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i have a sager 9880

p4 3.8 64bit

2 gig ram

go6800 ultra 256 (450/1080)

i only got about 3000 in 3dmark05, 8000 3dmark03, and arn't even able to past 60fps in the hl2 video stress test,

the card had much better performence when i first got it, i can turn everything to the max in hl2 and run the video strees test, still keep the fps about 100,

I donno what happenend, i donno if it's the driver or whatever..i use the 84.25, i tried all kind dirvers...but nothing really changed anything...i lost the stock driver....

this is erally driving me crazy man, i can't even play counter strike source smoothly anymore.....

anyone has any idea? any help would be really appreciated. thank you

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Try 79.31 or 84.22

These 2 are Clevo based drivers, you won't need a modded INF to run these.

Also go to the enhancer and add performance settings to the 84.25 INF or any other INF.

Hope this helps, your scores do look rather low, not too much rubbish running in the background ?

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Try 79.31 or 84.22

These 2 are Clevo based drivers, you won't need a modded INF to run these.

Also go to the enhancer and add performance settings to the 84.25 INF or any other INF.

Hope this helps, your scores do look rather low, not too much rubbish running in the background ?

nothing helps....i tried all kind drivers.....but the scores are still the same. one thing very strange is, in HL2 video stress test, i turned everything to max, and then i turn everything to the min, but i got the same score....from 1920 * 1200(all effects max) to 800 * 600(all effects min)....and the freaking scores are the same...is that normal?

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nothing helps....i tried all kind drivers.....but the scores are still the same. one thing very strange is, in HL2 video stress test, i turned everything to max, and then i turn everything to the min, but i got the same score....from 1920 * 1200(all effects max) to 800 * 600(all effects min)....and the freaking scores are the same...is that normal?

Yes... there is something wrong with your results... :)

Here are my CSS video stress test without anti aliasing:

1280x800 window 86.87fps

1280x800 fullscreen stretched 92.70fps

1280x800 fullscreen normal 87fps

1920x1200 fullscreen normal 48.65fps

For a while I played in windowed mode... then switched to fullscreen for enhanced resolution. All those results where with Dell base driver 78.51 IIRC.

You want to be sure that you have both antialiasing, VSYNC OFF.

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You should upgrade to the 84.25 drivers found on this site. Then go to the clock frequency section of the Nvidia display configurator. Make sure your card is not underclocked. Your core speed should be somewhere around 450 give or take and your memory should be 550 give or take (My regular Geforce 6800 Go is now 360/720 from 250/600 so I have overclocked the core by 110 and the memory by 120). If you notice graphics anomalies while playing your games then bring the core/memory clocks down in increments of 1 to 5. Let me know how it goes!

Later,

Alex

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You should upgrade to the 84.25 drivers found on this site. Then go to the clock frequency section of the Nvidia display configurator. Make sure your card is not underclocked.

Even an underclocked card would not give the same results full detail 1920x1200 and low detail 800x600.

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Even an underclocked card would not give the same results full detail 1920x1200 and low detail 800x600.

Well we won't know what will happen until he starts playing with his graphics card. If he overclocks and still has the same problem then we can try a different approach. By the way, it doesn't look like you offered any kind of solution, good or bad. You just agreed with the poor guy and told him to turn off AA and VSYNC which is neither more insightful nor more helpful than my suggestion :) .

Later,

Alex

P.S. DiedWater, get a copy of Driver Cleaner Pro (do a Google search) and install, uninstall your current nvidia drivers, restart, F8 into safe mode, run DC Pro from safe mode and select the nvidia drivers from the drop down menu and it will clean out all nvidia references, restart, do a fresh install of 84.25 drivers and see if that makes a difference.

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Well we won't know what will happen until he starts playing with his graphics card. If he overclocks and still has the same problem then we can try a different approach. By the way, it doesn't look like you offered any kind of solution, good or bad. You just agreed with the poor guy and told him to turn off AA and VSYNC which is neither more insightful nor more helpful than my suggestion :) .

:) :( :P Chill out dude...

I don't see anything enjoyable in PLAYING at 3DMarks "games" so I have no clue which score a card should get. If a card gets the same score at 800x600 and 1920x1200 (almost 5 times more pixels) there is something REALLY wrong. Some limit was reached: CPU, GPU or screen.

CPU/GPU being thermal throttling. Screen being the most likely with VSYNC. Hence my suggestion...

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Also, be sure you are connected to AC current and that you are not running off of the battery. Be sure you set your PowerMizer option to "maximum performance" in the Nvidia control panel.

Later,

Alex

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:) :( :P Chill out dude...

I don't see anything enjoyable in PLAYING at 3DMarks "games" so I have no clue which score a card should get. If a card gets the same score at 800x600 and 1920x1200 (almost 5 times more pixels) there is something REALLY wrong. Some limit was reached: CPU, GPU or screen.

CPU/GPU being thermal throttling. Screen being the most likely with VSYNC. Hence my suggestion...

