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Posted 06 December 2008 - 05:09 PM

this patch fixed sh*t for me! nothing changes

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 05:17 PM

180.48

Statistics
Average FPS: 33.31
Duration: 37.05 sec
CPU Usage: 95%
System memory usage: 88%
Video memory usage: 98%

Graphics Settings
Video Mode: 1680 x 1050 (60 Hz)
Texture Quality: High
Render Quality: Highest
View Distance: 32
Detail Distance: 65

Hardware
Microsoft® Windows Vista" Home Premium
Service Pack 1
Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
Video Driver version: 180.48
Audio Adapter: Speakers (2- High Definition Audio Device)
Intel® Core™2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz



180.84

Statistics
Average FPS: 40.47
Duration: 37.07 sec
CPU Usage: 96%
System memory usage: 82%
Video memory usage: 97%

Graphics Settings
Video Mode: 1680 x 1050 (60 Hz)
Texture Quality: High
Render Quality: Highest
View Distance: 32
Detail Distance: 65

Hardware
Microsoft® Windows Vista" Home Premium
Service Pack 1
Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
Video Driver version: 180.84
Audio Adapter: Speakers (2- High Definition Audio Device)
Intel® Core™2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz

Small increase. I will take what I can get right now.

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 05:21 PM

well 7 FPS is a good increase in my opinion. Seems they worked hard at Nvidia biggrin.gif

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 05:51 PM

Bad thing .. settings are reset every time you restart the game , and got a little los of fps in benchmark..
Can't see any performance update or downgrade ...
And automatiquely the settings are set a way to high ..

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 06:06 PM

Anyone else performance increase with this drivers?
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Posted 06 December 2008 - 06:28 PM

QUOTE (fuzikiller @ Dec 6 2008, 17:51)
Bad thing .. settings are reset every time you restart the game , and got a little los of fps in benchmark..
Can't see any performance update or downgrade ...
And automatiquely the settings are set a way to high ..

yes since the new drivers the settings wont save. This happend too when I took out my 8800GTX and then put in a gtx 280, but went back to normal after the 8800 was back in (with 180.48). Now with these drivers it dosent matter which cards in, it wont save.

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 06:30 PM

everytime i have changed the drivers the settings always revert to default, so you need to delete that cfg file again like is posted in another thread

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 06:31 PM

QUOTE (Quanta @ Dec 6 2008, 18:06)
Anyone else performance increase with this drivers?
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I actually see a little improvement. Didn't run any test on it but I could see some frame rate improvements.

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 06:41 PM

QUOTE (Quanta @ Dec 6 2008, 19:06)
Anyone else performance increase with this drivers?
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Just installed these new drivers, my games sorted anyway. smile.gif
Getting in excess of 70FPS indoors and lowes it drops is to 28 in heavy traffic at full speed in a Felzer.Averaging 45-50FPS now out and about, hitting the 60s when walking around.
For me this driver is awsome, for others it still probably sucks unfortunatly.
Benches with the three different drivers I have used:

Statistics
Average FPS: 34.49
Duration: 38.28 sec
CPU Usage: 57%
System memory usage: 42%
Video memory usage: 89%

Graphics Settings
Video Mode: 1920 x 1200 (60 Hz)
Texture Quality: Medium
Render Quality: Very High
View Distance: 50
Detail Distance: 55

Hardware
Microsoft® Windows Vista" Ultimate
Service Pack 1
Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra
Video Driver version: 178.24
Audio Adapter: Speakers (SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio)
Intel® Core™2 Extreme CPU X9650 @ 3.00GHz


Statistics
Average FPS: 40.68
Duration: 37.14 sec
CPU Usage: 58%
System memory usage: 36%
Video memory usage: 89%

Graphics Settings
Video Mode: 1920 x 1200 (60 Hz)
Texture Quality: Medium
Render Quality: High
View Distance: 25
Detail Distance: 37

Hardware
Microsoft® Windows Vista" Ultimate
Service Pack 1
Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra
Video Driver version: 180.70
Audio Adapter: Speakers (SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio)
Intel® Core™2 Extreme CPU X9650 @ 3.00GHz


Statistics
Average FPS: 55.82
Duration: 36.99 sec
CPU Usage: 77%
System memory usage: 43%
Video memory usage: 100%

Graphics Settings
Video Mode: 1920 x 1200 (60 Hz)
Texture Quality: High
Render Quality: Highest
View Distance: 80
Detail Distance: 80

Hardware
Microsoft® Windows Vista" Ultimate
Service Pack 1
Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra
Video Driver version: 180.84
Audio Adapter: Speakers (SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio)
Intel® Core™2 Extreme CPU X9650 @ 3.00GHz
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I have my CPU overclocked to 4GHz and I am also using the command line.txt with -norestrictions -nomemrestrict applied.


