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That's nice of you to post Steven... What makes it for Witcher 2?

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What huge waste of time.. COD MW2.. can't even spawn without kids and tubes blowing up everywhere. F'that shit right now. un-installed in less than 30 seconds thanks to steam. For those worried about this crap game, 90fps average.

Good riddance to this pos.

StevenX

Love the career mode, couldn't agree more on the the multiplayer

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Some optimizations included in the driver apparently. Folks are reporting HUGE gains with it. Witcher 2 is supposed to be a beast to run at higher levels. I said I wasn't going to get it but I might just break down and buy it now... Nothing like a challenge to get it to run at close to max levels...

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I dont usually play any multiplayer... but I think that is going to change with my new system, T |I and Steam! I usually just enjoy the story and scenes on the single player modes.

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That is quite a huge change sounds like Nvidia updated for the better this time!

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GeForce GTX 580:

Up to 4% in Crysis 2

Up to 5% in Civilization V with SLI

Up to 9% in Portal 2

Up to 13% in Bulletstorm with Antialiasing enabled

Up to 15% in Batman: Arkham Asylum with PhysX High

GeForce GTX 560:

Up to 6% in Crysis 2

Up to 8% in Portal 2

Up to 14% in Batman: Arkham Asylum with PhysX High

Up to 15% in Bulletstorm with Antialiasing enabled

Increases gaming performance by up to 12% for dual-core CPUs in CPU-limited cases.

NVIDIA Update

In Release 275, NVIDIA Update adds automatic SLI, multi-GPU, and antialiasing (AA) profile updates. These profile updates are automatically downloaded from NVIDIA and silently installed on your PC, keeping it up-to-the-minute with the latest game profiles. When you install a Release 270 or later GeForce driver from Welcome to NVIDIA - World Leader in Visual Computing Technologies, you will be presented with the option to install NVIDIA Update. Click here to learn more about NVIDIA Update.

Desktop Scaling

New NVIDIA Control Panel user interface for configuring desktop scaling, including new preview window.

Now consistently available for all displays (including VGA and HDMI connections).

New scaling override option for Windows 7 gaming.

Improved desktop resizing user interface that guides the user to disable overscanning using their HDTV controls and also provides a fallback option to enable desktop resizing via the NVIDIA Control panel.

NVIDIA desktop resizing now creates a custom, resized resolution with 1:1 pixel mapping and resizes standard resolutions for games that don’t support custom resolutions.

NVIDIA 3D Vision

With Release 275 drivers, the 3D Vision Controller driver is now included with all GPU driver installations. This driver package includes v275.22 3D Vision Controller driver. Users are no longer required to install a separate 3D Vision Controller driver or CD driver. For more information, please view this knowledgebase article for more information.

3D Vision Window Mode support. Please view this knowledgebase article for more information.

Added support for 3D Vision Photo viewer to now work in Window Mode. When you have opened a 3D picture file check the “View” section for this new option.

Improved 3D Vision IR emitter and 3D Vision glasses synchronization

Adds support for new 3D Vision projectors: NEC NP-V300X series

Added the following 3D Vision game profiles:

Age of Empires Online

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood

Battlefield Play4Free

Duke Nukem Forever

Dungeon Siege III

Super Street Fighter IV

World of Tanks

Update the following 3D Vision game profiles

Portal 2 – fixed water reflection problem and updated convergence setting to provide a better user experience

The Witcher 2 – Improved 3D Vision compatibility for all in-game effects

Other

Installs HD Audio driver version 1.2.23.3

Installs PhysX System Software to version 9.10.0514

Supports playing back Blu-ray 3D discs when connecting your GPU to an HDMI 1.4 3D TV. Playback requires compatible software application from CyberLink, ArcSoft, Roxio, or Corel. For GPU and system requirements, visit the NVIDIA Blu-ray 3D website.

Supports the new GPU-accelerated features in Adobe CS5.

Supports GPU-acceleration for smoother online HD videos with Adobe Flash 10.1. Learn more here.

