Is GeForce4 440 MCE compatible?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Reinhard F. Bentrup, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. I tried to run MCE on a Notebook using NVIDIA GeForce4 440 (64M) driver
    3.0.8.2.

    When I open MCE it reports "grafic card or driver not compatible" although
    when downloading the drivers from the NVIDIA web site it looks to be
    compatible.

    Does anybody know whether this hardware is actually working with MCE?

    Thanks - Reinhard from Germany
     
    Reinhard F. Bentrup, Feb 28, 2005
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  2. Thanks for your informations. I understand that the GeForce4 is not
    approved.

    However I was wondering whether somebody got it working okay with MCE.

    But it looks that it is actually not compatible.

    Thanks - Reinhard




    If you follow the links from the Microsoft XP MCE partners page to
    nVidia you get to this page:

    http://www.nvidia.com/page/mediacenter.html

    The following NVIDIA products have been approved by Microsoft for the
    DFMCE logo:
    GeForceT 6800 GPUs
    GeForce FX 5700
    GeForce PCX 5750 GPUs
    GeForce FX 5900
    GeForce PCX 5900 GPUs
    GeForce FX 5950 GPUs
    NVIDIA® NVTVT tuner cards
    NVIDIA® DVD decoders

    A piece of hardware must pass a Microsoft Video/Audio Logo test without
    any corruption of the video image or skipping frames.


    Note that just because a product isn't listed does not mean it won't
    work, just that it has not passed the testing yet, has not been
    submitted for testing, or the page has not been updated.
     
    Reinhard F. Bentrup, Feb 28, 2005
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  3. Reinhard F. Bentrup

    Bob [MVP] Guest

    I'm running MCE 2005 on a desktop PC with a
    GeForce4 MX420 (AGP). Make sure you install
    the MCE-specific drivers from NVIDIA - not
    the general-purpose XP drivers.

    --
    -Bob
    _______________________________
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Media Center Edition
    http://www.microsoft.com/ehome
     
    Bob [MVP], Feb 28, 2005
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    Nigel Barker Guest

    Until a couple of days ago I was using an MX460 which worked pretty much OK.
    However I just upgraded to an FX5200 for about $50 it's quiet as it has no fan &
    gives better picture quality than the MX460.
     
    Nigel Barker, Feb 28, 2005
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    ShamusFu Guest

    ShamusFu, Feb 28, 2005
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  6. Reinhard F. Bentrup

    Phil Taylor Guest

    thats expected, the 5200 is a DX9 part and thus the DX9 code path video
    quality improvements can get turned on.

    geForce4 MX ( which is really a geForce 2 gussied up ) will not get you the
    video quality improvements.
     
    Phil Taylor, Feb 28, 2005
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    JW Guest

    Just like ATI NVIDIA no longer has separate drivers for MCE and regular XP
    You get the same latest driver which is 66.93 when you specify either MCE or
    XP and the release notes point out that the release supports both.
     
    JW, Feb 28, 2005
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  8. Reinhard F. Bentrup

    Bob [MVP] Guest

    Oh... I didn't realize that. Thanks! :)

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    -Bob
    _______________________________
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Media Center Edition
    http://www.microsoft.com/ehome
     
    Bob [MVP], Feb 28, 2005
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  9. I manually forced the use of the 66.93 drivers (disregarding the warnings)
    and everthing now works great!

    Thanks for your help to all of you!
     
    Reinhard F. Bentrup, Feb 28, 2005
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