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Video Card Drivers Settings

The graphics driver I'm using is the NVIDIA reference driver version 40.72 WHQL Certified (released November 8, 2002 on NVIDIA's site). I describe the procedure I used for updating the graphics drivers on my Build A Computer Like My Super PC - BIOS Flash Updates And Driver Updates page.

Date of Driver as shown under the Device Manager
Display Properties - NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 Properties Driver Date

Version of Driver as shown under Display Properties
Display Properties - NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 Driver Version

Clicking on the GeForce4 Ti 4200 tab automatically brings up the little side window with configuration options. Here are the ones that have the most to do with image quality and video card performance. It's fine to leave the values unchanged, as I did. They already provide a nice compromise between image quality and video card performance.
3D Antialiasing Settings
Display Properties - 3D Antialiasing Settings
Direct3D Settings
Display Properties - Direct3D Settings
OpenGL Settings
Display Properties - OpenGL Settings

Next: Build A Computer Like My Super PC - BIOS Settings

My complete recommendations for building a computer with quality components at unbeatable prices is on my home page at Build A Computer Like My Super PC - Cost To Build A Computer. Here again are the recommendations for a video card!
Description Where I Would Get It Today Today's Price Comments
eVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB DDR5
$209.99 Free shipping! Retail box. Clicking the link takes you directly to it. A GeForce GTX 960 video card like this one is great for demanding graphics environments, including digital video and top-tier gaming, without spending too much. Very quiet and powerful. DirectX 11 support built-in. PCI-E 3.0 compliant. SLI compatible. Fast DDR5 memory. Power supply of 400-watts or better recommended. Does use an extra slot. Uses one 6-pin power connectors from the power supply (the Antec Sonata III comes with this).

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  faq: OEM Definition
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  BIOS Settings
  Video Card
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  Hard Drive
  faq: Can I Use My Old Hard Drive With A New Computer?
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  How Fast Is It?
  What Problems Were There?
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  Changes For A Computer With MP3 Music As A Priority
  Media Center PC
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  faq: How Can I Tell What I Already Have In My Computer?

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