View Full Version : What drivers and OC tool to use for a new NVDA user(8800gts)?

11-13-06, 11:44 AM
I should be recieving my 8800gts today or tomorrow.

I've never owned a NVDA card before and currently have a x800gto in my system.

I've read alot of info on the different forums ... but I just want to make sure I set the card up right (to have the full experience of my first NVDA card).

The steps I should do are:

1. Uninstall the ATItool
2. Removal ati drivers and use the ati cleaning tool
-switch cards-
3. Either install the drivers off the CD or install the 97.02 drivers (which ones?)
4. Install ATItool 25 beta 16 (supposedly this can be used to OC the card).

I read about some issues with not installing the drivers from the CD; read that someone had really bad 2d visuals).

So my main question is do I install the drivers off the CD and or do I install the 97.02 drivers and any other suggestions?


11-13-06, 11:47 AM
I'd go with the 97.02s and ntune 5.05. Actually, since you're use to ATItool, I think you can use that to overclock the card.

11-13-06, 01:32 PM
Word on the neutral, ie non-fanboi sites, is that ATItool is actually better than ntune for overclocking the 8800s, fewer problems less bugs etc. And don't ask me where I saw that, I've spent the last two days trawling the web for info on the 8800s before I buy one :D

11-14-06, 11:33 PM
Well got my card today ... have my 8800gts set at 620/963 atm

only issue I have is that atitool doesnt set the memory to default under 2d mode (meaning I want to have minimal settings when I'm in 2d mode - ie crusing the net etc ...) - but it seems to automatically set the memory to the oc mode ie 963.

my temps are also a bit high also - not sure about other people ie 64 idle/90 under stress testing.


Also I must be really cpu limited not seeing much gains over my c3dx800
running a 3200+(stock atm)

11-14-06, 11:34 PM
Any of these apps remember the OC on a reboot?

What about OCing in the drivers??

11-14-06, 11:51 PM
Well I assume atitool saves the OC and boots it up ...
I havnt tested it yet thou; but it always did with my x800gto.

On my laptop atm so cant test it but tomorrow Ill check to make sure ...

Just want to find a way to set the memory lower during 2d mode and in atitool there doesnt seem to be any fan functions (ie cant change fan settings)

11-15-06, 12:03 AM
only the core clock is changed between 2d and 3d modes

the memory clock is the same in both 2d and 3d.

11-15-06, 12:13 AM
ahh ok thanks ... Ill stop trying to make ATI\tool set the mem differnt in 3d mode then :)