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evil3D.net: NVIDIA 0.9-6 Driver Comparison, The Fix Is In!

Jan 27, 2001, 14:34 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve 'EvilSD' Petridis)

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"Whew! What week! Several hearts were broken over the new drivers from NVIDIA when it was discovered that performance on some systems would actually be worse instead of better. At first, it appeared that motherboards based on VIA chipsets where the primary problems, however even some Intel based systems were dragging their heels."

"Since our posting of the original findings, evil3D.net has been working with the NVIDIA people to find a solution to the problem. And it worked! What follows are the results we came up with using the older drivers, the new drivers without the fix, and the new drivers with the fix in place."

"Oh yeah, I guess you might want to know what that fix is, huh? Okay, what you need to do is edit the os-registry.c file that comes with the NVIDIA kernel module. What we are looking for is NVreg_SkipBiosPost. It is in a chunk of code beginning with #if 0 and ending with #endif. Change #if 0 to #if 1, and compile."

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