Hercules GeForce2 MX Settings?
I just bought and installed the Hercules MX card. Now I'm getting into messing with the settings. I read the online manual (very good by the way) but I'm still confused about a couple of features.
One is vertical sync. Does everybody play with this off? Does it degrade your image?
The other question is the bi-linear or anisotropic filtering? Which do you recommend?
Finally, what about the anti-aliasing? Does that only work in D3D games and not on Open GL games? Does it really help?
Here's my set-up:
Asus P2B BX mobo
Celeron 366 @ 66 FSB (planning on trying to overclock soon)
64 mb RAM
15' monitor (I know I need to get a 17')
I usually play TFC & CounterStrike and various RTS games. Resolution 800x600 and 680x480, but this was just what I was used to with my old vid card (S3 Trio 3d EEECH!)
I just want to get an idea of what all the rest of you have your settings at and why before I go messing with mine.
Thanks in advance.
P.S. Cool Forums Sharkey!
V-sync is disabled in benchmarking because it can limit the max FPS. Play with it on if you are getting 45+ fps.
I dont know about the filetering
I think that AA works in both D3d and OGL games, but am not sure.
Before you up your monitor, you may want to add another 64 megs of ram.
Also, upping the RES in some RTS games will give you a larger area to view, very helpful. I'm not sure though, last RTS game i played was Warcraft2, or maybe it was MYTH?
Hey AnewUser,I'm thinking of getting Hercules MX too,what are your
first impessions ? Did ya tried it on games like Deus Ex ? How's it performs ?
U should leave v-sync on, KRO2 is right.
FSAA comes with a big hit on performance,it should be playable @ no more than 800x600x16bit,but try it out and tell us !U should install detonator 3 drivers,they have better FSAA support on both OGL & D3D and it should work on most games.
Bi-linear filtering is the standard, performance over quality,anisotropic has much better quality but comes with a performance hit,but I don't know how big,try that one too and deside for yourself.
Hey, I'm running a hercules g2mx, but i had to clock it down from 183 because it locked otherwise. Still highly recc.
my 3D prophet II MX rocks at stock and have had it at 200/200 with no problems at al running Q3 for a hour i also stuck a fan on it to help cool it down .just get a smaller fan and screw right into the heatsink .the fan i`am useing is a 1/4 inch high and is bigger than the MX heatsink so it does hang over the heat sink which is good it`s blowing right onto the memory chips aswell .if you goto www.millisec.com they have kits for geforce cards fans and heatsink`s for the ram for 30 bucks i`ve order the kit already should work nice
[This message has been edited by anthraxx (edited September 14, 2000).]