Intel INF drivers??? Saw a 3119 3dmark increase!!!

Blurry

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I had a problem with my Geforce 3 Ti 500 and my new system. I'd always get very low 3DMarks(6331!!!), and my games are slow. However, after going to Intel download page, I downloaded the INF drivers and the Application Accelerator and my points went from 6331 to 9450!!!!
Exactly what do these INF drivers do?
 

rogue1979

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Seems like the Intel chipset has some performance issues. My wife has the 815EP chipset, and it was a little slow at first. After using the Intel Application Accelerator it was definately faster, but still seems to have some IDE/large file data transfer issues. Overall very dissapointing for her, not the upgrade she was hoping for from the trusty BX chipset she was using. She is running a Celeron 1.0a at 1400MHz, I am getting her a SiS based tualatin motherboard and getting rid of the 815 crap. I wonder how much in common the socket 370 version has with the P4 one?
 

LarryJoe

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Do it right and go for a P4 and 845/850 based board.

BTW - I had no problem without AA, but I installed it anyway and didn't notice a difference. I get 8800 or so on 3dmark with a normal GF3.
 

Jeff7

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AGP traffic might not have been enabled if the chipset drivers had never been installed. The INF drivers basically tell the chipset how to communicate better with the OS and hardware.
 

BFG10K

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A lot of people forget to install the Intel chipset drivers and IME they can make quite a difference to stability and performance.

Exactly what do these INF drivers do?
They are chipset drivers, very similar to the 4-in-1s. Basically they tell Windows how to configure itself to optimally use the motherboard.

She is running a Celeron 1.0a at 1400MHz
I assume you were running at stock speeds when you got the data corruption? Otherwise your comments against the i815 platform are invalid.
 

rogue1979

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I have tested the Celeron 1.0a as high as 1450MHz where it looped Prime95 for hours. In it's current configuration it is running on a 140MHz fsb, only slightly above the spec 66MHz agp and 33MHz pci. If there is any problems with the overclock it is the board, not the cpu. And her components have proven stable in other setups above 150MHz, so if the motherboard has a problem with 140MHz, then it is crap!
 

Mikki

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Check out this thread over at Asusboards, pretty interesting. Another possible way to bump your scores if you're using WinXP...
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