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Windows 7: Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7

25 Jul 2009   #331
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I had the 190.38 drivers install on my box...I have a 9800GTX+. With these drivers, my video card fan would speed up during gameplay...but would not spin back down once I was out of the game and temps of the video card were cooling off. I went back to the 186.18 drivers and the problem went away for me.

I think it's best to skip these 190.38 drivers at this point.


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26 Jul 2009   #332
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

or get eVGA precision and control the fan by yourself when needed

\edit* anyone try those 190.40 drivers?
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26 Jul 2009   #333
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGUNTHERC View Post
or get eVGA precision and control the fan by yourself when needed
Sounds easy, except even when controlling with eVGA precision the fan speeds up during the game and doesn't slow down. It's a bit of a pain to have to fire up eVGA precision at the end of every game, turn off auto fan speed, manually set it lower, wait for it to slow down and then set it back on automatic. With the older version of the drivers, this wasn't necessary.
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27 Jul 2009   #334
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I've been using eVGA Precision, both in Vista 64 and in W7.
With the RTM build I cannot install it properly.
I keep getting an error message about the NVAPI wrapper failing. Pity cos I really like it for fan speed and temp monitoring.
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27 Jul 2009   #335
JustDoIt

W7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I had the 190.38 drivers install on my box...I have a 9800GTX+. With these drivers, my video card fan would speed up during gameplay...but would not spin back down once I was out of the game and temps of the video card were cooling off. I went back to the 186.18 drivers and the problem went away for me.

I think it's best to skip these 190.38 drivers at this point.
Had the same issue regardless of driver. Got an bios update from XFX ...
It's something with the original 9800GTX+ that is not right.
Not a driver issue even though different versions work differntly by accident
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27 Jul 2009   #336
dan7777

windows 7 RTM
 
 

im useing evga precision and win 7 x64 rtm works fine here... with 90.40 drivers


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28 Jul 2009   #337
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Strange I am also using the new 190.40 drivers and the clocks are still jumping although not as bad as they were with 190.38.

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28 Jul 2009   #338
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi Folks.
I installed the 190.38 drivers and noticed the clocks jumping around. I then went on to try the 190.40.
I notice that if I do absolutely nothing the 190.40s show a steady line at about half my set clock speeds.
If I do something, in this case running my mouse pointer along rocket dock so the icons zoom in and out, the up and down jaggies start.
Here are some pics to illustrate the point. First pic 190.38 with nothing happening, second two pics 190.40 with me running along the rd icons.
I haven't tried either in games yet.
What's going on? Are these drivers bad?

Cheers, John

ps also note that my gpu temp is now missing in the display with 190.40 and I don't know how to get it back


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28 Jul 2009   #339
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Aren't the clocks just slowing down to consume less power and resources when it's really not needed? I'd assume this is a power saving feature...like Intel SpeedStep.
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28 Jul 2009   #340
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Hi Folks.
I installed the 190.38 drivers and noticed the clocks jumping around. I then went on to try the 190.40.
I notice that if I do absolutely nothing the 190.40s show a steady line at about half my set clock speeds.
If I do something, in this case running my mouse pointer along rocket dock so the icons zoom in and out, the up and down jaggies start.
Here are some pics to illustrate the point. First pic 190.38 with nothing happening, second two pics 190.40 with me running along the rd icons.
I haven't tried either in games yet.
What's going on? Are these drivers bad?

Cheers, John
Gaming seems to be great on these drivers and I haven't had performance issues anywhere with them, the only issue is as you have noticed with the clocks not remaining stable when idle.
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