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I hate installing new drivers, but I'm wondering how horribly they have been hindering performance. I'm running 2x 460's in my system, currently using 285.62.
 
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post #2 of 26
The last two 2xx.xx WHQL drivers were pretty bad. They have monitor sleep issues (stops folding after monitor goes to sleep), and I found them to be unstable in general. Get the 301.24 beta if you feel like updating, I haven't experienced any issues with those.
 
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post #3 of 26
You looking at 301.24 beta, 290.53 beta, or 266.58 WHQL as far as known good drivers, pretty sure every release in between those has an issue (I thought the 285 still dropped the clocks into 405MHz like the 270-280 did).
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post #4 of 26
I have been folding using the 301.24 beta drivers for a few weeks now with no issues at all.
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post #5 of 26
I just installed 301.25 driver for my GTX 670 and my GTS 450 will not fold at all. It goes down to 50mhz mad.gif. Anyone else folding with a Fermi gpu on this driver or 301.34(newest one for GTX 670)?
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post #6 of 26
Yea I'm folding on a 460 and a 216 216 with the 301.24
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I WAS folding with my 450 and 470 on the 301 drivers, but now whenever I leave my computer (literally <2-4 minutes every single time) my PC hard locks. I'm going to see if it's the display drivers now... Hopefully it is because the other possible culprit is my PSU. redface.gif
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post #8 of 26
I upgraded from something like 285s to the 295's currently and my ppd went up about 300-400 points I think for my GTS 450. The only problem with these drivers is that you can't let your system go to sleep, or even in some cases let it automatically turn of the monitor. Just adjust those settings in the power options of Win 7.
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I WAS folding with my 450 and 470 on the 301 drivers, but now whenever I leave my computer (literally <2-4 minutes every single time) my PC hard locks. I'm going to see if it's the display drivers now... Hopefully it is because the other possible culprit is my PSU. redface.gif

That's smart sweffy, leaving out the .XX of the driver like that. I mentioned a decimal version driver that he didn't want and got strung up for it.
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That's smart sweffy, leaving out the .XX of the driver like that. I mentioned a decimal version driver that he didn't want and got strung up for it.

Well, sweffy is a slacker and you are... just your normal self. redface.gif
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