Has anyone had "this problem"...
...with the GeForce4 MX 440 ?
I never had this problem before. This is something recently new occuring. When playing a high-end game, like unreal tournament, the 'game play' has suddenly become choppy. Once in a while the mouse even "freezes" momentarily. This is annoying. The motherboard will even beep on occasion.
All other windows functions appear not to be affected, unless a 3D program demands the video card's functions.
Can it be that this video card is deteriorating? I always assumed that video cards "Will" or "Will Not" work. Just die without warning. I had this card for over a year, and installed Windows several times (my method of cleaning the hard drive) and never had a problem.
I checked for overheating, no problem there.
I re-installed Windows (bare bones as much as possible), scanned viruses. Used original drivers, then updated them. Reset my BIOS to many defaults (such as "best performance", 'top performance', default, etc...). Changed the VGA settings. Disabled auto-updating, turned off programs running in the background, etc.. I did everything, except try a different motherboard.
I know that the GeForce4 MX 440 is sucky, but not for the games I play.
Any replies is appreciated.