NVidia 8600GT Graphics Card - Vista 64

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Jeff Gaines, May 1, 2008.

  1. Jeff Gaines

    Jeff Gaines Guest

    I have just finished a new build on a GAX48DQ6 mainboard, Q8450 (quad
    core) 8GB RAM and an Asus version of the 9600GT.

    Having installed the board drivers and latest NVidia graphics drivers my
    performance index is 1 - based on the graphics card (everything else is
    5.9 except the boot drive which is 5.5). I have re-calculated it about 6
    times because I couldn't believe it.

    Does the performance index not work in Vista 64, this card (with the same
    version drivers) scores 5.9 in Vista 32. I don't particularly care about
    the performance index, unless it is indicating a problem.
     
    Jeff Gaines, May 1, 2008
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  2. It sounds like it is indicating a problem. I use an 8600 on Vista x64 and
    get a 5.9 rating on the card.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, May 1, 2008
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  3. Jeff Gaines

    Paul Shapiro Guest

    I have an Asus 8600 GT graphics card (your post title says 8600 but text
    says 9600?) running in Vista x64. My graphics performance index is 5.5. Did
    you rerun the performance index after installing the audio card? I seem to
    remember that's a manual operation. When you just look at the index, it is
    not automatically recomputed. I initially used a driver from the Asus
    website, and later updated from nVidia's site since Asus seemed out of date.
     
    Paul Shapiro, May 1, 2008
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  4. The Windows Experience Index rating may inherit an incorrect value
    after you make a change to your computer's hardware configuration:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933478/en-us

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    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience -
    Windows Vista Enthusiast

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    :

    I have just finished a new build on a GAX48DQ6 mainboard, Q8450 (quad
    core) 8GB RAM and an Asus version of the 9600GT.

    Having installed the board drivers and latest NVidia graphics drivers my
    performance index is 1 - based on the graphics card (everything else is
    5.9 except the boot drive which is 5.5). I have re-calculated it about 6
    times because I couldn't believe it.

    Does the performance index not work in Vista 64, this card (with the same
    version drivers) scores 5.9 in Vista 32. I don't particularly care about
    the performance index, unless it is indicating a problem.
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], May 1, 2008
    #4
  5. Jeff Gaines

    Jeff Gaines Guest

    Many thanks for all the prompt replies :)

    It is a 9600 (nine), this keyboard has a mind of its own sometimes. After
    deleting the xml files in accordance with the KB article I re-ran the
    performance Index and it is 5.9 all round (apart from the HD).

    Looks like it has installed OK!
     
    Jeff Gaines, May 1, 2008
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