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I just don't understand how these drivers broke BFBC2 for so many people. It improved my usage a little bit but the usage for me was already at 98-100% before. I have not a single issue with these drivers in BFBC2 single or multiplayer.

Maybe someone at nvidia can explain why some peoples BF game is being broken while these drives do nothing to others. Confuzeled.
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When Nvidia can pull some SLI scaling out of driver updates I will be impressed, but as it stands my next card will likely be amd.
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Glad i stayed with my current drivers. I think i will wait for the next one instead of this one since people had problems. Better safe than sorry. Sucks to see a new driver not working well.
post #134 of 153
hardly noticed any performance gain, not that i can tell at least, temps however have been lowered for about 4-5 degrees at both idle and load
post #135 of 153
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Originally Posted by mdbsat;12123121 
I just don't understand how these drivers broke BFBC2 for so many people. It improved my usage a little bit but the usage for me was already at 98-100% before. I have not a single issue with these drivers in BFBC2 single or multiplayer.

Maybe someone at nvidia can explain why some peoples BF game is being broken while these drives do nothing to others. Confuzeled.

There are just too many variables, and so many hardware combinations. There are a lot of the 4xx and 5xx series cards won't ever work with certain motherboards for a lot of people.
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I updated to this and when folding, everything would just stutter. Reverted back to previous ones.
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post #137 of 153
Quote:
Originally Posted by Massive17 View Post
My control panel doesn't open ever since I installed these drivers. Anyone else have this problem. I even uninstalled old drivers and ran drive sweeper but I still have that problem .
ManuelG (NVIDIA Tech Support) is collecting information to help determine this problem...

http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?s...post&p=1182877
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post #138 of 153
It's weird, i've never ever have had any problems or performance decreases with nvidia drivers, it's always better.

Oh well, lucky me !
post #139 of 153
^ agree i read forums before i get the new ones all the time...the forums do nothing but scare me...then i get the new driver and results are good! I really want a 6850 though
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I used MSI Afterburner to poll every 800ms to take data of my FPS and GPU usage among other things. I collected the data and ran a simple statistics calculation on the data to see if there was a change in the performance of BFBC2 when I changed drivers. There was only a mild change in FPS and GPU usage, but I do feel like these drivers are less stable than the previous ones. The mild increase feels less like a victory with the mild instability.

The data was taken from playing BFBC2 for quite awhile. I cleaned the data by removing what I determined to be "not game play." Such as less than 20% GPU usage, very high frame rates when I was AFK, loading screens.
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Game settings:
  • High
  • 16xAA
  • 16xAF
  • HBAO On
  • 1920x1200


Edited by Greg121986 - 1/24/11 at 9:05pm
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