15FPS between the 180.70 and 180.84. Not just that though, look at the setting changes now too. wink.gif

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 07:20 PM

can we do something about that saving stuff?
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Posted 06 December 2008 - 07:42 PM

QUOTE (julsey52 @ Dec 6 2008, 00:16)
QUOTE (noahthefrog @ Dec 6 2008, 00:05)
Julsey52, I would get 4GB of RAM if you are using Vista or XPx64.  I'm on XP x64 and my RAM usage gets up over 2.3GB while playing. Get 3GB if you're in XP or Vista 32-bit, since that's most it'll use.  2GB should be OK for XP 32-bit, but definitely 3GB+ for Vista since it maps some of the system RAM as Video RAM when gaming.

Downloading drivers... crossing fingers...

thanks very much dude - btw im on vista 32bit...........can 64bit run it better?

I don't know if it'll run GTA4 any better, but x64 seems to run smoother in general. Main advantage is that you can use much more RAM, which is good since Vista uses so much of it. Only problem with x64 is drivers for old hardware and that some older software doesn't work (though most of that doesn't work in Vista 32-bit either). You will have to reinstall from scratch, I don't think you can "upgrade" from 32-bit to 64-bit Vista, though you can use the same CD-Key for either.

I used Vista x64 for awhile, but it's performance was so much worse than XP x64 for video encoding that I had to switch back. If I was using my rig mostly for gaming, I'd use Vista x64 and bump RAM up to 8GB.


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Posted 06 December 2008 - 07:57 PM

QUOTE (jima @ Dec 6 2008, 15:09)
Anyone have a link to a download page for the new beta drivers 180.84?

I can't find anything on nvidias hp. I expecially would like to know which cards it is intended for.

The 180.xx drivers on nvidias hp doesn't mention 7600 cards, but there is a post in this thread with a dude saying he installed them.

As for myself, I have a 7600GT, 2gig ram, core2duo. The game runs smoothly on lowest settings. But I have no in-game menu, and no mini-map just the minimap-blips.

Officially, the 7600GT is not supported for GTA4. Basically it's not powerful enough, and I don't think it has shader model 3.0 - which GTA4 claims to require. That may be why you're missing things on the screen. The only card in the 7 series that is supposed to work is the 7900. I'd say you need a better video card for it to work - get one with at *least* 512MB VRAM if you want it to be at all decent looking. I'm using an 8800GT and it's barely enough.

That said, you can just install the new drivers and find out if their compatible. It won't let you install them if they aren't. I really doubt it'll help, though.

EDIT: The link is on the troubleshooting page at Rockstar's website

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 07:58 PM

QUOTE (noahthefrog @ Dec 6 2008, 15:57)
QUOTE (jima @ Dec 6 2008, 15:09)
Anyone have a link to a download page for the new beta drivers 180.84?

I can't find anything on nvidias hp. I expecially would like to know which cards it is intended for.

The 180.xx drivers on nvidias hp doesn't mention 7600 cards, but there is a post in this thread with a dude saying he installed them.

As for myself, I have a 7600GT, 2gig ram, core2duo. The game runs smoothly on lowest settings. But I have no in-game menu, and no mini-map just the minimap-blips.

Officially, the 7600GT is not supported for GTA4. Basically it's not powerful enough, and I don't think it has shader model 3.0 - which GTA4 claims to require. That may be why you're missing things on the screen. The only card in the 7 series that is supposed to work is the 7900. I'd say you need a better video card for it to work - get one with at *least* 512MB VRAM if you want it to be at all decent looking. I'm using an 8800GT and it's barely enough.

That said, you can just install the new drivers and find out if their compatible. It won't let you install them if they aren't. I really doubt it'll help, though.

All 7xxx series cards have Shader Model 3 and DX9.C

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 08:00 PM

I have a GeForce Go 7600 256MB. Would the driver be compatible with it? If so, how do i uninstall the old driver?

