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March 10, 2010 7:08:09 PM

I was about to purchase an NVidia GTS250 for my Windows7 64 bit system and by chance ran across a forum post saying that people are having major issues with the 64 bit version. is anybody here running NVidia on Win7 64 with no problems. What is your setup and driver release?

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a b Î Nvidia
March 10, 2010 7:13:34 PM

Most of the Nvidia drivers are fine. Just don't get the very latest one that were pulled because they were causing cards to overheat. I would just use the drivers on the CD that come with the card until NVidia releases a new driver, and then update to that.
If you haven't bought the GTS250 yet though, I would suggest an ATI 5750 since its pretty similar in price and performance, while using less power and is DX11 etc.
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March 10, 2010 7:19:27 PM

Nvidia is keeping last month's drivers online because those work, in fact go to the beta driver section and download any driver you want from the list that has WHQL label, those go several months back. I'm running a 9400GT on Vista 32, not running into heat problems with newest drivers but hey when did my card have much power anyway.
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March 10, 2010 7:55:06 PM

The reason i am considering Nvidia over ATI is the fact that my computer is going to function as a HTPC for the most part and i want to take advantage of GPU accelerated playback. According to the article i will post. NVidia + CoreAVC 2 do a much better job of playback than ATI. Multiple reviews have shown that Nvidia seems to be further along with their development of CPU to GPU offloading. If you have some info that refutes this, I am wide open to suggestions. As a matter of fact i currently have 4670 installed in my system. Check out this article ans dee what you think. Also i asked specifically about 64 bit Windows 7. This seems to be the version where people are having trouble.



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March 10, 2010 7:58:33 PM

Uh I don't have a link but both offlaod companies GPUs offlaod playback to GPU, the CPU to GPU you're talking about is CUDA, where CPU offloads massive calculations to the GPU for processing since the GPU is more powerful. This is not for video playback programs, for programs like protein decoding or folding@home.
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March 10, 2010 8:56:00 PM

mister g said:
Uh I don't have a link but both offlaod companies GPUs offlaod playback to GPU, the CPU to GPU you're talking about is CUDA, where CPU offloads massive calculations to the GPU for processing since the GPU is more powerful. This is not for video playback programs, for programs like protein decoding or folding@home.


Did you read the articles? :heink: 
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a b $ Windows 7
March 10, 2010 9:36:55 PM

buzzforb said:
Did you read the articles? :heink: 

Your links are not done right, but I am using W7 64 with an Nvidia card.
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March 10, 2010 9:49:49 PM

Im Running An Nvidia Geforce 9600GSO 768MB (96 Stream Processors) 196.21 Nvidia Driver On Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit

Only Problem I Had Was A Weak Powersupply (A 500 Watt Cheapo), Then I Upgraded To A 850 Watt Thermaltake And The Problem Went Away. The Problem Was A Lack Of Power Causing It To Jump To A Low Power Mode Under Stress Not Driver Or OS Related.
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March 10, 2010 11:35:41 PM

Yes, considering that my Antec 650 Earthwatts could run 4870 x2.
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a b Î Nvidia
March 11, 2010 2:40:36 PM

Man hella-d- isn't 850W a little overkill for a 9600GSO?
Anyway- yes the Antec 650 should be plenty of power for you to run a GTS250, or a 4670 or whatever- like Mister g said- it'll run a 4870x2.
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March 11, 2010 5:24:00 PM

THanks!
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a b Î Nvidia
March 11, 2010 6:10:21 PM

anytime man;-)
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March 11, 2010 8:29:13 PM

flyinfinni said:
Man hella-d- isn't 850W a little overkill for a 9600GSO?
Anyway- yes the Antec 650 should be plenty of power for you to run a GTS250, or a 4670 or whatever- like Mister g said- it'll run a 4870x2.


yeh, but the thermaltike 850W is like a 650W by a decent brand.
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a b Î Nvidia
March 11, 2010 8:33:27 PM

I would say Thermaltake IS a good brand. They've gotten a number of good reviews, so I'm not sure why you'd say that its only worth a 650W from a decent brand. Can you like me to an article or review that shows that it won't run the rated capacity?
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March 11, 2010 8:41:20 PM

Not a one the best brands for PSUs.
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a b Î Nvidia
March 11, 2010 8:52:56 PM

Again, I ask you to give me some evidence of their poor quality. I just gave you 2 reviews of 2 different Thermaltake PSU's where they are very much acceptable at their rated values. their prices have come down with good sales and stuff, but I still wouldn't call them cheap or truly "low cost". Also- if Thermaltake is a low quality brand, what do call good quality brands?
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March 11, 2010 8:54:57 PM

Some Antec's, Corsiar, Silverstone. And some OCZ's come close.
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a b Î Nvidia
March 11, 2010 9:05:31 PM

Those are good, but I think in general Thermaltake is at least on a par with OCZ and (if you notice in the reviews I posted) those particular units at least are about on par with similar Corsair units. Not sure where you are getting your info from. a little evidence would be good. I have a thermaltake PSU, and am interested in seeing evidence that maybe I should have stuck with my OCZ or something, but you gotta give me something more than just what you type.
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March 11, 2010 9:07:13 PM

Sorry, I don't do evidence. I try just to talk out of my ass without any grounding in fact or reailty.
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a b Î Nvidia
March 11, 2010 9:07:50 PM

Well ok then.
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March 11, 2010 9:12:03 PM

Glad to clear that up. You can add that to your signature if you want.
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a b Î Nvidia
March 11, 2010 9:19:47 PM

I was just curious. Anytime I hear something bad about something (especially something I'm using) I like to investigate a little to make sure that I didn't get ripped off or end up with some piece of crap in my machine.
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March 11, 2010 10:28:10 PM

If you want to hear about crap in you're machine, try the 5750 xfire. The 5770 512mb is 125$ on Newegg,
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a b Î Nvidia
March 11, 2010 11:48:08 PM

Well, what if I got both 5750s for a grand total of $125? What would you say then? A decent value?
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March 12, 2010 12:02:37 AM

Sure. Unless you get them second hand....
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a b Î Nvidia
March 12, 2010 2:17:01 AM

Both brand spanking new. I'm enjoying them, whatever the case. I would be enjoying them if I'd paid alot more than that too as they perform GREAT.
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March 12, 2010 8:47:56 AM

Yes, 850Watt Is IS Overkill For A 9600GSO, But I Like Large CPU Overclocks And Stability And My machine NEVER Crashes Due To A Power Issue ;P

Yo, Nothing Wrong With Thermaltake I Paid $35.00 For A $109.00 PSU, I Cant Complain Ither Way.
And Ive Tested It, Its Specs Tell The Truth About Its 850Watt Rating. I Would Have Gotten PC P&C But I Couldnt Pass This Up.
The Only Weakness I Can See Is Its PCI-E 6-Pin Is Only Rated For 30Amps But I Dont Plan On Running Anything That Requires That Much, So That Wont Even Matter For My Usage.
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March 12, 2010 9:49:20 AM

Geez guys! Just put on those blow up sumo outfits and go at it!
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March 12, 2010 10:18:20 AM

Just to clear up some things. Thermaltake is a decent company with good powersupplies that work at their advertised specs.
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a b Î Nvidia
March 12, 2010 3:02:35 PM

Sorry for hijacking the thread guys- thought it was a pretty simple question to ask for evidence of the supposed issue with Thermaltake PSU's, because I know they are a reasonable company and didn't want people to just take it for granted that they suck. I shoulda let it go.
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