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Absolving
03-03-11, 06:20 PM
Hey guys how are we doing these days? I have been playing a lot of Call of Duty - Black Ops lately and have been experiencing some issues with the 266.58. For one I get very random hangs where my GPU's will go to zero usage. The other is my screen will go blank because the driver has crashed. Thankfully it will recover it's self and the game will return in full operation. I average about 120 fps. I have been having many discussions with EVGA support and they have in return said everything is fine with my video cards. Any ideas on how I could improve my situation?

Windows 7 x64 with 266.58
i7 950 3.07 with ECO A.L.C. CoolIt (liquid cooling)
Asus Sabertooth x58 (latest bios rev)
3 x 2gig Corsair Dominator 1600
2 EVGA Superclocked 460's sli
both cards = PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0E22&SUBSYS_13623842&REV_A1
ABS Majesty series MJ1100-M, 1100W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified
2 ssd OCZ Agility 2's in raid 0 (newest firmware)
HafX Case
SyncMaster P2270 27 inch and Dell E2310H 24 inch

Bah!
03-03-11, 09:25 PM
Have you tried using different drivers?

266.77:
http://downloads.guru3d.com/Forceware-266.77-Win-Vista--7-WHQL-32-bit-download-2679.html

267.24:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-winvista-64bit-267.24-beta-driver.html

267.31(same drivers as 267.24 but with multi-monitor bug fix):
http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-winvista-64bit-267.31-beta-driver.html

Absolving
03-04-11, 08:54 AM
I'll try out the 267.31 and see what we get. Thanks!

Side note - response time here is amazing compared to Nvidia's forum site.

Absolving
03-04-11, 09:10 AM
heh, I tried to install it and it says "The graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware."

ragejg
03-04-11, 09:20 AM
If I knew how to mod an inf file I'd help you on that.

Or, buddeh of mine, if you continue to have difficulty I could stop by your house and help you work on it. :)

Absolving
03-04-11, 09:25 AM
I have been hinting that you should stop by :P I'm also wondering if Nvidia will ever respond to my questions...

ragejg
03-04-11, 09:46 AM
I have been hinting that you should stop by :P I'm also wondering if Nvidia will ever respond to my questions...

You mean like some moderators at the nvidia forums?

Have you used google to search for others with similar issues?

Bah!
03-04-11, 10:31 AM
Modded inf:

http://faks.sytes.net/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=66&rowstart=0

Absolving
03-04-11, 10:39 AM
Of course I have searched the internet :-p and now that I have this modded inf how might i use it?

Bah!
03-04-11, 11:53 AM
Of course I have searched the internet :-p and now that I have this modded inf how might i use it?

Sorry.

When you extract the drivers, just drop this in the Display.Driver folder (\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\267.31\Vista 64-bit\International\Display.Driver) and replace the one currently there.

Then just run them as usual and they should work.

Absolving
03-04-11, 01:37 PM
hmm, oddly enough I did that and still got the same error. I even put the file in =
C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\267.31\Vista 64-bit\International\Display.Driver

ragejg
03-04-11, 01:51 PM
Crap, man.

Absolving
03-04-11, 02:02 PM
I'll just make a trip on over to 2701 San Tomas Expy Santa Clara, CA 95050 and get some new 590's with flawless drivers....

Bah!
03-04-11, 02:18 PM
Try this one, I just modified my own .inf:

http://www.mediafire.com/?lefssbuajv6a461

Absolving
03-04-11, 02:26 PM
epic fail / still nadda hmph

Bah!
03-04-11, 03:03 PM
So strange. These are just regular 460's?

Did you have the same issues with the 266.77's? I've used them on both my 480's and now 580's without needed to mod them.

Other than that I'm at a loss as far as the drivers not installing. Maybe try cleaning out your install completely with driver cleaner or sweeper. Might want to also try older drivers to see if your current ones somehow corrupted something that won't let you install any drivers.

Absolving
03-04-11, 03:28 PM
The cards are the EVGA 768-P3-1362-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16

I'll wipe out the drivers and try again.

ragejg
03-04-11, 03:48 PM
Chipset driver replacement? A PCI-Express setting in BIOS?


Squirrels in your computer?

Absolving
03-04-11, 05:05 PM
Latest chipset and bios versions - i'll check out my bios again to make sure all is well

Absolving
03-04-11, 05:09 PM
I just turned off PCI-E Spectrum (old school overclocking) - let us see if this helps

Absolving
03-04-11, 05:29 PM
Win so far!

Absolving
03-05-11, 09:48 AM
so.. this is how I made my situation MUCH BETTER.

#1 goto Nvnews.net
#2 make sure everything in the bios is correct (mine was not)
#3 start - control panel - sound - then disable everything that i do not use
#4 cap the fps in the game - i max out at 120 so i have it set to 80

by the way guys, i have been talking in many other forums and you guys were the only group with solid answers so Thank You VERY MUCH!

xsolarwindx
03-09-11, 03:19 PM
so.. this is how I made my situation MUCH BETTER.
#2 make sure everything in the bios is correct (mine was not)



What exactly wasn't right in the BIOS?

Absolving
03-11-11, 12:30 PM
PCI-E Spectrum was turned on.

Absolving
03-11-11, 12:32 PM
hmph