Supports the new version of MotionDSP's video enhancement software, vReveal, which adds support for HD output. NVIDIA customers can download a free version of vReveal that supports up to SD output here.

Supports DirectCompute with Windows 7 and GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.

Supports OpenCL 1.0 (Open Computing Language) for all GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.

Supports OpenGL 3.3 for GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.

Supports OpenGL 4.1 on GeForce 400 series and later GPUs.

Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, DirectX 11, and OpenGL, including 3-way SLI, Quad SLI, and SLI support on SLI-certified Intel X58-based motherboards.

Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.

Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver here.

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So I feel it should be mentioned that both Nvidia on this driver release and AMD on their last on showed very much the same... a huge increase in performance just from a driver update! KUDOS to both Nvidia and AMD!

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Witcher 2 performance:

My benchmark is the intro fight with the dragon that for some reason I can't even get past on normal difficulty. (just got the game but seriously... tone it down for 3 minutes.. allow people to get used to the fighting style...)

Game Settings.. Everything enabled except uber particles and ssao. All options on HIGH.

System... 2630qm and 555 @ 750/1000.

2011-05-18 13:41:58 - witcher2

Frames: 1705 - Time: 60622ms - Avg: 28.125 - Min: 20 - Max: 37

2011-05-18 13:54:05 - witcher2

Frames: 613 - Time: 25568ms - Avg: 23.975 - Min: 16 - Max: 32

2011-05-18 13:54:42 - witcher2

Frames: 1789 - Time: 62603ms - Avg: 28.577 - Min: 20 - Max: 40

Removing 3d driver makes no difference so don't bother.

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I tried to look for the GT 555m in the inf and i found it, dunno what's goin on. haha

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The Witcher 2 is a very beautiful game so far. I am finally past the "intro" chapters and into chapter 1. The city is amazing, the colors, the effect. My settings are all high, LOD minimal, all items enabled minus SSAO, Uber, Vsync and AA.

I am over 30fps 90percent of the time. Rarely does it dip below. I fell horrible for the m11x folks as this game will bring your notebooks to their knees. It's pretty fun so far. Still getting used to the combat. I will try to put up some screenshots soon. Still very busy at work and home. My son is special needs and it takes up a lot of time.

BW, StevenX

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***Warning Large Post*** (Hit the back button if your own a slow connection or 3G wireless)

SCREENSHOTS WERE TAKEN PRE-GOG EXECUTABLE FILE FIX!

Here is an album of Witcher 2 pics. Game is just so amazing... I just stand and look and take screenshots because it's just awe inspiring.

ImageShack Album - 10 images

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FYI - I like others were experiencing decreasing performance in game and had no idea to the cause. It appears that my game (retail) has the horrible secureROM mess for validation. You have to replace your executable and paul.dll (the ones I used were from GOG) and it works. I am NOT suggesting you use CRACKS and if their is an issue of validity I will be happy to post pics of my limited ed box with soundtrack and game guide. What I am saying is that CDprojeKt better figure out how to fix this. After replacing the executables and DLL's im back put to around 36 fps in flotsam minus SSAO and AA/AF.

Thanks,

StevenX

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CPU SCALING -

2011-05-23 15:29:06 - witcher2

Frames: 2642 - Time: 72026ms - Avg: 36.681 - Min: 30 - Max: 42 SETTINGS AT TURBO 26X MULTIPLIER CPU

2011-05-23 15:59:22 - witcher2

Frames: 2427 - Time: 79280ms - Avg: 30.613 - Min: 23 - Max: 40 sETTINGS AS 20X MULTIPLIER CPU

2011-05-23 16:06:49 - witcher2

Frames: 1921 - Time: 79202ms - Avg: 24.254 - Min: 18 - Max: 33 SETTINGS AT 15X MULTIPLIER CPU

SETTINGS:

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Quick Capture from Throttlestop (Core Parking Disabled)

DATE TIME MULTI C0% CKMOD CHIPM PWR_mW TEMP GPU

05/23/11 16:11:22 16.61 3.1 100.0 100.0 0 61 52

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05/23/11 16:11:57 26.05 38.4 100.0 100.0 0 75 59

