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What are the best drivers for the 260 that will play games the best. I just recieved mine in the mail about 10 minutes ago, and what to know which ones to install?
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I use 180.48 (WHQL) with no problems. You're really going to enjoy your new card!
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Originally Posted by kremtok View Post
I use 180.48 (WHQL) with no problems. You're really going to enjoy your new card!
I'm also on 180.48 (WHQL) with no issues to report. I have a mild OC on my GTX 260 [665/1370/1080] (2160MHz Effective). Just remember that the latest drivers will provide you with the latest support and bug fixes.

I would say your safe with the latest drivers unless someone provides an explanation with why those won't work best for you. I'm sure you will be able to achieve the numbers you like as long as you have a good chip. Just don't get carried away!
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180.48 (WHQL) are the best for now....dude . . i am waiting for my GTX 260 CORE216 SC EDITION...!!!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by theinfiniteone View Post
i'm also on 180.48 (whql) with no issues to report. I have a mild oc on my gtx 260 [665/1370/1080] (2160mhz effective). Just remember that the latest drivers will provide you with the latest support and bug fixes.

i would say your safe with the latest drivers unless someone provides an explanation with why those won't work best for you. I'm sure you will be able to achieve the numbers you like as long as you have a good chip. Just don't get carried away! :d
dude we almost have the same system!!!!
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i just installed the leaked GTX295 driver, 180.87 & i tell you what ....THEY'RE SUPERB!!!, far better than 181.00

i have mercs 2 & by nature its a buggy game, it can really piss you off at times, i looked around & found out the PC version is pretty badly coded, but these drivers have changed that game completely...

no lock ups, glitches, sheering or stuttering..... its a different game

i haven't tried any others yet but im sure there hasn't been a drop with these...

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what about the 180.84 drivers, does anyone use those ?
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Using 180.48 and they work great for me.
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