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post #1 of 14
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Just downloaded and installed a new nvidia driver update on windows update for those of you using windows 7 beta.
Haven`t tested them yet so don`t know if there are any improvements on origionals.
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post #2 of 14
Just use the Vista drivers for Windows 7. The update drivers you DL from MS are crap.
    
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post #3 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by PizzaMan View Post
Just use the Vista drivers for Windows 7. The update drivers you DL from MS are crap.
Your basis for this?
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When I used the Windows drivers none of my OCing utilities would work. No Rivatuner, no Precision, no GPUz.
    
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post #5 of 14
GPU-Z 0.3.1 and Rivatuner 2.22 work absolutely fine for me, both with the original W7 drivers and these new ones
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Guess I should try them again. Maybe do some benchies between the two. When I tried them 2 months ago it where awful.
    
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post #7 of 14
w7 automatically gave me 178 drivers.
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post #8 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by sgdude View Post
w7 automatically gave me 178 drivers.
me too... Ive since DLed the 182.05 beta drivers and have seen MASSIVE increases in all games/benchies. The WDDM drivers are crap.
    
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post #9 of 14
The most recent WDDM drivers are now 179.43.

I don't have the time to do the benchies myself but I would guess any performance benefit from using the correct OS drivers is probably more than balanced out by the fact NVIDIA claim large perf increases in 180.xx and onwards.
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post #10 of 14
I just installed Windows 7 Beta.
I have an nVidia GTX 285.
I don't see the nVidia drivers in the update and they aren't installed.

Any help would be appreciated!
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