Hey man, not sure maybe it could help. Do you happen to have any Logitech USB (like G7 or G15) on your rig? I'm not even sure
if this is specific to Logitech, so it still may help. But anyways, Vista has a nasty habit of adding too many HID devices, and it can deffinitely affect some games, and who knows maybe benches too? Vista adds unneeded HID devices, and then in efforts to support them all, borks your gaming up. I can tell you that it sure straightened out a fps issue I had with FEAR, and especially with the 8800GTS I just put in, it smokes. I have seen this help other Vista users now as well
This is what you do
: (or any
of you running Vista who think your fps should be better, I'm curious to see how many others this helps)
Go to Device Manager
Click on Human Interface Devices
--Probably going to be quite a few there, and some of them are doing nothing but eating. For me anyway, I really only have my mouse and keyboard on usb. If you have more devices, you may not be able to disable as many, but you need to disable (not uninstall
) all unused/not present HID devices. Hopefully MS will fix this soon, but this is the manual magic trick way.
--What I would do, is go down the list disabling each one, but test your keyboard after each one!
Make sure it's working, cause you'll get to one that will disable your mouse, then you can use the handy Enter, Tab, and arrow keys to re-enable it back again
. Of course, if you have other USB devices, and you disable one you want, just re-enable that particular HID device again
Do that and reboot, who knows it may just boost your Vista game performance. I'm not sure what games/benches this will help with, but I don't think this is something isolated only to FEAR either. From reading around and my own experimenting, I think it's a combo problem between Vista (or Logitech?) USB bugs/vid drivers, and this seems to be a workaround. But please try that, and let us know if it helps at all with your benchies or any games
. Other Vista users, give it a shot
*Edit*--Oh and btw, nothing else I tried fixed my issues. Different drivers, more ram, disabling just about every dang background thing I possibly could. But I did this, and bam, worked great. I even re-enabled the HID's again after I got my 8800gts in, just to see, and performance in FEAR sucked again. Disabled them again, and now at all max settings, AA4x and aniso 8x, average is over 100fps maxing over 300.