Really sucks whats happening to peoples cards with the new driver. My question is.. is there anyone out there besides me not having any problems with the 196.75 driver? I installed BattleField BC:2 and for some reason wouldn't run. After the new driver it runs like a champ. I'm using a MSI GTX 275 and my Temps are still the same as before 50c-Idle 75c-Load, Fan speeds havn't changed... Still rises as temp goes up.
My question is should i still be concerned? From what i've read its just the issue of the fan not operating right. Mine seems to be working fine...Its not gonna just change its mind one day will it?
Dont use the 196.75 driver as it might cause your card to overheat and die, which is why Nvidia stopped allowing people to download the driver. There are a few people that posted that they have no problems but I personally would not take such a risk.
My NVIDIA 196.75 drivers, video card and precision are performing just fine. I have used third party temp monitors to verify my readings against each other and everything seems spot on. Although, I Just wanted to mention. Not everyone will necessarily have the same results as you and I. With that being said, some may require an archive driver or earlier driver to stabilize their system. My personal experience has taken me through NVIDIA gauntlet of drivers. I had success with the 186.xx drivers for my system until the new drivers came out. My EVGA GTX 295 idles at 47-49 C/Fan @ 41% and 68-72 C/Fan @ 80% under a load (Crysis Warhead).
Edit: I just looked up what NVIDIA released concerning the 196.75 drivers and it is true.
These guy's are right. Don't risk it. I didn't know about the 196.75 driver's being pulled from the website. I can't afford to replace my EVGA GTX 295. So, I just removed the 196.75 driver's and now I'm back to the 196.21 driver's. Thanks Guy's.
Thanks for the replies. I think maybe I will try to rollback the driver one version. I don't update the drivers very often. The only reason I did was because after i installed Battlefield BC2 i had problems running it. I'd start the game and i could hear it running and all but the only thing that came up on screen was a blank black screen. I'm not sure what my last driver version was, date was sometime mid-2009. There is pry a version in the middle somewhere that i could get that would pry do the trick as well.
Thanks again for the help. I went to driver 196.21 and Battlefield works still. Just thought i'd post in forums letting people know if they had a simmilar problem with runing that game that 196.21 driver works well.
I'm not 100%, I think EVGA's Precision NVIDIA Performance and has a problem with 196.21 driver's? I know mine do and I think I read about it. Here are a couple links for temp monitoring to get you started. There are others. These are the first two that came to mind.
Yea, I use speed Fan myself. I'm just comfortable with it. I didn't use the 196.75 driver's for long of course (Pulled) or 196.34 driver's (I found a lot of problems, too many to mention) they really suck. The 196.21 drivers will have to suffice for now or until they release drivers that won't burn up our video cards
Don't forget about EVGA's Voltage Tuner if your gonna use Precision. If you plan on cranking up that video card you will need to give it some voltage. Make small adjustments as you need it. Good luck.