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 08:11 PM

QUOTE (Quanta @ Dec 6 2008, 18:06)
Anyone else performance increase with this drivers?
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Yes, in a fashion. It certainly runs faster... but now it has a new kind of texture bug; black noise over everything. I'm giving up and waiting for a patch now.

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 08:16 PM Edited by flyer2359, 06 December 2008 - 08:30 PM.

Edit: I deleted my original post but anywise,
for all those people with laptops download and run the 180.84 driver since it will unpack it to (drive):nvidia/operating system/180.84

Then go and download nvidia mobility tweaker from driverheaven and run it then select where your driver is an it will modify the files so it will work with Mobile graphics cards. smile.gif worked for me.

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 08:45 PM

Before:
Statistics
Average FPS: 18.01
Duration: 37.37 sec
CPU Usage: 92%
System memory usage: 60%
Video memory usage: 61%

Graphics Settings
Video Mode: 800 x 600 (50 Hz)
Texture Quality: Low
Render Quality: Low
View Distance: 3
Detail Distance: 4

Hardware
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Service Pack 3
Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
Video Driver version: 180.70
Audio Adapter: Realtek HD Audio output
Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU T5550 @ 1.83GHz

File ID: Benchmark.cli

After:

Statistics
Average FPS: 19.68
Duration: 37.19 sec
CPU Usage: 91%
System memory usage: 56%
Video memory usage: 60%

Graphics Settings
Video Mode: 800 x 600 (60 Hz)
Texture Quality: Low
Render Quality: Low
View Distance: 2
Detail Distance: 1

Hardware
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Service Pack 3
Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
Video Driver version: 180.84
Audio Adapter: Realtek HD Audio output
Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU T5550 @ 1.83GHz

File ID: Benchmark.cli

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 03:15 AM Edited by UndeadDevil, 07 December 2008 - 03:31 AM.

Ignore this.

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 03:17 AM


This new driver made this game worse, it caused a lot of stuttering.

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 04:00 AM

A bit off topic, but some people asked at the beginning of the thread if 2 vs 4 GB ram make any difference... here are my two cents contribution:

I was on 2GB ram previously, and ordered an extra two for twenty quid from the internet. It made a HUGE difference The game is now playable, and disk thrashing seems to have gone away. Previously after 10 mins of playing the system would start swapping and framerates would drop to single digits - i.e. it was NOT PLAYABLE ON VISTA64 WITH 2 GB. Now this doesn't happen at all. When I quit the game it still spends a long time accessing disk (there is some sort of memory leak there obviously), but it's now perfectly playable.
I'm using Vista 64, core duo 2.6 ghz and a 8800GT.

I recommend a ram upgrade for anybody with a vista-64 system, since mem is so cheap nowadays, and until the official patch is released. Not sure how it would affect other OSes though..

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 04:03 AM

my benchmarks
Before driver upgrade @ R* Reccomended

Statistics
Average FPS: 20.70
Duration: 37.34 sec
CPU Usage: 88%
System memory usage: 82%
Video memory usage: 83%

Graphics Settings
Video Mode: 1680 x 1050 (59 Hz)
Texture Quality: Medium
Render Quality: Medium
View Distance: 66
Detail Distance: 67

Hardware
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Service Pack 3
Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
Video Driver version: 180.48
Audio Adapter: Realtek AC97 Audio
AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+
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After driver upgrade With R* Recommended

Statistics
Average FPS: 22.36
Duration: 37.30 sec
CPU Usage: 87%
System memory usage: 83%
Video memory usage: 90%

Graphics Settings
Video Mode: 1680 x 1050 (59 Hz)
Texture Quality: Medium
Render Quality: High
View Distance: 25
Detail Distance: 37
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Before at lower settings

Statistics
Average FPS: 20.93
Duration: 37.36 sec
CPU Usage: 87%
System memory usage: 85%
Video memory usage: 69%

Graphics Settings
Video Mode: 1680 x 1050 (59 Hz)
Texture Quality: Medium
Render Quality: Medium
View Distance: 20
Detail Distance: 20
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After at lower settings

Statistics
Average FPS: 28.50
Duration: 37.23 sec
CPU Usage: 93%
System memory usage: 81%
Video memory usage: 70%

Graphics Settings
Video Mode: 1680 x 1050 (59 Hz)
Texture Quality: Low
Render Quality: Low
View Distance: 20
Detail Distance: 20
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Best settings at the moment on my Rig if I increase View and Detail it drops around 4 FPS and keeps that way till around 60 view/detail I ma

Statistics
Average FPS: 29.40
Duration: 36.98 sec
CPU Usage: 86%
System memory usage: 83%
Video memory usage: 89%

Graphics Settings
Video Mode: 1680 x 1050 (59 Hz)
Texture Quality: Medium
Render Quality: Low
View Distance: 20
Detail Distance: 20

Hardware
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Service Pack 3
Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
Video Driver version: 180.84
Audio Adapter: Realtek AC97 Audio
AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 04:03 AM

If you're running a 32-bit OS, more than 3gbs is useless as thats the limit the OS will read.

