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Ok there have been a fair few topics about the 8800 series and how everyone is having problems with them...

I'd like to start this topic as a discussion with 5 points that each poster should address :

1) What card you have, ie: GTS/GTX8800 etc

2) what drivers are the most stable for your 8800 card in your opinion.

3) What are your system specs

4) What drivers have you had problems with the most.

5) Troubles if any you've had with the card and solutions you've found useful.

I'll start:

1) I believe the 97 series was the most stable for me.

2) I have a GTX8800 (Single card)

3) My sys specs are:

400 Watt PSU (the card ran fine before so plz none of this u need a bigger PSU. The recommended is 400 and Im not running alot of peripherals in my machine. Plz post your PSU anyway thanks.)

AMD 3800 Dual Proc

2 gig ram DDR

GTX8800

4) 158 funnily enough... I am unsure as to what exactly caused the problem. I think it was my fault however for not doing a clean uninstall. Everything worked fine on the 97's at least it was stable on Arma and then I started to get black screens of death as I tended to ctrl+esc out of the editor..

After that I couldn't run either r6 vegas or Arma without a crash within the first ten mins of play....

Now im getting all sorts of wierd problems like the DVD not reading properly etc... I tried the -maxmem 512 command which didnt help at the time to stop the crashing.

5) As we speak I am formating for the 3rd time today and will try and do a clean install.. Im in the process of running Checkdisk as well to check for errors as Im getting windows has recovered from a serious error everytime I restart.

I will edit here once all is working again or I find a solution.

Anyway please post you most stable drivers with your system specs so others might be able to see whats running well with what specs as a rough guide.

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So far iv'e had the best results with the ForceWare 165.01 driver. With all previous drivers, official and beta I had horrible LOD problems. Now they are mostly gone and although I haven't tested I think I am playing at higher frame rates.

Intel Duo 1.8 ghz (overclocked 3.0 ghz)

8800 GTS

2 Meg Ram

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I got the 8800GTSoc from BFG I got an HP Pavilion 4600+dualcore 2 gig 2.40ghz/Windows Vista home premium I just purchased a Antec 500 watt power supply to replace the 300 watt that came with computer. My sky ingame is very foggy/cloudy looking an mountains are white, are there differnt drivers I need for this asI have no idea what else to do now.

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2.4 CoreDuo@3.40ghz XP

2gb ddr2 800mhz

8800 gtx 648\1020

600Watt

I run with 165.01 driver with better result....

But I hope that release optimal driver to run all very high with no lod and trouble...

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2.4 CoreDuo@3.40ghz XP

2gb ddr2 800mhz

8800 gtx  648\1020

600Watt

I run with 165.01 driver with better result....

But I hope that release optimal driver to run all very high with no lod and trouble...

158.19 seem best (So far) for ARMA, Rainbow 6:Vegas, WOW:TBC and Supreme Commander.  Anything below that had strange issues in ARMA and RB6,  better FPS quality seems to have come from all nvidia drivers beyond 102 in Windows XP SP2.

8800 GTX 768 KO AC3 EVGA 626/1100.

AMD 64 4000 10%* OC, 2 GIG DDR, XIFI

Dual 32" LCD's (1680x1024), ZBOARD, 700W PSU

*Single Core rocks for ARMA and RB6, sucks butt big time for Supreme Commander.

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2.4 CoreDuo@3.40ghz XP

2gb ddr2 800mhz

8800 gtx 648\1020

600Watt

I run with 165.01 driver with better result....

But I hope that release optimal driver to run all very high with no lod and trouble...

158.19 seem best (So far) for ARMA, Rainbow 6:Vegas, WOW:TBC and Supreme Commander. Anything below that had strange issues in ARMA and RB6, better FPS quality seems to have come from all nvidia drivers beyond 102 in Windows XP SP2.

8800 GTX 768 KO AC3 EVGA 626/1100.

AMD 64 4000 10%* OC, 2 GIG DDR, XIFI

Dual 32" LCD's (1680x1024), ZBOARD, 700W PSU

*Single Core rocks for ARMA and RB6, sucks butt big time for Supreme Commander.

ok, i will try again.... this 158.xx....

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158 for sure on my system...

AMD Fx 60 @ 2.9 on XP

2 gig ram pc3200 Mushkin

8800 gts 320 mb stock

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Ok i was looking at nvidia website and I dont see 165 drivers for xp or vista for 88xx.

I use 158.18 and have 1.06 version of arma. Seems to be alot better than before, I rarely see lod issues. fps good too.. allot better than other versions of arma. It may be a mix of better drivers and an updated arma..

Specs are

E6600 2.4ghz OC 3.2ghz

ocz 2g 800mhz ram

800w psu

8800gtx

1680 by 1050 res

Also i saw beta drivers for 88xx today 158.24 released may 2 I will give them ago tommorow

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I'm using 158.19 and mostly the 1.05+ open beta patch, it will give me the LOD Bug after starting the game, but with alt-tabing to desktop once and back into the game it's gone and fine, using 8xS and 16x AF via nHancer@max. settings ingame. Haven't tried other driver versions because the card is new and apart from the LOD problem and occasional graphics related crashes after 4-6 hours of playtime it appears to work fine.

3800+ X2 (yeah, will be upgraded too...)

2 GB Ram, 700 Watt PSU

8800 GTX

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NGO modified 158.22 here (XP SP2) and no problems so far.

Good IQ and performance.

Used NGO 97.92 before that; also no problems.

(no problems = with proper, lowered[not max] settings)

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