Right I've had a tits full of this for 2 nights running now so need some answers.
Story: bought Farcry, played like a dog on my main rig:
GFti 4200 128MB
XP Pro SP1 DX9b etc
So I reached for the 9800 Pro sitting idle on the shelf (I hate mucking with my main rig so had put off this moment for as long as possible) and installed it. I'm on a modem and had to download all the latest drivers etc v 4.4.
There were atifacts on the screen at desktop (before the drivers) and after the drivers the screen goes to standby part way into booting XP I then tried that driver cleaner thing and cleaned all the nvidia drivers (already uninstalled em) and tried again, exactly the same thing back in goes the GF4.
I've built a spare rig for farcry and to test this 9800 pro properly on:
Enermax 451W PSU
XP mobile 1900 @ 1.83Ghz (for starters)
FRESH XP pro install / SP1 / DX9b
All was well, no artifacts etc on desktop, even managed to install the drivers and reboot back into windows, I then installed farcry and switched to PC off (i had to go out). I come back in tonight hoping to see the 9800 pro work in farcry and it's doing the screen onto standby thing halfway into windows again!
WTF is going on? I assume from some reading that there an issue with nvidia drivers and ATI kit which may explain the atifacts on desktop on the NF2 mobo.... but what's this screen going to standby part way into windows crap?
Is this a know issue with these latest drivers or what? I'm on a modem and can't easily download 20MB sets of drivers to try them all out. Which are KNOWN to work?
I don't know the make of card, as they are all the same AFAIK. I can't return it anywhere as it was secondhand and has been on the shelf for a couple of months.