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Portal 2 may not need it, but the bright screen does(hurting my eyes). I've always adjusted brightness from the CCC instead of the monitor.

As for portal 2 performance, i haven't tried yet simply because there was a different reason to update them.

When i get the chance to test i will post back.
In the future I'd recommend adjusting brightness with the monitor's software, it makes it more plug 'n' play and it's a once-in-a-lifetime adjustment.

What other problem did you have?
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FWIW I never update my drivers either. If it ain't broke don't fix it, and on a card as old as mine there's not going to be any new perf updates in the new drivers, so there's no reason for me to constantly update. The only time I do is when they either A: Become corrupted or B: A new game I want to play doesn't like them. But at that point they would be considered broken, necessitating a fix.
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Need new drivers.
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I didn't read the entire thread....but....

My ancient Socket 478 rig in my sig that I'm using...plays Portal 2 just fine on low, at 720p. So your rig should max it easily, at any resolution.

My i5 + 470 rig maxed it out and got like 300 FPS. It was never below that point (roughly). Your 5850 should do the same. It's just the source engine.
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post #65 of 65
This thread is quite

I would've suggested reseting the catalyst profile settings to default. This one time I was fooling around the settings and set AA to SSAA (if I remember right) and couldn't run even the lightest games such as unreal tournament 2004 with any AA on. Just my
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