Nofearangel Posted January 6, 2009 Report Share Posted January 6, 2009 (edited) I have done alot of searching on the web about the 8800M GTX to find out how to get the best performance out of my card. I have seen 3dmark06 score of 13000 using the default drivers from dell website which are really old and bad game support. I am using dox's drivers 180.84.1on quality setting I get a 3dmark06 score of 10665 Its a far cry from 13000 I am going to try dox drivers on performance setting and see if i get an better results. I hope All you out there with Dell XPS M1730 will contribute so we can all enjoy our amazing machines to its maximum performance. If anyone can post benchmarks and driver version that you found the best i greatly appreciate it. OK UPDATE!! I have installed 185.20 small improvement over previous but Gpu runs at max clock speed of 1250 all the time and does not scale down during normal windows use as with previous drivers would go to 500. 3dMark 06 score 11060 only 400 better. on 1280 x 1024 on 1280x800 11247. Stil hecticly short of 13000. This driver also crashes Windows explorer everytime I open Nvidia control panel and when selecting Sli option it freezes. after reset it does appears to have enable sli. my clock speeds are 500/1250/799.2 in rivatuner max is 575/1150/455 so no overclocking only underclocking available. Gpu does seem to run a bit cooler with 185.20 not worth the continuous max scaling as with scaling down it runs around 60s. ANybody with some new idea that has an XPS M1730 8800M GTX I do realise 3Dmark 06 is not the best benchmarking tool as games can run alot differently but it is a good indication if I am lacking alot. I also have a quesiotn about CORE 2 DUO. I have the T9300 2,5Ghz 6mb cache and i see that often one core peaks at 97-100% while the other is at 50+ a big problem in Need for speed under cover as when u downgrade graphics it doesn;t stop gerking in game as the one cpu keeps maxing out and then gerks until processes have finished. very irritating. on 180.84.1 Dox performance setting I get 10928 going to try overclock next RadiXXx how did you overclock?? OK I downloaded the new tuning tools from nvidia which hav allowed me to finally overclock woohooo!!! Nvidia overclocking tools 600/1600/987.4 3DMArk 06 score 12714 SM2 4584 SM3 6030 I still wonder how people are getting scores of 13000-15000 without overclocking?? AM I missing something here?? going to run 3d vantage now will update soon. I really hope this will help all the XPS M1730 8800M GTX owners. I am using Dox 185.85 Win 7 Drivers working wonderfully. Running Demigod at full 1920x1200. All settings on High. AAx16Q getting avg 25fps Edited June 17, 2009 by Nofearangel Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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