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.
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.