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I've had zero problems with these drivers and recently went to 175.80s... no problems still.
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Thanks Seward & Steady65 for benching the drivers! +1
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Originally Posted by airbozo View Post
I just loaded this driver last night on my sig rig, but did not get a chance to play around with the system yet. I will check mine tonight for any flaky operations.

...
Finally got to do some playing and mucking around on these drivers with no problems. COD4, MOH Airborne, BF2, Delta Force Extreme, and S.t.a.l.k.e.r. all run just fine. Did not run any benchies tho.

GoW still will not work though... Time to try another video card...
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I haven't got any problems as of yet with these drivers for me. Working all fine and smooth.
 
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post #25 of 52
Attempting to resize the resolution of games caused the screen to go odd, that was on Vista Ultimate x64. Now I'm on Vista Home Premium x86 and am going to use the older WHQL drivers.

And all I want to do is play some games with my new graphics card.

post #26 of 52
I'm having the same problems that you are. I was trying to play AOC earlier and my screen kept stuttering and random parts of it would turn black. I would wait a few seconds and then I could play again, then the same thing would happen over and over in an endless loop.

I also don't think these new drivers are very good with 3dmark06. I only got 12481 with the specs in my sig. My card was overclocked to 810/1890/2100, so needless to say I was disappointed considering my old 8800gt with clocks at 700/1700/2000 was only about 300pts behind my GTS.

I thought it had something to do with AOC, so I downloaded the old Crysis demo to see how my see gpu could handle it. The performance was pretty good until my screen turned black and I got a BSOD with BCCode 116.

I looked it up on google and that code is related to Nvidia drivers messing up. I'm thinking that all of my problems today have been from these drivers. I'm going to revert back to the 16x.xx series and I'll report what I want.
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post #27 of 52
Ok, so i tried installing the new 175.16 drivers again last night and had the same problems again with enabling SLi. I tried everything including compleatly removing one card and installing the drivers for it then refitting and installing the second card, installing drivers for that one and then enable SLi. Every time i tried i had the same problem as soon as i enable SLi the screen goes black and a little white cursur flashes in top left and the machine freezes, i even left it like this for 10 or 15 mins just to make sure it wasnt just taken ages to engage or something.
So in the end i took out one card again and ran some benchmarks using the 175.16 then uninstalled the drivers and ran the same benchies with 165.25.

On 3dmark06 with the newer drivers i scored 600 marks under what i scored with the older ones.
BUT on 3dMarkVantage i scored 4410 with old drivers and 5790 with new ones.
I ran each test 3 times with each benchmark on old and new drivers and the quoted scores are the middle ones of the 3.
Looks like 175.16 drivers have been optimised for Vantage but doing that takes some performance away from older benchmarks (possibly games????).

Some one needs to run some game comparisons. maybe on a couple of newer games and then on some older games from around 2006. It might be interesting to see how these drivers compare in realworld performance.

Anyway ii have unistalled 175.16 and moved back to 169.25 as these drivers are rock solid stable and only seem to have a disadvantage when it comes to 3dMarkVantage. Also they run SLi without fault and very well.
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post #28 of 52
Here's to another one unaffected by the new drivers. In fact, my 3DMark06 score jumped about 300 points with the new driver. 8800 GTS G92 with XP Pro 32bit. Games seem to "feel" the same as well. Sucks though, i hear more and more lately about nVidia's driver issues.
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post #29 of 52
Not a single issue here, even held my same oc, I have nothing bad to say about these drivers.
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post #30 of 52
Quote:
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Not a single issue here, even held my same oc, I have nothing bad to say about these drivers.
No issues here either i was able to up my overclock.
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