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Originally Posted by philhalo66 View Post
no im just tired of people who have ultra high end hardware telling me my card sucks and its to slow for anything.
I never said any of that.. Just that upgrading doesnt cost the $700 you claim..
And if your tired of people telling you that, and such terrible drivers. Buy AMD. Simple as that..
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I never said any of that.. Just that upgrading doesnt cost the $700 you claim..
And if your tired of people telling you that, and such terrible drivers. Buy AMD. Simple as that..
not you, you seem like a nice guy i mean every time i post asking for help somebody comes in and starts telling me my card sucks and i need an upgrade. the GX2 isnt that bad its faster than a 280 and in some cases faster than a 285.

anyway lets get back on topic.
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no im just tired of people who have ultra high end hardware telling me my card sucks and its to slow for anything.
You're card isn't bad so don't listen to that. The problem is like others have pointed out that your card is no longer the focus of driver updates. If you have a problem with low GPU usage then you know the fix for that right? Add the game you notice the problem in to the nvidia control panel under 3d settings and change the power mode from adaptive to prefer maximum performance and from multiple display to single display performance mode. I had confromations from several GTX5xxs and GTX4xxs series users this fixed their problems and I know it fixes a lot of other user's problems with the driver not recognizing a load. For me I avoided the problem because I locked my GTX275 at stock clocks which somehow disabled it's powersaving features. No slow down for me using 260.99. However, since you are using a 9800GX2 you need to be careful as that card has in the past been rather b1thcy about game support since it's an internally SLI'd setup which always invites some kind of problem. Either way, try out what I recommend if you haven't and see if that makes a difference.
     
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You're card isn't bad so don't listen to that. The problem is like others have pointed out that your card is no longer the focus of driver updates. If you have a problem with low GPU usage then you know the fix for that right? Add the game you notice the problem in to the nvidia control panel under 3d settings and change the power mode from adaptive to prefer maximum performance and from multiple display to single display performance mode. I had confromations from several GTX5xxs and GTX4xxs series users this fixed their problems and I know it fixes a lot of other user's problems with the driver not recognizing a load. For me I avoided the problem because I locked my GTX275 at stock clocks which somehow disabled it's powersaving features. No slow down for me using 260.99. However, since you are using a 9800GX2 you need to be careful as that card has in the past been rather b1thcy about game support since it's an internally SLI'd setup which always invites some kind of problem. Either way, try out what I recommend if you haven't and see if that makes a difference.
where is the power setting? i added BC2 but i don't see power settings at all
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I've heard horror stories about the GX2 almost since the beginning, and yes people saying that you just need to upgrade whenever someone has a problem are either kids with rich parents or people not realising that everyone just doesn't earn the same amount of cash they do.
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post #26 of 60
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no... im not the only one with this problem so don't give me that your card is old news spend 700+ on a card and enjoy the same problem
You spent 700 on that gx2? And ya my card is old news, but fermis arnt, and mine is a fermi.
    
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not you, you seem like a nice guy i mean every time i post asking for help somebody comes in and starts telling me my card sucks and i need an upgrade. the GX2 isnt that bad its faster than a 280 and in some cases faster than a 285.

anyway lets get back on topic.
The gx2 has problems from the very beginning, just like the 5970 its a good benching card dues its raw power, but lacks aethetics that people like
    
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I've heard horror stories about the GX2 almost since the beginning, and yes people saying that you just need to upgrade whenever someone has a problem are either kids with rich parents or people not realising that everyone just doesn't earn the same amount of cash they do.
yeah but the thing is only bad company 2 bugs up i play source games all the time maxed with more than 100 FPS with left 4 dead dropping to 49 FPS with 32xQ AA. so its got to be poor drivers or the game.. and it usually is kids who tell me that.
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You spent 700 on that gx2? And ya my card is old news, but fermis arnt, and mine is a fermi.
no i spent 90.

my point is stop telling me to upgrade im not spending any more money until i get a new motherboard so enough with the upgrade your POS card.
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post #30 of 60
Driver problems are highly subjective, it seems to me.

I had driver problems with my old nVidia cards, but haven't had a single problem since i switched to ATI (even with CF 4830s). Theres probably a few people here who went through the same thing but used to use ATI and now swear by nVidia.

Find a set of drivers that works and keep them.
    
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