Well, I obviously recognized that there is a "problem" as did the original poster asking for help. If I thought that was normal behaviour for a graphics card then I wouldn't have submitted any advice. DiedWater stated that this is a new problem as everything worked well before. CPU/GPU throttling makes sense if he is having issues with his battery or if his PowerMizer options are altered. Therefore, messing with AA and VSYNC would not have been your first course of advice if you thought it was a throttling issue. My suggestion above makes more sense if that was really your initial reasoning. :)

Later,

Alex

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I tried to clean out all nvidia drivers, and reinstalled the latest one, it still doesn't help...it's connected into ac, and powermaze is max, everything is max, the core is 450/1080....i really have no idea what happened...i even swaped to the original driver...everything s still the same....it's so weird...

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I tried to clean out all nvidia drivers, and reinstalled the latest one, it still doesn't help...it's connected into ac, and powermaze is max, everything is max, the core is 450/1080....i really have no idea what happened...i even swaped to the original driver...everything s still the same....it's so weird...

Have you done a full virus and advert scan? Defragged your HD? Do you have any programs like BitTorrent or eDonkey running in the background? Have you made any changes to your BIOS? What about a totally clean reformatting and reinstallation of your computer (as a last resort if nothing else works)?

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Have you done a full virus and advert scan? Defragged your HD? Do you have any programs like BitTorrent or eDonkey running in the background? Have you made any changes to your BIOS? What about a totally clean reformatting and reinstallation of your computer (as a last resort if nothing else works)?

trust me, then first thing i did is ran a virus scan, ad ware scan, defrag my hd, clean everything out, shut down everything thats running in the bg that i don't need, turn off everything visual effect......i didn't do anything, i just haven't play HL2 for a while, and when i played it the other day, it became really slow...thats when i realized the problem....man...reformat the computer....is probably the last thing that i wanna do......i m not sure if that ll even fix it.....

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If you have a chance to grab an inexpensive 2"5 HDD... install a clean system on this hard drive. You won't lose the previous system and you'll have a backup system drive or a sandbox to play with. :)

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Hey all,

I have a similar problem with my Dell XPS Gen 2 with a 6800 Go Ultra. All games are fine with exceptiong to CSS and HL2. Dell's most recent driver is almost 5 months old and I got sick of their lack of support and installed the latest Nvidia 84.25 drivers. Still, I have the same problem. I can play the game for a short period of time just fine, and then all of sudden I get "the white screen of death". Basicly the game crashes, I get a white screen and then the comp reboots. I have no idea why. I read this forum and did all the recommendations so far and haven't seen any changes. I have sent my comp back to dell once already to replace a failed video card/mb. Perhaps this is a heating problem or another bad VC? Any thoughts?

Thanks,

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Hey all,

I have a similar problem with my Dell XPS Gen 2 with a 6800 Go Ultra. All games are fine with exceptiong to CSS and HL2. Dell's most recent driver is almost 5 months old and I got sick of their lack of support and installed the latest Nvidia 84.25 drivers. Still, I have the same problem. I can play the game for a short period of time just fine, and then all of sudden I get "the white screen of death". Basicly the game crashes, I get a white screen and then the comp reboots. I have no idea why. I read this forum and did all the recommendations so far and haven't seen any changes. I have sent my comp back to dell once already to replace a failed video card/mb. Perhaps this is a heating problem or another bad VC? Any thoughts?

Thanks,

Do you have it overclocked? That does sound like a heat problem. I was getting the Black Screen of Death and it was due to my overclock. I scaled down and didn't have any more problems. Try lowering your overclock. Also clean out your fans with compressed air.

Later,

Alex

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If the cooling system has reached his limits... you don't need to be overclocked to run into troubles. So downclocking a non overclocked product might bring stability back.

But ONCE again it won't explain why the author of the thread has the same results in both max resolution + max settings and low resolution + low settings.

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If the cooling system has reached his limits... you don't need to be overclocked to run into troubles. So downclocking a non overclocked product might bring stability back.

But ONCE again it won't explain why the author of the thread has the same results in both max resolution + max settings and low resolution + low settings.

Once again you are doing useless sideline commentary without offering any useful suggestions.

Later,

Alex

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Once again you are doing useless sideline commentary without offering any useful suggestions.

Later,

Alex

Pardon my french... Are you retarded???

What part of "underclock a video card to reach stability" do you have issues to understand? I'll try to use simpler words... so eventually in time with a lot of repeating the concept will have a chance to get thru your thick skull.

The GF6800Go Ultra is a GF8600Go on steroids. If the cooling system is just a tad below perfect SOME GAMES will overheat the card. *EXTREME EXAMPLES ON PURPOSE* Minesweeper or solitaire won't make your card crash... but the uber all pixel shader game will give your card a free ride to the heat of the Death Valley.

