Geforce 4 Bad Performance

  Brad33 19:01 21 Jan 2003
  Brad33 19:01 21 Jan 2003

I have an Aopen Geforce 4 440MX Graphics card with 64mb SDRAM and AGP 4x. Originally, it was only scoring about 2900 on 3Dmark2001 SE, which compared to other users on the 3D mark comparison site is poor, with them gaining scores of about 5000, with the same Processor as me (P4 Northwood 2ghz). I have overclocked the Graphics card by both 30mhz in it's cpu clock and memory clock, so it's clock settings are now 280mhz core and 330mhz memory. I also have downloaded the latest Nvidia Drivers as well, and now reach a score of about about 3200. Is there any way of improving performance even further? Also, How far is it safe to go in most cases as far as overclocking the graphics card is concerned? I've never overclocked any graphics card bym more than 30mhz before.


My PC Specs are:

Aopen AX4T-II Motherboard with Intel 850 chipset and latest BIOS
P4 2GHZ Northwood
Aopen Geforce 4 440MX with 64Mb SDRAM and AGP 4x
SB Live Player 5.1
Windows XP Pro with SP1
Western Digital WD200BB 7200rpm ata 100 HDD

  Brad33 19:26 21 Jan 2003


  PA28 19:37 21 Jan 2003

More like bang by the sound of it! Aren't 440's still quite expensive?

  Brad33 20:11 21 Jan 2003

no, this cost me £40!

  PSF 21:27 21 Jan 2003

Have you tried to turn of Anti-aliasing?

I had a benchmark of 8500 with a GF4TI4600 when I switch of the Anti-aliasing it then jumped to 11116, that is a large jump for a small tweak.

I Have a 2200XP, with 512meg DDR333 ram GF4TI460 128meg and Audugy 5.1 sound card.

You could add some more ram which would help.

  PªūĽ ™ ♂ 22:52 21 Jan 2003

Ensure antialiasing, Antistropic filtering and Vsync are turned off. Download a good set of drivers, If you want WHQL certified ones then get the 40.72's from Nvidia if you dont mind beta drivers try the 42.01's from guru of 3D. If I read your above post correctly your saying the card has SDram on it. If this is the case you wont score much more with it. My Ex GF4 MX 440 could claim 5700 points in 3Dmark 2001 but it was a DDR version.

As for overclocking I could push my GF4 up to about 310/550. Dont attempt that on yours unless your prepared to see it burn. Especially not on memory. I think you have the SDram version because the DDr cards memory core speed was a lot higher than that at stock. If its SDRAM get rid of it if you can and get a Geforce 3 TI 200

  Brad33 16:43 22 Jan 2003

Got the score upto 3320 now, which is a bit better. I don't really want to chuck the card away though, as it's brand new and all I could afford when upgrading to all my P4 stuff recently

  MartinT-B 17:08 22 Jan 2003


I'm building my first PC (yikes) and have been getting advice from all over. Have been advised that the GF4 440MMX is not up to scratch.

Sorry to chuck cold water on it.

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You should be able to get a decent one for about the same price as your current card.

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  MartinT-B 17:10 22 Jan 2003

damn- I hate forums with no edit facility!

Every one I go to has a different way to post links.

  mcullum_DX4Life 17:25 22 Jan 2003

My best advice is to keep that card for now unless you need something urgently. Then in a few months, Via and S3 are releaseing the "Delta Chrome" which will surpass the Radeon 9700 and come close to the GeForceFX. The reason i say this is because the Delta Chrome will be available in the sub $100 region! Niiiiicccccccccccccccceeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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