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NVIDIA 7900 GS Hates Games. Or Help my computer play games.
I got a new computer kinda recently (Intel Pentium D CPU 3.20GHz, 2GB RAM, NVIDIA 7900 GS) with the hopes of being able to play some of these new fangeled games I had been missing out on since my old PC decided it'd take about 5 hours to load between areas of HL2.
Out of all the new games I've tried to get running (its only been 3 games) both that have intros saying "NVIDIA - The way its meant to be played" crash, and crash hard. Weird graphical errors, random freezing, some blue screen action, its a random grab bag of junk whenever I try to play them. I've tried updating drivers, but appearently since its a Dell I can only use the ones from the Dell website? (thats what it said when I tried randomly finding ones with google atleast) Yesterday I deleted the driver and restarted so windows redownloaded the official drivers for the card, still not working.
The games that didn't run were F.E.A.R and S.T.A.L.K.E.R does my video card just not like ".'s"? Is it even my graphic card thats not working? This was my first assumption cause FEAR says it works with graphic cards that are worse, but not equal to mine. Any advice/ideas to get me up and running?
Edit: Both games were patched to the max. Havn't tried FEAR in a while, there mihgt be newer stuff I havn't tried yet. Also I get lots of sound errors, lots of static in the background and the beginning video of S.T.A.L.K.E.R has the sound off by a few seconds. The game that did work was Oblivion.