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WoW with XP32bit Go 7600 card..which driver is best?


suttercane

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My laptop started freezing up pretty badly recently when playing WoW. Basically it would run for about 20 minutes, get real hot, the frame rate would drop to about 5 fps and then the whole screen would freeze. It was recommended that I update the graphics card driver, but HP never added any updates all the way back from 8/2006. I received an error code that said nv4_dll so I researched the code and found your website. Basically you guys are awesome and I thank you for what you do. I downloaded the modded 156.73 for xp32bit and it definately helped the problem. My computer is a DV9040us HP with XP and 2gb of ram. It has a Go7600 card with dedicated memory. Do you think that v156.73 is optimal for my computer or is there a better recommendation? The framerate was improved but some textures look a bit choppy. Thanks again for the assistance.

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Do I have to uninstall my driver before I try out the Dox optimized version, or will it overwrite it if I do not?

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Such an old driver is probably so differently built that it leaves remnants if just overwritten. Best to uninstall and use driver sweeper before installing a new driver.

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I tried 179.28 and the game froze again. I tried the DOX 181.20 but I could not get that to work at all. I may have installed it wrong. I did remove the driver that I had installed prior before installing the Dox Optimized version. Any ideas?

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Seems like a heat issue. Make sure to no obstruct ventilation with anything, verify dust in the lappy too. Always play games on a plane surface.. etc. If it's no help, I don't have anymore idea.. :/

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