Nvidia Outs Beta Driver to Fix Overclocking Bug

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

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • fatkid35
    and still no fermi.................
  • claudeb
  • jennyh
    You must be kidding surely. Don't Nvidia make perfect drivers?
  • Gin Fushicho
    Eh? So... eVGA took care of my overclocking problem already. Nvidia should just work on they're next drivers.
  • noodlegts
    Nvidia need to take less time making drivers and renaming cards, and spend more time making new cards.
  • masterjaw
    ^ 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.

  • crazymech
    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.
  • klarkmdb
    Yeah, at least give them the credit. And be contented sometimes.
  • Jerky_san
    I shun nvidia for purposely limiting me in my abilities of physX if i don't meet their "standards"
  • rubix_1011
    It gets rather old:

    People will always find something to complain about, yet so few people actually can say something positive.