more quality, but the FPS are way down. I might have to re look at it and tweak some settings some place.
 

skid

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Aug 15, 2001
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IL
fishy- you say newest drivers as in 6166? The Catalyst 2.3's?