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.
@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.
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
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.
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