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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
This made me laugh.

You install new drivers, while watching a video which is using an older version of those drivers, and then when you BSOD you blame Nvidia. Did you expect otherwise?

Arnt these people funny? No matter how good drivers are windows can mess installations up, if you want to rule out drivers as your issues follow the steps to use driver sweeper, I have had a ton of Nvidia and ati cards and never had any problem when driver sweeping them, ati cards drivers simply broke some stuff although no matter how I installed them.
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post #52 of 153
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Originally Posted by eternal7trance View Post
Probably a user error somewhere. Mine have worked fine as well with usage.
Are you using 3d, or sli? I didn't have any low gpu usage at all with one 470, but with two I now have low gpu usage with the 260.99, and anything higher breaks my 3d vision. Not everything is a user error.
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sweet, been using the beta versions of these to play Dead Space with proper AA. may download the official ones to see if there's a difference.
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my current drivers are working fine, i'll stick with 'em
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do i need to driversweep or can i just check "clean install"?
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I the the "Clean install" work just fine.
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I tested some of my games with these 266.58 WHQL drivers and all Games ran very smoothly and had no issue's.

While performance is good (for the most part) the IQ of these drivers are not as good as 265.90's and the fact of the low GPU Usage in 2 games that I like to play alot.. so I will be going back to the 265.90's ( I am very picky and love best image quality and Colors)

Here is a list of games that I have tested and the Avg % GPU USAGE that occurred for each game. This was using 2 GTX 465's unlocked in SLI.. If the game didn't use the 2nd card I made note of it. I have alot more games than this but thought I would share.


GPU usage - AVG %

Stalker COP = 96

BC2 = 92

COD BlackOps = 50 (Single and Multiplayer- Less than 265.90's and 266.44's)

Modern Warfare 2 = 90 (single/Muliplayer)

Fallout 3 = 32 (Horrible - Less than 265.90's and 266.44's)
Edit: The drivers were not at fault for Fallout 3 it was user error .. I forgot to reset my FSR for fallout 3 and now my GPU usage average is 90%

Metro 2033 = 96

Mafia II = 96

Oblivion = 50 (Less than 265.90's and 266.44's)
Edit: It once again was not the drivers fault for Oblivion either and it was mine I reset my OSR and now the Avg GPU usage is back at 90%

Need 4 speed UnderCover = 99 (single card)

grid = 90 / 60 (high point lot of action.. low point just me)

BIOSHOCK 2 = 70

CRISIS WARHEAD = 75

Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood = 85

Clive Barkers Jericho = 97

Far Cry 2 = 87

Napoleon: Total War = 89

Aliens vs. Predator = 96

Edit: Even though the low usage was entirely my own fault and these drivers appear to be very stable and good performance I get better performance with 265.90's and much better IQ and so I switched back to 265.90's
Edited by XxBeNigNxX - 1/19/11 at 2:22am
post #58 of 153
480's in tri-sli works for me.
EDIT: 3dmark 11 that is, gained 500pts.
Edited by USFORCES - 1/18/11 at 6:24pm
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post #59 of 153
These seem to be working out just fine for my setup. I am going to try some 3D gaming and see how it goes.
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I had a lot of trouble with the 260 drivers, but so far, these are working great.

No more scrambled w7 login screen.
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