Has anyone else tried updating every driver they can off of their motherboard's website and then also updating the VGA driver?
02/08/2011 7:23 PMPosted by LBGHas anyone else tried updating every driver they can off of their motherboard's website and then also updating the VGA driver?
That actually did it!! Props to Spiff for mentioning the VGA driver. I have an ASUS M3A78-CM motherboard and it has ati hybrid crossfire chipset... unfortunately, drivers for that don't come with the catalyst drivers from the ati website. So if you already updated your ati drivers... you didn't update everything. You have to go to the ASUS website and download the VGA driver... you would think it was useless because it doesn't explicitly say "ATI" all over it... but it's absolutely necessary... It has an update for the ATI Northbridge Driver (you'll notice the installer says that everything else is already up-to-date EXCEPT for the northbridge)... once you update that... restart you comp and try playing a 4v4 (to really test your graphics)... you'll hopefully notice your game is back to normal.
I went from horrible a 15, 10, even 1 fps in 4v4 matches to 40fps and 20fps in major firefights at 1920x1200 on a custom high/medium setting. This solution is sort of specific to AMD ATI users... but I'm assuming updating all drivers... even those obscure ones you think you don't need will do the trick. Hope this helps!
My modest rig:
AMD Phenom 9600 x4
Radeon HD 4870 512mb
This problem isn't exclusive to ATI users. I have an MSI (not ASUS) mobo with all of its drivers up-to-date and:
Intel Quad-Core 2.83GHz/core
NVidia GTX 470 1280MB (I know the video card doesn't mean much in SC2, but something that beastly must make some difference)
4GB of RAM
I've been researching for hours and this is completely the problem I have. I can't suck it up and play a little while I wait for a fix, either, because I get 0-2 FPS in-game and 12-15 FPS in menus.
This same computer runs games like Empire Total War with zero problems, and I get 180 FPS on Left 4 Dead 2's max settings.
I really wish I could return SC2 until this problem is fixed, because I feel like I payed $60 for a demo. I got to play a little bit on my laptop before that all went to @%!% and I had to wait a few months to get this new rig, and yay I still can't f**king play!!
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