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12 May 2009   #221
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

Click!
NVIDIA drivers responsible for nearly 30% of Vista crashes in 2007

I can see this being another problem for Win7 if they don't get some better drivers coming!


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12 May 2009   #222
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

that sounds like quite a rough time you've had there mate....

but im running the W7 185.85 WHQLs without a hitch..???,

& look....its even throttling as of 1min ago

Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7-throttle.jpg

these speradic problems seem to be increasing of late, & being BETA or WHQL makes no difference, theyre ALL suffering.


SK


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12 May 2009   #223
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

Ya I've noticed that Signed or not, some have problems. and some people don't.

So Skunk, when you right click on the desktop to click refresh, enter the NV Contorl Panel, or to go to personalize and such.. when you right click on desktop is it fast.. mine takes around 5 seconds. It's the NV driver. for sure.

I installed the latest 185.85 and it FINALLY installed. it worked this time. my NV Control panel is working again. and my cards are now finally downclocking Correctly.

right now I'm at 301 on Core, 602 on shader, and the weird part is 1188 on Memory. even though it's set for 999 the stock speed. so the memory reading is my only problem..

I still have to wait forever for my right click on desktop to work. but I'll live with it for now.

I'm going to try and game on .85 and see how it goes.

update* I just played a solid few hours on 185.85 and I didn't have anymore Nvidia related crashes like before. those might have been because I was running a vista driver.. I also played with my SLI at default speeds. when I OC the 260's i think those might make it unstable as well. I'll need to do more testing on that. but I just played about 3 hours with no problems.

awesome!
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13 May 2009   #224
Zirro

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
NVIDIA 185.85 driver problem

I notice quite a few people having problems with the 185.85 driver for Win 7.
The NVIDIA 185.85 64-bit driver appeared to install properly, but it later crashed my system badly. Took me 2 hours to fix it all.
Not happy NVIDIA!
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13 May 2009   #225
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

I don't know what nVidia are thinking about, but, as they have such a large market share, one would think that they would get it right once in a while. According to the nVidia forums and from my own experience, this has been going on, off and on, for years.

I replaced my ATI card when I got fed up with their software screwing up and now this...!!

Nowhere to turn....LOL.
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13 May 2009   #226
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

I see what you mean. In the mean time I'm having No problems with the 185.85 except for the long context menu thing on desktop. everywhere else when I right click works fine. It's ONLY on the desktop. So I'm just going to learn not to click on desktop as much. lol.

I sure hope the drivers continue to improve. They usually do so we can only wait.
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14 May 2009   #227
Zirro

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Nvidia Driver on Windows Update

Wouldn't you know it.
Windows update is today offering me an NVIDIA driver update (for Win 7 64-bit), but the link to more info leads to a dead-end.

I just want to know which version they are offering as I dont want to waste my quota downloading V185.85.

I dont know why Microsoft find it so hard offer a bit of useful info (e.g. version no.) for the driver updates offered.
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14 May 2009   #228
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

I agree. Some description of the what the updates are would go a long way.
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14 May 2009   #229
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

P.S. It didn't offer me any nVidia updates and I already have 185.85.
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14 May 2009   #230
tinmanjim

Windows 7 rc
 
 
geForce 6200 in the dark...

I've got a geforce 6200 on a 32 bit system. When I attempt to run 185.85_desktop_win7_32bit_english_whql, it stops to tell me that it has detected no compatible hardware, then quits.

I'm dual-booting xp and 7; xp sees the board just fine, but 7 doesn't seem to see it at all.

What gives??
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