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Where can I get some high speed drivers, cuz I just checked his dxdiag display thing and it is spinning slow, where as mine spins really fast. So I think that is why my scores are higher than his.
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post #12 of 23
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Where can I get some high speed drivers, cuz I just checked his dxdiag display thing and it is spinning slow, where as mine spins really fast. So I think that is why my scores are higher than his.
FYI when the Dxdiag Box spins obscenely fast its becasue the G-cards Drivers are actually damaged in some way trust me i had this problem loads..When its spinnig slower thats how it actually should be.

You will want to get the latest Drivers from the Official Site such as www.nvidia.com
post #13 of 23
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he has the latest drivers. This is really pissing me off, cuz I promised him his comp would be a lot faster than mine because of the vid card and my computer is still just as fast as something way newer.
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he has the latest drivers. This is really pissing me off, cuz I promised him his comp would be a lot faster than mine because of the vid card and my computer is still just as fast as something way newer.
If it becomes that much of a hassle then maybe a Re-install of windows will help. Then start from scratch.
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That was a reinstall of windows, whenever I install the drivers off of the cd it corrupted windows, so I ended up reinstalling windows 3 times yesterday. Then I just downloaded the newest drivers off the nvidia website and everything was working fine. Except when I ran aquamarka and we got the same scores.
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That was a reinstall of windows, whenever I install the drivers off of the cd it corrupted windows, so I ended up reinstalling windows 3 times yesterday. Then I just downloaded the newest drivers off the nvidia website and everything was working fine. Except when I ran aquamarka and we got the same scores.
How about testing it in-game?..
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That was a reinstall of windows, whenever I install the drivers off of the cd it corrupted windows, so I ended up reinstalling windows 3 times yesterday. Then I just downloaded the newest drivers off the nvidia website and everything was working fine. Except when I ran aquamarka and we got the same scores.
Why don't you guys compare scores with newer benchmarking tools like 3dmark05 or 06, because AQ3 is getting old.

Edit: Jori is absolutely right, in-game is where it all matters.
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Why don't you guys compare scores with newer benchmarking tools like 3dmark05 or 06, because AQ3 is getting old.

Edit: Jori is absolutely right, in-game is where it all matters.
Exactly what i was going to reccomend. Just run 3D05 or 06 and see how they compare. If he's still getting low scores then you need to find out what his bottle neck is. My 6800GS is killin his 7600gt, which shouldnt be happening at all, even with my card OCed, a 7600gt should beat it stock.
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If all else fails RMA it. May have gotten a bad card.
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post #20 of 23
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I think his bottle neck is in the ram, he is mis matching sticks and one of them is 333mhz. I told him he needs to upgrade the ram. I dont think im gonna worry about it to much until then. If he gets new ram and its still bad, then I'll troubleshoot. Maybe later today I'll pop in my ram and see if the scores improve. The reason I havent gotten the newer benchmarking tools yet is because we have a download limit per day, so I couldn't download them yesterday, after downloading all the service pack updates.
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