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Windows 7: nvidia 9600 gt

08 Apr 2010   #11
ctaaraa

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
Whatever you have installed at the moment is only using 128MB of your gfx ram, use the link in my first post and install those drivers.

Also, if this is a custom PC build, make sure you have the 9600 GT in the correct slot, it should be PCI Express 2.0 x16
i have tried with these 2 drivers of 197.13 versions:
197.13_desktop_win7_winvista_32bit_english_whql
197.13_desktop_winxp_32bit_english_whql


i have checked its location its okay.....


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08 Apr 2010   #12
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I am a bit confused. You have tried these two drivers:

197.13_desktop_win7_winvista_32bit_english_whql
197.13_desktop_winxp_32bit_english_whql


What results did you have? Did you uninstall the old driver first? And did you reboot after you installed the new driver?
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08 Apr 2010   #13
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

You may have tried those but it's showing that it's using the 177.xx.
Go to device manager and expand display adapter and right click and choose update driver, on the next screen choose browse your computer and go to the nvidia folder on your C drive and choose the 197.13


Attached Thumbnails
nvidia 9600 gt-update-driver.jpg   nvidia 9600 gt-197.13.jpg  
Attached Images
nvidia 9600 gt-browse.jpg 
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08 Apr 2010   #14
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

If you have a 32-BIT Windows 7 operating system and an NVIDIA 9600 GT installed correctly then...

Tip   Tip
You should be using this driver set: 197.13_desktop_win7_winvista_32bit_english_whql
Download drivers


The only reason not to use that driver set is if once installed it gives you trouble, then you should revert to older versions. However, you should never install a Windows XP version of the drivers on a Windows 7 machine unless there are no Windows 7 drivers available. In this case there are always Win7 drivers available, so you shouldn't ever have to user Windows XP drivers

In order to install the drivers you need to do the following:

Download the drivers
Attempt to install them normally (Double click the file)
If that fails, then use derek's method above, as long as the files were extracted to the temporary NVIDIA folder found in C:\

Once the drivers are installed, you can confirm which version you have by opening up NVIDIA Control Panel.

Start > Control Panel > Appearance & Personalization > NVIDIA Control Panel
nvidia 9600 gt-nvidcpustart.png

Now Click On System Information in the bottom right corner
nvidia 9600 gt-nvidcpu.png

Now read the first line in the white box (It should read 197.13, mine reads 197.16)
nvidia 9600 gt-nvidcpu2.png


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08 Apr 2010   #15
ctaaraa

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
You may have tried those but it's showing that it's using the 177.xx.
Go to device manager and expand display adapter and right click and choose update driver, on the next screen choose browse your computer and go to the nvidia folder on your C drive and choose the 197.13

just now i have installed the 197.13 version as suggested and in the manner said but the result is same. check out the attachment


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nvidia 9600 gt-capture.png 
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08 Apr 2010   #16
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Can you confirm that you're using the 197.13 version via the screenshots I added to my previous post?

EDIT: Oh yeah, you have to refresh your Windows Experience Index. It won't change on it's own.

Start > Right Click Computer > Properties > Click on Experience Index > Click Re Run Assesment
nvidia 9600 gt-weirun.png


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08 Apr 2010   #17
ctaaraa

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
If you have a 32-BIT Windows 7 operating system and an NVIDIA 9600 GT installed correctly then...

Tip   Tip
You should be using this driver set: 197.13_desktop_win7_winvista_32bit_english_whql
Download drivers


The only reason not to use that driver set is if once installed it gives you trouble, then you should revert to older versions. However, you should never install a Windows XP version of the drivers on a Windows 7 machine unless there are no Windows 7 drivers available. In this case there are always Win7 drivers available, so you shouldn't ever have to user Windows XP drivers

In order to install the drivers you need to do the following:

Download the drivers
Attempt to install them normally (Double click the file)
If that fails, then use derek's method above, as long as the files were extracted to the temporary NVIDIA folder found in C:\

Once the drivers are installed, you can confirm which version you have by opening up NVIDIA Control Panel.

Start > Control Panel > Appearance & Personalization > NVIDIA Control Panel
Attachment 66004

Now Click On System Information in the bottom right corner
Attachment 66005

Now read the first line in the white box (It should read 197.13, mine reads 197.16)
Attachment 66003

yah i tried the same driver as you said but Nvidia control panel hasn't been installed?
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08 Apr 2010   #18
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
The Windows rating merely suggests that your video card is not the best out there. It does not mean it is not working. As notsograymatter suggested, you can try updating the drivers. However, having been through a long drawn out NVidia driver issue, I lean toward the "if it's not broke, don't fix it philosophy. If your computer is performing as you need it to and doing what you want it to, everything is OK.

That said you can certainly try notsograymatters's advice and possibly increase the performance. Before you do that, make sure you write down the driver version you have now so that you can reinstall it if necessary. Also create a restore point before you make the changes. Creating a system image is a good idea, too.

The 197.XXX drivers did not work for me and I had to reinstall a 186.xxx driver to get mine working properly. However, that does not mean that driver will not work for you.

Edit to add - I did not see you mention freezes while I was typing. By all means, update the driver. Keep in mind that you might have to try several.
The problem with his current set up is that his system isn't seeing between 80 and 90% of his video ram. He should have 512MB or 1024MB of dedicated video memory, on that list he only has 128MB.

@ cta...

Tell me this, is there a file called nvcplui.exe in "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Control Panel Client\" ??
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08 Apr 2010   #19
ctaaraa

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
The Windows rating merely suggests that your video card is not the best out there. It does not mean it is not working. As notsograymatter suggested, you can try updating the drivers. However, having been through a long drawn out NVidia driver issue, I lean toward the "if it's not broke, don't fix it philosophy. If your computer is performing as you need it to and doing what you want it to, everything is OK.

That said you can certainly try notsograymatters's advice and possibly increase the performance. Before you do that, make sure you write down the driver version you have now so that you can reinstall it if necessary. Also create a restore point before you make the changes. Creating a system image is a good idea, too.

The 197.XXX drivers did not work for me and I had to reinstall a 186.xxx driver to get mine working properly. However, that does not mean that driver will not work for you.

Edit to add - I did not see you mention freezes while I was typing. By all means, update the driver. Keep in mind that you might have to try several.
The problem with his current set up is that his system isn't seeing between 80 and 90% of his video ram. He should have 512MB or 1024MB of dedicated video memory, on that list he only has 128MB.

@ cta...

Tell me this, is there a file called nvcplui.exe in "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Control Panel Client\" ??
there is no folder named "Control Panel Client"in c:\program files\NVIDIA Corporation.
there are 3 folders 3D vision,phyX, uninstall. Nvidia control panel is installed in this 197.13 version..it was there in 177.xx. version that i was using before
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08 Apr 2010   #20
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I noticed the video memory, too. I did know whether that could be driver related or not.
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