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i was always told their drivers are so much better than ATi, and they were back in the 17X.XX days.

What happened?, drivers newer than the 260.99 are crap why?
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I have had a few driver crashes in the latest, but only during minecraft. So eh.
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Every driver I've ever used has been fine, other than the slight issue with some beta's that messed up the original Mass Effect. They fixed that in the next release though.

The 266.58's are great.
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Originally Posted by Live_free;12135919 
I have had a few driver crashes in the latest, but only during minecraft. So eh.

yeah low GPU usage is not only fermi issue, the 260.99 driver in left 4 dead alone i gained near 20 frames per second, im still downloading the new BC 2 update so i don't know about that yet but what happened nvidia used to push out top grade drivers but ever since fermi they all suck. my 4870 got 3 times the performance of my GX2 in BC 2 so...
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Originally Posted by Fusion Racing;12135948 
Every driver I've ever used has been fine, other than the slight issue with some beta's that messed up the original Mass Effect. They fixed that in the next release though.

The 266.58's are great.

you also dont have SLI , if i disable SLI games run fine but in SLI mode my framerate is identical to single GPU mode its only using like 50% of each core in BC 2 its using 38%
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I'm on the 260.99's still. All the others force Nvidia control panel to crash. Only seems to happen on Tri-SLI though.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by philhalo66;12135957 
yeah low GPU usage is not only fermi issue, the 260.99 driver in left 4 dead alone i gained near 20 frames per second, im still downloading the new BC 2 update so i don't know about that yet but what happened nvidia used to push out top grade drivers but ever since fermi they all suck. my 4870 got 3 times the performance of my GX2 in BC 2 so...

you also dont have SLI , if i disable SLI games run fine but in SLI mode my framerate is identical to single GPU mode its only using like 50% of each core in BC 2 its using 38%

My mate has GTX 470 SLI, he's not really had issues either. Had a few with GTA IV I believe but that's more of an issue with the game than anything else.

The problem you have is you've got a pretty old card, they aren't exactly going to focus on older cards with the new driver releases.
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post #7 of 60
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Originally Posted by Lampen;12135971 
I'm on the 260.99's still. All the others force Nvidia control panel to crash. Only seems to happen on Tri-SLI though.

my control panel crashes all the time with the newest ones but with these everything is good to go.
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post #8 of 60
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Originally Posted by Fusion Racing;12135991 
My mate has GTX 470 SLI, he's not really had issues either. Had a few with GTA IV I believe but that's more of an issue with the game than anything else.

The problem you have is you've got a pretty old card, they aren't exactly going to focus on older cards with the new driver releases.

im not he only one affected, search for LOW gpu usage in search like 100 pages of this issue, so it isnt my card its nvidia being lazy and not trying to fix the issues, they seem more concerned with pushing the 580 and 560 out the door.
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OMG! Did Nvidia pull an ATi?!
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post #10 of 60
My take with drivers from either side if find one that works for you and never change them. That is what I always seem to have to do...
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