DavidRI's forum posts

#1 Posted by DavidRI (159 posts) -

I get about 11-25 fps on the default settings spec'ed for my system.
My system is well above recommended spec for GTA4.

Game benchmark reports:
29.5 fps (I get 11-25 real time in game)
56% cpu usage
76% RAM
92% VRAM

High textures
High rendering

default Draw distance, detail, shadows, vehicle density, etc.

My Specs:
AMD 9850BE Quadcore @ 2.5 ghz
EVGA GTX 280 FTW 1gb ram
ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe
4gb Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 system RAM
WD SATA3 500GB X2 (Raid 0)
Corsair 750TX/750W Power Supply
Dell 2707WFP 27" LCD 1920x1200 @ 60 hz
Asus Xonar D2X | Logitech Z5500 speakers
Razer Lycosa/Copperhead
Windows XP sp3
Nvidia Driver 180.48
Directx 9.0c
All software up to date, Games for Windows Live, Framework.net, etc.

I run many games released in the past two years (Crysis, Crysis
Warhead, Assassin's Creed, Unreal Tournament 3, Fallout 3, at
1920x1200 with AA and vertical sync on and I get 50-60 fps.


#2 Posted by DavidRI (159 posts) -
Great job Nvidia...with these new drivers multi-core support in Left 4 Dead is bricked. If you update to the 180.48 drivers and experience random stuttering in Left 4 Dead it's probably the multi-core issue at work. Disable multi-core support in the game and things will smooth out.RayvinAzn
On my machine with gtx 280 & quadcore, Left 4 dead runs fine. On my other system with a gtx 260, it stutters constantly. On my other system with 8800gts, the 180.48 driver freezes the video on the desktop right when Windows is done loading the ntools.
#3 Posted by DavidRI (159 posts) -

Update your nTools to 6.03 for fan speed control


 180.48 dricver claims:

  • Up to 10% performance increase in 3DMark Vantage (performance preset)
  • Up to 13% performance increase in Assassin's Creed
  • Up to 13% performance increase in BioShock
  • Up to 15% performance increase in Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts
  • Up to 10% performance increase in Crysis Warhead
  • Up to 25% performance increase in Devil May Cry 4
  • Up to 38% performance increase in Far Cry 2
  • Up to 18% performance increase in Race Driver: GRID
  • Up to 80% performance increase in Lost Planet: Colonies
  • Up to 18% performance increase in World of Conflict


Yeah, right!! ROFLMAO!

#4 Posted by DavidRI (159 posts) -

"Expand" button in user profile doesn't work on FireFox 2 or 3 or Internet Exploder 7.0.5730.13.

At wide launch when it did work in FF 2 and Exploder, it took way TOO long to load, even on faster bandwidth. REALLY miss the dropdown for "My games" list which offered better functionality for me as a user as I referenced that feature the most of any on gs.

Please bring the dropdown back.

#5 Posted by DavidRI (159 posts) -

The links issue seems to be fixed now. When I get email updates the links now work. Also, where i had links taking me to the wrong content was on the UT3 maps download links, but those are working correctly too. I remember having link issues on other areas of the site/content, but I can't recall where specifically.

All seems to be working fine now, thanks for your help.

#6 Posted by DavidRI (159 posts) -
Everytime i get a new update for games i am tracking or own in my inbox the link is broken and i get the 404 not found screen. I have also noticed, particularly in the downloads areas, there are lots of broken links or links that will take you to the wrong content.
#7 Posted by DavidRI (159 posts) -
Play it and scare off the dust bunnies
#8 Posted by DavidRI (159 posts) -
I've read all of the reviews. I just want some first hand users' opinions...
#9 Posted by DavidRI (159 posts) -
Wii owners, are you enjoying the system and is it worth buying? I'd really like to play the new Mario and the Rabbid Rabbits or whatever it's called.