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Jake:

Rivatuner does work with the latest released drivers from nVidia. However, to get them working you must do the following:

1.) Go to the power user tab.
2.) Double Click on "Rivatuner \\ System".
3.) Scroll down to "Force Driver Version".
4.) Set the "Force Driver Version" field to your driver version.(No periods or puncuation of any kind, so 185.85 would be 18585.)
    
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okz! currently usin 8800Gt as primary display..yes im having GTX 295z bios (not sure abt size) , but i dunoo how 2 flash usin DOS , as i had used tht Leadtek Utility Winfox 2
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Originally Posted by Jakethesnake011 View Post
I need some help. I just got my BFG GTX 295, that I got from brettjv here on OCN. But am trying to overclock with Rivatuner, like I did with my ATI card. Although I have no overclocking tab in Rivatuner like I used to. Also the drivers are not coming up in Riva as installed. I have the new 190.38 drivers that I installed. All I can control in Riva is the fan. Any ideas to why?
just use EVGA Precision, works perfect
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Just out of interest chaps, would I be bottlenecking a 295 with my CPU? You all seem to have pretty epic OC's and Core i7 etc.
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Originally Posted by Phil_Boggild View Post
Just out of interest chaps, would I be bottlenecking a 295 with my CPU? You all seem to have pretty epic OC's and Core i7 etc.
Yes, and is that a 17 inch monitor? Really no point to this card at that low of a resolution.
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I'm going to be going up to a 24" 1920x1200/1080 soon, you see.
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Phil, bottlenecking is a function of the test your running on the hardware. There's no yes/no answer possible to your question. The answer to this question is, literally, in ALL cases ... yes, sometimes.

Just to illustrate, when I run Vantage in Performance mode, I see definite signs of bottlenecking even with my CPU. If I run it in Extreme mode, I see none or very little signs. Crysis at 1920 VH 8xAA also shows no signs of CPU bottlenecking, but 3DMark06 shows major signs, and would probably still be showing signs at 6.0GHz.

Generally speaking, the easier the test is to run for the GPU (i.e. low res, no AA, high FPS), then the more likely it becomes that one's CPU will become a bottleneck. The degree to which the test or game requires calculations that the GPU can't do also strongly affects the bottleneck potential. There's HUGE variety to how cpu-intensive various 3D applications are. It also depends how they are coded, in terms of whether they can take advantage of multiple cores.

Also, generally speaking, a decent dualie or quad at 3.4GHz is enough power that you'd never experience a bottleneck so profound that you'd notice it's effects in terms of your gameplay experience. Your CPU is capable of pushing 40+ ave fps in any game out there, and in the vast majority of games, a lot more than that.

So, again, yes you will be bottlenecked ... sometimes. And so will all the rest of us no matter what CPU we have. It's not a question of IF, but rather, how often, and how noticeable will it be.
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Add me in pls

Edited by UnAimed - 8/2/09 at 8:20am
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Thanks very much for such a comprehensive answer, Brett. I think that when I move up to my big monitor and high resolution, I'll be joining the 295 club.
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Is no one here water cooing these 295's..I was expecting to see some 800mhz+ core clocks..and some 1600+mhz shader clocks...
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