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Nvidia driver 260.89 performance decreased

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a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2010 6:13:58 PM

Hey people, well my issue is weird , as usual i do upgrade to latest drivers available, i upgraded to the latest one, but it made my windows experience index go From 7.5 to 7.2 , thats weird!
And i saw a little sound problem and performance decrease in term of fps in gta 4 !
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October 21, 2010 6:19:01 PM

WEI is about as much use as a chocolate fireguard.
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October 21, 2010 6:23:11 PM

Mousemonkey said:
WEI is about as much use as a chocolate fireguard.


oops, sry typo , I meant from 7.5 to 7.2 !
A decrease of 0.3-
What do you think, also for the fps drop in gta 4
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October 21, 2010 6:25:13 PM

55Range said:
oops, sry typo , I meant from 7.5 to 7.2 !
A decrease of 0.3-
What do you think, also for the fps drop in gta 4


remove the new driver and reinstall the old one. if performance is still the same which means ur pc performance dropped.
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October 21, 2010 6:26:38 PM

WEI is pointless and GTA4 has been slagged off as being a bad console port that is heavily CPU orientated.
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a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2010 6:28:10 PM

Well, i already did that-
It came back to 7.5 then i got a problem, nvidia driver has stopped working, so i switched back to the 260.89 again.
Will have to use the old one if this doesn't get resolved-
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a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2010 6:30:57 PM

Seems a lot of people are having problems with this driver, just google it

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/847531-nvidia-260-89-wh...

"horrible drivers" is a pretty typical comment.

Lots of bugs too it seems.

http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=182659&st=...
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a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2010 6:33:57 PM

Hmm
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a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2010 6:35:52 PM

Mousemonkey said:
WEI is pointless and GTA4 has been slagged off as being a bad console port that is heavily CPU orientated.


According to you the driver has nothing wrong with it, right ?
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a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2010 6:36:46 PM

According to me? No I'm pretty sure there are a lot of things not right with this driver.

This happens a lot to Nvidia when they panic-release a new driver. Last time they burnt out some cards so I'd stay well back from this one until the issues are fixed.
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October 21, 2010 6:40:47 PM

eyefinity said:
According to me? No I'm pretty sure there are a lot of things not right with this driver.

This happens a lot to Nvidia when they panic-release a new driver. Last time they burnt out some cards so I'd stay well back from this one until the issues are fixed.


oops, sry , its my stupid internet here!
was editing the post, took some time to refresh, yeah, the driver is crazy for sure now, am swirching back.
But any idea why i got 'nvidia driver has stopped running and recovered' ? When i switched back to my old driver- which i will have to do again now =.=
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October 21, 2010 7:20:40 PM

55Range said:
According to you the driver has nothing wrong with it, right ?

I've been using this driver since the beta and had no problems whatsoever and don't take any notice of eyefinity as he has no idea.
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October 21, 2010 7:32:15 PM

Mousemonkey said:
I've been using this driver since the beta and had no problems whatsoever and don't take any notice of eyefinity as he has no idea.

I see, but i have had no choice other than to re install my old driver, my windows rating re bumped up to 7.5 and, gta 4 is normal-
I hope a new driver will be better-
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October 21, 2010 7:35:22 PM

Mousemonkey said:
I've been using this driver since the beta and had no problems whatsoever and don't take any notice of eyefinity as he has no idea.


No offence mousemonkey but when it comes to trustworthy reviews of Nvidia drivers, you're about as useful as a solar powered torch.
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October 21, 2010 7:35:53 PM

New drivers are not always better for everybody, so if the older drivers work for you then why update them?
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October 21, 2010 7:36:52 PM

eyefinity said:
No offence mousemonkey but when it comes to trustworthy reviews of Nvidia drivers, you're about as useful as a solar powered torch.

So you've used these drivers have you?
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October 21, 2010 7:37:02 PM

Mousemonkey said:
New drivers are not always better for everybody, so if the older drivers work for you then why update them?


How do you know if they won't be better unless you try them out? :lol: 
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October 21, 2010 7:38:36 PM

Mousemonkey said:
So you've used these drivers have you?


No but we have this wonderful thing called "google" that lets us do a search and we can see that others are having issues with these drivers.

Go play Mass Effect and tell me you aren't getting those blue chairs.
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October 21, 2010 7:42:16 PM

eyefinity said:
How do you know if they won't be better unless you try them out? :lol: 

And if they don't work then you rollback to the old ones, it's a bit difficult for you to work out I know but ATi drivers are much worse from the posts I've seen as the one's from April seem to be the ones that a lot of users revert back to.
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October 21, 2010 7:43:09 PM

eyefinity said:
According to me? No I'm pretty sure there are a lot of things not right with this driver.

This happens a lot to Nvidia when they panic-release a new driver. Last time they burnt out some cards so I'd stay well back from this one until the issues are fixed.


eyefinity said:
No but we have this wonderful thing called "google" that lets us do a search and we can see that others are having issues with these drivers.

Go play Mass Effect and tell me you aren't getting those blue chairs.


Your not here to help this guy, your here to troll and make a fanboy editorial how you think Nvidia sucks. please ,enough.

Start a blog.
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October 21, 2010 7:44:29 PM

notty22 said:
Your not here to help this guy, your here to troll and make a fanboy editorial how you think Nvidia sucks. please ,enough.

Start a blog.


I already helped the guy by advising him to reinstall his old drivers.

