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Windows 7: Question on new nvidia driver and install with clean option


06 Jun 2012   #1

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Question on new nvidia driver and install with clean option

1) I am using driver 258.96 with my gtx 460 video card (1 gig ddr 5 ). I would like to use the the new nvidia driver 301.42. Is this driver any good and does it help my performance.

2) I was told that I dont have to go to safe mode to install new driver. I just download driver, execute it and pick custom and then pick clean option and install It. Is this okay to do it this way. What does the clean option actually do.

I use ggames like bullet storm or mass effect 3

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06 Jun 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

I've been told the same thing. But, I always run driver sweeper in safe mode and check the Nvidia display check box. Then click analyze and clean. Then install using the custom clean install method. it works well for me. The 301.42 drivers have mixed reviews. Some people get good performance increases from them and others not so good. I have them installed and they did not improve my performance but did not hurt it either. Nvidia is rumored to be coming out with a large driver release this month sometime.
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