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How does one know if its a Geforce 2 MX or MX 200 through software

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Exiler

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Allright, how can one find out if he is using a Geforce 2 MX card or a MX 200 WITHOUT looking at the GPU?

Is there like a software that will tell that it?

What about when you boot up your Puter? You know you see the Geforce 2 MX VGA BIOS, will that say whether its a MX 200 or a original MX? As in, if its a Geforce 2 MX 200, will the boot BIOS say Geforce 2 MX 200 VGA BIOS?

3DMark is not the answer I seek. Any suggestions people?
 

LordSmack

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if you run the Oc reg string or Geforge tweak you can find out. the ONLY difference is the 200 runs at 175 core and the 400 runs at a 200 core As far as I have read the 200 for all purposes it the original the 400 has the faster core
 

ExtremeOC

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NO!! NOT TRUE!!!
the MX 200 only has a 64 bit SDR datapath!!
STAY AWAY FROM THE MX200!!! BAD, BAD BAD!!!!
64BIT IS TOO LITTLE!!
ALSO, STAY AWAY FROM MX WITH DDR, ONLY HAS 64BIT PATHWAY!!

STAY AWAY FROM THE MX200 AND THE MX WITH DDR!!
get a GTS, like i'm gonna =)
the problem is the MX has 2 piplines, half that of the GTS.
the MX200 has 1, and DDR requires 2x that of the original.
So DDR on the GTS is 128bit

DDR on the radeon LE is 64bit, andother reason and example of suckage of 64bit.
 

DuronManiac

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Yeah the GeForce2 MX200 cards sux really bad. My 3DMark 2K scores barely nudge past a Voodoo3 3000 AGP in scores, which mine last checked were 2982.
 

asmodean

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An excerpt nv4_disp.inf, w2k detonator 12.40:

%NVidia.Nv10% = nv4, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0100
%NVidia.Nv10DDR% = nv4, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0101
%NVidia.Nv10GL% = nv4_WSApps, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0103
%NVidia.Nv11% = nv4, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0110
%NVidia.Nv11DDR% = nv4, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0111
%NVidia.Nv11GL% = nv4_WSApps, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0113
%NVidia.NvCrush11% = nv4, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_01A0
%NVidia.Nv15% = nv4, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0150
%NVidia.Nv15DDR% = nv4, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0151
%NVidia.Nv15BR% = nv4, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0152
%NVidia.Nv15GL% = nv4_WSApps, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0153
%NVidia.Nv20% = nv4, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0200
...
NVidia.Nv10 = "NVIDIA GeForce 256"
NVidia.Nv10DDR = "NVIDIA GeForce DDR"
NVidia.Nv10GL = "NVIDIA Quadro"
NVidia.Nv11 = "NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400"
NVidia.Nv11DDR = "NVIDIA GeForce2 MX 100/200"
NVidia.Nv11GL = "NVIDIA Quadro2 MXR"
NVidia.NvCrush11 = "NVIDIA ID 0x01A0"
NVidia.Nv15 = "NVIDIA GeForce2 GTS/GeForce2 Pro"
NVidia.Nv15DDR = "NVIDIA GeForce2 GTS"
NVidia.Nv15BR = "NVIDIA GeForce2 Ultra"
NVidia.Nv15GL = "NVIDIA Quadro2 Pro"
NVidia.Nv20 = "NVIDIA GeForce3"

As you can see, MX 100/200 is DDR. This is certified by the PCI Identification, hardcoded in the chip (Or could it be it's in the cards BIOS?).

This is where you DON'T want DDR, as it's datapath is narrower.
So, installing new enough detonators will show the card identity, unless that file has been modified.