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Windows 7: *Warning* for Nvidia WHQL 196.75 drivers


05 Mar 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i did apply these new drivers a day ago, but havent run anything 3d (does WEI count?) and the system's off right now.
waiting for new drivers.

ps: remember the days when the ati video driver would corrupt the file system?

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05 Mar 2010   #12

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong18 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
This is a perfect thread to link to next time someone mentions how perfect nvidia and their drivers are
Nobody's said that, just after however many problems ATI has had with their drivers, Nvidia's has a fault, which is the first major problem in, I think, a year now
lol, actually I've lost count how many have used the nvidia='Driver Perfection' as a first comment/last resort in countless and pointless fanboi arguments all over the internets.

At least you know that when ATI bring out a new release, they are only breaking a game (or several) - not the hardware itself. (As a general rule)

On the other hand, if ATI did bring out a card damaging driver - it would stay card damaging for several weeks. At least nvidia get on top of their act a lot sooner

My comment was just tongue in cheek - not meant to be taken seriously.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Packet View Post
ps: remember the days when the ati video driver would corrupt the file system?
Nope - I had nvidia cards back then
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05 Mar 2010   #13

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Although I haven't experienced any problems with the 196.75 drivers (and I've been running them for the past couple of days), I have rolled back to 196.21 as a precaution.
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05 Mar 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
This is a perfect thread to link to next time someone mentions how perfect nvidia and their drivers are
When I first built my box in July, I put a 9800GTX+ in it and the EVGA card had a problem with the Nvidia drivers and once it spun up the fans, they would never spin back down on their own.

So, unless I'm actively gaming and such, I don't usually stay completely up to date with video card drivers. They do seem to have issues from time to time.
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05 Mar 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

off topic but that is one heck of a clean wiring job, pparks1
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05 Mar 2010   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Even if I would uprade to that version, I wouldn't have a problem since my card is passive but thx for the warning anyway!
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05 Mar 2010   #17
adt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I'm not having any problems with these drivers, should I still rollback?
And thanks for the warning!
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05 Mar 2010   #18

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

I am ok since I don't check for video card drivers that offten so I still got the 196.21 drivers
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05 Mar 2010   #19

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

It has been strongly advised that you revert back to a previous driver. As I stated earlier, I wasn't having any problems but I have reverted back to my previous driver as a precaution. It could be that the issue won't affect everybody, but I suspect that those who overclock their graphics card and run programs with demanding graphics will be those most vulnerable to it.
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05 Mar 2010   #20
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

And for anyone running *nix and updated to the latest drivers, it affects them too,

nV News Forums - Announcements in Forum : Linux Support Forums

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We believe recent NVIDIA UNIX graphics drivers, 195.36.08 and 195.36.03, are also affected by this. Until the problem is resolved, we recommend that UNIX users revert to the 190.53 web release or the 195.30 public beta.

We are in the process of removing 195.36.08 and 195.36.03 from NVIDIA's FTP site.

We will post more information as it is available.
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