Latest 335m driver and Crysis 2 lockup

Discussion in 'Alienware M11x' started by scorpionfalcon, Sep 22, 2011.

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  1. scorpionfalcon

    scorpionfalcon Notebook Enthusiast

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    I had 280.26 installed and during Crysis 2, the laptop would freeze during gameplay after around 20 min. I tried nearly everything, including cleaning the laptop out (thought it was an overheating gpu), but it would still happen. Then I decided, what the heck, let's try and load the stock dell graphics driver. Viola!!! I couldn't believe it, but after playing an hour straight, it did not freeze up one bit and in fact felt like it was smoother during gameplay. So if anyone is having problems playing Crysis 2 on the R1, it's a graphics card driver issue :)
     
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    ErmCallum Notebook Enthusiast

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    If I am right, Im sure that the 280.26 doesn't work on the R1... Unless you disable the graphics switch.
    "Notebooks supporting Hybrid Power technology with Intel chipsets are not supported by this release."

    Edit - Sorry, I am wrong here. Just checked, try getting a U1 cooler or somthing :)
     
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    thestoo Notebook Enthusiast

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    Well I had freezing issues with the 280 drivers on my desktop machine (GTX 580). Installing the 285 betas fixed it.

    Not tried Crysis 2 on the m11x yet.
     
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    Why would you install a newer driver if you are getting smoother framerates with the default drivers? Just doesn't make sense to me...
     
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    thestoo Notebook Enthusiast

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    And just how would he know the default driver would be smoother without actually trying ? :cool:
     
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