Do I need latest drivers when GPU stressing for defects? Tags: Graphics Cards GPUs Drivers Defect Graphics Last response: August 23, 2012 9:44 AM in Graphics & Displays Share Stealth3si August 22, 2012 3:06:48 PM Program to stress with: 3Dmarks 11. AFAIK, I have no defect issues. I want to check for defects before RMA deadline. I have the drivers that Windows installed. Can I use windows drivers instead of the latest? I don't want/need to install latest drivers for what I'm currently doing. More about : latest drivers gpu stressing defects fastreaction a b U Graphics card August 22, 2012 3:33:48 PM Actually you do need the latest drivers. Any issues you encounter might have been fixed already in an update. - Fastreaction m 0 l Stealth3si August 23, 2012 5:41:16 AM I installed 12.8 drivers and passed 3dmark 11 max volts = 1.14V max temp 58C! This means there's no defect with the card then? If so, time to buy mosfet heatsinks. m 0 l Related resources need latest ati drivers - Forum Latest Nvidia Driver Messedup my GPU and OS.. - Forum Upgrading GPU/CPU/PSU, what do I need to do with drivers etc.? - Forum Need help about uninstalling gpu drivers. - Forum Need Latest Drivers - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer fastreaction a b U Graphics card August 23, 2012 7:58:26 AM You will notice it in games if there are any problems (like a lot of artifacts etc) and then you could confirm it with heaven's benchmark. I would suggest you to run a couple of runs of heaven's benchmark and see if there are any problems. - Fastreaction m 0 l Stealth3si August 23, 2012 9:44:58 AM have no games atm but just tested heaven twice can now cvonfirm no artifacts!!! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWill the latest GeForce R331 (331.58) driver suit my laptop specs and needs ? Forum Solvedcan a defected GPU cause driver to crash? Forum Latest nVidia Drivers messed up my GPU Forum SolvedDo I need to reinstall my GPU drivers if I'm replacing it with the same card type? Forum I need the latest geforce6100sm-m driver update for xp Forum SolvedSwtiching from MSI 7750 to GTX 760, do I need to uninstall the drivers of my MSI card before installing new gpu? Forum i need latest driver for asus graphic card for windows 8 64 bit? Forum Need hd 4870 x2 latest drivers Forum [Need help] Screen freezes right after startup with 630 GT GPU - drivers problem? Forum flickering shadow GPU defect or driver issue? Forum Latest nvidia drivers - no need to uninstall previous driv.. Forum need latest drivers for ASUS v9520 magic v43.45A HELP!!!! Forum Do I need to uninstall my nvidia Drivers before installing my AMD GPU? Forum I need the latest driver update for Ati radeon hd 5450 Forum NEED HELP! Confused about my GPU drivers/bios download Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !