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Mr. Cold
7th June 2000, 20:06
Good thing I have a place to rant. didnt know about this forum until I read the survival guide.. http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

7th June 2000, 21:06
Glad you could have a peek at it and turn what was a bad thing into a good thing http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif Yeah, they lag on drivers sometimes but other times they are fairly consistent. Be patient my friend.


7th June 2000, 21:24
I get the feeling the delays are caused by the desire to once and for all cure VIA compatibility issues or maybe they're ensuring G450 support.

I'm just guessing. I hope it's the first.

Welcome to the Soap Box!


8th June 2000, 05:33
Sometimes there are no driver updates for weeks or months. Other times, we see 4 drivers in 2 weeks.

But they never hit the weeks/months dead-zone without at least having stability on the drivers.

I prefer this to nVidia's tactic of releasing a driver every 3rd day which is horribly broken in some new way, fixes most of last week's bugs, but crashes the computer 50% of the time anyway.

That's no good. Heh.

- Gurm

Listen up, you primitive screwheads! See this? This is my BOOMSTICK! Etc. etc.

8th June 2000, 05:47
Mr. Cold, I sugest you buy the latest S3 chip whenever that will come onto the market. Fortunately you can't, since S3 graphics division is sold to VIA, and they will now only make integrated sh*t.

I once bought a Hercules Terminator Beast... I think Hercules was one of the best, of not the best board maker on the market at that time. Man, did I HATE that chipset afterwards. S3 used the Savage3D as a public alpha-chip test. The drivers NEVER got completely fixed, because it had hardware design flaws. The Savage4 was the 'final' version of the Savage3D chip.

Moral of the story:
If you once had an experience like I had with the savage3d, you will never rant, complain or anything about matrox again in such a way.

8th June 2000, 10:31

8th June 2000, 19:52
Mr. Cold, I'm proud of you.

Welcome in!!!

Keep the faith, boys... the end of the tunnel may not be too far off... http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif


8th June 2000, 23:32
NVidia doesn't release drivers every few days. They're "leaked." http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

There wasn't an official release between October of last year and a week or two ago.

There are serious questions amongst nVidia users about "leaking" and intentionally but unofficially releasing drivers without taking any responsibility for them.