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Well, things are doing much better. I tried to beat Windows into… - Equiraptor's Journal
Well, things are doing much better.

I tried to beat Windows into accepting the ATI driver a bit more, and Windows steadfastly refused. It puts its foot down and decided it needed to automatically configure all my hardware for me, because I obviously wasn't intelligent enough to deal with a choice.


Nugget offered to trade graphics cards, the one from Sunrise into Secretariat, and vice versa (Sunrise is his WinXP box, and Secertariat is mine). An nVidia GeForce 4600 for an ATI Radeon 7200. I was more than happy to accept. We also placed the butterfly cooler from Sunrise in Secretariat. Nugget has been complaining about the noise my three fans and assorted hard drives make, and the butterfly cooler's fan is much quieter than the one on my previous heatsink, and allows one of the case fans to come out. The box is much quieter now, though not as quiet as Nugget wants.

So, nearly everything works. I still can't play Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed, because the resolution it needs refuses to display on the flatpanel. I guess it's time for a new one.

Current Mood: pleased pleased
Current Music: Some *bleep* car alarm. Put the car in the garage!!!

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equiraptor From: equiraptor Date: April 25th, 2004 08:36 am (UTC) (Link)
I think I'm going to get my old 17" monitor from home. I know it will handle the NFS resolutions. With the old card, it wouldn't do 1280x1024 at more than 60Hz, but that was the limitation of the card. If it can do 1280x1024 at 75Hz or higher, I might just use it instead of the flatpanel. If not, I'll have to do a monitor switch to play NFS. :/
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