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Jamie Purdy Nov 28, 2007, 01:16pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi,
I had two 7900GTX's in SLi with an X2 3800+ (2.5Ghz), A8N-SLi deluxe and 2GB of G-skill DDR 400 ram. Everything ran smooth and fine in XP, no problems.
Just upgraded to a 512mb Gigabyte 8800GT and to Vista 64 for DX10. The nvidia display driver constantly crashes in games, typically at the same points in Need For Speed: Pro Street. My performance in WoW with the 8800GT in Vista is dire; ~30-40FPS in towns where on the 7900's I was constantly at 60. UT3 also seems to play slower and experiences stalls, on the old setup it ran at 50-60FPS, now it sometimes falls as low as 30FPS.
Any ideas on why my setup is performing so badly compared to the old cards and the random crashes? (which I assume are due to GPU clockspeed); surely the 8800GT is an upgrade from the 7900's, even in DX9.


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Phil Nov 28, 2007, 01:31pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Nvidia display driver crashing and poor performance in Vista
could be faulty card :/

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adam Nov 28, 2007, 01:50pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Nvidia display driver crashing and poor performance in Vista
Or just vista sucks azz in gaming even after its attempted fixes.

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3-Oh-Beast Dec 09, 2007, 03:40pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Dec 09, 2007, 03:40pm EST

 
>> Re: Nvidia display driver crashing and poor performance in Vista
Install the vista hotfix for SLI users:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/windows_vista_hotfixes.html

Still, your performance wont touch that on XP. I recently reverted back to XP...performance in games shot through the roof. Used to get about 18fps on UT3 at max graphics, now at 60

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TamTheBam Dec 09, 2007, 06:14pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Dec 09, 2007, 06:17pm EST

 
>> Re: Nvidia display driver crashing and poor performance in Vista

Or even better install the 162.22 drivers. All the drivers from 163.xx upwards are
p**s poor performance. i kid you not!

http://www.download.com/nVidia-ForceWare-Graphics-Driver-Windo...17268.html

Trust me, all drivers above that on Vista64 are dire. You'll get XP performance from
the 162.22 drivers. I swear by them. All my DX9 games run pathetic if i go any higher
than the .22 drivers. Try them and let me know how you get on

Tam...

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adam Dec 09, 2007, 06:56pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Dec 09, 2007, 06:59pm EST

 
>> Re: Nvidia display driver crashing and poor performance in Vista
tams 162.22 drivers worked likes**t in my PC I got like 7 FPS on the last level of crysis in Vista, I get 4 times the performance out of 169.13_forceware_winvista_32bit_international_beta my self. I also had this problem. Turned out vista didn't like my CPU overclock. Just a thought. Way to find out is poke into the crash reports more. Look into the error report and not tech info. Mine kept saying hardware fail but didn't know what piece of hardware. Look into the error code and it said CPU error in bit error load. Hope that helps.

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