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MiracleMan

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After finding dx8 uninstallers around, and sad experiences with it in win2k, I decided do not install it in my win ME... and everything still fast and stable. ;P
 

KC Coldbrook

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"Sad experiences in Win2K"??? I haven't seen any such thing, unless it's on a non-mainstream video card or something.

DX8 on Win2K with nVidia drivers 6.47 or later provides D3D performance equivalent to the Win9x platform. I deleted my Win98SE dual-boot installation, who needs it.

KC
 
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MiracleMan

MiracleMan

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Wow, it&#39s amazing! Exactly what I wanted hear!

Well, could ya tell me more about your system? Cause I tried win2k with poor performance even with latest detonators, 4in1, tweaking and overclocking. All I got was a damn slow and unstable system with win2k. Switched to toy os win me and everything works great and fast and stable!
 

KC Coldbrook

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Never tried it on a TNT2, that's getting non-mainstream these days.

My Athlon system isn't up, I have a useless !#$! Asus A7M266 DDR board sitting here because it won't allow multiplier selection.

Anyway, my two systems that are running Win2K/DX8 perfectly, and get about 7100 & 6400 3DMarks, respectively, are:

System 1:
Asus CUSL2, P3/866 @ 932, Alpha PAL6035
CoolerMaster ATCS-200
256MB Mushkin Infineon Rev2 CAS2
Hercules 3D Prophet II GeForce2 Ultra, Sony GDM-F500
Adaptec 2940U2W, 2x 10K RPM Ultra2 SCSI 18.2GB
Plextor UltraPlex 40Max, Yamaha 6416 CDRW
Intel PRO/100 NIC, SB Live! Full Original

System 2:
Abit VP6, dual P3/866 @ 936, Alpha PAL6035s
In-Win Q700
512MB Infineon CAS2
Hercules 3D Prophet II GeForce2 64MB, Iiyama Pro 510
HPT370 onboard RAID, 2x IBM 75GXP RAID 0
Kenwood 72X
Intel PRO/100 NIC, Hercules Game Theater XP
 

KC Coldbrook

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Oh, forgot my third test box, that's destined to become the A7M266 platform. It works fabulous with Win2K/DX8 also:

Asus P3V4X, P3/650 cB0 @ 950
AddTronics 8296
Seagate Barracuda ATA II
ELSA GLADIAC GeForce2 32MB
3Com 3C509B NIC
Guillemot Multi Sound Fortissimo
 
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MiracleMan

MiracleMan

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Oh, I see. I should used another topic. DX8 and AMD sistems! Hehehe, in my old bx board, win2k rocked! But with my actual system... :'(
 
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MiracleMan

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God, yes! I've been trying anything to do it runs. After the amd patch, it became stable, but slower 300 3dmarks than win me...
 

Maddman

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Runing win2k on an Athlon system with Dx8. Made my system more stable. Before I was having troble running Baulders gate 2 it would crash to the desk top at random intervals. After upgrading it hasn't crashed once. I can even alt- tab to desk top.

750mhz [email protected] on msi k-7t pro mb
320mb 133cl2 ram
v770ultra agp card
maxtor ata66/100 7200rpm drive
soundblaster live value