ive had my evga 8800gt for about 4 years- 2 of which i was running sli. when i down graded to 1 my performance was piratically cut in half of course. couple days ago i did a system restore and my fps in games sky rocketed to something comparable to when i had sli. All my drivers were still the same and nothing was overclocked, yet i was getting double performance. the next day i went to clean the dust out of my pc. when turn it back on my performance had dropped back down again...wtf?
ive tried nearly everything to get it back to that speed again; drivers, over clocking, more cleaning, googling my gpu fps reviews.
idk if my gpu is under performing or some how it got a massive boost?
in Race Driver Grid i would get 20-40 fps with single 8800 gt, but after the system restore i got 60 fps. in trackmania benchmark i would get 50 fps after the syteme restore i had 60 fps. but, now its back to normal...or is it?
can the hdd really affect performance in games by that much? because i only restored it by a couple days.