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Windows 7: 197.45 Driver

03 Jun 2010   #1
Zurrieq

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit / Windows XP 32bit
 
 
197.45 Driver

Has anyone had any problems with the above nvidia driver?

Thanks

I am using win 7


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03 Jun 2010   #2
Sanvean

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

I didn't have problems with it, but there is two available beta drivers for your card also:
197.57 & 257.15

NVIDIA Driver Downloads - Advanced Search

What errors were you getting? Might want to "test" these betas out, might fix the problem.
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03 Jun 2010   #3
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

You might try telling us what you problem is, as it may not be the driver.

You could also try downgrading to an older driver.

~Lordbob
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03 Jun 2010   #4
kronckew

Win 7 ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

i'm using the 257.15 beta on my 8400GS PCIe PNY card, so far so good. gained me a 0.1 increase in the windows experience index graphics ratings.
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03 Jun 2010   #5
jr26

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

197.45 has been the best performing driver released yet for me. 196.21 previously accomplished this but 197.45 gave me 25% better performance with Just Cause 2 so it definitely took over. The 2xx series beta drivers hurt my performance in many games.
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03 Jun 2010   #6
HMonk

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64
 
 

Hey, it's NVIDIA: what do you expect?

OK, seriously. Generally, the question as framed certainly overlooks the wide variations in systems/components/drivers/configurations. Some things simply do not play well together.

I should think a solution will be more readily discerned if you post some details as Lordbob urges. Absent that, I would make this generalization: before upgrading any gfx driver, ALWAYS first uninstall the current driver, reboot, then install the upgrade. ATi, e.g., states this must be done for legacy driver upgrades; I do so for any upgrade.

Monk
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03 Jun 2010   #7
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HMonk View Post
Hey, it's NVIDIA: what do you expect?

OK, seriously. Generally, the question as framed certainly overlooks the wide variations in systems/components/drivers/configurations. Some things simply do not play well together.

I should think a solution will be more readily discerned if you post some details as Lordbob urges. Absent that, I would make this generalization: before upgrading any gfx driver, ALWAYS first uninstall the current driver, reboot, then install the upgrade. ATi, e.g., states this must be done for legacy driver upgrades; I do so for any upgrade.

Monk
I have NEVER had a NVidia driver issue in my life. The one time I bought an ATI card, the driver installer crashed 100% of the time until I manually installed it through command prompt.
Just saying

Your installl method is perfect, that is exactly the way to do it.

If you have any more information on your issue, let us know.

~Lordbob
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03 Jun 2010   #8
HMonk

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HMonk View Post
Hey, it's NVIDIA: what do you expect?

OK, seriously. Generally, the question as framed certainly overlooks the wide variations in systems/components/drivers/configurations. Some things simply do not play well together.

I should think a solution will be more readily discerned if you post some details as Lordbob urges. Absent that, I would make this generalization: before upgrading any gfx driver, ALWAYS first uninstall the current driver, reboot, then install the upgrade. ATi, e.g., states this must be done for legacy driver upgrades; I do so for any upgrade.

Monk
I have NEVER had a NVidia driver issue in my life. The one time I bought an ATI card, the driver installer crashed 100% of the time until I manually installed it through command prompt.
Just saying

Your installl method is perfect, that is exactly the way to do it.

If you have any more information on your issue, let us know.

~Lordbob
The penultimate non sequitur.

Google is awash with NVIDIA driver "perfect" installations that failed. As I stated, mine was a generalization that was offered in good faith.

Sorry if I offended anyone.

Monk
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03 Jun 2010   #9
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HMonk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HMonk View Post
Hey, it's NVIDIA: what do you expect?

OK, seriously. Generally, the question as framed certainly overlooks the wide variations in systems/components/drivers/configurations. Some things simply do not play well together.

I should think a solution will be more readily discerned if you post some details as Lordbob urges. Absent that, I would make this generalization: before upgrading any gfx driver, ALWAYS first uninstall the current driver, reboot, then install the upgrade. ATi, e.g., states this must be done for legacy driver upgrades; I do so for any upgrade.

Monk
I have NEVER had a NVidia driver issue in my life. The one time I bought an ATI card, the driver installer crashed 100% of the time until I manually installed it through command prompt.
Just saying

Your installl method is perfect, that is exactly the way to do it.

If you have any more information on your issue, let us know.

~Lordbob
The penultimate non sequitur.

Google is awash with NVIDIA driver "perfect" installations that failed. As I stated, mine was a generalization that was offered in good faith.

Sorry if I offended anyone.

Monk
I am just saying that in my experience, that is what I have had.

~Lordbob
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03 Jun 2010   #10
archie123

Win 10 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

i tried the 257 drivers on my other rig , game profiles dont work and if i change a setting for example transparency AA in a game config when i goto set something else such as Gamma AA the previous changed setting reverts back to its default

they keep reverting to 2d clocks ingame and only a reboot will set it back and my overclocks are as unstable as hell , if i were you id stay away from them till they come out of beta
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