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keith33
03-31-08, 08:49 AM
So first, I installed it in my current system with 2GB of ram, XP-32, and a Seasonic 650w. The performance I was getting in Crysis was quite weak (everything else was already more than playable at 1920x1200 on a 8800GT).

As a result, I decided to jump to 4GB of ram, get a nice Corsair 620W, and install a fresh legit copy of Vista Ultimate 64 with SP1. I'm currently using forceware 174.53 off the Nvidia website. The ONLY way to get Crysis to appear smooth is to turn all settings to medium. I could already do this with my old GT, I feel as though I wasted $400 and got virtually no performance increase. I even tried Kyle's settings for Crysis off the review (using 1.2 of course) and they were choppy like mad.

Any ideas? What should I be doing? Thanks!!

Amuro
03-31-08, 08:59 AM
Have you enabled MultiGPU in the nVidia control panel? I heard it's not enabled by default after installing the drivers.

Dreamingawake
03-31-08, 09:03 AM
I know I know your problem ! The 9800 series is a complete waste !

nekrosoft13
03-31-08, 09:08 AM
I know I know your problem ! The 9800 series is a complete waste !

i know i know, your post is complete waste


amuro is right, enable mutli-gpu (SLI)

keith33
03-31-08, 09:16 AM
Have you enabled MultiGPU in the nVidia control panel? I heard it's not enabled by default after installing the drivers.

Yep, that was my first instinct. Its running the default Nvidia multi-GPU configuration for the Crysis executable. Anything else I should look out for?

LovingSticky
03-31-08, 09:16 AM
Get 174.74 drivers. Crysis runs great with them. I can start playing the game finally :)

Amuro
03-31-08, 10:20 AM
Yep, that was my first instinct. Its running the default Nvidia multi-GPU configuration for the Crysis executable. Anything else I should look out for?

Did you do this?
http://www.overclockersclub.com/vimages/xfx_9800gx2/40.jpg

keith33
03-31-08, 07:42 PM
Get 174.74 drivers. Crysis runs great with them. I can start playing the game finally :)

Alright, you wouldn't believe what just happened. I installed the 174.74 drivers and the game ran great on high... BUT then it hard locked up and I had to restart.

After that, its running again on really crappy FPS and I'm forced to take things down to medium. This all happened in about 10 minutes. ARGH.