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NVidia Driver and other Questions

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April 27, 2009 8:42:00 PM

Hey,

I was advised awhile back to go through msconfig and disable non microsoft applications so everything would run faster. Would doing that also turn off the drivers to my video card?

Also, I was doing a 3DMark06 test with a screen resolution of 1024x768 and then again on 1280 x 1024, my scores were 5013 and 5020 (ya, really sucky but I'm getting a new GTS 250), question is, why would my scores go up on a higher resolution, if anything shouldn't they have gone way down? The higher resolution beat or met the lower resolution scores in every category. Thanks.
a b U Graphics card
April 27, 2009 10:29:13 PM

There is a bit of randomness in 3dmark06, and 7 points is nothing really. Chances are you are pretty GPU limited at both resolutions in terms of 3dmark06.

As an example, my old second system scores 5500 with an athlon 6000+ and 1950 gpu, but it goes way up (relatively) to 10k with an 8800gt.
a b U Graphics card
April 28, 2009 12:34:26 PM

Not sure disabling all "non Microsoft applications" is really wise. Yes you should go through it and see what is superfluous, but systematically disabling all non Microsoft stuff is probably a "don't pass go, don't collect 200$" move.
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