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Checkout the Omega drivers for Nvidia cards....

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They increased my frame rates by a whopping 100%!! and in the clouds I am in the 30's. That's a full 10fps from my original drivers. There are two options: quality and performance. I used the performance option. look for them under Nvidia_w9x_omega_14403.exe.tony

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G'day Tony,Couldn't find them at Nvidia.com : only detonator drivers.Where did you find this driver?Cheers,Roger @YSSY

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G'day Ken,Thanks Ken, your tone is almost one of non approval :-) Or am I misreading your post? :-)Would I be correct in assuming that they would not be Certified Drivers?Cheers,Roger @YSSY

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That's correct, Roger. However, they are Nvidia drivers that very capable individuals have tweaked to squeeze every drop of performance. Let me correct my initial statement regarding performance inmprovement: I had forgotten that for fs9 I had removed AA in the set up. After adding AA, the performance is more like 10%. sorry for any heart attacks.tony

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G'day Tony,You certainly had me hook line and sinker! :-)I'm still using a 64 MB geForce 2 GTS/PRO and am in the process of searching for a replacement. The latest fast cards are about $1000 Aus. so you can see why I was so interested in your initial post. The Nvidia FX5600 may not be the fastest chip around but with 256 MB of memory and a price tag of only $350 Aus it's not looking that bad.25-30 FPS and silky smooth performance. I'll hold off buying until about the end of the year and see if prices fall but I don't have any great expectations. ( being Christmas and all - maybe in January ) Prices never fall until a week after I buy a product. :-lol I am inherently wary of any graphics card that is encased in it's own case and requires 3 fans for cooling! Especially as some manufacturers are only offering a 1 year warranty. Cheers,Roger @YSSY

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Hello,You can find the Omega drivers at omegacorner.com. I have a Winfast A250 Ultra 128MB TI4600 Video Card and have used the Omega drivers for almost a year now. I used to try almost every driver that came along and after trying the Omega driver, I'm content to not change anymore. I did download and install the latest one a week or two ago and again, I'm happy with it. Just remember to follow the install direction carefully. Hope that helps you some.Sincerely,Hans Groenewold

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G'day Hans,Thanks for the link. I had been chasing a link from another forum and it was WRONG omegacenter.com.Sure looks like a pretty good site and the people there seem to know their stuff so I've bookmarked it for future referrence.Cheers,Roger @YSSY

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Thought I would try the Omega driver you suggested. My OS is a pentium 3 566 mhz with 32mb TNT2 video card. I recently installed Dominique Klein's lake Tahoe terrescene whivh also models 8 airports in the vicinity. It almost brought my computer to its knees and unless I changed the scenery to "sparce" it was difficult to fly at all. The good news is that since I installed the Omega drivers "performance" I am now able to fly quite satisfactorily with reasonable frame rates using this scenery. A very good improvement. As a matter of interest I ran Fly 1 as a test. With most of the bells and whistles turned on frame rates were fantastic.The quality does not seem to be greatly affected. Recommend.

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Hi Folks, Thanks for the heads up on the Omega Drivers, I also gave it a try & have improved my framerates from about 15 to about 20 at the heavily populated airports with as far as I can tell no loss in picture image quality. This is by far the cheapest upgrade I have ever made for performance.Desmond

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