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Hey forum !

I havent been reporting this as i maybe should have as i know some people do still have these problems
When i got it solved, i was so relief'd so i didnt actually care anymore :laugh:

Anyway, i had problems with Low-GPU usage in pretty much all games, crysis, bfbc2, team fortress2, mass effect2, etc... well , in fact, all games i tried had low-gpu usage which naturally lead to lower FPS then normal.

I tried all drivers, all possible geforce drivers that supports fermi since release date with no success.

Anyway, the solution _for me_ was:

I installed the Quadro 265.90 drivers with modded inf for win7 x64.
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Now i play BFBC2 and Vietnam with 99% gpu usage and very high fps, no drops.

Crysis recieved a gigantic performance boost goin from mid 50's in gpu usage to 99% constant, which naturally yield huge fps increase.

Team Fortress2 went from 20% gpu usage up to 80-99%, and gave me the biggest increase in performance ive ever seen.

Also Batman arkham asylum recieved a good performance boost aswell with a gpu usage of 90-99%.

Mass effect2 showing good gpu-usage now aswell.

Two worlds2 showing 99% gpu usage constant.

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Worth mentioning: even with vsync on, the gpu usage still remains over 70% and show good performance.

The only 2 games that did not get affected are: Starcraft2 and World of Warcraft (which both still show low gpu-usage)

Anyway, these drivers worked for me, i cannot guarantee they will work for others in the same way, but i hope they do.

So to all people that claimed my cpu is a bottleneck or anything else, pffft on you!

Now my 470 is really playing the games, The way they are ment to be played :respect:

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download links:

Nvidia Quadro Driver 265.90 WHQL

DriverVer = 11/25/2010, 8.17.12.6590

UK/Europe:

http://uk.download.nvidia.com/Windo...0/265.90-Quadro-winxp-32bit-international.exe - winxp-32bit
http://uk.download.nvidia.com/Windo...0/265.90-Quadro-winxp-64bit-international.exe - winxp-64bit
http://uk.download.nvidia.com/Windo...-Quadro-win7-winvista-32bit-international.exe - win7-winvista-32bit
http://uk.download.nvidia.com/Windo...-Quadro-win7-winvista-64bit-international.exe - win7-winvista-64bit

USA (English) only:

http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windo...90/265.90-Quadro-winxp-32bit-english-whql.exe - winxp-32bit
http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windo...90/265.90-Quadro-winxp-64bit-english-whql.exe - winxp-64bit
http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windo...0-Quadro-win7-winvista-32bit-english-whql.exe - win7-winvista-32bit
http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windo...0-Quadro-win7-winvista-64bit-english-whql.exe - win7-winvista-64bit

YOU NEED MODIFIED INF TO INSTALL THESE
DOWNLOAD HERE:
http://rapidshare.com/files/440668638/nv_disp.inf
http://www.mediafire.com/?25e12ajs83e51ps

Only works for Windows 7 any edition x64
 
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Do the download links already contain the modded .inf file?
 

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Haha how do i mod the .inf into the drivers? The first set of drivers i downloaded already had everything installed and all i did was install :( Im a noob haha
 

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Haha how do i mod the .inf into the drivers? The first set of drivers i downloaded already had everything installed and all i did was install :( Im a noob haha
hehe no problem, just unpack the drivers as usual, but dont install them, go to the unpacked folder which is by default c:\nvidia\displaydriver\265.90\blabla\blabla\displaydriver

copy the nvdisp.inf in there and replace the one that is already there, and run the setup again, all set !
 

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Cool thanks man! Ill try it after i finish some more school. Mum's bitchin at me to get it done :laugh:
 
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When I copy the modded .inf file into the folder, it doesn't work. The installation says "required files are missing." How do I get around this?

EDIT: Never mind, it was just a matter of finding the right .inf file for the version I downloaded. Thanks. :toast:
 
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Wow, these rock! My fps went up about 20 or 30 in BC2, I'll test some other stuff later. Thanks. :toast:
 

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Wow, these rock! My fps went up about 20 or 30 in BC2, I'll test some other stuff later. Thanks. :toast:
Forsure bro! When i first got them i literally creamed in my pants my first time playing BC2! :laugh:
 
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Forsure bro! When i first got them i literally creamed in my pants my first time playing BC2! :laugh:
Haha, same! I went from about 60-70 with everything maxed out (32Q-something-AA, 16x AF) to the 90's and low 100's! :eek: :D
 

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Jeez! I've never actually checked for frame rates, i just had all kinds of micro stutter with 260.99 and my gts's and i know 265.90's fixed that and my gpu usage maxed out.
 

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I get bsods with these drivers no matter what i do (driver sweeper/safemode/registty clean bla bla) I have a 1gb 460GTX. Any clues as to how to get these working with my card?
ehh.. i don't know if you can with 460's. I remember reading over at guru3d their was all kinds of problems with these drivers and 460's. Guess your out of luck bro :(
 

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Then run with those :) 260.99's suck in my eyes.
 

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Looking to get a GTX 580 at some point when I upgrade my monitor . I'll either use the 460 GTX for my gf's new rig or use it as a very nice physx card.:rockout:
Im thinking physx card and folding on BOTH cards :rockout: You gotta do something with that hardware bro when your not gaming!
 

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Looking to get a GTX 580 at some point when I upgrade my monitor . I'll either use the 460 GTX for my gf's new rig or use it as a very nice physx card.:rockout:
Im sorry , but ive seen lots of reports that these drivers do not work on gtx460 1gb. I dont know why...

Im reverting back to these quadro drivers now aswell.

Seems to me these are the only ones that work good right now (except for gtx460 for some reason)
 

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Im sorry , but ive seen lots of reports that these drivers do not work on gtx460 1gb. I dont know why...

Im reverting back to these quadro drivers now aswell.

Seems to me these are the only ones that work good right now (except for gtx460 for some reason)
Agreeded! I wish nvidia would just come out with them on the geforce cards :mad:
 
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gonna give these a try thanks!


Rapidshare sucks, fyi
 

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gonna give these a try thanks!


Rapidshare sucks, fyi

I know, but it was the only place i could upload them too as i got real crap internet, it would take ages


I see you have a 470, what driver are you using right now?
 
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Then your gonna jizz your pants litterally with these drivers :rockout:
How on earth did you find that dl link? i cant find it anywhere on nvidia site
im awesome.. thats how :toast:

I'll give em a runthru on wow and bc2... mostly wow.. which has sadly reconsumed my soul :banghead:
 

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Does that link work on geforce cards or do you still need to mod the .inf file?