Is there any simple little extra drivers to make my nVidia 8600GT a little better? I'm getting Brothers in Arms: Hells Highway and I want to make it work the best I can for FREE.
Feel my heat, Heavens on fire.
3rd August 2005
well, you can overclock your video card. You can download a free awesome utility called "rivatuner". I strongly suggest you search the web for multiply guides to overclocking before attempting anything, though. I mean, its not hard to do...you just want to make sure you don't damage anything, as this can void the warranty depending on the vendor.
Waffle-Sprocket is broke
24th November 2003
Update the drivers too, depending on which version you have you can increase performance in some cases by 3-4 frames per second.
In concert with rivatuner, for overclocking, you can also use ATI Tool to gauge the stability of the overclock you apply using it's artifact checker and see the temp of your card at load with the floating box.
FYI - Overclocking your CPU can have a significant positive impact on your gaming experience too.
What does the Fox say?
23rd November 2002
How is ATI Tool going to help with a Geforce? I thought it only worked on Radeon cards.
Monster_user;4541270How is ATI Tool going to help with a Geforce? I thought it only worked on Radeon cards.
It works with both ATI and Nvidia cards regarding tools like the artifact checker I mentioned. Obviously, you can't overclock an Nvidia card with it though, just ATI cards. ;)
11th November 2006
Oblivious;4541277It works with both ATI and Nvidia cards regarding tools like the artifact checker I mentioned. Obviously, you can't overclock an Nvidia card with it though, just ATI cards. ;)
Wanna put that to a test? :D
Trust me, I'm a Doctor
25th November 2003
ObliviousObviously, you can't overclock an Nvidia card with it though, just ATI cards. ;)
Yes you can. I've done it.
Rivatuner is crap compared to ATI Tool if you ask me, the only reason i use Rivatuner on my PC now is because ATI Tool didn't seem to like Vista last i tried it.
ATI Tool's auto-overclocking features work well too, the seem to actually find a good stable max overclock, and the artifact scanner works well.
Huh, perhaps it just doesn't work with every driver/card then. Last time I fiddled with it like that, it wouldn't work for overclocking my 7950GT (forget which driver).
My mistake. :)
I got an 8600GT that's made for OC'ing. So I think I can do it. I'll look up a guide to it though. Thanks everyone. :) Now I can get the most outta my card.
By the way, here are my specs if that helps. Maybe for some estamation or instructions on what to do. I have a 585W PSU as well.