05/23/11 16:11:58 26.29 32.2 100.0 100.0 0 70 59

05/23/11 16:11:59 26.23 30.6 100.0 100.0 0 72 59

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05/23/11 16:12:10 26.16 35.3 100.0 100.0 0 75 60

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05/23/11 16:12:15 26.23 30.1 100.0 100.0 0 73 61

05/23/11 16:12:16 26.15 31.2 100.0 100.0 0 74 61

05/23/11 16:12:17 26.13 30.8 100.0 100.0 0 74 61

05/23/11 16:12:18 26.07 41.6 100.0 100.0 0 77 61

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05/23/11 16:12:57 26.12 35.6 100.0 100.0 0 79 63

05/23/11 16:12:58 26.13 40.4 100.0 100.0 0 78 63

05/23/11 16:12:59 26.24 34.4 100.0 100.0 0 76 63

05/23/11 16:13:00 26.11 35.0 100.0 100.0 0 79 63

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Should I bother with the Beta Nvidia Drivers (275.27) for The Witcher 2?

Is there a noticeable difference from the latest stable drivers they have out now. (270.61)

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Titan - I like the 275 drivers so far myself. Witcher 2 is running great for me. Dont know if it's any worse than 270.61 whql. Im going to stick with these I think for now.

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Nice video I like the first Witcher so I'll have to try that one too!

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COD Black Ops is a different experience than Mw2. I can get on a server, have decent games, not too much tube spam. The performance is worse but the game play is much better.

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Did some benches in DIRT3. Hope someone is ineressted:

GPU STOCK

1600x800 60Hz 2xMSAA Vsync:Off Medium Quality (ALL) AVERAGE FPS: 51 MIN FPS: 35

1600x800 60Hz 2xMSAA Vsync:Off High Quality (ALL) AVERAGE FPS: 44 MIN FPS: 35

1600x800 60Hz 2xMSAA Vsync:Off High / Ultra (if possible) Quality (ALL) AVERAGE FPS: 20 MIN FPS: 17

GPU OVERCLOCKED (760 Core / 950 Mem)

1366x768 60Hz 2xMSAA Vsync:Off High / Ultra (if possible) Quality (ALL) AVERAGE FPS: 31 MIN FPS: 27

1600x800 60Hz 2xMSAA Vsync:Off High / Ultra (if possible) Quality (ALL) AVERAGE FPS: 24 MIN FPS: 21

1280x720 60Hz 2xMSAA Vsync:Off High / Ultra (if possible) Quality (ALL) AVERAGE FPS: 33 MIN FPS: 29

1280x720 60Hz 2xMSAA Vsync:Off High Quality (ALL) AVERAGE FPS: 51 MIN FPS: 34

1600x800 60Hz 2xMSAA Vsync:Off High Quality (ALL) AVERAGE FPS: 51 MIN FPS: 32

1600x800 60Hz 8xQCSAA Vsync:Off Medium Quality (ALL) AVERAGE FPS: 46 MIN FPS: 32

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Can you post a couple screen shots or maybe small video.. I like Dirt 2 a lot wondering how Dirt 3 looks.

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      These are the steps to upgrade from a normal 1600x900 60hz display to a 1920x1080 3D 120hz Display which is needed if you want to update your graphics card to a more modern one.
       
      I am making this guide because I felt frustrated that for this awesome computer, there aren't really any post in 2020 to upgrade the LCD panel to the 3D 120hz one. And The older posts I scavaged through really helped me little in doing this upgrade.
       
      Anyways lets begin
       
       
      1) If you have a stock AMD graphics card, and are wanting to install the 120hz display, then your journey ends here and you will have to upgrade to an NVIDIA graphics card to do so. If you have an NVIDIA, you may continue
       
      1a) ( Only if upgrading to pascal graphics card )Your NVIDIA card Needs to have a GOP compliant vbios  or else it will not let you select the UEFI option on the bios. This is needed because you need to set a UEFI environment before upgrading to a 1060/1070 Since these cards don't support legacy mode. This means you will need to flash a vbios onto your card that will allow you to boot on a UEFI Environment. You will need to verify first wether your card has a GOP compliant vbios by searching up your vbios version in GPU-Z. If you have a 660m that doesn't have this, then here is the link to that vbios that does. https://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/144032/144032 I think that all of the Nvida 6XXm are not GOP driver compliant and need this but do not quote me.
       
