Cannot install driver 470.05 for my rtx 3060 12gb help

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  1. limvulic

    limvulic New Member

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    So i just bought a rtx 3060, i have 2 friends that bought one a few weeks ago and they install the driver 470.05 and mine at around 48MH.
    So i bought one for myself and now when i go and install the 470.05 driver it says that installation cannot continue, my windows version is not compatible or there isnt a compatible device, but my device is just fine, its a rtx3060 with 12gb.
    This is the only driver that gives me problems when installing (but the only one i need) so i dont know what to do pls if you have any info or help tell me.
    I saw a video of how to get rid of the cannot continue problem but that works only on normal nvidia installers where they first ask you where you want to install (you have to go there and do some tweaking to a file) but as this 470.05 is not like that, you just click on the setup directly i cannot tweak anything.
     
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  2. metagamer

    metagamer Ancient Guru

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    A few things

    1. Use paragraphs, nobody likes to read walls of text
    2. Why are you so hellbent on installing this specific driver? It's not even the latest driver
    3. Install another driver and enjoy your graphics card
     
  3. limvulic

    limvulic New Member

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    Yes sorry about the paragraph thing
    I need this exact driver to be able to mine at full Hashrate I dont know another driver that works for that
     
  4. Zooke

    Zooke Master Guru

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    I'm not sure what you mean by "470.05 is not like that", do you have the correct file ?
     

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    limvulic New Member

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    Well i hadnt found a normal download like the other drivers i had downloaded before, but right now i found one after searching on youtube, apparently after doint that tweaking i saw im about to get it isntalled, if i manage to do it ill let you know and close the thread :D thank you
     
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    limvulic New Member

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    well it failed
     
  7. DannyD

    DannyD Ancient Guru

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    Be careful as there's mining limited 3060s and regular 3060s out there these days.
    I had to restart system with no video driver before able to install driver in OP, running it as admin.
     
  8. Cave Waverider

    Cave Waverider Maha Guru

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    Newer RTX 3060 cards have fixed the low hashrate restriction as you won't be able to install drivers that circumvent the restriction on such a card.
    Since you just bought the card, it looks like it's a new version. Install the latest driver, it will let you mine, although at a lower rate. Or just game with the card instead. :)
     
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    DannyD Ancient Guru

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    I'm looking to buy a card in couple weeks, i see LHR and non-LHR 3060 cards out there but i also see some nice 2060 supers.
    i wouldn't mind a 3060 for extra mining powa but if you somehow get stuck with a LHR version you've a big headache, 2060 supers on the other hand no issue and vam is cooler.
    these newly released 2060 supers were released for folks like OP and myself, very light hobby mining and i'm almost sold on getting one.
     
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    _RA_ Master Guru

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    Maybe it's an lhr model? How to tell?
     

  11. DannyD

    DannyD Ancient Guru

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    I've been doing a little research on youtube and even the lhr 3060 cards can be unlocked with the dev driver (though unsure if that's permanent fix, lhr cards may back down to lower rate). I'm not convinced in the future-proof of these lhr ones or even the standard 3060 for that matter.
    I'm gonna go for a 2060s and keep it safe, also they work on pcie X4 i believe.(unlike 3060)
     

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