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 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. Related resources Gateway laptop with defective CPU or GPU ? - Forum Old GPU died, Second hand one needs drivers but I can't install them! - Forum 5% speed inscrease with latest R600 drivers - Forum Budget build, 8yrs I knew the latest stuff, now not so much - Forum XFX 7970 GPU core osculating? - 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 Stealth3si August 23, 2012 9:44:58 AM have no games atm but just tested heaven twice can now cvonfirm no artifacts!!! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNew System Build GPU issue? ForumGtx 670 vs 7970 with latest drivers . ForumI need the latest driver update for Ati radeon hd 5450 ForumLatest : AMD Accuses Intel of Stalling. ForumGeforce 9800gt green loses signal when playing latest games ForumFaulty GPU ? Mysterious Crashes when Gaming Forum195.62 Nvidia drivers killed my card? GTX 280 and 285 ForumBlue screen at start up; after installing drivers ForumGTX 670 Running Unbearably Slow in games with latest drivers installed ForumDid I get a defective PSU? ForumMy old pc is stressing me out,l lets solve real problem! ForumGTX 460 Display issues during GPU intensive operations. ForumAsus 660ti DCU2 SLI, 680 DCU2 TOP or 7970 Matrix ForumI need your advice, 5xx SLI or new 6xx ForumNeed advice for budget upgrade from 4850/1gb 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 !