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and.. already a BSOD... im begninig to wonder if my card is defective... its hard to say that tho, because at times, i can marathon wow or EQ2 for hours, and other times, it crashes after an hour, or less. BSOD are infrequent, but game crashes to desktop are daily, numerous on some days. how would i go about trouble shooting this? or is it just a nuisance of the driver?
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I get crashes all the time. My display driver crashes quite frequently. Less though with the 174.74 beta drivers but still happens. I don't know why I get all these crashes but so many other Vista 64 people are rock solid stable =/
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yea.. i just wish i could figure out whats the deal.. this is my first build so i havnt had any of these issues come up before this.
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Just begin working your way backward through the diver archive list until you download one that is stable. For the sake of 100 3DMark06 points an unstable driver just isn't worth it.

Use the following process when uninstalling and installing drivers.

Uninstall the driver from the Add/Remove Programs section of the Control Panel.
Boot into safe mode and run Driver Cleaner Pro to remove all traces of the old display driver.
Boot into normal mode and install the new driver.
Reboot and test away.

This way you know that there are no left over bits and pieces of an unstable driver messing things up.

With 9600 owners your options are fairly limited due to the age of the card and the lack of past driver support. Just tough it out and wait for the next batch.
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***UPDATE*** not sure exactly what it is that happened, but i havnt had a crash all day, and ive been playing. 2 raids and a lengthy cod4 session (day off work, can you tell?) no BSOD, no game crash, nothin! these are off the new beta drivers. i did uninstall, driver cleaner pro and reinstall them yesterday, so maybe there was a clinging old bit of driver left over, but today, these are golden. best drivers yet, for me at least.
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Title should be edited to 174.85 BETA.

As far as i have have seen these are just 174.74 that have been modded. I saw no difference. 174.74 BETA seem the best for me.
 
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Hey, stability is stability.

They work, great.
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ya i played all day as well again, even left it on everquest and went to get food and stuff, it was fine. no crashes. i certify these as Working for my set up. =)
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