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Title says it all just upgraded from 290.36 to 295.51 should i try for more speed?
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Title says it all just upgraded from 290.36 to 295.51 should i try for more speed?

Drivers affect everything. A lot of drivers contain updated software that improves stability.

However 295.51 didn't contain any of those. From Nvidias release notes it only added SLI and 3D profiles plus fixed the 590 fan issue. I wouldn't expect to see any improvement but you will never know unless you try.
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In my experience in terms of drivers and OC potential it has been a pass/fail type of system instead of a "oh this one is 5% better than this one which is 3% better than that one." By that I mean you may come across a certain driver that will break your OC and then the next one will fix it, but I haven't seen any sort of gradual improvement or anything like that. You can still try though if you want and if you don't mind being disappointed.
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What Juano said ... I've had new drivers 'break' an OC that was previously stable, and ... the opposite. But no distinct trend over time or anything of that nature.
    
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