View Full Version : A little help if you would (randi, Opp, DD, JC etc)

07-14-2002, 11:17 AM
Cut a long story short - problems with the IT7.

For some reason im seeing no improvement at all in the car low and high and the lobby high detail tests running at 640 res compared to 1024. The fps is exactly the same +- 5fps. Other tests show normal increases (around 35 - 40%). Not related to dets, tried various versions.

My scores are VERY low for my rig - ive reinstalled many times now so its not a dodgy install. My highest scores are 13800 and 16535 or so. Ive since not been able to duplicate these results and am now consistently getting about 16333 and 13550.

This GF4 also will not overclock at all on this board. It goes up to 355/810 on the KX7 (pelted, non vmodded). On the IT7 it does 325/721. Any more and I get an infinite loop BSOD (same on all dets). It did 320 / 721 stock cooled, 323/721 with an SK6 and hacked p4 retail cooler for ramsinks, and now 325/721 with pelt and mcw40T.

Just for a run down - 173 x 16 (3:4 for 233mhz 2.5/2/2/5/enhance dram). Sandra 2001 says 1686/1710 and 2002 says 3600/3600 or so (didnt really pay much attention to it). All other benches show me getting the proper scores for my system give or take (pcmark is being gay and messing up the hdd test).

Basically its got me beaten. Ive been messing around now for a full week and ive got nowhere. Need a hand here lads.



07-14-2002, 03:14 PM
I am no ORB leader, sorry :(

Sounds to me like ineffecient AGP voltage. I had the same problem "upgrading" from a TH7ii to a POS4T533-C.

If BIOS reads the AGP voltage within spec, then test the actual Vgpu/Vmem with a multi.

If that all comes out crystal clear, try another card. And re-test the GF4 in a different board.

07-14-2002, 06:03 PM

OPP has had extensive benchtime with that board...I don't know even whee to begin. I find it very strange you are seeing no difference in FPS bewtween default and low res. Sorry I can't be of much help onthis one my friend:(


07-14-2002, 06:25 PM
I would like to help you on this m8 but have not run a P4 system.
Just be patient. OPP will be here soon to help you out.;)


07-15-2002, 02:48 PM

I don't have a clue either why your low res is the same, it straight out shouldn't be.
As far as your card not overclocking as high on the IT7 that isn't right either. My card clocked exactlly the same on 3 different mobos.
Sorry I don't know why your haveing these problems:(


07-16-2002, 12:03 PM
One word - ARGH.

Got my 640 score up a little. im approaching 17000 now, but I really dont think theres anything left in it. Volt modded the gf4 yesterday too. And noticed another problem.

Core goes to 351 when memory is at 600mhz
Memory goes to 744 when core is at 275mhz
Core and memory together wont go over 330 / 730 without giving me an infinite loop BSOD.

So now with a volt modded pelted A3 step GF4 with 2.8ns memory (2.06core / 3.14 mem) im getting a max clock of 330/730. How pathetic is that?

And in the KX7....

Core at 392, memory at 820 mhz. Only problem is :banana::banana::banana::banana:ty cpu speed on the KX7 means im nowhere near a top score. Its behind my P4 scores (but not by much - 13100 / 16750). My P4 is a full ghz faster with 20mhz more memory speed.

Anyway, I cant do anymore testing - my holidays been cut short and im back at work tomorrow. Thx for trying anyway guys.


07-16-2002, 12:35 PM

You may be pushing too much voltage on the GF4 m8. I found the sweet spot was 1.99v and 2.95v..anything more hindered my overclocks.:)


07-17-2002, 01:12 AM

Done some playing around this morning (off to work in a mo). I found out if I take the hardware acceleration slider down a couple of notches it stops the infinite loop BSODs. I can now manage the following :

1.65v gets to 325
1.75v gets to 333
1.85v gets to 337
1.95v gets to 344 (351 unstable)
2.05v gets me 351 stable.

Ive not had chance to test for higher as im back to work (typical), but will do when I get the chance. However, I do have a couple of new scores to put up ;). Watch the 640 catagory ;).


07-17-2002, 09:05 AM
Wow! 2.05v on the core! Crazy, crazy english guy.

07-17-2002, 11:03 AM
Well it got me #1 P4 under 3ghz in 640 catagory by a clear 1500 points so it was worth it I say :p.

My 1024 score still sucks tho.

New scores :

17014 (http://service.madonion.com/compare?2k1=3962419)
14070 (http://service.madonion.com/compare?2k1=3962412)

My 640 score is bang on the money I reckon, but my 1024 score seems to be about 700 points astray. Still cant figure out why.