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Old 05-07-09, 11:47 AM   #10
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Default Re: Not too sure about my new GTX-285 :(

Originally Posted by BioHazZarD View Post
Wow u got an core i7cpu and gtx 285 and u complain ? i dont get it thats about the best u can get today.
There is obviously some kind of problem... that's why he's posting about it...

musman, your OS may actually be hurting you pretty bad here. With a 1Gb video card you're probably left with less than 3Gb of available system memory in a 32bit OS.

If I were you I'd definitely start switching to Windows 7 or Vista for your gaming and general usage.

I see in your specs that you have Windows 7 installed already. Have you tried using that at all?

To be 100% sure that it isn't a driver\OS problem I'd reinstall Windows 7 (or Vista) x64 from scratch.

Also, you should overclock that CPU. An i7 920 is good, but if a game isn't multithreaded it isn't anything special. If you push it to 3.6Ghz or more you'll see a large performance increase. 4Ghz+ is possible with a good air cooler on an i7 920.
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