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Any point Upgrading to GeForce 306.23 WHQL Drivers?

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Currently I am using 285.xx with a GTX470 and a GTX465's /unlocked to GTX470 in SLi. On Physx enabled games I use the second card to do Physx work. Recently saw the 306.23 Drivers are out, So was wondering if I should upgrade my drivers? Do a custom > clean installation? I heard there is no point upgrading to 300.xx drivers for 400 and 500 series cards? Are there any improvements for users like myself? Should I upgrade, or stick with the 285.xx?

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Personally, I say there's no point.  I'm still using 285.62, and every time I try one of those 300 series drivers, I end up with problems whereas I have perfection with 285.62.

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I have the current set with my 460 and I have no issues at all
    
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I'm running 306.63. I have provided the links for 32bit and 64bit below. As yet I am to see much of a difference. Might have to run some benchies. thumb.gif

32bit
http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/nvidia_geforce_306_63_vista_and_7_32_bit_download.html

64bit
http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/nvidia_geforce_306_63_vista_and_7_64_bit_download.html
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Drivers are unfortunately usually a different story for different users.

 

A certain driver might be the BEST DRIVER ever for someone else buy could easily be a terrible driver for another one.

 

However if you are playing recent games I would say go ahead and install the latest WHQL driver as it will give you better FPS. Such as the game Secret World.

 

No need for a clean install

 

Just download the drivers and follow the steps. IF you encounter any problems than maybe you can do a clean install of the drivers and revert back.

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The newest drivers will update your SLI profiles and give optimizations to certain games (400 series does still get updated since its fermi). Unless the particular driver set gives you problems it would be in your best interest to update. Use the custom install option and select the tick box 'clean installation' , deselect everything except the graphics driver and PhysX installer. The rest is bloatware unless you use the HDMI audio.
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Drivers are unfortunately usually a different story for different users.

A certain driver might be the BEST DRIVER ever for someone else buy could easily be a terrible driver for another one.

However if you are playing recent games I would say go ahead and install the latest WHQL driver as it will give you better FPS. Such as the game Secret World.

No need for a clean install

Just download the drivers and follow the steps. IF you encounter any problems than maybe you can do a clean install of the drivers and revert back.

Yup agree with you smile.gif better use latest Nvidia driver if we often play latest games.

@SpartaVXL, thx for the tips installing Nvidia driver ... I guess you're right if we don't use 3D or HDMI audio better not installing it. Btw do you often doing this? No problem at all??
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