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Nvidia Outs Beta Driver to Fix Overclocking Bug

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 18 comments

Overclocking is back!

Last week we found out from Nvidia that a driver bug held back some functionality of overclocking control panels for those who like the tweak the clock speeds of their GeForce GPUs.

Nvidia today rolled out its fixed drivers, but rather than waiting for any WHQL certification, the graphics company put them out in a beta form.

Grab them from the links below if you like to be the master of your clock speeds.

GeForce/Ion Driver 196.34 beta for Windows 7/Vista 32-bit
GeForce/Ion Driver 196.34 beta for Windows 7/Vista 64-bit
GeForce/Ion Driver 196.34 beta for Windows XP 32-bit
GeForce/Ion Driver 196.34 beta for Windows XP 64-bit

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    crazymech , January 28, 2010 5:13 AM
    Can't believe you guys. nVidia pressed out a driver as fast as they could to make sure the peoples problems were fixed, you should praise them for that. I'm sure they can push out Fermi right now aswell, it's just that availability will suck because not that many are produced yet, and there's probably still driver issues.
    Rather wait 1 month longer for a real quality product, than to wait 1 month less for a crap product.

    We all know people are never happy anyways.
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    masterjaw , January 27, 2010 11:31 PM
    ^ Renaming cards? yes they should stop.

    But in the case of drivers, it should be updated regularly to deal with bugs and fixes plus support for new games.

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    fatkid35 , January 27, 2010 9:53 PM
    and still no fermi.................
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    claudeb , January 27, 2010 9:54 PM
    yay
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    jennyh , January 27, 2010 10:09 PM
    You must be kidding surely. Don't Nvidia make perfect drivers?
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    Gin Fushicho , January 27, 2010 10:12 PM
    Eh? So... eVGA took care of my overclocking problem already. Nvidia should just work on they're next drivers.
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    noodlegts , January 27, 2010 10:46 PM
    Nvidia need to take less time making drivers and renaming cards, and spend more time making new cards.
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    masterjaw , January 27, 2010 11:31 PM
    ^ Renaming cards? yes they should stop.

    But in the case of drivers, it should be updated regularly to deal with bugs and fixes plus support for new games.

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    crazymech , January 28, 2010 5:13 AM
    Can't believe you guys. nVidia pressed out a driver as fast as they could to make sure the peoples problems were fixed, you should praise them for that. I'm sure they can push out Fermi right now aswell, it's just that availability will suck because not that many are produced yet, and there's probably still driver issues.
    Rather wait 1 month longer for a real quality product, than to wait 1 month less for a crap product.

    We all know people are never happy anyways.
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    klarkmdb , January 28, 2010 10:16 AM
    Yeah, at least give them the credit. And be contented sometimes.
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    Jerky_san , January 28, 2010 1:31 PM
    I shun nvidia for purposely limiting me in my abilities of physX if i don't meet their "standards"
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    rubix_1011 , January 28, 2010 1:54 PM
    It gets rather old:

    People will always find something to complain about, yet so few people actually can say something positive.
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    jomofro39 , January 28, 2010 2:01 PM
    Good for nVidia, now get those new cards out ASAP so we can see some competitive pricing! Hurray capitalism!
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    CptTripps , January 28, 2010 7:37 PM
    Jerky_sanI shun nvidia for purposely limiting me in my abilities of physX if i don't meet their "standards"


    Right... they purchased a tech and made it work with their cards and your CPU, for shame....
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    CptTripps , January 28, 2010 7:38 PM
    jomofro39Good for nVidia, now get those new cards out ASAP so we can see some competitive pricing! Hurray capitalism!


    My god, I can't believe someone gave you a thumbs down for that comment. Fanboi to the extreme, you are now back even at least ;) 
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    knowom , January 28, 2010 9:19 PM
    noodlegtsNvidia need to take less time making drivers and renaming cards, and spend more time making new cards.


    Yeah and Ati never renamed a product? Fixing drivers yeah that's a bad thing apparently to Ati users then again so is PhysX!
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    fpsdominator , January 29, 2010 2:43 PM
    The quality of NVIDIA's drivers lately, has been complete crap!
    Im guessing they are putting most of their time into FERMI and not making good drivers
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    jowunger , February 22, 2010 3:44 AM
    why not linking the Win7 drivers :p 
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    jowunger , February 22, 2010 3:45 AM
    jowungerwhy not linking the Win7 drivers


    oops wrong look, saw it =)
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    jowunger , February 22, 2010 3:46 AM
    oh just saw'em =)