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hey so i just installed the new 177.35 drivers on my 9800 GX2, and my 3Dmark06 score dropped by about 3,000 pts, and in 3dmark vantage i am averaging about 10fps in the graphics tests on the performance setting, where before i was getting about 25.

Also, my Crysis FPS dropped by about 8-10 avg on high at 1920x1200.

why would this happen? everyone else even with the exact same setup as me are reporting much higher scores in benchmarks after installation of these drivers.

3dmark drop:
http://service.futuremark.com/result...eResultType=14
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Did you install the new drivers on top of the old ones? Or did you delete the old drivers and then install the new ones?
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i used drivercleaner in safe mode to remove my nvidia drivers
EDIT: in drivercleaner you just pick the one that says Nvidia, right?
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hey so i just installed the new 177.35 drivers on my 9800 GX2, and my 3Dmark06 score dropped by about 3,000 pts, and in 3dmark vantage i am averaging about 10fps in the graphics tests on the performance setting, where before i was getting about 25.

Also, my Crysis FPS dropped by about 8-10 avg on high at 1920x1200.

why would this happen? everyone else even with the exact same setup as me are reporting much higher scores in benchmarks after installation of these drivers.

3dmark drop:
http://service.futuremark.com/result...eResultType=14
Try removing the drivers completely (revert back to generic VGA), restart, delete any trace of the previous driver installation, then install the drivers again.

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i used drivercleaner in safe mode to remove my nvidia drivers
EDIT: in drivercleaner you just pick the one that says Nvidia, right?
Nevermind!
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post #5 of 11
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Wait so should i reboot to normal to reinstall the drivers?
i just installed them in safe mode after removing the old ones, that may have been my problem...
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post #6 of 11
OOOh man, dont install drivers in safe mode.
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Always uninstall, reboot. Remove anything that didn't get it the first time, reboot again and then install new drivers. It's a pain, but it works the best.
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post #8 of 11
177.26 has done me best so far.
Try them.
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Oh yeah, never install drivers in safe mode.. That's almost guaranteeing failure.
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post #10 of 11
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lol looks like i failed hard on this one

alright reinstall time
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