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Windows 7: New GFX-card

25 May 2011   #1
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 
New GFX-card

Hello!

I just got my friend new graphic card (Nvidia GTX 280), before I had GTX 260. There's a few things I wonder about:
  • My World of Warcraft accelerates more up and down
  • My CPU went 2-5C higher
  • While I play I can get all the way up to 80C
  • It's 50-65C in-Windows

My PSU can handle 750W, and here's a shot from a thread of Sevenforums I found:
information   Information
GTX 280 |750W |48A


So is this normal?

FredeGail!


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25 May 2011   #2
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What do you mean "accelerates more up and down?"
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25 May 2011   #3
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
What do you mean "accelerates more up and down?"
Just jumps more down, and then up. That's it basically.
It happens if I maximize my window. The window with the game you know

Best Regards,
FredeGail
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25 May 2011   #4
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm still not clear whether you mean the fps is spiking, or whether the game itself seems more responsive?

If the game is more responsive, turn down your in-game mouse sensitivity. This shouldn't happen just because you swapped video cards; it usually happens when you switch resolution, but... it might, if in fact, this is the problem.

If the game's fps is jumping around more, then you're going to have to adjust graphics settings. The newer card is going to handle more eye candy... not much going from a 260 to a 280, but definitely some. Have you tried increasing AA or AF?
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25 May 2011   #5
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

The fps is just going down each 10th second.
I can try what you said.
What was the last thing you mention?

Best Regards,
FredeGail
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25 May 2011   #6
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I had heard that there were some WoW problems like this... perhaps if you check the WoW forums they might be better equipped to help?

Or... this could be a sign from God that you need to quit playing WoW and pick up a real game?

The last part says basically to turn UP your settings. WoW is a pretty old game, so your hardware is more than capable of playing it well. The new card may be "bored", to put it in simplistic terms... and so to take advantage of its power, you need to increase textures, increase AF... maybe even increase AA. Try it, see what happens.

If this doesn't work, you can try the mmcss tweak.
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25 May 2011   #7
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Hahaha
What was the problem you heard about exactly?
And what/how/when is AA and AF you're talking about?
My graphic settings can't be higher !

Best Regards,
FredeGail
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25 May 2011   #8
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FredeGail View Post
Hahaha
What was the problem you heard about exactly?
And what/how/when is AA and AF you're talking about?
My graphic settings can't be higher !

Best Regards,
FredeGail
I had heard there were issues just like you describe... fps spiking. I'm not sure if there's a fix, but a few WoW players have come in reporting the same issues and they were directed to the WoW forums.

AF = Anisotropic Filtering. It's a texture setting. There's Billinear, Trilinear and finally, Anisotropic. AF doesn't give you a big fps hit, so you can max that at 16x.

AA = Anti Aliasing. It's a graphics setting. It smooths edges, but it gives you an fps hit. Try 2x... 4x max.

Both of these settings can be found in the game (if it supports it?), and in your nVidia Control Panel. It's best to let the game manage AA, so in your driver settings use application controlled, then below that, select Multisampling... NOT supersampling as that's a much bigger fps hit.

DON'T select to override or enhance just yet... get a baseline down first.
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25 May 2011   #9
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

I'll try it!

Best Regards,
FredeGail
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25 May 2011   #10
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

I have a little picture here I found on Google, not one of mine. Can you point out what is AA and what is AF and how-to?

New GFX-card-103736d1238527676-nvidia-control-panel-settings-slide1.jpg

Thanks


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