For NVIDIA gamers here

A while ago nvidia release the 196.75 driver for their graphics cards, but it caused some major fan problems so they took it down and told everyone to go back to 196.21. Now I just looked on their site and found that they have a newer one that was release March 17 that has some major performance improvements AND says that it fixed the fan speed problem. Just an update for any nvidia gamers here. It is still a beta, so know that.
I realize that the drivers differ from card to card so the numbers i posted above may not be correct for you.
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  1. Are you referring to the 197.13 & 197.15 drivers?
  2. It would be more useful if you could post some links then, so that people could try the drivers if they wish to.
  3. @mousemonkey, I didnt want to post links because i wasnt sure if they released them for every video card or not.
    @zzfh, if the link is to the nvidia site, i couldnt care less if they blame me because that is plan stupid. and i havent had any more problems with this beta driver, than 196.21.
  4. The Nvidia drivers are a "one size fits all" package and if anyone downloads and installs them they will always do at their own risk.
  5. I could also be said that someone who has been using this forum for almost a couple of years would know how to find out which sections are moderated by whom. :whistle:
  6. Haha yes mousemonkey
    @zzfh, do you have problem with me, you havent contributed to this thread in any way so stop whining about every post of mine.
    But mousemonkey, thanks, i wasnt completely sure, mostly because the drivers for my laptop are different than on my desktop, but that could just be because i havent kept up hehe :)
  7. JDV28 said:
    i wasnt completely sure, mostly because the drivers for my laptop are different than on my desktop, but that could just be because i havent kept up hehe :)

    On the Nvidia site it has you going through it's menu to choose the correct driver, in reality you only need to worry about the OS and version of ie 32 or 64 bit for the most part. If you go to driver install folder and take a look at the nv_disp.inf file you can see all the cards that a driver supports.
  8. huh, thanks man! that might just be the best answer even though i didnt have a question.
  9. :lol: An answer to a question never asked, good point!
  10. Yes, a rare occasion hehe
    So the nvidia driver did not help me with my freezing problem in BC2 like I hoped it would, but they tossed out a patch for the game so I'm hoping that it holds some fixes.
  11. Im using the latest beta driver (WIN 7 64) and it fixed a few issues that I had. The 196.21 was the most stable driver I could find till I installed the 197.13

    If anyone is in need of the most updated "working" beta driver, you can find it here :

    http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx?lang=en-us
  12. Quote:
    I guess if I cared who was moderating which forum, then I would have noticed.

    So why bother asking this?:-
    zipzoomflyhigh said:
    MouseMonkey, I've seen you ban people for some minor things, and yet your going to let this one ride?
  13. Anything wrong with this thread?
  14. OvrClkr said:
    Anything wrong with this thread?

    No mate, my comments towards Zipzoomflyhigh are in regard to another thread on the UK side because I'm wondering why he seems to have a bee in his bonnet about pretty much everything.
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    Use 196.21, unless you like using beta drivers. Personally, I don't think it's wise to post a link to beta drivers.
    If people download them from your links and there are issues, guess who's gonna be on everyone's #@$* list?


    There isnt anything wrong with posting a link to a beta driver, specially when its direct from the NV website. I have been using them for ages and to this date I have not had 1 issue (other than the beta not resolving my issue or artifacting). Even if it doesnt work as intended you can always roll back to a previous driver ;)
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    I guess if I cared who was moderating which forum, then I would have noticed.

    My point was don't use the beta drivers. Use the one's Nvidia say's to use instead of 196.75. When the new one is released, use that.

    This IS the driver they say to use instead of 196.75 so why are you telling me that its unwise to post the link or even use it?
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