however NVMAX is a "dead" product and currently does not support geforce 4
The product's development has terminated under A.Charnley's direction.
The source is now available for others to continue the work.http://www.charnleys.co.uk/nvmax_source.zip
As linked above though, the product is still available. 4.01.00 LE to be exact and it does
support the GeForce 4 as it supports the 27.xx line of drivers.
By the way what is an infinite loop fix and what does that have to do with having to UNDERCLOCK my card to make it work?
NVIDIA in a quest for the holy grail of performance has their current set of drivers hammering against a segment of memory that can't always handle the strain. Apparently memory quality, chipset design, and the impact of other devices against memory can make or break the systems overall stability. Therefore it is within reason that the number crunching power of the GF4 is straining your board quite hard and lowering the clock alleviates the issue.
The Infinite Loop fix re-adjusts the memory zone the video card interacts with and for many it resolves the BSOD and hardlocks.
It may not be the answer to your problem. Other things that come to mind is poor power supply, lemon video card, or even lemon motherboard.
The voltage components may not be up to the task of the demands of the GF4. Be it the voltage output of the power supply, the voltage regulation for the AGP slot, or the voltage regulation on the video card.
Before I started looking at buying a $100 power supply, returning my $100 motherboard, or returning $400 video card, I would try and see if it is simply the infinite loop problem.
Why for all that is holy do you need some aftermarket fix like NVMAX/POWERSTRIP to get more then 60HZ refresh while running games running win xp or 2000
This was a Microsoft choice. Ask them. NVMax I don't believe can lock refresh rates. PowerStrip ($) and Multires (free) on the other hand can. There are also some utilities that adjust the registry or you can adjust the INF yourself. Those kind of changes are usally rejected by a multi-monitor system though.
Personal opinion. If you come to a forum for help, don't bite the hand that feeds you.
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