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After a lot of testing and pulling of hair, i wondering what in gods name is causing these disturbingly bad minimums in the Crysis Bench when Quad SLI is enabled. It's the Vista Aero interface in conjunction with all Nvidia drivers!

NOTE: These minimums are based on 1900x1200 ALL V.HIGH DX10

Before in the Crysis Bench Tool, i used to get terrible stuttering in places and pauses in the bench, my minimums frames were around 0.96FPS ~ 3FPS with Quad SLI. Oddly with a single GX2 my minimums were fine.

Disabling just the Aero interface caused my minimums to go from a crappy <3FPS to 12.18FPS! Stuttering and pauses are vastly reduced across the board. Ok, they aren't the greatest minimums in the world but from what they were this is a massive improvement (and this is Crysis afterall)

So it seems that Vista's Aero does not play nice with the GX2 and/or the Nvidia drivers, i can guarentee that even with one GX2 my minimums would rise also.

Just thought i'd give you guys my findings and if you test yourself you'll probably see just the same kind of improvements.

I have a feeling that the Aero interface is a lot to blame for Video issues also.
 
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this may be the cause of my random display driver stoped responding error i keep getting.
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might be a stupid ? but what the hell is aero and how do you enable and disable it
    
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this may be the cause of my random display driver stoped responding error i keep getting.
Indeed, across all games micro stuttering is being reduced with the disable of the Aero interface.

MicroMan: Aero is the fancy look to Vista with the see through glass appearance. Just goto your appearance settings and use Windows Classic.
 
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Quote:
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this may be the cause of my random display driver stoped responding error i keep getting.
I was getting that for a while, and after much hair-pulling, it turned out that I had a bad stick of RAM.
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might be a stupid ? but what the hell is aero and how do you enable and disable it
Aero is the 3D user interface that Vista uses. You can enable or disable it through the display properties.
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might be a stupid ? but what the hell is aero and how do you enable and disable it
hit your windows key and tab at the same time.
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Aero is the fancy new GUI included with Vista.
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hit your windows key and tab at the same time.
That's Flip 3D.
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You see what i think is happening is due to Aero being a 3D Interface when running games etc it's not being disabled when launching them. Well not with any of these drivers anyhow.
 
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