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Windows 7: Help. Geforce 9600 GT Win7 = terrible performance.


11 Dec 2009   #1
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Help. Geforce 9600 GT Win7 = terrible performance.

Hello!!!!!!!!!

My system is as follows,

Windows 7 64bit
Gigabyte M720-US3
Phenom 2 945
2gb corsair XMS2 DDR2 800mhz
Display driver 195.62

I'm getting really bad graphics performance. I lost like 10 FPS on RE5 benchmark versus windows XP 32bit. On Left 4 dead 2 my average FPS is around 35-45, and even lower if I turn shader quality up to maximum (which the game recommends)

On my old system (AMD 3800 X2 Win XP) I never got any slow down on L4D 1 and there isn't much difference between the 2 games graphically.

I ran SiSoft Sandra GPU benchmarks and my GT 9600 scored quite a bit lower then the reference cards.

My memory and CPU clock are both at stock.

Is this a driver problem? What can I do to improve things, please?

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11 Dec 2009   #2

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Install the latest chipset/motherboard drivers and also video card driver from NVIDIA's website.
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11 Dec 2009   #3
abc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Legacy View Post
Install the latest chipset/motherboard drivers and also video card driver from NVIDIA's website.
Tried. in my OP it shows I have the latest Nvidia drivers anyway.

Anyone, please?
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11 Dec 2009   #4

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Nobody could give you better advice than what I already gave.

Maybe you have too much stuff starting with Windows and/or AVG installed.

In either case, it should be apparent now what to do to fix it.

Install this too: http://downloads.guru3d.com/nForce-15.51-WHQL-Windows-7-and-Vista-64-bit-download-2402.html

Or if that doesn't work for your board, install the chipset and all other latest drivers from here:

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/M...4bit#anchor_os
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11 Dec 2009   #5
abc

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I tried the Gigabyte drivers. It's very strange beccause the installer will only give me the option of installing the Nvidia away mode driver. There isn't much evidence of nvidia in devicemanager / hardware. I'm actually not certain if the drivers are properly installed but I wonder if there is an efficient way to check?
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11 Dec 2009   #6

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Yes. You can look at the dates of the drivers in C:\Windows\System32

You can also use the device manager to install for each driver, but you have to know which ones first:

Right click. Update driver software. Browse my computer. Let me pick. Have disk. Browse. Find the extracted .inf from the installer. Double click it. Hit ok. Hit next.

All NVIDIA drivers start with NV like nvstor.sys etc...
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11 Dec 2009   #7
abc

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I've attached a S/S of my device manager. It's very hard to know which driver goes where. All the drivers are Microsofts own. I know this just can't be quite right. Auto-update search just says the latest and greatest driver is installed. Sigh.

I'm supprised Gigabyte are so lazy with their driver installation software. I know I won't be buying from then again!!!


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11 Dec 2009   #8

 
 

Was this an upgrade or clean install?
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11 Dec 2009   #9

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You should be able to install the drivers just by running the installer from the link I gave, for "Chipset/Lan" drivers, to completion. It will install anything that needs an update.
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11 Dec 2009   #10
abc

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No, I tried the gigabyte link (which i've tried in the past) only wants to install the away mode driver, like I could care less about that one lol. The driver from guru 3d said no compatible hardware was detected for the drivers on the system. Facepalm.

Yes this is a clean install, format > windows 7.
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