Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7


  1. Posts : 12,364
    8 Pro x64
       #1251

    jeepmann4x4 said:
    Everytime I update I have to redo my setting(they never keep). Plus I know my sli settings is on because I run Tri-screen (3x24").
    WEI only counts the primary card - it doesn't matter if you're running SLI or Crossfire.

    WEI performance drops aren't unusual (usually it drops to 6.0) and actual performance isn't affected. For most, a re-run of the assessment is enough to get scores back to normal.


    PwnFrnzy said:
    The latest drivers seem to have screwed over my graphics and I need my card running in tip-top shape in 8-9 hours.

    I'm rolling back to the 296.10 drivers.

    EDIT: The rollback seems to have fixed it, the new drivers are very buggy, I read there is some "idle bug" or something. I'll be researching drivers before updating from now on.
    I've been running these since they were in beta and I haven't noticed any bugs myself. My idle clocks are fine too, but I did recall reading some people experiencing some issues.

    I guess you're one of the unlucky ones.
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  2. Posts : 6,077
    Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
       #1252

    Smarty,

    I used to have a single 560ti, I ran wei many many times with the card at stock settings and it would only reach 7.8

    I recently added a 2nd 560ti and wei immediately changed to 7.9.

    so wei must notice something with sli.

    Paul
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  3. Posts : 2,304
    N/A
       #1253

    paulpicks21 said:
    Smarty,

    I used to have a single 560ti, I ran wei many many times with the card at stock settings and it would only reach 7.8

    I recently added a 2nd 560ti and wei immediately changed to 7.9.

    so wei must notice something with sli.

    Paul
    ^ This!

    My single GTX 560 Ti gives 7.8/7.8 with stock clocks or even with heavy O.C., so i guess SLI should do something (at least with 0.1 points) to the WEI
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  4. Posts : 539
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
       #1254

    Same as paulpicks21 my single card was 7.8,after sli went to 7.9, and now after update I'm 7.7 (I have re-run it many times) Now I'm not saying it is hurting anything (that I've noticed so far) I also know that a WEI does not hold much ground to say what performance is. All I'm saying is that the update dropped my score. Will I roll back the Drivers...Not till I need to because of problems, If they arise.
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  5. Posts : 1,218
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
       #1255

    had a lot of BSOD's with this latest driver, rolled back to 296's and it's fine now, got a 0x03b a few times and a 0x00a
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  6. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
       #1256

    My WEI went from 7.6 to 6.4 after the new WHQL driver update.
    Version: 301.42
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  7. Posts : 634
    7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
       #1257

    My score has not changed and things seem to run as usual. Geforce 9600M GT
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  8. Posts : 2,292
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #1258

    The latest driver update was awesome for me. The partitions I use for Windows 7 and Vista have grown silent in the last few months because of my GPU problems, and even before this update I could not use hardware acceleration in FF or IE in Vista. These drivers seemed to improve the performance of my faulty GPU nevertheless
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  9. Posts : 88
    Windows 7 Home Prem x32
       #1259

    MrNeeds said:
    had a lot of BSOD's with this latest driver, rolled back to 296's and it's fine now, got a 0x03b a few times and a 0x00a
    I didn't get BSOD but out of no where games like Modern Warefare 1 & 2, Borderlands and Hard Reset suddenly would not play without being choppy and very slow with mouse control even in the menu sections of a game.

    I rolled back to 296.10 and all is well.

    Very odd.

    I had the latest drivers for a few weeks without problem and then....BLAH!

    I'm nearing 100 posts. I'm gonna bake myself a cake
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  10. Posts : 2,292
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #1260

    It's always advisable not to update your GPU drivers as soon as they come out, not until there is a bit of testing to them, assuming you're not into testing that kind of stuff. I usually get an email from nVidia informing me of new drivers, but I always let at least a week or two pass before updating just in case, unless the previous drivers were already giving me problems, and I'd rather "risk it"
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