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Windows 7: slower games?

07 Nov 2009   #1

slower games?

So I upgraded from vistax64 to win7x64.

I noticed that TF2 and BF2 are both slower now. My FPS drops below 30 more often now. The graphics drivers I'm using are the same (the newest version). For every other driver however, I'm using the default generic drivers that windows 7 installs.

anyone know why this is happening?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Please update your system specs - the link is in my signature.

Lower performance usually means drivers that aren't optimized for Windows 7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Nov 2009   #3


OK I updated it. The newest Nvidia drivers should be good with win7. The only thing I can think of that might be slowing it down is the generic automatically installed windows drivers I have for everything else.
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08 Nov 2009   #4
Furball Zen

Win 7 64bit

Yea thats possible. Just because it loads default working drivers doesnt mean you should still install item specific drivers. I like that when i booted the first time everything worked, and that Windows only complained the slightest when i wanted to install the specific driver. Other than that, its been great. Now for my game problems...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Nov 2009   #5


whats your game problems? did you see a performance difference between generic windows drivers and specifically made hardware drivers?
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