6600GT Poor Driver Performance

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by SnakeByte193786, Dec 26, 2004.

  1. GFDuke

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    Nice Is that stock cooling?
     
  2. AFJsvt

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    Boy do I feel like a complete idiot. I was fed up with the crashing/rebooting and was ready to return my card for an MSI model. I went to take out the card and noticed I DID NOT HAVE THE POWER CABLE PLUGGED INTO THE CARD!!!! Man I feel stupid. The card runs like a dream now. I ran 3Dmark03 and got a 5527 score using the 66.97 drivers. I've got 1gig of Crucial PC2100 memory. Would PC3200 memory be better or should I just buy another stick of 512 pc2100?
     
  3. Massive Overkil

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    Thanks, it's the stock 1st design cooler (the one with the copper plate) with the cover plate removed and a 120mm fan blowing on it.
     
  4. Killgore

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    Now that you are done hijacking this thread can we get back to the real problem please?
     

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    do not mix ram. check with you Motherboad manufacturer for compatable ram. If you can run pc3200 its alot faster.
     
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    How is this a hijacking???????
    I was having problems with my XFX 6600gt and came to the point where I thought the issue laid with the drivers I was running??
    Is this thread not about drivers????????????????????

    Judging by some of your previous posts, you must not be a very happy person.

    :O
     
  7. Killgore

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    Yes, spending $240 bucks on a graphics card that does work as advertised makes me angry. :mad:

    My last post was to remind people there is a real issue here, not just people forgetting to hook up the extra power connector which, thanks to you, half the people reading this thread will think is the problem.

    I just want my card to work so I can have fun and play games. Is that so horrible?
     
  8. GFDuke

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    Killgore have you treid the new 71.20 drivers? Also there is a newer set now the 71.22.

    71.20 drivers

    71.22 drivers

    let us know if they help.
     
  9. virgilr

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    I've tried both 71.20 and 71.22- neither show an improvement over the best drivers I've tried, which is 66.93- actually, with 71.22, the water in HL2 is a lovely yellow tint! Going back to 66.93..

    Also, with both 71.20 and .22, my agp aperture is listed as 1 for GPU, chipset, OS and Optimal! That's a joke!!
     
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    Tried both 71.20 and 71.22 with no change in performance. :(

    virgilr, in 71.22 and 71.20 my agp aperature is also listed as "1" for everything.
     

  11. GFDuke

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    Change your AGP aperature in your system bios.
     
  12. CoolAlex

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    Anyone tried the 71.24 BETA???
     
  13. Henzy

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    Good thing I ordered an XFX 6800 instead of a 6600GT. :D

    Haven't had any problems.

    Wish I could help. :(
     
  14. virgilr

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    Duke, that's the point- In whatever driver, I'm not seeing the AGP aperture reflected properly! When I "change it in the bios", it doesn't change in the driver panel- with 66.93, both chipset and OS show the agp aperture at 32, regardless of what I set in the bios. I think I'll actually take the time to put my 5900XT back in and see if any of this changes... what a huge waste of time, I swear nvidia better get this straightened out!
     
  15. greyv

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    i was having the same performance issues. i found that using the refresh rate overide settings in the drivers was causing it. i disabled that and used the refresh rate overide in rivatuner. doubled my performance. hope this helps
     

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    I've left the refresh rate override to "application controls refresh rate"- but I'll give it a go!
     

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