Ah, the moment of truth when you first open up
the package and see what goodies you get. Unfortunately the
only extras that come with this card is a game called Dronez,
which in my opinion isn't that great (it's kind-of old too).
What you get.
A Huge Graphics Card
As you may have noticed, from the picture above,
this graphics card is huge. Which is one complaint that I do
have on this card (although it pertains to all GeForce4 cards).
Not only does this end up blocking all of your ram slots, but
it also blocks airflow. Upon installation my motherboard temperature
rose 5°F. My processor temperature also greatly rose, however,
I did not take accurate readings on it, so I'm not sure by how
much it rose. Before I installed this card I had a fan pulling
air in from the front of the case, and the only other fan was
my PSU fan. In order to correct this I bought a fan from the
store ($15 for generic, what a rip!) and placed it in the back
of my case pushing air out. This helped me to reach temperatures
lower than when i had my GF2 Mx400.
Above you can see how much smaller the GF2 Mx400
(bottom) is compared to the Ti4400 (top).
A view of the back of the card.
PNY's fan and heatsink.
GeForce 2 (left) blocks one ram slot, but the
GeForce 4 (right) blocks all + some.
The GeForce4 really seperates air from the upper
and lower case, I had to buy an extra fan to keep temps at normal
levels (a bit below actually).