      2) On the 60hz display, I would start by making sure that you have windows 10 installed or reinstall with UEFI support as it is needed if you are installing a pascal graphics card. If you have legacy mode enabled, and are not planning to upgrade to a pascal graphics card and keeping your old Nvidia 6XXM, then disregard this and head on to step 5 (although I would recommend to read everything)
       
      3) turn the laptop off and boot into the bios. In order to boot into the bios, spam the F2 key while it is turning on.
       
      4) Once in the bios, go to the Boot menu, and make sure to Disable "Secure Boot", Make sure that importantly if you converted over to a UEFI installation of windows, UEFI mode is chosen (UEFI  Environment will be needed for a pascal graphic card and legacy will not be compatible) then again, if you are on a legacy installation of windows 10, disregard this if you don't want to upgrade to a pascal graphics card.
       
      5) we can now start looking at the 120hz display. I bought mine on ebay with this seller https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Dell-Alienware-M17X-R4-17-3-FHD-WLED-3D-V-M-LCD-Screen-DP-N-DHCG2-GN36T/273644412867?hash=item3fb67a5fc3:g:9A0AAOSw5AhcP1pw:sc:USPSPriority!32720!US!-1 (Just in case the link goes bad, this was the listing name"Alienware M17X R4 17.3" FHD WLED 3D V M LCD Screen DP/N DHCG2 GN36T"  with the screen model being  LTN173HT02 and Dell part number GN36T )
       
      6) Since my listing came with the video cables, I did not have to go out and look for the video cable. If yours did not come with the cables, You will also NEED to get the video cable it is required. the Dell Part number is N392W. I cannot stress enough This video cable is required and the 60hz's video cable CANNOT be used with the 120hz one or else you will brick your computer from what I read.
       
      7) Once it comes In, we can start to take apart the computer to Install our new display. I watched this video to remove the old 60hz and install the 120hz panel 
       
       
       
      8) Before I would remove the whole 60hz lcd panel, I would first make sure that you can boot on the 120hz panel. Notice that there is one connecter with screws on both sides right next to where the 60hz screen connecter is. Make sure that you put the 120hz one with the connector where screws are. This is known as the Edp port and cannot be confused with the LVDS port. Again, you want to plug the new 120hz display into the EDP port and unplug the 60hz one.
       
      9) If the installation was done correctly, then you should have no problem booting with the screen. if it is giving you 8 beeps, then just plug in the 60hz display, and navigate back to the bios to make sure everything is in order and refer back to steps 2-3. If you happen to be an advanced user like me and went ahead and installed a modded bios, then on the 60hz display make sure that the video setting is set to PEG. I dont think this is necessary to have a modded bios since the bios automatically changes the video setting when the 120hz display is detected and should be a last resort option to install a modded bios. I got my modded A12 bios from a guy in this forum named klem for 10 US dollars thorough paypal. Shoot him a message in the forum below.
       
       
      10) Once the new LCD is tested and you know you can boot up with no problems, go ahead and finish removing the old 60hz LCD and proceed to finish installing the 120hz LCD. And you are done. 
       
      A couple of words from my personal experience: When I installed the 120hz display, and booted up windows on it, and turned the computer off, it refused to turn on for some weird reason. I don't know why it would turn on when the AC and battery where on. regardless of what this was, I fixed it by Reseting the CMOS. If you don't know how to do this, do a quick google search and after turning it on i got 5 beeps which i then turned the computer off, and then turned it back on which the computer just reset itself and when it turned back on I was able to boot up into windows.
       
      This is the forum that I was able to find about upgrading the graphics card to the 1060.
       
      Anyways I hope I at least helped someone transform their computer! In 2020!
       
       
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