266.58 WHQL Out

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by burebista, Jan 18, 2011.

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Better or worst than previous sets?

  1. Better

    64.4%
  2. Worst

    19.2%
  3. Same

    16.3%
  1. funkmunky80

    funkmunky80 Member

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    Please disregard my previous comment...

    The new drivers did boost me to 30-50 fps (dx9 mode, all settings low/off, 1920*1080), but I was still only using 24% of the GPU... Then I remembered something: I removed and cleaned my GPU the other day, and somehow forgot to reconnect the power leads :3eyes:

    Now that I've fixed that glaring error on my part, I'm back to medium settings, getting 65-120fps with the new drivers ;)
     
  2. Lightmgl

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    These finally fixed the last problem I was having, tearing on the top half of the screen in Windowed Mode apps even with V-sync enabled. I can now say my 460 is completely flawless for everything I play.
     
  3. Veteran

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    You need to run drivesweeper in safemode for it to clean up registry entries that cannot be deleted in normal startup.
     
  4. slickric21

    slickric21 Ancient Guru

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    I run drivercleaner.net (which you have to buy though) after driversweeper.....
    it always finds loads of extra stuff driversweeper missed.

    maybe that would help ???
     

  5. Dublin_Gunner

    Dublin_Gunner Ancient Guru

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    I use the nv installer to do a clean install, hasnt failed me yet.

    I find drivercleaner can often remove things that shouldn't be removed when used, particularly if you have an NV chipset.

    Installed these. Very similar to 266.35. Solid performance in BC2 & BO, IQ is excellent, and no issues noted.

    Havent done a 3d mark yet. Might so later to see.

    All in all good set. (GTX460 on Win 7 x64)
     
  6. LeZaSh

    LeZaSh Master Guru

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    got same setup.....very good driver best so far
     
  7. BetA

    BetA Ancient Guru

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    sorry mate i cant...the hdmi ports on the TV are hm, messed up..broken ..i dont know...when i go trough hdmi the picture is worse then with VGA..and VGA is supposed to work, thats what it says in the Book from the TV..VGA : native res 1680 x 1050..

    anyway..im fine now..i only use HDTV for movies anyway..

    only downside is i cant make downsampling any more on my Prof. CRT Flat Monitor anymore..

    greetz Beta
     
  8. RedruM-X

    RedruM-X Master Guru

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    Totally untrue.

    The fact is even that certain resolutions can't even be gotten to without VGA, like on my LG 42" LCD which runs at 1920x1200, but dvi makes it only go at max 1920x1080.

    The only difference with dvi is that the colors are displayed per pixel, which gives a more correct display, but you're nothing with that if you can't get the resolution you want to.

    And this problem I'm having btw also with my Samsung lcd monitor, it's totally NVIDIA's fault. It's actually all linked to the custom resolution problem they have been having with all drivers since 258.96.
    They're not doing anything about it anymore it seems, as I've made several posts to ManuelG on NVIDIA forums about this, explaining it step by step with pictures and everything... and every time a new driver comes out, same problem. But like I said, that's more for the problem with custom resolutions, and your problem is only partially linked to that, so hopefully it gets solved ;-)
     
  9. Bentez

    Bentez Maha Guru

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    had a hard crash with JC2 last night, everything working great in all tested programs but after about 20 minutes my machine froze and not even the reset button worked, had to switch the PSU off and on, not sure if this was driver + JC2 related or my increasingly worrysome powersupply. JC2 was brought up earlier so I thought I'd mention it. I had spent a good 90 minutes playing BCFB2 before that without issue.
     
  10. Dublin_Gunner

    Dublin_Gunner Ancient Guru

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    Ensure you don't have your LCD detected as HDTV - as HDTV resolution is 1920x1080.

    A dual link DVI connection should be bale to have that displayed no problem.

    Does 19x12 not show as a standard resolution without having to create a custom res? Do you have monitor drivers installed?
     

  11. ShadowMyth

    ShadowMyth Ancient Guru

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    Answer me this, why does Chris Daniels from Nvidia say:
    From Introducing the Release 260 Family of Drivers:
    http://blogs.nvidia.com/2010/09/introducing-the-release-260-family-of-drivers/

    Not to mention while choosing this option it removes the driver, asks to reboot, & reinstalls driver upon said reboot. Even Windows 7 starts looking for a drivers after th PC is rebooted.
     
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  12. Galnospoke

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    Very bad drivers. Under XP32 bad icon colors. After downgrade again all correct.
     
  13. p0ppa

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    266.58 vs 203.09

    Unigine Heaven: (all default settings @ 1080p)
    266.58:
    fps: 61.8, score: 1556
    263.09:
    fps: 60.2, score: 1517

    Crysis: generally smoother on 266.58, with majority of the stutters gone
    metro: didnt notice anything, maybe 2-3 fps more on 266.58
    bfbc2: same as 263.09
    mafia2: same as 263.09, heavy stuttering with physx on high

    keepers for now
     
  14. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    These seem to be good, solid drivers for me with no issues but then the 266.35/266.44 betas were only marred by the silly AA bug oversight.

    I tested Just Cause 2 (32xCSAA), Mass Effect 2 (forced 8QxAA), Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (forced 8QxAA), BFBC2 (16xCSAA), F1 2010 (8QxCSAA), Lost Planet 2 (8QxCSAA) and Darksiders (forced 32xCSAA); all ran fine with no issues whatsoever or any sign of the AA bug. For me these are keepers.
     
  15. ToyTen

    ToyTen Maha Guru

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    In nfsHP2010 i can't get more than 52% use of my twoo cards, tweaking the game's profile in nvinspector. (reversed back to the 266.35 just to check rapidly, its worst.)
    My cpu is at 3750Mhz, i am sure(can i ?) that's not the problem.

    i tried to load the gpu and the graphic memory by using heavy AA and eyecandy settings . It helps but not much anyway, its all good to me, just bizarre as, in F1 2010 / Dead Space / TRUnderworld / Crysis / 3DM11 everything is good.

    There also is something strange, not correct about the Vsync, just impossible to force it off in hot pursuit. i tried within nvcpl/nvinspector and also D3DOverrider...

    No complains here, just curious why or if there was a solution that i haven't found yet.

    :cheers:
     

  16. KingpinZero

    KingpinZero Master Guru

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    Sli gpu in nfshp and cod bo is still an issue under win 7 x64.
    Under win xp x86, in the other hand, both games are fixed and gpu usage is high (well above 70%) with framerates has it meant to be.
     
  17. ToyTen

    ToyTen Maha Guru

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    ok, stuck till any changement from i don't know who.

    And about this Vsync that i can't force off at all ?

    Thanks
     
  18. maleficarus™

    maleficarus™ Banned

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    +1!!
     
  19. koolkxp

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    Shame the driver seems good but breaks scaling on my LG 245WP to the point that even the registry fix doesn't work anymore. I can't find out why they changed it since 260.99 WHQL but that's the last driver that seems to behave.
     
  20. spine

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    Lol, self hate.

    I learnt a long time ago to patiently just stick to the WHQLs and let all the self flagellaters out there beta test nvidia's drivers for them.

    So thanks guys, your pain is appreciated. :)
     

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