257.21 Whql out for grabs.

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by viren, Jun 15, 2010.

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How is this driver working for you?

  1. Better than previous drivers

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    38.9%
  2. About the same as previous drivers

    65 vote(s)
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  3. Worse than previous drivers

    34 vote(s)
    21.0%
  1. Stevedroid

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    Ok so you're talking about MSI or EVGA software here, not MSI or EVGA cards, correct?

    I don't overclock, don't mess with fan control, and the only utility I use is D3DOverrider to force triple buffering in D3D games.
     
  2. Infanticide

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    Yeah, its EVGA Precision and MSI Afterburner, not EVGA and MSI cards :D
     
  3. Veteran

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    These drivers dont work with old games like falcon 4 allied force so im going back to 188.25...the best all round driver for all games including fallout 3.
     
  4. intellimoo

    intellimoo Master Guru

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    All set up nice and ready to rock, viewed a video in MPC-HC (release ver) for the first time and got a display driver crash-recover. LOL

    Description
    A problem with your video hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly.

    Problem signature
    Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
    OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3
    Locale ID: 1033

    Extra information about the problem
    BCCode: 117
    BCP1: FFFFFA8008AFD4E0
    BCP2: FFFFF8800FF46F9C
    BCP3: 0000000000000000
    BCP4: 0000000000000000
    OS Version: 6_1_7600
    Service Pack: 0_0
    Product: 768_1
    Bucket ID: X64_0x117_DxgKdxFailed_IMAGE_nvlddmkm.sys
     

  5. Burnt_Ram

    Burnt_Ram Ancient Guru

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    really. i wish i could figure out why it wont run for me.
     
  6. Ukraver

    Ukraver Master Guru

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    ive just been watching ufc on ch5 tv channel catch up and had a ie crash , looked in system info to see what caused it and its the nvd3dum.dll from this latest set of drivers

    never had an error like that before with any drivers , so a bit puzzled maybe related to your error video playback issue with these drivers
     
  7. dnottis

    dnottis Master Guru

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    Have you tried deleting config files in My docs/my games/Dirt 2?

    Works fine here too.
     
  8. Barso

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    Profiles not saving.
    The witcher on AFR2 still showing lights through objects.
    Did not happen with 195.
    Thanks NVIDEA, great job as always
    GTX295.
     
  9. Zenoth

    Zenoth Maha Guru

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    Wow, those drivers are great, at least for me, and compared to the previous 195.47, I've gained considerable performance in Dawn of War II (based on the integrated benchmark) of approximately 20% at minimum frames rate alone, and I went from a maximum frames rate of 54 to 66 (again, based on the benchmark). Additionally, my performance in Fallout 3 is better by around 5 FPS or so, and TF2 runs much smoother than before. I still got a lot of games to try out but so far it's just amazing, to be honest I never had that much of a performance gain before simply by updating the drivers (and by keeping the exact same settings at that, no optimizations enabled, PhysX enabled, Maximum Performance chosen, 16x AF applied, Clamp chosen, AA is Application-Controlled, and so on).

    Superb drivers.
     
  10. Hog54

    Hog54 Maha Guru

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    Runs fine on my machine with these drivers.You guys that have problems with mpc-hc have something else wrong.I have mpc-hc and Arcsoft Totalmedia 3 installed and both no problems.
     
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  11. Year

    Year Ancient Guru

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    tested, no performance difference from the official beta 257.15.

    the 256.xx drivers though gave me a boost of 8fps in JC2 over the 197.xx drivers especially with Cuda on, but as always you should try drivers for yourself because rigs behave very differently even with identical configurations. ;)
     
  12. MAD-OGRE

    MAD-OGRE Ancient Guru

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    Having some odd skipping or some thing in WOW and HON, reverted.
     
  13. TurboMan

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    So any1 recommending these over 257.15 betas ?

    I guess that answers that:

     
  14. v4npro

    v4npro Master Guru

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    Not 100% sure, but I think I got the stutter in counter strike but when I changed from Adaptive performance to MAX in the nvidia control panel, it went away.
     
  15. TurboMan

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    MSI Afternurner is not setting 3D mode with these, that's why stuff is stuttering... I wonder when Unwinder will fix it.


    ps; Nvm, second restart fixed it up. :)

    PS2; Not fixed, its still acting up.... :3eyes:
     
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  16. Unwinder

    Unwinder Moderator Staff Member

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    Never. Because neither I nor Afterburner is controlling the process switching between different performance levels (2D/3D). You're completely misunderstanding basics.
     
  17. Unwinder

    Unwinder Moderator Staff Member

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    You undersrtood it absolutely correctly.
     
  18. TurboMan

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    But i cant get it overclocked at all in all of my 3D games and the only thing i changed was the driver... The memory, the fan and the voltage all go higher but now the Core doesnt want to go higher than 400 mhz. Even in Heaven 2.0 benchmark full screen, the whole thing stutters with half the FPS due to this...

    Screen shot
     
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  19. Unwinder

    Unwinder Moderator Staff Member

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    And once again, Afterburner DOES NOT control dynamic clock management. Driver DOES. Probably you shouldn't use overclocking tools at all if term "throttling" tells you nothing.
     
  20. Year

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    yes but don't take other people results as final, 100 people might tell you no performance increase but you might end up being the lucky one with 10fps increase, happens all the time, trust me. ;)
     

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