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Hello guys,,
Well, I just purchased an EVGA GTX 580 video card and it should be arrived tomorrow.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130587

I haven't actually had any experience installing such a card before.
Also, I was told there will be a CD driver that is coming with card. So, should I instal it from the CD that coming along with the card or I should go for the website drivers instead?

I have a fullHD LED 1920 x 1080 monitor and I'm asking you guys to tell me what should I do since there are so many drivers listed under my card section.

Thank you so much

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Edit :
Driver Chosen 275.33

Edited by SandyBridge - 8/10/11 at 10:24pm
post #2 of 11
The best way to go about this is to install the official driver from NVIDIA's website. Right now, the latest version 280.26, but I will not recommend it because I've been hearing bad things about it.

Therefore, I recommend 275.33 (the last official release before 280.26). I don't know which version of Windows you have and I don't know if you have 32-bit or 64-bit, so I recommend going here and making the appropriate selections:

http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx?lang=en-us

Once you do, click the green "Search" button and then download driver version 275.33.

After installing the GTX 580, turn your computer on and install the version of 275.33 that you downloaded. That's really all there is to it.
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As TwoCables said, visit the Nvidia site for latest drivers. I'm not sure what they'll have on the CD but honestly, I've had the best luck with the 260.xx drivers. Good Luck and hope you enjoy your 580!
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I'm using windows 7 64 bit.
So, are you telling me to AVOID installing the driver from the CD, and instal it from EVGA website instead?

Mmmm, that's weird

Thanks any way man
I really appreciate it
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As TwoCables said, visit the Nvidia site for latest drivers. I'm not sure what they'll have on the CD but honestly, I've had the best luck with the 260.xx drivers. Good Luck and hope you enjoy your 580!
This.

It's important to know that every system is different, so even though I recommend 275.33, that doesn't mean I guarantee it to be absolutely 100% stable for your system. It also doesn't mean I guarantee that it's the best. It's just that I haven't heard anything all that bad about 275.33 yet (nor version 266.58).
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I'm using windows 7 64 bit.
So, are you telling me to AVOID installing the driver from the CD, and instal it from EVGA website instead?

Mmmm, that's weird

Thanks any way man
I really appreciate it
Nope. I'm recommending that you download it from NVIDIA's website.

Now that I know you have the 64-bit version of Windows 7, I can just give you a direct download link to the driver I recommend:

http://us.download.nvidia.com/Window...glish-whql.exe

I obtained this by going to the Beta and Archived Drivers section on NVIDIA's site.
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The best way to go about this is to install the official driver from NVIDIA's website. Right now, the latest version 280.26, but I will not recommend it because I've been hearing bad things about it.
What bad things about 280.26? I am using them so far and have not got any problems...
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What bad things about 280.26? I am using them so far and have not got any problems...
Oh, it looks like it could be just a problem for World of Warcraft:

280.26 + World of Warcraft = *explosion noises*
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Nope. I'm recommending that you download it from NVIDIA's website.

Now that I know you have the 64-bit version of Windows 7, I can just give you a direct download link to the driver I recommend:

http://us.download.nvidia.com/Window...glish-whql.exe

I obtained this by going to the Beta and Archived Drivers section on NVIDIA's site.
Thank you
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What bad things about 280.26? I am using them so far and have not got any problems...
I get low GPU usage in Folding. But, if he's not a folder, then I don't think he'll have to worry.
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