The sad thing is, one of the moderators of this forum basically told him to quit whining because like you, he believes there can never be a bad Nvidia driver.
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a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2010 7:45:09 PM

If their pictures, avatars, and so on cant conotate anything, we obviously have a die hard AMD fanboy and a much less die hard, more just favoring Nvidia mod arguing. MM, you have 8800, correct? Have you used these? Eyefinity, well we all know you havent used these. I havent either. In any event, drivers very rarely decrease performance, but problems arent unheard of. And MM is right, WEI is not very good at conveying anything at all. However, i have NEVER seen it drop or go higher JUST because of drivers. Granted, im on vista, and therefore everything is 5.9 because of that, but seriously, never has SW changed it. Its possible its downclocking your card, that would explain the loss in FPS as well as the WEI decrease.
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a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2010 7:47:14 PM

Hello, just wanna say I'm using the 260 series of drivers since the .63 beta ones
Now I've the .89 WHQL driver
Played just cause 2,far cry 2,gta 4 on this.
Ran final fantasy XIV official benchmark

Result:The driver works absolutely perfectly and gives nothing but increased FPS.However results did show on the contrary while playing gta 4;the driver crashed one or two times and failed to draw detail while driving by buildings too closely.
Conclusion:GTA IV is an exception.Everything else runs swiftly
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a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2010 7:47:53 PM

Don't say I'm more die-hard ATI than Mousemonkey is die-hard Nvidia.

He thinks it's fine for Nvidia to cheat and lie and lower performance on ALL cards, if ATI pulled that *** I'd be over them like you wouldn't believe.

He is far more die-hard than I am. You never, ever see Mousemonkey making a good comment about any ATI card so zip it.
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October 21, 2010 7:48:47 PM

eyefinity said:
I already helped the guy by advising him to reinstall his old drivers.

The sad thing is, one of the moderators of this forum basically told him to quit whining.

Slanderous comments like that will get you banned.
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a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2010 7:49:10 PM

So IMO this is a good driver and its rather the gta 4 console responsible for anything that gets haywire.
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October 21, 2010 7:50:02 PM

Mousemonkey said:
Slanderous comments like that will get you banned.


Yeah right, go on ban me because you can't handle the truth. :lol: 
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October 21, 2010 7:52:35 PM

eyefinity said:
Yeah right, go on ban me because you can't handle the truth. :lol: 


wat truth Mr eyefinity?
read the actual facts that I posted based on experience rather than arguing with others to counter your fanboism!
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October 21, 2010 7:52:57 PM

ares1214 said:
If their pictures, avatars, and so on cant conotate anything, we obviously have a die hard AMD fanboy and a much less die hard, more just favoring Nvidia mod arguing. MM, you have 8800, correct? Have you used these? Eyefinity, well we all know you havent used these. I havent either. In any event, drivers very rarely decrease performance, but problems arent unheard of. And MM is right, WEI is not very good at conveying anything at all. However, i have NEVER seen it drop or go higher JUST because of drivers. Granted, im on vista, and therefore everything is 5.9 because of that, but seriously, never has SW changed it. Its possible its downclocking your card, that would explain the loss in FPS as well as the WEI decrease.


Yes I do and I am using the 260.89's on both rigs, W7 64 with a 9500GT and SLi'd 8800GT's and Vista 32.
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October 21, 2010 7:53:15 PM

Ah, heres dipankar to join the party. Now we almost have a full flame war starting. Nvidia isnt perfect, they have made mistakes in drivers, this appears it might be one of them, but i speak from experience, Nvidia>AMD in the driver department. Getting closer lately though, seen a lot of Nvidia problems lately and havent had any problems with 10.7-10.9 from AMD.
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Don't say I'm more die-hard ATI than Mousemonkey is die-hard Nvidia.

He thinks it's fine for Nvidia to cheat and lie and lower performance on ALL cards, if ATI pulled that *** I'd be over them like you wouldn't believe.

He is far more die-hard than I am. You never, ever see Mousemonkey making a good comment about any ATI card so zip it.


If you want to spout fanboy nonsense, PM me so you dont ruin another thread, and so that i can ignore them. AMD wants your money, Nvidia wants your money. AMD will screw you over for your money, Nvidia will screw you over for your money. They compete. Do you see in a soccer game one team just give the ball to the other team? No, they viciously attack each other and draw fouls occasionally. Business is no different, so get over it. In any event, in assistance to the OP, check GPU-Z or something to see if anything happened there.
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October 21, 2010 7:53:48 PM

Anik8 said:
wat truth Mr eyefinity?
read the actual facts that I posted based on experience rather than arguing with others to counter your fanboism!


And what about the people who ARE having problems?

You're just as bad as mousemonkey and dipanker who believe that just because you do/don't have a problem everybody else does/doesn't. You obviously have NO CLUE how this thing works.

Go play ME2 and tell me you aren't seeing blue chairs.
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October 21, 2010 7:55:33 PM

Mousemonkey said:
Yes I do and I am using the 260.89's on both rigs, W7 64 with a 9500GT and SLi'd 8800GT's and Vista 32.


OK, just making sure i didnt say you werent using them and be wrong.
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October 21, 2010 7:56:33 PM

eyefinity said:
And what about the people who ARE having problems?

You're just as bad as mousemonkey and dipanker who believe that just because you do/don't have a problem everybody else does/doesn't. You obviously have NO CLUE how this thing works.

Go play ME2 and tell me you aren't seeing blue chairs.


that's becoz our systems are different Mr!
GTA 4 is more of a CPU demanding game so many users running old systems have problems on games like gta 4
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October 21, 2010 7:58:47 PM

Anik8 said:
that's becoz our systems are different Mr!
GTA 4 is more of a CPU demanding game so many users running old systems have problems on games like gta 4


So wait you're saying that his CPU is now performing worse because of this Nvidia driver?
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October 21, 2010 8:00:40 PM

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October 28, 2010 5:34:32 AM

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