Switching out a couple of different drivers, I eventually settled on 7. I had expected a bigger difference, after all the Kyro 1 is 60MHz slower and has half the RAM of the Kyro 2, but such was not the case. Minimum framerates dip lower on the Kyro-based cards, but the maximum framerates are also higher than the others. The problem started when i install a new memory module. Drivers for the different video cards were: Hopefully, some others will be able to help further, as most members here seem to like discussing graphics cards, and are very knowledgable. This could be a result of driver improvements or the 1.

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The Radeon scores higher than the MX as is typically expected in Giantsbut the highest speeds are achieved by the Kyro 2. Here the results are somewhat different.

This could be a result of driver improvements or the 1. Here’s something Oci found with Google I’ve included Kyro 2 numbers so you can directly compare the two chipsets.

Hercules 3D Prophet 4000XT (PCI, 32 MB)

Same Problem here but solved I have the same graphics card and had the same problem as you have. Obviously done for the sake of cooling, not like it’s there to make toast. Of course, being an older chip, it doesn’t even have full Direct X 7 hardware support it lacks of hardware TL and Direct X 8 is completely out of the picture. Dazzie, try reinstalling windows xp upgrade your existing installationand if that doesn’t work, then just get back here for some additional ideas.


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Hercules 3d Prophet XT 64MB PCI (PowerVR Kyro) –

It is based on the original Kyro graphics chip, the one that came before the Kyro 2 used in the Prophet that we reviewed nearly five months ago and is as such, considered to be previous-generation hardware.

I’m about to head off for some sleep now, but to get you started you should make sure you In the meantime I’ll try and find out more about your card. If you’re on a really tight budget and you’re buying retail, look no further than the XT. Do you already have an account? OpenGL wouldn’t start for Quake 3, 2D was terribly sluggish in windows, video was low-resolution and low-color and looked horrible. It’s not at the FPS of higher end models, but then if your eye can distinguish between games at and 60 FPS you should be too busy working at the circus to care about gaming.

You might need to reinstall Direct-X and run the diagnostics again to see if your system now passes. Direct3D 7 test results: Direct3D 8 test results: The only thing of note about the board is that, strangely enough, there is a heat sink, held in place by pushpins, on the back pfi the card.

Hopefully this will solve your problem, as going by what you said earlier, you are probably running both graphics cards at the same time, and your games are targeting the onboard graphics. TechSpot Account Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds.


Hercules 3D Prophet XT (PCI, 32 MB) Overview – CNET

I had expected a bigger difference, after all the Kyro 1 is 60MHz slower and has half the RAM of the Kyro 2, but such was not the case. If you’re going to be playing games in the lower resolutions, that is, x or x, and considering this 400xt a low-end video card I wouldn’t recommend playing in the higher resolutions anywayyou’ll get acceptable performance levels.

Quake 3 tells the same story: Failure at step 8 Creating 3D Device: No, create an account now. Here we see the Kyro 2 coming out on top in all resolutions, and the Kyro 1 expectedly lagging behind the others.

I guess thats what happens when your all worn out and trying to respond to technical queries at Direct3D 9 test results: Save the bios settings and exit.

Then on to our Giants test which involves a 4000xf run through the multiplayer level “Three Way Island 1” from the Meccs team to catch the minimum and maximum framerates encountered. I’d hope they’d fix the problem but haven’t had a chance to test them out yet.

Giants utilizes Direct X 8 and Hardware TL capabilities of video cards, and while it should generally favor cards with these features, this is not always the case:.