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I just ran Heaven on all the intensity settings and my card did just fine. And I ran it on Linux with no access to the Afterburner program. So with bone stock clocks I was able to run Heaven at "Ultra" setting without a single stutter, fps was fine, AA at 2x, 4x, etc was fine. I will be running it on Windows later today.

I actually do have the latest non-beta drivers already installed. Since I bought my rig in pieces over a few months I had a lot of time to read up on other people's problems. And I came across a lot of people talking about their beta drivers not performing properly and the solution (many tumes) was to uninstall the beta and revert back to the last stable driver release. So right from the beginning I installed the latest stable and stayed away from beta drivers

RE: "edit" - when you said that you had formatted and everything was fine, what were you referring to? Are you talking about reformatting the gpu via uninstalling drivers and installing new (old stable) ones or were you referring to formatting the hard drive?

*** I just thought about my screen resolution settings: Do they have to match those in the game? For another game I had to play the game in a windowed mode and adjust the game screen resolution separately in order to get it to run smoothly. So my Windows desktop resolution is not turned up, its actually the stock Vista setting. (looks like an old persons desktop with huge fuzzy icons). So I am wondering if the two different resolutions could be screwing with the game; desktop set one way, game set another
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I did have vsync on and I did turn it off. If there was any effect it was missed due to wicked stuttering and freezing even with that off.

My gpu usage wasn't crazy while running the game. At least it didnt seem like it was too high. I havent checked it while the game was running in a while because I set the graphics to the lowest quality and the game is playable. And because of that I am always reluctant to open any other program for fear of it freezing the game.

If gpu usage isn't 99% or more then you have a problem.
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You don't really ever talk about formatting when talking about uninstalling specific drivers. :-D. Usually a fresh install is what is meant and that is indeed what I many. I freshly reinstalled windows.

Yes it is also worth mentioning that my graphic card seems to be performing much better with the stable drivers than it is with the beta. Experienced strange errors wirh the beta and decided to just stick to stable
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You don't really ever talk about formatting when talking about uninstalling specific drivers. :-D. Usually a fresh install is what is meant and that is indeed what I many. I freshly reinstalled windows.

Yes it is also worth mentioning that my graphic card seems to be performing much better with the stable drivers than it is with the beta. Experienced strange errors wirh the beta and decided to just stick to stable

RE: formatting, I figured that is what you meant but I didnt want to assume.

The good news is that I got the game to run smooth as hell with all the graphics settings turned all the way up.

When I searched for a fix online the "fix" was a two part solution. One was to delete local content and settings and then the other was to run the games .exe in compatibility mode for Windows ME (lol). So I spent a good part of the day yesterday messing with the card. Benchmarked it through Heaven, got a good stable overclock, and then revisited the game. It was still running like crap. So I just went to the .exe and changed the compatibility mode. Now everything is fine. It can run at the highest settings no problem. And yes, gpu usage went right up to 99%

I dont know why others were suggesting running the game in that compatibility mode, but it is not really a fix at all. It ended up working for me for a few days and it ran like crap (but it did run)...and I just figured that that was the best performance I would get out of my card.
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