Wow, thats guys, for all the helpful tips.
I did actually end up finding out about the Ambient Occlusion being a little buggy so I turned it off and my performance increased substantially. Now, I'm getting 45-60fps outside and about 27-45 in the city. I'm running at 1920x1080 windowed. Not really sure about the exact GPU temp. But I will get that evga precision because I want to keep this bad boy as healthy as possible.
I've had bad experiences with SLI, which is why I opted to buy this 480:D Getting more RAM is probly my next upgrade, but I jsut bought a new case so I'll hold on it for now. I'm going to also try a new defragger if i can find a decent one.
Currently I'm happy with how the game runs now that I turned Occlusion off, but with all these new suggestions I'm wanting to push it even further:)
I have the same setup and our FPS is the same roughly. Just use the windows defragger(Dont see how this would help anyway).
The 480's were built to run hot. Mine sits around 75-85c with the fan on auto. That is more than acceptable. As your system stands I would upgrade nothing. SLI is not working correctly in this game, and it may not for a long time, so dont waste your money.
**Well maybe the processor could use a upgrade, but meh it is a i7. I use this
6g ddr3 1600
I run the game at 1920x1080(fullscreen)
All settings to max. Ambient and .....the other option disabled. 8xqcsaa.
I get 60FPS everywhere with the dip to 35 in heavily crowded areas.
The ONLY this you should have set in your nvidia profile is single display mode(if applicable), Vsync and triple buffering on. Everything else should be set to default. That will give you your best FPS possible without screan tearing.
*Currently using the 160 beta drivers. If you reinstall your drivers make sure you do it correctly!!
Uninstall all nvidia software except the display drivers via control panel. (Dont uninstall mobo/network software)
Go to the device manager and click on the display tab. Right click the video card and click uninstall. Make sure you check the box labeled Uninstall drivers.
Restart in safe mode. Use a driver cleaner program like Driver cleaner. Restart when asked into regular mode.
^^That is the best way to install and drivers, and it should only be done that way. Edited, Sep 29th 2010 7:55am by Remidi Edited, Sep 29th 2010 7:59am by Remidi