Originally Posted by frickfrock99
Too many variables that are beyond my control. For example, the odds of having to do a full reformat and reinstall windows increase when I pursue such a task.
Not to mention, I'd be giving up the guaranteed stability of my 9.12's.
I refuse to take that risk.
I have never had to reinstall windows/format from performing a driver update.
You must be doing it wrong. The guy that said you must delete win32 before you update your drivers was trolling you dude!
Originally Posted by blackbalt89
I upgraded my system from Windows Vista 32 bit with 4GB RAM to having an SSD boot drive with Windows 7 64 bit and 6GB RAM and a fresh install of the latest drivers (upgraded from 263.xx to 268.xx) and saw no difference in Metro 2033 benchmark. Not a single FPS. Average was exactly the SAME.
If it ain't broke don't fix it.
Well blame nVidia for not increasing performance through driver optimizations because I know I got some good improvements out of my ATi drivers when they were progressing the 5870 optimizations. Also when I had an 8800 GTX I remember getting like 20 percent better performance over a few driver updates.
I understand that some people have problems with certain versions of drivers and that will happen as we all have different setups and bugs will arise as it is the nature of having a PC that is custom configured, but as a rule having the latest (or at least trying to see if it works) drivers is always the best decision in my opinion.Edited by Exostenza - 3/9/11 at 8:39pm