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OK My ECS 8800 GTS is doing some wierd thngs. Its stable and not crashing however:

When I get the newest 17x.xx drives my display is jacked up and is set to 8 bit

When I use the drivers that it came with Its fine, but in 3dmark06 my scores have ranged from 5000 to 12000

So whats up? Plays games fine.
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Did you clean your drivers? If not it would really help. Get "Driver Sweeper" and uninstall your Nvidia drivers then restart your PC and tap F8 while on boot to go into safe mode. Use Driver Sweeper in safe mode to clean your drivers, then restart your PC once more and install the latest drivers and you should be all set.
 
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I remember when I got my 8800GTS 320, I had an issue with a certain driver (forgot which) that downclocked my card a significant amount leading to around a 3,000 3dMark06 score.
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Tried several different drivers and still no dice.

I read somewhere about the g80's having problems with some psu's? Having to disable some power detection?? How do I do that
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make sure you run a drivercleaner in safe mode before installing these new nvidia drivers.

do you have any of the power savinf options on in vista? they can hinder your gpu.
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I don't even know how to boot safe mode, but I do always run drivercleaner than reboot then install the new driver.
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