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I just bought XFX 8800 gts and i played oblivion on maxout on 60 fps. But when i restarted i started oblivion and now i am running at 12 fps...Thats the same for halo some times it runs on 400 fps and sometimes 20 fps. Why?
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Just to note that issue has been addressed in the Official 8800 GTX/GTS thread, so you might go check out post # 1. Anyways, here is the deal:

Performance Degradation (SLI/SINGLE) (Current Fix - Uninstall Drivers through Add/Remove Software, Reinstall Drivers. Might have been fixed with most recent Drivers)

Taken from an XBITLabs article:

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As we were benchmarking the card with ForceWare 97.02, we found out that performance of the GeForce 8800 GTX would fluctuate strangely and would often be much lower than expected. This showed up in 3DMark06 at first. We localized the problem eventually – the results of the card in 3DMark06 can be affected by System Registry entries left from earlier versions of ForceWare.


There is a link to the article in the 8800 GTX/GTS thread also. Also, some people have had to do some editing in the registry, the XBITLabs article will walk you through it if you have to. That being said, when I had the same problem an un-install and a re-install of the drivers fixed it for me.



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yup,the newset drivers fixed alot of my stability problems I was having when trying to overclock the cards also.What tub said is true I had the problem the first 20 min of owning the cards.
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Sorry if i ask.. What is the newest drivers? 97.XX?
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97.44 is the latest?
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97.44 is the latest?
Yes.
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So basically the fix is to use Driver Cleaner to clear any "old" files left behind and start fresh?

I just wish nVidia would release some new WHQL drivers in their site for this to become official.
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