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Karl Parsons
30th May 1999, 01:40
I have a Matrox Millenium G200 8MB AGP

Ever since the 4.51 drivers came out I have not been able to use them. After installing the 4.51 drivers when I reboot into windows a Blue Error Message from Windows comes up and then the screen is just garbled pixels.

Updating the bios doesn't help.

I have also gone through the thorough deletion of any Matrox files on the hard drive and in the registry, changing to VGA mode, then trying to install 4.51 again and this does not work either.

I have contacted Matrox through e-mail but never get a response and the customer help can't help either.

Right now I am using the Certified drivers, 4.33 and they seem to work ok for games like Quake 2 but I have to use the 3dWrapper. I want to use the ICD to play Quake 3, Tribes and be able to see underwater in Half Life, but these tasks also require the 4.51 drivers. CAN SOMEBODY HELP!!!!!!!!!


PII 350Mhz, 100MHz Bus
Matrox Millenium G200 8MB AGP
Setup as listed in Matrox Powerdesk Properties
- Model: Matrox MGA-G200 AGP (<-----Should this say Millenium G200?!?)
- Accelerator: MGA-G200
- Memory: 8 MB
- Memory Type: SDRAM
- RAMDAC speed: 230 MHz
- VGA BIOS: 1.3
- Display Driver version:
- VDD Version:
- Matrox PowerDesk Version: 4.33.045
- DirectDraw/Direct3D driver version:
- Microsoft DirectX version: DirectX 6.0 (<----I'm sure it's 6.1)

Pioneer 40X CD-Rom


00 - System Timer
01 - Standard 101/102 -Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
02 - Programmable Intterupt Controller
03 - US Robotics 56K FAX INT
04 - Communications Port (COM1)
05 - Creative AWE64 16-bit Audio (SB16 compatible)
06 - Standard Floppy Disk Controller
07 - Printer Port (LPT1)
08 - System CMOS/real time clock
09 - Matrox Millenium G200 AGP
09 - IRQ Holder for PCI Steering (<-----What is this?)
10 - PCI Ethernet DEC 21041 Based Adapter
10 - IRQ Holder for PCI Steering (<-----What is this?)
11 - Ali PCI to USB Open Host Controller
11 - IRQ Holder for PCI Steering (<-----What is this?)
12 - PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port
13 - Numeric data processor
14 - Ali M5229 PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
14 - Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)
15 - Ali M5229 PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
15 - Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)

BIOS Settings (I don't know what would help so I copied most of it)

PS/2 Mouse Support - Enabled
Primary Display - VGA/EGA
Internal Cache - Enabled
Cache BUS ECC - Disabled
System BIOS Cacheable - Enabled
SDRAM Cache Latency - 3
RAS to CAS Delay - 3
DRAM Integrity Mode - Non-ECC
A.G.P. Aperture Size - 128 MB
USWC Memory Gap Size - Auto
AT Bus Clock - 7.19MHz
ISA Line Buffer - Enabled
Delay Transaction - Disabled
OnBoard USB Function - Enabled
USB Function for DOS - Disabled

Plug and Play Aware O/S - Yes
PCI VGA Palette Snoop - Disabled
Assign IRQ to PCI VGA - Yes
Offboard PCI IDE Card - Auto
PCI Slot1 IRQ Priority - Auto
PCI Slot2 IRQ Priority - Auto
PCI Slot3 IRQ Priority - Auto

DMA Channel 0 - PnP
DMA Channel 1 - PnP
DMA Channel 3 - PnP
DMA Channel 5 - PnP
DMA Channel 6 - PnP
DMA Channel 7 - PnP


30th May 1999, 02:02
Yes, your info-page should say:

Model: Matrox Millenium G200 AGP
Graphics Chip: Matrox G200

You should choose this during install/setup, if not possible, go into device manager/graphics card/driver and choose upgrade. Then say "list all" and "have disc", then point to where you have extracted your 4.51 drivers and you'll get a complete list of Matrox cards. Now choose the Mill G200 AGP.

Good luck!

HBS - ASUS P2B-S, PII 350MHz(o/c to 392MHz), Mill. G200, 128MB RAM, Cheetah 9.1GB, Plextor 32x CD-Rom, Sony CD-R, Canon Scanner - all SCSI.

30th May 1999, 03:21
No, it should't.

That is not a "true" Millenium.
They have a 250Mhz RAMDAC, and SGRAM.

Karl, go see my longer reply to your post in the gaming forum...


30th May 1999, 06:00
Oh and something else! You should deffinately upgrade the Bios of your Matrox, as it's version 2.2 now. I think I read something about the card not being able to work with newer drivers, unless you also upgrade your Bios!

HBS - ASUS P2B-S, PII 350MHz(o/c to 392MHz), Mill. G200, 128MB RAM, Cheetah 9.1GB, Plextor 32x CD-Rom, Sony CD-R, Canon Scanner - all SCSI.

30th May 1999, 06:51
Yes, definatley do that to! That BIOS you're running is ancient....