Back in the days when I bought my first nvidia card: the TNT2 Ultra (officially overclocked by the manufacturer at 175MHz from 150MHz) I ran into crashes in DirectX games. OpenGL would be rock solid... the only way to play the DirectX games was to turn Vsync ON. That would tone down the FPS and the pressure on the GPU core.

And this hypothesis is not THAT supid since another dude is running in the same issues with his GF6800Go Ultra under Source engine games. (Half Life 2 and Counter Strike Source)

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My rig is not overclocked at all. What's strange is that I never had these problems until the past few months. I think it may even be related to steam updates to CSS and HL2 that effect graphics (dynamic lighting, etc.). I bought HL2 when it came out and then installed it on my XPS Gen 2 and played with ease for about 8 months. I just installed the latest drivers listed on this website and appear to have stability.... for now. I ran CSS last night for approx and hr without any trouble. I'll reply again if I have further problems. If problems occur, I may completely wipe my comp and reinstall to factory defaults (minus all the extra dell crap they give ya). Thanks for all your input.

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Pardon my french... Are you retarded???

What part of "underclock a video card to reach stability" do you have issues to understand? I'll try to use simpler words... so eventually in time with a lot of repeating the concept will have a chance to get thru your thick skull.

The GF6800Go Ultra is a GF8600Go on steroids. If the cooling system is just a tad below perfect SOME GAMES will overheat the card. *EXTREME EXAMPLES ON PURPOSE* Minesweeper or solitaire won't make your card crash... but the uber all pixel shader game will give your card a free ride to the heat of the Death Valley.

Back in the days when I bought my first nvidia card: the TNT2 Ultra (officially overclocked by the manufacturer at 175MHz from 150MHz) I ran into crashes in DirectX games. OpenGL would be rock solid... the only way to play the DirectX games was to turn Vsync ON. That would tone down the FPS and the pressure on the GPU core.

And this hypothesis is not THAT supid since another dude is running in the same issues with his GF6800Go Ultra under Source engine games. (Half Life 2 and Counter Strike Source)

:jumpyjoy::jumpyjoy::jumpyjoy::jumpyjoy::jumpyjoy::jumpyjoy::jumpyjoy::jumpyjoy:

I knew that you would eventually break and resort to immature name calling. I will not bring myself to your level and return the favor. None of your suggestions have fixed any of their problems. You just talk about overheating; obviously both of their graphics cards and your temper have something in common.

I NEVER said you were stupid. I said that you keep saying the same thing over and over again like a broken record without offering any useful suggestions to rectify the problem. You just keep restating the obvious. That doesn't help either one of those gents. If they underclock their cards that means they wasted their money as they can't get the performance they paid for.

Later,

Alex

P.S. Do you guys have the most up to date version of DirectX running? Download the newest version from Microsoft and see if that makes a difference. Also, you might want to try running the diagnostics in DirectX to see if anything is amiss. Be sure all of your games are fully patched as well. If you are running bootleg versions of CSS or HL2 that can also be a cause of problems.

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If problems occur, I may completely wipe my comp and reinstall to factory defaults (minus all the extra dell crap they give ya). Thanks for all your input.

Better to wipe dust from the innards of your lappie - it takes not so many months to get reduced cooling because of dirt accumulation.

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My rig is not overclocked at all. What's strange is that I never had these problems until the past few months. I think it may even be related to steam updates to CSS and HL2 that effect graphics (dynamic lighting, etc.). I bought HL2 when it came out and then installed it on my XPS Gen 2 and played with ease for about 8 months. I just installed the latest drivers listed on this website and appear to have stability.... for now. I ran CSS last night for approx and hr without any trouble. I'll reply again if I have further problems. If problems occur, I may completely wipe my comp and reinstall to factory defaults (minus all the extra dell crap they give ya). Thanks for all your input.

I know that some games have frame rate limiters in them, not sure if CSS and HL2 do or not. If you play GTA: SA you can't go over 60 FPS no matter what unless you mess with the frame limiter.

Later,

Alex

P.S. Have you tried contacting Valve to see if they might have a useful solution for you?

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Saw this on the forums and it might help:

http://forums.laptopvideo2go.com/lofive....php/t8562.html

and

http://forums.laptopvideo2go.com/lofive....php/t8673.html

Apparently lots of people are having the same problem. This is the SOLUTION they came up with and it apparently works very well. Good Luck! First link will get the nuts and bolts working for you hopefully and the second link mentions a few tweaks at the very end that may also be of benefit.

Later,

Alex

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I said that you keep saying the same thing over and over again like a broken record without offering any useful suggestions to rectify the problem. You just keep restating the obvious. That doesn't help either one of those gents. If they underclock their cards that means they wasted their money as they can't get the performance they paid for.

I keep repeating the same simple test... still haven't seen either dude saying... WOOT underclocking my GPU solved my low FPS/stuttering/BSOD under CSS.

Seriously with the lack of testing from the GF6800 Go Ultra users... and the pointless posts from you the admin should at least lock the thread.

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