If you're running a 64 bit OS, 4Gb is the minimum, 8Gb right now is the vista sweet spot and what most should have. I'm only @ 4Gb myself, but I'm also still using 32-bit vista until windows 7 hits and then I will migrate to 64 bit

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 04:53 AM

anyone know how these drivers effect other games? Like Far Cry 2, etc?

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 04:56 AM

QUOTE (antimonitor @ Dec 7 2008, 04:03)
If you're running a 32-bit OS, more than 3gbs is useless as thats the limit the OS will read.

If you're running a 64 bit OS, 4Gb is the minimum, 8Gb right now is the vista sweet spot and what most should have. I'm only @ 4Gb myself, but I'm also still using 32-bit vista until windows 7 hits and then I will migrate to 64 bit

Strange, I heard 2 gig was minimum, but 4 gig was best.

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 05:30 AM

QUOTE (slowrider @ Dec 6 2008, 02:27)
QUOTE (Sarmagedon @ Dec 6 2008, 02:25)
do i have to uninstal the old drivers to instal the new one?

or windows vista does that automaticly?

you don't need to uninstall sod all. it's better that you keep the old one and install over it, so if the new driver backfires you can 'rollback' onto the original one.

hmmm are you one of the retards that has been crying, he should uninstall the use driver cleaner, before he installs the new set, and you wonder why your crap systems don't work lol

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 05:31 AM

Hey guys I tried installing these with my HD4850 and now my Windows won't boot.
Any ideas?
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Posted 07 December 2008 - 06:21 AM

QUOTE (Vicetopia @ Dec 7 2008, 05:31)
Hey guys I tried installing these with my HD4850 and now my Windows won't boot.
Any ideas?
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Umm these are NIVIDA drivers and that card you said is an ATI card, right? mercie_blink.gif

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 07:12 AM

QUOTE (Vicetopia @ Dec 7 2008, 05:31)
Hey guys I tried installing these with my HD4850 and now my Windows won't boot.
Any ideas?
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Thats not a nvidia card lol. Boot in safe-mode and install the latest ATI drivers from the ATI website. Also uninstall the nvidia ones.

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 01:55 PM

OK

Before

Statistics
Average FPS: 17.87
Duration: 37.04 sec
CPU Usage: 76%
System memory usage: 94%
Video memory usage: 100%

Graphics Settings
Video Mode: 1024 x 768 (60 Hz)
Texture Quality: Low
Render Quality: Low
View Distance: 1
Detail Distance: 1

Hardware
Microsoft® Windows Vista" Home Premium
Service Pack 1
Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS
Video Driver version: 180.70
Audio Adapter: Speakers (SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC)
Intel® Core™2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz

File ID: Benchmark.cli

After

Statistics
Average FPS: 17.95
Duration: 37.00 sec
CPU Usage: 73%
System memory usage: 92%
Video memory usage: 99%

Graphics Settings
Video Mode: 1024 x 768 (60 Hz)
Texture Quality: Low
Render Quality: Low
View Distance: 1
Detail Distance: 1

Hardware
Microsoft® Windows Vista" Home Premium
Service Pack 1
Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS
Video Driver version: 180.84
Audio Adapter: Speakers (SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC)
Intel® Core™2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz

File ID: Benchmark.cli




So Basically no difference from updating the drivers. And I thought this update was mainly for 7 series cards whatsthat.gif

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 01:58 PM

I got a 2fps boost here so average is now around 18. What all of us Core 2 Duo/Amd x2 users need is a patch or a driver from intel or AMD to lower the cpu usage and R* should give us a patch to do that as well since this game mostly relies on your Processor. I bet if a patch like that happened if it was good we would all see 5-10+ fps gains for those of us with C2D or AMDx2 processors.




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