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Old 05-10-2005, 07:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Graphics drivers... and other problems

Alright, so yesterday I run Aquamark. I normally get 33,780ish, but on this one, I got 33,400. So I try to fix the prolem today by uninstalling, reinstalling, and finnally upgrading my ATI drivers. Guess what? 33400ish, 33331, and finally, my latest benchmark: a glorious 33280! WTF??
My questions:
->How do I PROPERLY purge old video drivers out of my system? Currently, I was uninstalling using ATI's uninstller that is installed along with the drivers (nothign special, it just appears in the program list after driver install), rebooting, and installing/reinstalling another set. I tried installing in safe mode, but for some reason the setu program didn't think I had any ATI hardware. It worked fine in normal windows, so I installed it from there
->Would improperly installed/uninstalled drivers cause the above performance dips?
->Anything else that would fix these small losses?

Also, my idle CPU usage is normally 0-2, but now it is more around 0-4, with it usually being 2-3. WHY?

And on top of this, I'm not even sure my practically brand new power supply is even good (unstable Vcore, ect), and need to fix that.

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Old 05-11-2005, 05:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, they are onlt small loses, but still they should not be here. This is mostly a problem with something I am doing, and I want to know where I am going wrong. Another question:
Where do I go for chipset drivers? The motherboard company, or in my case, intel?
AGP won\'t fit in PCI-E... unless you use a really good hammer. ~Trotter
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