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nVidia drivers issue

Discussion in 'RACE 07 - Official WTCC Game' started by Ondrej Kapal, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. Steven Palmer

    Steven Palmer

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    The Race series really does seem to be the most affected game for the Nvidia GFX users. I was using a 8800GTX quite happily until the first patch for EVO came out last year, from then it was a nightmare, not mater what driver I used or which settings I set, I would get random freezes and crashes. It was and still is perfect in anyother other game apart from the RACE series. It got so bad that I reluctently gav up the 8800GTX and bought a ATI 4890, which has been perfect up until the most recent patch..Now I can't ALT - TAB out of the game without it crashing.....I dread every patch from Simbin..as it ALWAYS without fail manages to screw the game up in one way or the other.....
     
  2. Warren Dawes

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  3. Bob Miley

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    Steve do as I do, set it to run full screen in windowed mode then no Alt+Tabbing just minimise the window. Been doing this for a while now and no crashes.
     
  4. Péter Bártfai

    Péter Bártfai

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    I've had freezes before but not for a long time, and now they're gone long ago. I didn't change my card, I'm using an nVidia N9600GT (MSI), and the newest drivers. (196.21)
     
  5. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld
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    My game seems to stutter now (GTX260) since i have updated my drivers to the latest version. Will post a thread in the hardware section later to ask how to revert to the previous set as i have no clue how to do that.
     
  6. Steven Palmer

    Steven Palmer

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    That done the job for me. Cheers Warren

    Yep works just as well. Cheers Bob
     
  7. João Andias

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    The "Freeze" problem (with or without graphical corruption, with or without total driver failure), from my experience, is not related with lack of resources from the graphic card... As more FPS are pulled, more likely the freeze becomes. At least that has been my experience so far...

    For instances, my card-OS-system combo runs Race ON with max detail (including draw distance) at an FPS well above my TFT-LCD capacity... If I lower the graphics demand, theoretical FPS goes well above 100 fps and the "freezes" become more common.

    A 9600GT card is (was) a low end games card (yours with an always nice passive cooler) from the previews NVIDIA card range (9600 to 9800), so maybe your FPS are already low in first place, and in accordance to my experience that would lower the likelihood of a "freeze".

    Notice that you type that in the past you had "freezes", but you also type next that you don't have one for some time. I don't remember very well now when exactly, but SimBin increased the scenery draw distance in the Evolution pre-Race On preparation patch (consequently lowering fps to anyone that didn't notice the change and didn't went back to change it to the old settings).

    The GTX 260 card Bram types about in the next post is the low end version of the following NVIDIA game card range (I would call it the newest card range, but as always there is already a new card range in the pipes). The "stutter" problem he types about, is not the "freeze" problem; in fact "stutter" could theoretically be solved by finding out what graphic effect/setting is causing it and lowering it (one way). The "stutter" is "only" the card going to the "limit"... now why it goes?!... excess load, incompetent drivers-OS mix?, hardware handling of the CPU-GPU necessities (Motherboard)... who knows...

    As always with these things, "one's" solution many times isn't the "other's" solution... good luck mixing and than isolating those variables :wink:
     
  8. Ondrej Kapal

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    if I understand it well, you mean that lower FPS = less freezes?
     
  9. Michael Herrmann

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    if your screen maybe can draw 60 fps a second and your card draws 180 frams its highly possible you get a freez
    try Vsync should limit the drawed frames to amount your screen can handel anyway thats not the complete deal
    as there is for sure something wrong in Nvidias drivers i run atm a 95.xx series driver and score under RF betwine
    100 and 120 FPS with my gt 8600 in race i have 70-80 frames why my tft can handel up to 60 fps with a newer
    driver i had up to 170 - 180 FPS in RF and 120-125 fps in race wich gave a big bad stutter of the scenerie while
    turning but only in Race and the known freezes its pretty much a mix of both try Vsync maybe it will fix it for you
    maybe not then you need to find the right driver ty out that one that came on cd/DVD with your card
     
  10. Ondrej Kapal

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    i am able to do FPS over 230 with max details... and i played without freezes for 3 days and after that ka-boom! I don't think so that FPS is the problem, 'cause it is only this game and if my LCD cannot draws fps over then 60 (for example) and my card draws 150-300 (in other games) it would do the same doesn't it?
     
  11. Michael Herrmann

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    no not nessesary it has something to do how the driver handels the Gmoto2 engien and there Nvidia messed up
    and dont dare to fix it as this fix would ment to make crysis not run anymore... solution is get a pre crysis driver
    or change to ATI that simple thinks can be
     
  12. Ondrej Kapal

    Ondrej Kapal

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    ok lets try it (v-sync)
     
  13. Ondrej Kapal

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    Guys I am out of freezes for a week (tak tak tak) and I hope I will still ! That FPS helped me a lot and I think that was the problem! I turned on V-SYNC and get everything max and high (yes in PIT or start line I have fps very low :p) and no freezes!
     
  14. Ethan Rayner

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    Hi,
    Does any body know why when I updated my driver it asks for me to configure GTR Evo and when I select the resolution and click ok it just comes back up and wants me to keep doing it. The game wont start up.
     
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