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Originally Posted by Jameswalt1 View Post

This post pertains to NVidia Surround specifically.

I installed the 8.1 preview.

The good news: True surround desktop support for 3 monitors, taskbar on center screen in surround mode and maximizing a window only maximizes it to one monitor even in surround.

The bad news: Even after a driversweeper-clean-install of the new 326.01 driver (twice!), games are not operating properly on three monitors, gpu usage is completely low and frame rates are terrible. Games are acting like they're being played in windowed mode. Valley crashed just loading in a surround resolution and 3dmark11 wont even launch.

I'm very interested to hear any feedback from anyone else on this.

Awesome that they're finally implementing proper nVsurround support. Does the Start Screen open only on one monitor as well, and in the proper size? What about the lock screen?

Can't wait to try this out, but this is my primary computer and I don't want to screw things up.
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I´m loving it, Great troll move biggrin.gif
I for one don´t miss start button
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what kills this preview for me is the fact you cant update to the final release from it..
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what kills this preview for me is the fact you cant update to the final release from it..

it's a preview not the final product? What did you expect?

I'm using this right up until the RTM launches. Running perfect on my rig. That sharing system memory on your GPU looks amazing, together with improved security and better looking it's a decent step up from Windows 7 and Vanilla Windows 8.
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So they made it to work on UK versions ?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jameswalt1 View Post

This post pertains to NVidia Surround specifically.

I installed the 8.1 preview.

The good news: True surround desktop support for 3 monitors, taskbar on center screen in surround mode and maximizing a window only maximizes it to one monitor even in surround.

The bad news: Even after a driversweeper-clean-install of the new 326.01 driver (twice!), games are not operating properly on three monitors, gpu usage is completely low and frame rates are terrible. Games are acting like they're being played in windowed mode. Valley crashed just loading in a surround resolution and 3dmark11 wont even launch.

I'm very interested to hear any feedback from anyone else on this.
I have stutter everywhere I believe it is do to the new search... my windows explorer is taking up to 40% cpu randomly according to task manager
*actually up to 100%
screenshot was at 80% but it dropped to 40 when i took it: jumps from 0 to 100 and just randomly jolts with nothing running using the process more then usual
Edited by Chaython - 6/30/13 at 2:10pm
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Originally Posted by Chaython View Post

I have stutter everywhere I believe it is do to the new search... my windows explorer is taking up to 40% cpu randomly according to task manager
*actually up to 100%
screenshot was at 80% but it dropped to 40 when i took it: jumps from 0 to 100 and just randomly jolts with nothing running using the process more then usual

A. It's a powerful search tool
B. Will probably be tightened up in the future to compensate for older hardware
C. Something might be wrong, search doesn't stutter at all on my HORRIBLE laptop with a AMD Anthlon P320 - Dual Core 2.1ghz and 3gb or Ram.
C. It's good MS is actually pushing hardware with the software. Just like they did with Vista.
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Originally Posted by lacrossewacker View Post

A. It's a powerful search tool
B. Will probably be tightened up in the future to compensate for older hardware
C. Something might be wrong, search doesn't stutter at all on my HORRIBLE laptop with a AMD Anthlon P320 - Dual Core 2.1ghz and 3gb or Ram.
C. It's good MS is actually pushing hardware with the software. Just like they did with Vista.
Nah search code isn't optimized at all, its still early code and has tight loops that causes it to waste cycles. They should have it ironed out by the next preview, that is if they have one.
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Originally Posted by lacrossewacker View Post

A. It's a powerful search tool
B. Will probably be tightened up in the future to compensate for older hardware
C. Something might be wrong, search doesn't stutter at all on my HORRIBLE laptop with a AMD Anthlon P320 - Dual Core 2.1ghz and 3gb or Ram.
C. It's good MS is actually pushing hardware with the software. Just like they did with Vista.
Well the search is slow works good when you first start up but randomly stops working but I meant to say that games stutter from the search&taskbar(windows explorer) using over half the cpu/8th of ram and half of the ssd
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I'll stay on XP until M$ stops patching. Windows 7 doesn't play nice with my debugger ;_; so I was forced to go back.
I wonder what Windows 8.1 will bring.
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