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#21 swiftcoder   Senior Moderators   -  Reputation: 10000

Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:01 AM

IMHO any one who recommends a full reinstall of the OS to fix an issue ( especially hardware ), has no clue what they are doing.

Would you replace your motherboard with a different model, without reinstalling Windows? I wouldn't.

Video cards are a little less intrinsic than a motherboard, but they seem to share a certain degree of "breaks if you look at it wrong", and reinstalling the OS can't actually hurt.

Tristam MacDonald - Software Engineer @Amazon - [swiftcoding]


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#22 NukeCorr   Members   -  Reputation: 141

Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:09 AM


IMHO any one who recommends a full reinstall of the OS to fix an issue ( especially hardware ), has no clue what they are doing.

Would you replace your motherboard with a different model, without reinstalling Windows? I wouldn't.

Video cards are a little less intrinsic than a motherboard, but they seem to share a certain degree of "breaks if you look at it wrong", and reinstalling the OS can't actually hurt.


I think it's a software issue, because before formatting it worked like a charm when I updated the drivers but after some random hours it started acting slow again. Everytime I installed new drivers it worked perfectly, can't be a coincidence...

Now that I've formatted and installed everything again, we'll see what happens...

I'll start with Borderlands 1..
Before: around 30 fps with max settings
Now: +70 fps (or more, cant really tell because it runs so smooth) with max settings

Edited by NukeCorr, 12 October 2012 - 07:32 AM.

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#23 NukeCorr   Members   -  Reputation: 141

Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:31 AM

The problem was software related, after formatting and re-installing everything the videocard performance issue was fixed. So I guess some hidden ATI files were conflicting with the Nvidia drivers.

Thanks to all for the help and tips!

Edited by NukeCorr, 13 October 2012 - 04:33 AM.

What the h*ll are you?

#24 swiftcoder   Senior Moderators   -  Reputation: 10000

Posted 13 October 2012 - 08:09 AM

Just FYI, if you don't want to go the reinstallation root in the future, Driver Sweeper can be a life saver.

Tristam MacDonald - Software Engineer @Amazon - [swiftcoding]





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