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Driver for 8800M GTX that does not suck?

Discussion in 'Sager and Clevo' started by _GZ_, Feb 25, 2008.

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  1. _GZ_

    _GZ_ Notebook Consultant

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    I have tried them all soon, including the clevo and sager driver variants.

    Most of them make my favorite race sim game GTR2 pause/stutter every 5-10 seconds even though the fps is excellent. It is impossible to complete a lap without a mistake or crash.

    Two drivers work (169.28 and 174.16) but they have lousy results in 3Dmark, about half compared to the stuttering brand ones (score 4600 vs 8900).

    In conclusion, this is catastrophical after buying one of the most sophisticated and expensive gaming laptops out there. Who is to blame, nVidia or Clevo?
    :mad:

    Please, does anyone have a working graphics driver? Without stutter and with good performance?
     
  2. eleron911

    eleron911 HighSpeedFreak

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    Nvidia is.
    Try 167.44 , as people seem to use those for their 88M GTXs.
     
  3. Vedya

    Vedya There Is No Substitute...

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    I have the same problem as you. Ill try to unistall the drivers completely from the system through safe mode and reinstall the drivers on the CD. Then ill modd the INF. Btw, what OS are you using?
     
  4. _GZ_

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    It was late here and I forgot, of course the OS is vital. I have a freshly installed Vista Home Premium 32 bit with all updates. XP seems better compared to Vista when talking about stuttering.

    I have tried all Clevo related drivers including 167.44. Like the rest, it stutters like where your avatar is from I'm afraid.

    Edit:
    What do you mean? Do you mod the OEM driver? In what way do you mod it? None of the two drivers on the CD works without stuttering, neither do drivers from Sager.
     
  5. Gophn

    Gophn NBR Resident Assistant

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  6. _GZ_

    _GZ_ Notebook Consultant

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    I couldn't install them last time I tried and there are no modded inf at laptopvideo2go for this one. But I will try again now.

    Edit:
    I could install them now, but there is the same stuttering. (And the 3Dmark score strangly was only 4586.)
     
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    Ufoman Notebook Enthusiast

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    _GZ_ Notebook Consultant

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    Doxie Notebook Consultant

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    your not the only one with the problem.
    im on vista x86 (32 bit oem)
    laptop: M570RU-U

    i have tried many different drivers:

    167 series
    171 series
    173 series
    and 174 series using modded inf from laptopsvideo2go.

    i have tried to install 167.55 from alienware but cant due to not being an alienware PC.

    So i tried to install 167.55 from laptopsvideo2go, but when i try to install but there is an error saying i need to be on 32 bit vista. which i am. so wtf at that.

    167.44 downclocks my card, but as far as i know that only fixes the refresh rate bug which i dont have so, im not too bothered.

    all others i tired downclock my card from the stock 500/800 mhz to 275/380 (or something close to that) hence the low scores on 3d mark 06.

    so best drivers i am using is stock drivers: 167.44 which i can overclock preety well with and my games works a treat with it.

    Might post benchmarks of my 8800MGTX overclocked if i find the time to compile them all.
     
  10. _GZ_

    _GZ_ Notebook Consultant

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    I have the same system as you. Clevo M570RU-U and 167.44 also makes the game stutter. GTR2 is not driveable with any stock drivers. And the rest seem to downclock the graphic card yes. Very sad.

    Edit:
    I can confirm 174.16 downclocks the card to 275 and 300. Does it somehow limit thinking it is in power save? Could it be fixed somehow in the .inf file?
     
  11. naticus

    naticus Notebook Deity

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    yeah every driver i have tried downclocks my card as well, vista ultimate x86, 8800m. I wonder will we ever get a good driver that will improve preformance?
     
  12. Doxie

    Doxie Notebook Consultant

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    yah im starting to think the same thing,
    clevo hardly ever update its drivers,
    thats why we rely on laptopsvideo2go.

    but if the modified drivers arent working for the 8800MGTX, we may be stuck with stock drivers for a long while yet...
     
  13. naticus

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    man i hope nvidia starts getting there ass off the floor and making some WHQL drivers for this card.
     
  14. mcpenguin

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    Ok I'm new to the whole laptopvideo2go thing. What driver could you guys recomend for the 9262 using XP pro. I've been using stock drivers which seem to be fine except for some very minor graphical glitches I've seen in oblivion. I updated to the most recent video drivers from the sager site but I feel like my fps has gone down slightly (not too sure about this) Is the stock driver the best one to use for XP pro?
     
  15. Gophn

    Gophn NBR Resident Assistant

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    Also remember to update your DirectX 9 to the latest version for XP.
    I think November 2007 is the latest DX9 update.
     
  16. mcpenguin

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    how do you check for what version of directx you have?
     
  17. Gophn

    Gophn NBR Resident Assistant

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    scooberdoober Penguins FTW!

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    Wow, this is inexcusable, and until and if it gets fixed I'm obviously not going to be considering the purchase of the Sager 5793 with the 8800!
     
  19. realitybias

    realitybias Notebook Enthusiast

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    Seriously. Everyone was telling me to go for the 5793. I'm not doing it if all of these guys are having so much trouble.
     
  20. Gophn

    Gophn NBR Resident Assistant

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    the next driver is almost out.

    You should see the new version anytime now.
     
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