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Old 04-20-2007, 04:37 PM   #41
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I uninstalled the drivers and deleted traces of NVIDIA folders. One thing, before I install the new beta driver, do I install the EVGA driver that came with the box, or do I leave it out?
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Old 04-20-2007, 04:39 PM   #42
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You only install one of them.
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Old 04-20-2007, 05:07 PM   #43
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So, only the nvidia one? kk. I just thought you always had to first install what comes with the package, in this case, the EVGA 8800 disk.
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Old 04-20-2007, 06:12 PM   #44
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Unfortunatly, no improvement in performance. Still dropping CSS fps to 40-60 with trilinear filtering and 2xAA.
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Old 04-20-2007, 07:22 PM   #45
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use 3D Mark instead of a game as sometimes games have limits of FPS on them.

OH! i know now! A "feature" with Pentium 4/D is that if they got too hot, they would throttle as in drop the multiplier and thus the clock speeds to safe temperatures. Download this: http://www.techspot.com/download400.html and see if your cpu is throttling. If it is, then go out and buy a heatsink.
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Old 04-20-2007, 08:13 PM   #46
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My tower has a screen that tells me the temperature of the cpu, hard drive, and system. Never have I seen a temperature higher than 37-38 degrees Celsius.
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Old 04-21-2007, 12:17 AM   #47
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if you're talking about a thermal probe, that temperature is very inaccurate. It could tell you a false reading while your cpu is throttling. Just try the program out and if it isn't throttling, thats one thing you can rule out.
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Old 04-21-2007, 09:55 AM   #48
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Ok, as long as it is easily removable afterwards.

Ah, its a program you use without installation, nice. I'll put it to work while playing CSS or Doom 3.
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Old 04-21-2007, 12:47 PM   #49
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try it with Orthos to really stress your processor too. If it doesn't throttle, you don't have a heat problem.
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Old 04-22-2007, 08:27 PM   #50
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I have not yet seen throttling when playing games. I'lll try with Orthos.
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