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Vamp
09-06-05, 04:02 PM
I have a GF6800U and I was wondering if that random freezing problem has been abolished with the new 77 series of drivers? I'm still on 66.93 with fastwrites disabled in RivaTuner...Can I use the 77 drivers with fastwrites on?

Also, which are the best 77 drivers? 77.77, 77.01 or 77.03?

Much <3

OWA
09-06-05, 04:06 PM
I haven't tried it with the 78.01 or 78.03s but I'm pretty sure I still needed fastwrites off with the 77.76 and 77.77s. 78.01s are basically the same as the 77.77s (just have support for a new card added). The 78.03 betas having a shimmering fix for the 7800s and a profile fix.

Vamp
09-06-05, 04:18 PM
Why did Nvidia never sort out such a problem? >:/

Hmpf. OWA, from your spec list I see "AMD 64 X2" I'm not that clued up on SLI, but I'm guessing that an SLI type setup for CPUs is available?

OWA
09-06-05, 04:49 PM
I'm not sure. Nowadays, with most games, it doesn't seem to matter but I've seen some say that video playback may be improved with them on. It may be because the issue seems so random. With a 6800GT, I could have fastwrites on but with the 6800U I had to have them off. This was with both of them being used in nforce3 motherboards and configured about the same (although they were different brands). I think that is what frustrates a lot of the people. They may have basically the same systems but it'll work fine for one person and not the next.

The AMD 64 X2 is a dual-core CPU. Right now, it mainly helps with multitasking but in the future, some games are supposed to take advantage of it. The system (OS) in general seems more responsive.

Also, physically, it's just one socket / CPU, not like SLI where you have two cards, two pci-express slots, etc.

HighTest
09-06-05, 05:43 PM
VAMP,

Can we see your full specs? I had freezing/stuttering until I upgraded from 512MB to 1GB of RAM. It's important that the rest of the system be up to spec, as it can be soo much more than a driver that is at fault.

Vamp
09-06-05, 11:47 PM
AMD 64bit 3400+
1gb Kingmax Ram

OWA
09-07-05, 12:29 PM
I think he's going to want more info (probably motherboard, power supply, what version of chipset drivers, etc.). :)

Vamp
09-07-05, 01:15 PM
Eeep,

Asus K8N-E Deulux
500W Power Supply
running 66.93 drivers now