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Why does stalker run and look like crap on my 8800GTS 320 SC ?? Any body have a clue why they would even give this game to people buying 8600gt? Can it really be so demanding GPU wise. I tried some diffferent graphic settings but according to FRAPS I have a hard time staying above 30-35 Frames per second. Plus I am only running a 19 inch Widescreen LCD. Can soomeone give some tips on how to get this game running smoother and cleaner? I am sure it can't max out my Rig.
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post #2 of 14
Well look at my rig, when i had my 3700+@ 2.9 instead of my opty. I was able to run it maxed out on my 19" WS

So your rig is definately not the problem dude.

Try some more drivers for your GPU. Stalker has alot of issues with the 8800 series cards and they brought out some drivers specifically for the game. I can't find them right now, got to leave for college

Try some more drivers and see if that helps.
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post #3 of 14
yeah, i have a friend with an 8800GTS and my setup runs it better than his. i have another friend with 7800GTXs in SLI and he said he runs it flawlessly.
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post #4 of 14
When I had my X1800XT it ran perfectly on full settings. Try installing all the latest patches. That helped because I think one of the patches fixed something with the HDR causing bad performance on Nvidia cards.
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Originally Posted by bushwickbill View Post
Why does stalker run and look like crap on my 8800GTS 320 SC ?? Any body have a clue why they would even give this game to people buying 8600gt? Can it really be so demanding GPU wise. I tried some diffferent graphic settings but according to FRAPS I have a hard time staying above 30-35 Frames per second. Plus I am only running a 19 inch Widescreen LCD. Can soomeone give some tips on how to get this game running smoother and cleaner? I am sure it can't max out my Rig.
You using Vista?
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It has to be drivers, my 7800s manage it on max... what drivers version are you running, and Vista is a killer if you are on that.
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I got it running fine inside vista at max settings. Dips down to like 25FPS with massive gun fights in the rain.
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post #8 of 14
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It has to be drivers, my 7800s manage it on max... what drivers version are you running, and Vista is a killer if you are on that.
what res?
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post #9 of 14
Try different drivers. I've always had flawless performance in STALKER with my setup, in XP and Vista. The performance was near identical between the 2 OS's
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post #10 of 14
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I am running XP with 158.22 Drivers. As far as patches go, Can you install them if using a cracked version? And where can you get the patches that fix the HDR or whatever with Nvidia cards? Thanx people for your help,
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