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If I could take away rep from you I would. Using old drivers for a year.... disgusting. Do you have no use for optimizations and bug fixes? You don't like having better performance?

I am SHOCKED! I Ran my 5870 with every single driver from 10.6 - 11.2 and it worked flawlessly and now my "6970" has no issues what so ever on 11.2!

What kind of example are you setting for the children? Do you have no shame man!
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.
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I just updated my drivers because of this and now flash player crashes like a boss
    
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Tried every release up to 11.X, 10.4 is the only stable revision I'll run on. Newest isn't always best. Ever. My card is slowly losing support (F@H GPU3 to be exact), so an upgrade might be coming, but the first place I'm going is 10.4. I'll read up on later releases, but unless it provides a blistering performance increase, I'll stick to a driver I've never had problems with, even if I am "hindering" the Internet.
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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!

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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
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1. The guy is using an ATI card and I know just how crappy some of the newer drivers can get. I was glad to switch to Nvidia by the end of it.

2. If a card is stable and games work great, there is no reason to upgrade drivers. If there is noticeable loss of frames in games or the card/drivers aren't working to your liking, then you can upgrade. Upgrading constantly is barely going to make a difference unless your current drivers suck.

3. "Oh you bastard! You disgust me! You haven't updated your drivers from 312.15 to 312.16? WHATISWRONGWITHYOUHAXHSJNWJKWNSJKIU!YU!YIUY!IU@YIU uI"

Seriously, that's how you sound to me.
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Oh you bastard! You disgust me! You haven't updated your drivers from 312.15 to 312.16? WHATISWRONGWITHYOUHAXHSJNWJKWNSJKIU!YU!YIUY!IU@YIU uI"
You tell them man! UPGRADE PEOPLE!!!!!
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You tell them man! UPGRADE PEOPLE!!!!!
Heh. Great profile pic btw.
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Man I have been battling with my 5970 since release. Till I found 10.5 and have nit budged since. I remember when I tried 10.6 and the new adobe 10.1 I would get monitor flicker every time I loaded a YouTube video so I went back to 10.5 and adobe 9.8? Or something like that and I am still running that same setup today. I just don't to deal with all the BS I had to deal with before. Maybe when I get a new graphics cardbi will upgrade o and I am def never doing crossfire again.
 
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Man I have been battling with my 5970 since release. Till I found 10.5 and have nit budged since. I remember when I tried 10.6 and the new adobe 10.1 I would get monitor flicker every time I loaded a YouTube video so I went back to 10.5 and adobe 9.8? Or something like that and I am still running that same setup today. I just don't to deal with all the BS I had to deal with before. Maybe when I get a new graphics cardbi will upgrade o and I am def never doing crossfire again.
Crossfire man... worst decision you ever made. I had a single 5870 and never had a single problem with any of the drivers and now on my new 6 series card and not a single problem ever. Dual card setups are asking for trouble especially with ATi.
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Crossfire man... worst decision you ever made. I had a single 5870 and never had a single problem with any of the drivers and now on my new 6 series card and not a single problem ever. Dual card setups are asking for trouble especially with ATi.
Yea i def learned my lesson. NEVER EVER again. So no i am just waiting for something to spank this so i can get rid of it for a single gpu. maybe next gen.Till then 10.5 it is, i havent really been playing any new games, and maybe when bf3 comes out. ill update them.
 
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