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ATI (now AMD) don't bother updating drivers and supporting older games, mostly they try and support whatever mainstream apps are used at the time. I got a lot of games from late 90s/early 2000s that need Nvidia cards to run. I had an ATI 2900XT and a HD 5770, trust me their support for old obscure games isn't good.
... So... Get off XP and get on 7. I dont see the big deal there.

Also.

This might help you out.

ALOT.

http://www.geeks3d.com/20110305/nvid...5-5-available/

Just set power management mode from there, shouldnt be too hard to figure out how.
Edited by Kand - 4/27/11 at 7:03am
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98uk has a point, I really don't see why anyone is still using Windows XP for home use.

Large corporations and businesses, sure, but home use.. there's no excuse really.
Sure there is - not everyone has the money or desire to upgrade. You're telling me some 80 yr old grandma should be upgrading windows on her 7 yr old PC?
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Makes sense to me to run new hardware you need a new os that can give the full benefits of the new hardware.32 bit xp just isn't what I consider a high performance gaming platform.
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Sure there is - not everyone has the money or desire to upgrade. You're telling me some 80 yr old grandma should be upgrading windows on her 7 yr old PC?
Ideally yes, that is if she's been using her pension correctly and upgrading that Pentium 3 rig of hers.
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Sure there is - not everyone has the money or desire to upgrade. You're telling me some 80 yr old grandma should be upgrading windows on her 7 yr old PC?
That same 80yr old grandma has no need for a GTX 4xx or 5xx video card...
 
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I'm sure the 40% of PC users still on XP would agree with you.
Lol, 40% of PC's said like it's evidence of anything.... like 90% of pc's are sitting in offices. Right not I'm on XP using IE6 on my work computer.

The people who still have XP are the people that buy ready to ship PC's for $1200 from Dell or Gateway.

Anyway just wait until this internet fad dies out, then you'll show them.
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That same 80yr old grandma has no need for a GTX 4xx or 5xx video card...
This affects all their cards with power management, so everything from 9000 series cards to 500 series is affected, including integrated GPUs.
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This affects all their cards with power management, so everything from 9000 series cards to 500 series is affected.
Just following your post in relation to "Fermi" cards.
 
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... So... Get off XP and get on 7. I dont see the big deal there.

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http://www.geeks3d.com/20110305/nvid...5-5-available/

Just set power management mode from there, shouldnt be too hard to figure out how.
Doesn't work, already tried everything from Riva Tuner/Afterburner to Nvidia Inspector. They don't affect the operating speed of the card no matter what you do, as the drivers override it.

P.S. my other quad core PC is on Vista but the RAM is busted/dodgy. I'm using this PC for now and in everyday tasks this is just as fast and responsive.
    
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Massive PEBKAC detected. Why would you still game on XP? Most games selling point is DX11, which is unsupported by the dying OS. Sorry bro, upgrade. If you can spend the money on a fermi, you can spend the money on 7.
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