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So I recently figured out why the newer drivers (170 and up) for my 8500 GT always caused my system to BSOD. Apparently it didn't like my core at 700MHz so it's now running at 650MHz core. I was just playing NFS Most Wanted and the driver crashed again. Should I lower my memory clock perhaps? It's currently at 1600MHz up from 1400MHz stock.

I don't understand why these newer drivers crap out with my overclock. Perhaps I'll put it back to my previous overclock and just use the older drivers.

Any ideas?
 
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Well, if I were you, I would just revert back to the old drivers.
That's only assuming you didn't update your drivers because of a problem, or assuming you don't see a performance increase with the new drivers that beats your overclock.
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Yeah. I haven't really seen any improvements in performance, especially since I had to decrease my core speed. Version 169.25 had been running rock solid for a few months.
 
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Looks like you already know what to do.
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Just thought I'd mention that even with my core down to 625MHz (600MHz stock) and my memory at 1500MHz (1400MHz) stock, I still got lots of jerkiness in NFS Most Wanted. I switched back to version 169.25 and everything is smooth as butter with my core at 700MHz and my memory at 1600MHz.
 
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So much for those new driver "optimizations"!
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