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I have had zero problems with this new driver. And I have rivatuner set my fan speeds and clocks.
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I am running a 7400 Go in my laptop. And I get constant freezing and BSOD with the newest driver and rivatuner. I am going to install an older version, until they come up with something more overclock friendly.
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The xp whql version of the drivers brought the return of hiss crackle and pop with sli/x-fi combo. Backed down to the 174.74 betas and all is fine.

Don't know if its just with my board though...
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Well to answer a few questions:

Yes I had uninstalled, use drivercleaner, then installed new drivers.

No, I was NOT overclocked AT ALL with either machine. Both machines consisted of 8800GTS's (320MB and a 512MB).

Both machines BSOD with the drivers installed, COD4 would freeze and lockup the machines, FEAR has artifacting, etc., etc.....didn't even ATTEMPT to run 3Dmark.

I'm personally thinking that there's something to this new driver. Anybody thinking it may be disabling the 8 series cards on certain chipsets, or some other machine component (that's in common here).....to "hopefully" FORCE some of us to upgrade to a better machine??? I just think its funny that after going back to 169.25's...both machines work FLAWLESSLY again. So I KNOW its a driver issue.
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No problems thus far on my FX5500. Seems to increase my bandwidth from 6.4 to 12.8
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i'm running Vista Ultimate x86, 8800GTS 320,.. running faster with this latest driver,... and i overclocked my card. i see that ur using 64bit Vista, i know nothing bout it, but maybe theres the issue.

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No problems so far with my Sig rig
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I had problems getting SLi running with the new drivers. Tried several times, compleatly cleaned system of any trace of old drivers then installed new ones. Absolutly brilliant with SLi turned off but as soon as i try and Enable SLi through nvidia control panal i just get a black screen with a flashing white cursur in the top left and cant do anything else. Compleate lock up. have to reset each time then when windows comes back online, it reports that the drivers have failed and the nvidia control panal dissapears.
Have gone back to the older ones now which work great.
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No sadly enough I don't have any ideas. I posted this thread to see if others were having as many issues as I am with these latest drivers. Seems that some have good luck, others have no luck with them. I think that judging by the ratio here of good vs. bad....these drivers should be considered a flop. Work fine for some, doesn't work at all for others. That's just my opinion. I personally won't be going back to these drivers anytime soon. 169.25's worked fine for me....no need to change them!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mtbiker033 View Post
I know personally I tried 174.74 when they first came out and benched them, I lost 2000 SM2.0 test points on 3dmark06 with a G80 GTS 320 KO as well as visible IQ. Since then I haven't tried any 17x.xx series drivers on my 8 series cards. I use 169.44 on my SLI GT's and on the GTS 320 in my son's rig.

Has anyone done any comparison benches with 169.44 and this new 175.16?
I went back last night and unloaded the 175.16 and loaded the 169.44 then ran 3dmark06. I got the same score 10,5xx with both sets of drivers. I also started thinking maybe it was the drivers that was preventing me from upping my shader clock without getting artifacts. So I tested OC with both sets. I was able to get the same overclock on both sets, 708/1620/972 . No better or worse on either one, still can't up my shader clock with either driver.

Not sure what this shows, other than they work fine for me. Just thought I'd run a little test since someone asked.
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