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8800GTS 640MB BETTER then 8800GT in Crysis?

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"I am kind of weirded out here. I just sold my BFG 8800GTS 640MB card to a friend for $200 and bought a EVGA 8800GT Super-Clocked Edition for the same price. But in Crysis I used to play (with my 8800GTS) rather smooth at 1280x1024 all setting HIGH in DirectX 10 mode. It was definitely playable."

"But now with the 8800GT I am getting a choppy and unplayable experience at that same resolution, at those same settings. I have to lower the resolution to 1024x768 to get it even remotely playable. Even then it still isn't as smooth as it was on my old card."

"What gives? Do I have a bum card? Is there something I am over looking? I installed the latest patch and I have the latest (non-beta) drivers from nVidia. I don't understand."

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Could be heat. The 8800GTs have a horrible stock heatsink.
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Have you tried different drivers?
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That is definitely odd. Did you make sure the pci-e slot is running at the full 16x.
    
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try different driver and someone may mention this but double check the 6pin plug.
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I smell fire beginning to burn....
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Remove the older drivers in Safe Mode with Driver Cleaner Pro. Then install new drivers.

Try 169 WHQL. I am on those now and they work great.
Edited by Marin - 6/3/08 at 8:15pm
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did you use driver cleaner and then reinstall the drivers. and is the card overheating.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Marin View Post
Remove the older drivers in Safe Mode with Driver Cleaner Pro. Then install new drivers.

Try 169 WHQL. I am on those now and they work great.

QFT

1- Uninstall drivers
2- Reboot
3- Safe mode, DRIVER CLEANER on the Nvidia setting
4- Reboot
5- Install new drivers
6- Reboot

USE
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"I didn't use driver clean, I uninstalled them from the Add/Remove programs (or whatever Vista calls it)"

"Does this answer any questions?"



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