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Greets folks,

Was just running Driver Sweeper in Safe Mode so I could upgrade my graphics card drivers and I had a question.

Do you guys usually sweep everything labeled Nvidia? (Chipset, Physx, etc) or just parts of it?

Thanks!
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Yup, I clean everything.
Though the new method to install the drivers gives you an option to do that without needing to go into Driver Sweeper.
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Driver Sweeper is completely unnecessary to upgrade video card drivers. It's been known to do more harm than good.
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Driver Sweeper is completely unnecessary to upgrade video card drivers. It's been known to do more harm than good.


Never heard that before...
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Never heard that before...
Sure.

http://www.overclock.net/ati/519608-...my-life-2.html
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/window...r-problem.html
http://www.overclock.net/ati-drivers...eper-evil.html
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia-driv...r-sweeper.html

That okay for you?

Also, I've never once used the program and every single ATI/Nvidia driver install/upgrade that I've done has been flawless.
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You linked 2 ATI threads, and 2 threads from 2008.

Yup, must be horrible program...
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I got a better question ... show me a thread where someone was instructed to run driver sweeper (or the like) in order to fix some problem they were having ... and it actually worked

I believe that it's only legit use is removing the ATI drivers from your system when you switch to nV, or vice-versa, and you are running XP. You should never need it otherwise, and certainly don't in Windows 7 because ATI and nV drivers will co-exist perfectly in Windows 7.

And I would definitely not use it to remove chipset drivers, or physX. PhysX can be removed via the control panel if need be, and chipset drivers should never be removed anyway.
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