2008 iMac 8800GS vs. 8800M GTS Drivers

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by eileron, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. eileron macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2011
    Getting my 2008 iMac prepped with Windows 7 for playing Shogun 2, and was looking at updating drivers this morning. I ran nVidia's automated driver update system, and it updated to the newest 8800GS drivers automatically (which was a surprise; it never worked for me on XP).

    Thing is, I know the card in the 2008 iMac is actually an 8800M GTS. Will forcing Windows 7 to install the 8800M GTS drivers make a difference, or are the 8800 GS drivers basically the same thing?
  2. dreamersofeden macrumors member


    May 26, 2011
    Hmm... I use the nVidia official drivers for the 8800M and they work like a charm. If you want a little increase in FPS do the same thing I've been doing everytime I format W7.

    1- Download EVGA Precision
    2- Overclock it with the standard clocks of these cards on PC
    3- Reboot
    4- Play the game and compare FPS rates
    5- If it works noticeably better and doesn't heat so much: push it with higher clocks
    6- If it works almost equal: don't OC it but use the standard clocks

    Good luck :cool:

    P.D.: EVGA Precision only works if you have installed the nVidia drivers, not the ones that Windows installs with the auto-update.

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